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A guide to SAP SCM software

In this essential guide, learn how SAP SCM software can make your organization more efficient.


Supply chain management is a key component to an organization's success, so having the right software to assist in supply chain management is important. SAP SCM software is varied enough to provide flexibility and affordability in today's global marketplace, in addition to helping organizations strengthen their relationships with suppliers, customers and vendors on an international scale.

But where to start? SAP SCM software is large and diverse, and choosing the functionalities that best suit an organization can be overwhelming. This section provides an overview of some of the basics in SAP SCM software, including case studies of international organizations that have successfully implemented SAP SCM software. Additionally, there are video interviews of SAP SCM software users who give their experience and advice regarding SAP SCM software implementation and integration.

Continue reading for more information and advice on choosing and implementing the right SAP SCM software for your organization.

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SAP SCM software's many colors

In this section, you'll find examples of the types of SAP SCM software available, such as SAP Digital Signature, SAP Quality Management and the outcome of SAP's acquisition of Ariba. Integrating these functionalities is relatively easy and all of them cut costs, save time and resources, make supply chain management more efficient and provide a valuable return on investment. Read more to discover if any of the functionalities in SAP SCM software is right for your organization.


Eliminate hard copy documents with SAP Digital Signature

SAP Digital Signature significantly reduces time spent on manual, paper-based approval and information validation processes. It also saves time and resources because it all takes place within the SAP system. Continue Reading


SAP SCM expands cloud presence with Ariba acquisition

SAP made inroads to the cloud when it purchased SuccessFactors, and its acquisition of Ariba Networks has created even more opportunities in the supply chain management cloud. Continue Reading


Know when the time is right to switch to SAP SCM 7.0

Expert Jawad Akhtar shares advice on how and when to know your organization is ready to make the switch to SAP SCM 7.0. Continue Reading


Improve supply chain operations with SAP Quality Management

SAP Quality Management integrates with several supply chain processes, such as SAP Materials Management, SAP Product Planning and SAP Plant Maintenance. Learn how SAP Quality Management can save time and money in the near term and deliver greater business benefits into the future. Continue Reading

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Business case studies for SAP SCM

Many large, international organizations use SAP SCM software, and this section provides case studies of several -- and varied -- businesses that have successfully implemented SAP SCM modules. Read why Ace Hardware chose SAP Financials over Oracle and hasn't looked back, and discover why Indigo Books chose to implement SAP Extended Warehouse Management despite some functionality challenges. Mediafly saw an increase in revenue by adopting Ariba, and Varian Medical Systems has met compliance across the supply chain with SAP Product Life Management. Read on for more case studies in SAP SCM software.


SAP Supply Chain Performance Management enhances dashboard capabilities

Novus International, an animal and livestock food additive maker based in St. Charles, Mo., wanted to get more from its dashboards. Learn how SAP Supply Chain Performance Management allows users to monitor their supply chain strategy using scorecards and dashboards in conjunction with preset KPIs. Continue Reading


Bookseller cuts costs with SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Read how Indigo Books, Canada's largest book retailer, cut costs with SAP Extended Warehouse Management and actually became more efficient despite having to forego some functionality. Continue Reading


SAP PLM helps medical device maker meet compliance across the supply chain

SAP Product Life Management is vital for Varian Medical Systems, a manufacturer of medical devices and software,, to guarantee product compliance throughout the supply chain, from design to disposal. Continue Reading


SAP Financials helps Ace Hardware with order processing

Find out why Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware chose SAP Financials over Oracle to manage its order processing. Continue Reading


Harman enlists SAP EIM for master data management

Harman, an electronics company, decided to implement SAP Enterprise Information Management to manage materials, supplier data and master data. Learn how Harman came to its decision and what the results have been. Continue Reading


Mediafly uses Ariba software to broker deals, manage finances

Content management software company Mediafly was required to use SAP's Ariba software by a client to secure a contract and saw a 30% increase in revenue because of it. Continue Reading

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Videos show how to prevent supply chain errors and other helpful tips

In the following videos, users relate their experiences, opinions and advice on SAP SCM software. Sumit Oberai, CIO of Indigo Books, explains how and the company customized its SAP Extended Warehouse system, while Joseph Fox, vice president of marketing and strategy for Ariba, talks about Ariba's integration with QuickBooks. Finally, Tami Loughren, a project manager at Sauer-Danfoss, discusses how SAP Supply Network Collaboration has helped prevent supply chain errors.


Ariba Network announces prebuilt integration for QuickBooks

Joseph Fox, vice president of marketing and strategy for Ariba, talks about the integration with QuickBooks and why it makes a difference for smaller businesses.


Bookseller chooses, customizes SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Sumit Oberai, CIO of Indigo Books, discusses why it was necessary to customize the company's SAP Extended Warehouse Management system.


Manufacturer reduces reduce inventory, lead times with SAP SNC

Tami Loughren, a project manager with hydraulic pump manufacturer Sauer-Danfoss, explains how their deployment of the SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SNC) portal has helped them reduce inventory, lead times and shipment errors.


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