Thanks to SAP HANA, German company KAESER KOMPRESSOREN is reporting significant performance increases in its logistics processes. KAESER also uses the Mercoline M.TransportCommunicator add-on for processing its shipping orders to shipping companies and CEPs directly from its SAP system.
Converting the central database to HANA also migrates add-ons such as “M.TransportCommunicator”. Peter Schmidt explains why KAESER values this SAP add-on feature, which was introduced to process shipping orders to shipping companies as well as to courier, express, and parcel services (CEPs) directly from the SAP system. M.TransportCommunicator for SAP ERP is based on SAP standard structures, which means there’s no need to update the add-on separately when upgrading to a new SAP version. The add-on makes CEP interfaces available to all relevant transport service providers that might otherwise be missing from SAP. “We didn’t want to have to work through data interfaces individually with each transport service provider and then set them up in the SAP system. Now Mercoline takes care of it all, and having one partner for coordination and is a major advantage,” says Mr. Schmidt.
Logistics processes can be depicted directly in SAP with SAP add-ons. Data registered for shipping processes can also be used for the packing process, dispatch accounting, Entry Certificates, and IT connections to customs authorities. SAP and SAP add-ons build upon one another.