Implementation of a greenfield S/4HANA Enterprise Management solution
It’s aIl about people and technology
“Our commitment to innovation and new technologies, our results-oriented approach, the correct price of our offering and our cultural fit with the in-house team were the reasons for Cloostermans to choose Flexso.”
Founded in 1884, Cloostermans is a growing engineering company that designs, manufactures, assembles and tests unique machinery for customers around the globe. The family business employs around 275 people.
Looking for an ERP solution with the perfect fit
Cloostermans is growing steadily and the business environment in which it operates is changing at a dazzling speed. In order to keep up with these changes, the management was looking for ways to work in a more agile, flexible and efficient way. A new ERP solution was a first requisite. The expectations were high: Cloostermans wanted an innovative platform that would help them:
Absorb growth, by
1. improving the information flow and creating visibility and transparency;
- increasing the integration of different departments;
- standardizing data and way of working (process improvement).
2. Support business growth by
- responding more quickly to customer demand;
- improving reporting and cost calculation;
- raising professionalism.
3. Ensure continuity by
- making sure that the implementation does not impact current data and processes.
Based on a business functionality matrix, the project team compared a series of ERP solutions. SAP S/4HANA came out as best solution and Flexso as best partner. Cloostermans chose to join forces with Flexso consultants on account of our cultural fit with the in-house team, our commitment to innovation and new technologies, our results-oriented approach and the correct price of our offering.
Very soon, we will embark upon this S/4HANA implementation – the very first S/4HANA project based on the 1610 release launched at the end of October.
S/4HANA, based on Best Practices
The core building block of the new ERP solution will be SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management. As both Cloostermans and Flexso strongly believe in the power of standardization, we will use SAP Best Practices – preconfigured processes that provide functionality tailored to Cloostermans’s specific processes and business models. SAP Best Practices are based on SAP’s extensive experience, working with nearly 50,000 customers in 25 industries.
Supported business processes
The Best Practice solution will help Cloostermans achieve its objectives by providing support for processes like:
- Sales & order intake
- Assembly & shipment
- On-site installation
- Management processes
- Project management (end-to-end project management with MS Project and Teamcenter integration)
- Invoice processing (automation with Lexmark/ReadSoft)
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