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Industry Solutions: Manufacturing

SAP Business One is a comprehensive solution for manufacturing businesses. Many companies in the manufacturing industry eventually reach the stage where they have outgrown their previous manufacturing and financial software. Usually, those systems can’t communicate with each other and companies reach a point where employees are wasting too much time duplicating data entry between systems, with the potential for error that goes with that.

SAP Business One is used by manufacturers globally to help them streamline their inventories, optimise production capacity and resourcing, while keeping costs under control. It can be enhanced by solutions from other partners to provide additional manufacturing functionality.

The Solution at a Glance

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The Industry Challenges

The manufacturing industry has always faced many challenges, but these are exacerbated by outdated, legacy software and over-reliance on paper.

Lack of visibility into processes and the state of the business becomes an issue when it takes substantial amounts of time to pull reports on various aspects, without being certain the data that is being reported on is even correct. In an industry where margins are narrow and efficiency is paramount, the cost and impact of not changing systems quickly becomes significant. These issues include:

  • Lack of integration and communication between systems

  • Duplication of data and manual administration

  • Errors caused by manual data entry and lack of communication

  • Lack of visibility into the state of the business

  • Length of time required to generate reports

  • Reduced efficiency caused by manual processes that could be automated

  • Identifying bottlenecks in the production process and how to resolve them

If any of these issues sound familiar, it's time to consider how a modern ERP solution can help. We will take time to understand your requirements, and, with our expertise, guide you towards the solution that provides the best fit for those requirements and support you through the selection and implementation process.

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Detailed Process Insights

Detailed insight into every step of the manufacturing process, from procurement of raw materials through to manufacturing, packing and distribution.


Cost-Saving Replenishment

Multilevel material planning, which results in efficient, cost-saving replenishment.


Optimised Production

Optimise production capacity and resourcing while keeping costs under control.


Strategic Decisions

Make strategic decisions based on exception-driven planning and material flow analysis.


Data Based Forecasting

Forecasting capabilities and demand planning based on historical and current data.


Drive Greater Efficiencies

Drive greater efficiencies across procurement, manufacturing and distribution.


Reduced Overheads

Reduce overheads of materials and products held in stock while continuing to fulfil orders on time, with real-time insight to stock levels.


Detailed Scheduling

Detailed scheduling supported by Gantt charts and network diagrams.

optimised processes to reduce costs and meet customer needs

Get an Integrated Overview of Your Business

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Provides All The Required Tools

Whether you’re a small manufacturer looking to improve control over your production processes and costs, or are a more established manufacturer wanting to take advantage of automation and utilise performance-leading manufacturing techniques, SAP Business One provides all the tools you need, catering for any type of manufacturing organisation, whether it is: 

  • Manufacture to Order (MTO) 
  • Manufacture to Stock (MTS) 
  • Engineer to Order (ETO) 
  • Build to Order (BTO) 
  • Assemble to Order (ATO) 

SAP Business One is used by manufacturers globally to help them streamline their inventories, optimise production capacity and resourcing, while keeping costs under control. These solutions give a real time, integrated overview of manufacturing operations, helping to optimise processes to reduce costs and meet customer needs. 


Streamline Your Manufacturing Processes

SAP Business One provides detailed insight into every step of your manufacturing process, from procurement of raw materials through to manufacturing, packing and distribution. Control costs, streamline manufacturing processes and maximise your return on plant and machinery with intuitive solutions that increase efficiency and support strategic decision making.

Extended functionality can be provided by solutions specifically designed for SAP, which have been developed within the same software development kit allowing for proven integration and upgrades.

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SAP Business One is used by manufacturers globally to help them streamline their inventories

Business Solutions


Invoice Automation

According to the Accounts Payable Association UK the average cost of processing an AP invoice for organisations is up to £8.60. If you could cut out the paperwork and automate AP processing from invoice capture through to posting to your finance system, how much would you save?


Expense Management

Using technology to automate the collection, approval and payment of employee expenses can provide a significant return on investment. Modern technology can now speed up this process which saves time and reduces errors.


Warehouse Management

Warehouse management systems can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your warehouse, providing you with the tools to increase productivity and profitability by automating processes. By integrating warehouse management solutions with SAP Business One or SAP Business ByDesign, you can transform your logistics processes.



Scanning solutions are essential for effective warehouse management. With so much data to manage, process and analyse, scanning solutions are a cost-effective way to automate manual processes, saving time and increasing accuracy.

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Customer Management

SAP’s SME Solutions optimise customer management by providing a centralised solution for storing all data related to customer activity. These integrated solutions provide full visibility of all transactions from initial enquiry, through the sales and purchasing process and on to after-sales and service.


Product Management

Product management is an essential function in manufacturing companies, but it can be a challenge to get new and evolving products on the production line without the right software tools in place to help manage this.

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Nick Hull - Solutions Director


With several years ERP experience, having worked at SAP, I have a passion for supporting companies in helping them select the right SAP technology to deliver their cloud and digital strategies to underpin their growth aspirations.  At Ascarii, we care about what we deliver, and we care about our customers, which is why so many stay with us for so many years. We always want to help you to become a better run company and help you grow.


Alyn Hughes - Strategic Alliances Director


Having worked within the ERP community for nearly 20 years, I can advise you on what solutions from SAP can help you achieve your strategic goals.  Whether you are looking for additional functionality or a view from one version of the truth, we are in a strong position to help you.

If you want your business to grow but find your existing systems are holding you back, please contact me and I will be happy to help you.

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