Today, we would like to share with you a project which was about introducing data processing and visualization in real time. Let’s get right into it:
ERCO GmbH is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting, using 100% LED technology. The family business operates globally in 55 countries worldwide with around 1.000 employees.
The Initial Situation
ERCO asked us to develop an app that would not only visualize key figures, but also give users the opportunity to comment on the figures directly. This would for example apply for variance analysis. Taking into account all this information, sales will be supported immensely.
ERCO wanted to optimize the process of exchanging information between the sales staff and senior management by introducing an SAP Fiori application and integrating it with an SAP BW system.
This translated into the following project requirements for us:
- Make reports and feedback options more easily accessible for sales representatives – also via mobile access.
- Allow reports to be created in real time.
- Capture comments and estimates by sales reps in real time and store them in a central location.
- Make the consolidated data available to senior management as soon as it is put in by the sales staff.
The objective of the project was to deliver a mobile iPad app that would allow the companies approximately 250 employees in the field to always stay on top of their key sales figures. Through this, the company wanted to provide its field staff with a means to pull information on their current sales performance at any time and from anywhere.
The following graph shows you – vastly simplified – the project steps, the changes as well as advantages of the SAP Fiori application:
By the time the project was finished, we had created and established a mobile, streamlined, and most importantly highly intuitive process that enables ERCO to monitor and modify its forecasts. Executives and sales staff alike now always have the latest data at their fingertips. This adds significant value to the data; because, after all, when it comes to business intelligence, the worth of information is determined by its timeliness.
So we were of course very happy that our customer was very satisfied after the implementation of the new SAP Fiori application. As stated Celina Berg, Project Manager, ERCO GmbH:
“Inspiricon professionally implemented the project from start to finish. Our communication was open and straightforward. There was full visibility into the project’s status at all times and all of our project objectives were achieved in time and budget. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Inspiricon in the future.”
We are excited to do future projects together!
Read the Success Story about this project on our website.
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