Pick and choose: SAP unveils ERP enhancement package; Sustainability report
SAP just launched Enhancement Package 4 (EhP4), an ERP solution containing hundreds of new features catering to vertical manufacturing sectors in consumer, discrete, life sciences, and the process industries. Over-budget implementations Product cost
EhP4 offers these key capabilities:
• Enables manufactures to pick and chose among numerous horizontal (core business) and vertical industry functionalities via an on-demand delivery method without the disruption of traditional IT implementations/system upgrades.
• Eliminates the most prohibitive burdens to IT upgrades during times of economic uncertainty/limited credit, including:
Manufacturers in today’s economy lack financial tolerance for over-budget IT implementations and months of associated business disruptions. EhP4’s on-demand delivery enables companies to download hundreds of new functionalities in a matter of hours. Comparable implementations with other software providers take months, cause ongoing business disruptions and require the extra cost of engaging system integrators.
Manufacturers save money via the ability to pick and download only the functionalities they need, rather than overpaying tens of thousands of dollars for a solution in which they’ll only use 30 percent the functionality. Breadth of features
Breadth of features
While some software providers only offer upgrade “patches” for horizontal functionality, EhP4 provides hundreds of vertical industry and horizontal enhancements.
Get complete product details here .
SAP also reports publishing its first Sustainability report, showcasing the company’s commitment to enabling profitable and sustainable growth of its customers, partners, and for SAP itself. Review the report now.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.