Our system landscape has been modernized and stabilized. Thus, our business processes have been greatly optimized as a result. Without increasing the number of employees, we have boosted sales by 20% thanks to an agile, productive system and high process reliability across the entire value chain.
Dr. Kai Scholl, CFO, EUCHNER GmbH + Co. KG
Employees: 750 (2019)
Turnover: Approx. MEUR 170 (2019)
Now in its third generation, the EUCHNER family business stands for excellence in the development and manufacture of industrial safety products.
The company’s product portfolio includes complex safety systems as well as safety switches and light curtains.
As the company continues to grow and integrate its numerous subsidiaries, the demands on the IT environment
and its ability to manage key business processes reliably and agilely are also increasing. EUCHNER decided to optimize and modernize its system landscape to ensure that it can continue to offer the very highest standards of quality as it heads into the future.
Benefits and Challenges
- Need for a stable, integrative IT landscape accommodating existing and future growth
- Optimization of existing IT processes for enhanced efficiency and transparency
- Faster processes in daily business (e.g. for handling the high order volume)
- Stable system landscape with the entire value chain mapped in a state-of-the-art SAP ERP system
- Integrative and cross-departmental processes with tailor-made solutions
- High process reliability from planning to production
- SAP S/4HANA Finance
- itelligence AddOn: it.compact Operational Sales Planning
- itelligence AddOn: Order confirmation cockpit
Welcome to SAP S/4HANA Finance
In today’s business world, finance is a key part of a company’s digital future strategy. State-of-the-art technology offers transparency and profound insights into a company’s economic performance. EUCHNER formulated its future digital strategy in intensive collaboration with itelligence.
With the implementation of SAP S/4HANA Finance, EUCHNER can now realize integrative, cross-departmental processes for the business units Purchasing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Sales, Logistics (QM) as well as Financial Accounting and Controlling.
This new solution means that all financial processes can now be accessed via the powerful SAP HANA database, enabling large amounts of data to be processed in real time. The ad hoc reporting option and the high level of transparency provide users with a comprehensive overview of and total control over ongoing business processes to help them with simple, strategic decision-making processes.
With this new digital quality the financial sector of the company has been optimized.
The Safe Choice: itelligence AddOns
itelligence AddOns supplement SAP S/4HANA Finance by meeting a range of company- and industry-specific requirements. Operational sales planning and production processes have been enhanced and accelerated by the it.compact Operational Sales Planning AddOn from itelligence, which enables future sales volumes to be determined automatically by means of statistical forecasts. The complex process of establishing an interface with the automatic small parts store was also successfully achieved.
Thanks to the user-friendly order confirmation cockpit, purchasing can now perform the mass-maintenance of order confirmations. This allows the high order volume to be processed quickly and efficiently as part of everyday operations.
Playing It Safe
In addition to the numerous newly optimized processes, a high level of process knowledge and understanding was also established among the employees.
EUCHNER now benefits from a state-of-the-art SAP ERP system that can be enhanced and refined in the future and adapted in line with the needs of the company. By making itelligence its partner of choice, EUCHNER knows it’s on safe ground: Targeted, productive IT processes; user-friendly, tailor-made solutions; and on-time, on-budget project execution!