Not only large corporations, but also many mid-sized companies are today represented by national and international branches, retail outlets, production plants and service points. Globalized business processes demand flexible ERP systems – a requirement supported by intercompany functions and multi-site capability. abas ERP is designed to accommodate your growth from the outset and allows for step-by-step demand-based scaling, always closely supported by an abas implementation partner on site.
Complex structures – simple processing
abas ERP offers you professional support in mapping complex organizational structures and optimizes the networking of all clients and companies. Master data is maintained centrally, new sites can be integrated without major effort and processes can be extended easily. Whether inventories, working hours records or production utilization – all important data and documents have visibility throughout the company. The advantage for you: Data access and the exchange of information between units are simplified and there is no need for time-consuming ERP restructuring before rollout.
Optimal performance thanks to multi-site
But multi-site is much more than a simple client solution: abas ERP enables you to link individual sites intelligently, use synergies and manage intercompany processes centrally without multiple entries and media discontinuities. You can bundle sales concepts and purchase orders, benefit from optimal purchasing conditions, increase your delivery speed and minimize administrative effort for internal material flows and logistics chains. Production and sales plans are more precise and shortfalls are reduced.
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If you have multiple sites for manufacturing or distribution facilities, it may be difficult to manage them all. With abas ERP’s functionality you can easily plan and share data across sites. Supply-chain planning allows for fluency across multiple sites, while mobile functionality supports coordination between all team members.
abas ERP’s inter-company planning functionality makes the sometimes difficult task of managing processes, transactions and internal pricing simple. You can streamline processes across multiple companies or sites with universal functionality. abas’ automation allows these possibly complex interactions to be greatly simplified.
Globalization demands an increasingly international presence, with the result that even mid-sized companies have to grapple with increasingly complex organizational forms. Mergers, subsidiaries or several locations abroad increase the requirements of the business software systems too. In addition to organizational and commercial law considerations, corporations need efficient procedures to map and control the material and value flow – transparently, centrally and globally. Often, a company's own IT landscape lags behind the internationalization and is made up of a smorgasbord of island solutions or, in the best case, a client-capable system.
Traditional client solutions can manage several business units in parallel, but they only offer limited possibilities for synchronizing data management and coordinating collaboration throughout the group. To fully utilize the economic capacities of a corporate network, companies must consistently follow the “system follows strategy” principle and implement professional multisite software.
Automated workflows between factories minimize time spent on coordination. Shared information, such as master data, inventories, purchase orders, production plans or technical product data, is available to all sites in real time. Time delays between sales, MRP and production are avoided. When there are material bottlenecks or utilization peaks, relocations between subsidiaries or sister companies can guarantee on-time delivery.
A multisite system does not treat the company as several independent units, but as an overall organization. Business processes between the associated branches are automated and accelerated, and data maintenance is simplified.
Of course the factories are still managed as separate “profit centers” and site-specific KPIs are analyzed at this level too. Consolidated evaluations offer complete transparency regarding which results have been achieved by which branches or subsidiaries.
And the processes for intercompany transactions between the units of the group are also as automatic as possible in multisite systems. Example: The sales company in country A records an order and issues the invoice. The ordered product is sent from the production plant in country B direct to the customer in country A. Internal invoicing is carried out without manual intervention and the goods and value flow between the sales and production companies is mapped correctly. All required incoming and outgoing documents are generated automatically and digitally. Complexity increases when different currencies, customs processing, returns or support services come into play. In this case, it is beneficial for the ERP provider to be familiar with the country-specific requirements or for these to be covered by partners on site.
For central data management and group-wide reporting, it is important for data such as currencies or quantities to be available in standardized formats or to be automatically converted. Variants and differentiations between workflows should be harmonized as far as possible.