Solutions deployed by Milner Browne
The ChallengeAbco Kovex is one of Europe's leading importers and distributors of packaging materials and machinery. Before the company deployed SAP Business One in 2014, its existing software was also coming to the end of its life and was no longer supported. Abco Kovex were faced with using a solution that was no longer capable of completing key tasks and one that could interrupt daily processes if it failed. Additionally, the system provided no integration into the company's warehouse - resulting in no visibility or trust into existing stock levels.
Sage Line 200, SAP Business One and NetSuite were all evaluated to find the best fit for our expanding business. SAP Business One came out top. In my opinion, compared to its rivals as a finance/ERP system for the SME market, it is in a more advanced generation of solutions available.
How we helped
10xmaximised buying power
Instantfinancial & productivity reports
-20%reduced monetary costs
Following a consultation with key stakeholders Milner Browne developed a wholesale and distribution solution that simplify processes at Abco Kovex. The implementation of SAP Business One provided the company with clear visibility into real-time stock levels. Spreadsheets are no longer required with line managers able to get instant insight into financial and productivity performance levels. Timely information also provides staff with up-to-date market prices and insight that allows decision makers to maximise buying power.
Alongside SAP Business One, Abco Kovex also deployed B1 Surfer Enterprise for its field-based sales representatives and transport teams. B1 Surfer Enterprise provides instant access to centralised data on customer records and the ability to process new opportunities and sales quotes remotely and also check stock levels. The implantation of B1 Surfer Enterprise has reduced the number of calls from field-based staff back to offices and lowered associated monetary and time costs.
We now have clear visibility on our stock system - we stock quite a high number of items to meet the needs of our customers. Additionally, key financial and productivity information is available in real-time without the need for excess spreadsheets and manual co-ordination.
Abco Kovex has developed a SAP Business One solution tailored for their packaging organisation. The customised and integrated solution is now used to manage different departments across the company where data is accurate and plays a central part in decision making. This access to end-to-end, real-time information has empowered the organisation’s buying power and allows a flexibility when market trends and opportunities arise.
This trusted source of data is relied upon to gain accurate insight into the companies numerous items of stock. Via the use of B1 Surfer Enterprise, sales representatives are able to check stock levels when visiting customers and place immediate orders.
By integrating different departments and creating a centralised source of data, managers are also able to generate key financial and productivity reports without having to access and export information from different spreadsheets – avoiding the arduous manual co-ordination tasks. The automated nature of SAP Business One had driven levels of productivity within the organisation and simplified tasks across the packaging specialist.View the pdf