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Maximizing Resource Utilization: Transforming your workforce management with SAP Business ByDesign

February 21, 2018

By: Andrew Howell | Consulting Manager, Illumiti

Is your workforce fully utilized?

In most organizations, workforce management and employee utilization are priorities—but, given the complexities of today’s businesses, details can fall through the cracks. Important resources may not be used to their full potential, or worse, be left sitting on the bench. Over time, workforce underutilization can result in a real impact to your bottom line.

SAP Business ByDesign can help.

Business ByDesign is a cloud-based ERP system designed specifically for the needs of

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Putting an End to Late and Inaccurate Invoices with SAP Business ByDesign

February 9, 2018

By: Andrew Howell | Consulting Manager, Illumiti

What happens when a great project is followed up by late or inaccurate invoices? Even if the client is happy with the engagement, error-ridden billing creates a poor customer experience and results in a negative final impression. If your business has experienced challenges with billing your customers accurately, on time, or without considerable internal headaches, SAP Business ByDesign can help.

Business ByDesign is a cloud-based ERP system specifically designed for the needs of growing mid-market

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Better Projects, Happier Customers: Using Business ByDesign to improve the project management process

January 26, 2018

By: Andrew Howell | Consulting Manager, Illumiti

It’s a situation we see all too often. A company provides a great managed service—but delivery delays, project complications, budget overrun, billing errors and more end up marring the customer experience.

When you dig into these companies’ processes, it’s easy to see how this situation arises. Even in sophisticated, technologically savvy organizations, project management and delivery processes are often bogged down by inefficient back-office solutions. MS Project for management tasks, Excel for project costing, ACCPAC

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Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA

January 5, 2018

By: Lorraine Howell

Developing Your Adoption Strategy

Once you have created a business case for your organization’s transition to SAP S/4HANA, the question quickly becomes: when is the best time to make the move? Understanding what “style” of adoption suits your unique business will have important ramifications for your transition plan.

A best practice when deciding on a path to adoption is to hold a strategy workshop with the IT leadership team. In our experience, businesses looking to transition to SAP S/4HANA generally

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Understanding Your Organization’s Unique Requirements

December 8, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

A strong business case for a transition to SAP S/4HANA is critical to gain necessary buy-in and support your investment. While SAP’s free tools can help you begin this process, any business case must be based on the unique needs of your organization and its users.

In our experience, a design thinking or innovation workshop held with members from across your business is an essential step to creating a clear and robust business case. Working together, review both your

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Customer Testimonial: Fortress Technology

December 4, 2017

See how Fortress Technology benefits from SAP Business One software. Fortress Technology began in 1996; believing that through superior product design and engineering, the production of higher quality equipment with better sensitivities could be achieved. The phenomenal market response to their Fortress Phantom line of metal detectors validated that belief and the philosophy on which it is based; simple operation, outstanding reliability, and exceptional performance.  Over the years, Fortress has grown into a  global enterprise, with manufacturing facilities in Canada,

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Customer Testimonial: Nella Group

November 27, 2017

Nella Cutlery has been serving the food industry since 1952. Nella imports, manufactures, and distributes a full line of food service equipment and supplies used in supermarkets, delicatessens, convenience stores, restaurants, casinos and more. With SAP Business One, Nella Group found the right solution that will not only work with them today, but work in the future.

Building the Foundation for Your S/4HANA Business Case

November 24, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

Many organizations understand that upgrading to SAP S/4HANA will deliver benefits across the business. However, quantifying and prioritizing these benefits in order to develop a strong business case can pose challenges that delay a move forward.

Across businesses, about 20% of the value of a move to S/4HANA comes from reductions in total cost of ownership, while another 30-40% comes from increases in productivity driven by the ERP system. The largest source of value from upgrading—in the order of

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Customer Testimonial: The New Uniform Shoppe

November 20, 2017

The New Uniform Shoppe provides school uniforms and corporate wear to both private and public schools. In this customer testimonial The New Uniform Shoppe shares how they stay ahead of the curve with SAP Business One.

Customer Testimonial: HANSAmed

November 6, 2017

HANSAmed Limited is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device distributor serving the needs of Canada’s Dental Professional community. In this customer testimonial HANSAmed shares how they found the right balance with SAP Business One.



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