Göttingen - 5/16/17
Sycor rolls out SAP ERP to Singapore for Pilz
In the course of opening the subsidiary Pilz South East Asia in April of 2016, the automation company Pilz from Baden-Württemberg was seeking a flexible SAP implementation partner for the rollout to Singapore. SYCOR GmbH has been successfully administering the company's online shop for more than three years, and was chosen for the rollout thanks to the local expertise of its Singapore location.
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG headquartered in Ostfildern is among the world's leading automation technology providers. System solutions from Pilz are used in all areas of mechanical engineering and plant construction, for example in the automobile and packaging industry, and in transportation and logistics. The family-managed company is represented worldwide with 40 subsidiaries and branches. With the newly founded subsidiary Pilz South East Asia, it is establishing structures in order to develop additional sales and service capacities in ASEAN countries in the coming years.
SAP ERP for the new location
"With the opening of Pilz South East Asia, it was of course clear that we would integrate the new subsidiary into our central SAP ERP system. The finance modules had to be adapted to local conditions within the scope of the template being implemented," is how Dr. Beate Ternberger, Project Manager at Pilz, explains the initial situation. Plans were made to implement SAP ERP including the finance and controlling (FICO), materials management (MM), sales (SD), and eShop modules. G/L accounting (GL), accounts payable (AP), and accounts receivable (AR) as well as asset accounting (AA) also had to be adapted to Singapore law.
Optimum adaptation to local requirements
In addition to implementing and adapting the modules, the Sycor experts looked after mapping the local and global Pilz chart of accounts for the new subsidiary and adapted all relevant interfaces to the requirements of local banks without any problems. All master data for suppliers, customers, bank accounts, and cost centers was also set up in cooperation with the Pilz specialists. "I am especially pleased that we were able to realize all requirements on time and on budget!" says Marco Arndt, Managing Director of SYCOR ASIA Pte Ltd. "We seamlessly integrated all software tools of the banks in order to make the processes as streamlined and efficient as possible."
Comprehensive training for all employees
Detailed training for Pilz personnel was provided on site after the software implementation. "We are very satisfied with Sycor's work. Not only did the Sycor employees implement all Pilz requirements, they also prepared training materials and trained the employees in using the new system. Putting the system into operation went smoothly as a result," says Dr. Beate Ternberger in conclusion.
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The Sycor Group is a full-range IT service provider and SAP Gold Partner of SAP Deutschland SE. Focusing on midsize manufacturers, the company provides comprehensive services for SAP solutions that are tailored to meet market needs, and has developed a perfectly fitting solution portfolio for the entire value chain. In addition, the company realizes cloud, on-premise, or hybrid solutions according to customer requirements.
Its solution expertise encompasses the entire classic SAP portfolio, including the SAP Hybris and SAP Cloud for Customer solutions, own add-ons and the innovative SAP Fiori apps, the SAP Lumira software and the SAP HANA platform. The company also provides implementation and operating services for SAP S/4HANA. Sycor has developed SAP Business All-in-One industry solutions for plastic processors, automotive suppliers, medical technology companies, surface refiners, metal processors, mechanical engineering firms and toolmakers, and is active for the oil and gas industry around the world. Sycor realizes additional optimization potential with its own solutions that cover production planning and control, sales process optimization, capturing and evaluating operating and machine data (Sycor.MES) and business intelligence.
As an SAP Outsourcing Operations Partner – SAP Certified in Hosting Services with a certified support organization as a 'Partner Center of Expertise', Sycor also offers cloud operating services with quality assured support tailored to midsize enterprises to its customers. The SAP and IT experts are also the right point of contact for SAP CRM solutions, enterprise mobility, EDI and mobile data capture. The portfolio includes solutions and services for enterprise content management, unified communications, software asset management and networks. The company also finds custom solutions in the areas of Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data.
Sycor generated sales of EUR 71.7 million with an average of 560 employees in 2016.
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