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Multinational corporations face multiple challenges when they operate and own more than a couple of subsidiaries. There are many aspects of a business that need to be managed and tracked, like tax, statutory and legal obligations, reporting, costs, and local business best practices. A solid ERP solution like SAP B1 can help a global corporation to standardize and automate its core processes across multiple levels, increase the overall security of business data, expand more easily by acquiring new companies, and adjust to global changes at speeds unattainable without SAP’s solution.
HH Global’s Initial Hiccups
HH Global is an industry-leading marketing execution partner with over 4,000 employees worldwide in over 65 countries. They offer a wide range of services ranging from print to creative to data, ethics, logistical services, point of sale expertise, and many others. In the beginning, naturally, the back-office support systems and processes were not the heart and focus of the business that much.
When a business grows in scale, the scattered and fragmented backside landscape of a smaller organization cannot fulfill the needs of constant growth and acquisition.
From a finance systems perspective, before going to be one solutions, HH Global had a lot of different accounting systems and a couple of uneasy experiences with SAP B1, which were not implemented properly at the time.
The most common reasons for a failed implementation with multinational corporations are:
- Lack of knowledge of how the functionality works or should be set up.
- Failure to understand how to integrate with other previously implemented in-house systems.
What Happens When an SAP Implementation Fails?
The generated files were mostly a lot of failed documents due to the poor implementation or integration with publishers and their other management systems. This was also the reason why they weren’t using any accounting system or any finance systems as a full ERP.
How be one solutions Stepped In?
HH Global had chosen SAP B1 as their ERP solution. But the key turning point was fixing the integration between how their order management tool communicated with it.
They started looking around for a reliable SAP implementation provider and eventually chose be one solutions. After be one solutions proposed a personalized architecture design of how that should work, it took less than a year to redevelop the integration between SAP Business One and the in-house systems already in use.
Before the integration, HH Global used an in-house built reporting system that worked on the back of google sheets with multiple tabs, it was hard to generate truthful and valuable reports that could be used for decision-making.
Afterward, the results were satisfying as the newly integrated systems produced zero failed documents. Post-integration, the data flows from SAP databases into the internally built financial data warehouse, which is used as a reporting and planning platform.
Since the data flows correctly and accurately through SAP’s systems, the reporting is on point and always accurate. Automatic tax calculations, as well as an invoicing platform, and an automated payment solution were also integrated in the period.
All the data is in real-time in the data warehouse, refreshing under 60 reports in under three minutes. So the data is almost in real-time every time there's a transaction, and the reports are updated accordingly, which allows for strategic and undelayed decision-making on the highest level.
In order to know where your business is going and where you want it to go, you need to make educated decisions backed by reliable data sources. HH Global had all the required data, but it couldn’t be properly processed due to failed integrations.
When that was fixed with the help of be one solutions, SAP Business One gave them real-time, 100% accurate reporting and laid off a lot of manual labor from many workers. Discover whether be one solutions can help you the same way by booking a free consultation.