Piaggio & C. S.p.A. implemented the SAP ERP platform for the management of the main business processes, including the passive cycle processes for the provisioning of indirect and direct production material. Indeed, in 2007 Piaggio & C. S.p.A. felt the need to optimize some processes relating to the above mentioned sectors, as well as to establish new collaboration scenarios with its business Partners. The solution identified by the Piaggio Group together with Syskoplan Reply is the SAP SRM - Supplier Relationship Management - platform.
”With the SAP SRM Platform we have improved the management and efficiency of the supply chain; indeed, nowadays the whole authorization cycle up to the issuing of Orders is performed on the Portal and during the first 4 months of 2009 about 37% of Invoices were received through the SRM platform. During this year, it is estimated that around 50% of Invoices will be transferred through the Portal, to which about 250 suppliers will be connected”.
SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a tool able to support the company in order to • Improve purchasing strategies through better spending visibility, specific sourcing initiatives, suppliers selection, contract compliance management and assessment• Render purchasing processes more efficient through the implementation of automatic tools, the revision and streamlining of internal procedures, increased compliance with purchasing procedures• Strengthen the collaboration with suppliers through self-service, connectivity as well as document and information sharing tools• Automate the invoice reception and management process.The solutions implemented by Piaggio & C S.p.A. in cooperation with Syskoplan Reply, enable to activate shared collaborative processes with suppliers, in order to identify and select the best offers with regards to quality and costs, optimize contractual terms and analyse the impact of each new supplier on the whole value chain.The SRM solution, implemented by Piaggio & C S.p.A., allows the company to manage the relationships with suppliers, thus improving business competitiveness and profitability.
The project provides for the use of this platform by all the Piaggio group companies distributed in Europe; moreover it provides for a multilingual integration with the different European and Extra-European Partners, each having its own specificity, according to the relevant icoterms code.
Syskoplan Reply is the Reply group company specialized in SAP solutions, as a SAP Alliance Service Partner and Special Expertise Partner (SCM - Supply Chain Management; PI - People Integration; NetWeaver; BI - Business Intelligence; SRM - Supplier Relationship Management; CRM - Customer Relationship Management). Syskoplan Reply, puts forward a specialized offer based on strong planning and governance capabilities and constitutes the ideal partner to support companies in the planning and development of new systems based on the SAP application and technology platform, maintain, upgrade and integrate applications, define and implement change patterns able to give concrete results in a short span of time, though keeping a consistent vision with the medium to long-long term flexibility, business and performance objectives. Syskoplan Reply supports the business management with a highly experienced team having managerial capabilities, specialized skills in the business and system integration fields and boasting a high profile in terms of seniority and personal background.