The client’s products are part of some of the key ingredients of nutritional supplements. Apart from carrying some products in the inventory, the client provides contract manufacturing services,spray-drying, milling, grinding, and juicing services.
- Insufficient IT security
- Inadequate workflow and alerts
- Limited cross-department information visibility
The client realized the need for a strong technology platform to streamline operations to replace the legacy and paper and spreadsheet-based processes that lead to steadily declining inefficiency and inaccuracy. In addition, the client wanted a transparent view of all operations data.
The client’s key requirement was an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that would help to automate and integrate all of the business processes across all functional areas, from farm operations to customer service, for enhanced integration and control.
New Era Technology, with its in-depth knowledge and experience of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, was selected as the client partner. Given the limited scale of the client’s operations in the United States and the client’s desire for a shorter implementation cycle with ready-to-deploy ERP solutions, New Era suggested a fast-track implementation with a four-month implementation cycle.
After a thorough review of the client’s existing landscape, New Era suggested the deployment of CPG100+, an SAP-certified and pre-configured Business All-in-One solution powered by SAP S/4HANA that is based on SAP Best Practices for the CPG industry. The out-of-box functionality of CPG100+ was an ideal fit for the growing business needs and would cover the existing business processes and the enterprise reporting requirements. CPG100+ would also minimize the number of customizations and enhancements that would be needed (because the solution is based on industry best practices), thus reducing the overall cost for the client.
Utilizing its proprietaryExcelSAPmethodology for rapid project execution, as well as a hybrid offshore/onshore delivery model for further cost reduction, New Era began the implementation which included the following modules:
- Sales and Distrib
- Supply Chain
- Production Management
New Era Technology developed robust and complex interfaces catering to various process requirements and integrated comprehensive reporting, both standard and customized, for providing support to day-to-day business functions. Additionally, New Era deployedSAP Fiori for the client