Invenio Business Solutions, a SAP Gold Partner in the UK, announced today, in conjunction with SAP USA, that Invenio Business Solutions is now officially an approved partner of SAP in the USA and part of the SAP PartnerEdge Programme, the USA.
The addition of Invenio Business Solution to the partner programme of SAP USA will enable customers in the USA to engage SAP’s solutions along with Invenio’s award winning business systems expertise in Media and Entertainment, the Public Sector and Manufacturing sectors. Invenio will also provide SAP support, value-added business solutions, upgrade, enhancement, and maintenance of SAP’s suite of solutions across SAP’s portfolio of business applications and analytics software; SAP HANA, SAP ERP, SAP Business Suite, SAP Business Intelligence; SAP Mobile Solutions, and SAP Hybris for Commerce.
Invenio Business Solution Inc. President Partho Bhattacharya said, “SAP customers in the USA, can now gain access to our delivery team of over 350 business consultants, with deep experience in the delivery of business solutions in our chosen industries. Our philosophy is to collaborate with our clients, in the delivery of customer-centric solutions, that address their ongoing business needs and objectives.
Our recent, re-certification, in Europe, as a SAP Partner Centre of Expertise (PCOE), for the third time in a row, is a demonstration of our commitment to the continuous enhancement our knowledge of the SAP portfolio. Our continued investment in the development of high-performance delivery teams, through the certification of our consultants and solutions managers, keep us at the leading edge of innovative solutions, especially in Media industry.”
About Invenio Business Solutions
Invenio Business Solutions is an award-winning Business System Provider, headquartered in Reading, UK. The company supports customers in the government, media, and manufacturing sectors, in areas that include industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) focussed on SAP tax and revenue management, IS-Media, SAP business intelligence & big data, SAP mobility, Hybris eCommerce, CRM and Enterprise integration services. Formed in 2006, the company has subsidiary offices in India, Germany, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and the U.S.A. Throughout its history, Invenio has grown rapidly, organically and profitably. Invenio is a constituent of The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Invenio is a SAP Gold partner and recipient of numerous awards from SAP, including EMEA Regional Partner Excellence Award 2014 in the category “Database & Technology” for its work with SAP HANA®. The SAP consultancy is accredited for SAP’s global partner quality program and is certified for ISO 9001, a quality management system based on the principles of a customer focused, process approach and continuous improvement.
SAP SE, formerly AG, is a provider of application and analytics software for enterprises in mobile enterprise management. SAP is an enterprise cloud company. As of December 31, 2014, the Company has more than 282,000 customers in over 180 countries. The Company offers solutions-based on its SAP HANA platform combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. It also provides capabilities, such as predictive text analytics, special processing, and data virtualisation. The Company offers application software to around 25 industries in six industry sectors and 12 business lines, including consumer, discrete manufacturing, energy and natural resources, financial services, public services and other services. Through Sapphire Ventures, Sapphire Ventures invests in global capital funds, as well as early-stage venture capital funds in enterprise and consumer technology.
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How new product and technological innovation is fuelling the growth of British manufacturing in a global market.
Captialising on the Latest Trends and Developments
Britain has a wealth of technical skills and knowledge and a strong history of innovation. And, if recent reports are anything to go by, British manufacturing firms are planning to capitalise on these strengths more so than at any other time in the past few years.
The recent EEF/NatWest Innovation Monitor report found that 71% of companies are planning to invest in innovation to export to new markets in the next three years with 73% of companies plan to bring new products to market in the next three years.
By harnessing employees’ technical abilities, and by developing strong research and development capabilities, manufacturers can use innovation to achieve a unique competitive position to help drive demand both in here the UK and globally to ensure export growth.
Manufacture ImageManufacturers are also keen to deploy innovation internally to reduce waste and improve efficiency in an effort to curb the rising costs associated with managing a UK-based operation. One example cited is “platforming” – which is a methodology aimed at producing products that share physical attributes so a production line can make as many products or components as possible. This type of innovation if successful will allow UK manufacturers to be competitive at large production volumes – something we normally associate with manufacturing in the Far East.
Need for Speed
One area that remains a challenge for British manufacturers is the speed of innovation. The Innovation Monitor report revealed that 75% of respondents think speed to market is more important than it was in the past, but that speed of innovation remains a top concern. Innovation is a difficult process, which requires significant resources and expertise. And selling into new markets has heightened some of the challenges that manufacturers face, particularly the need to deliver innovations quickly.
The need for speed emanates from the fact that product lifecycles are shorter. Competition from previously low cost manufacturing bases has started to intensify, with companies in these countries increasing their own levels of innovation in order to move up the value chain. As these competitors start to innovate more so the product lifecycles is shortened as technical edge is lost to other, newer ideas.
In summarising the need for speed Richard Halstead, a regional director at EEF, said “Speed is a key challenge for manufacturers because of the increased global competition and the demand from consumers for constantly evolving products. The number of countries now entering the global market has forced manufacturers into ever faster turnaround in developing new products which differentiate them from their competitors. Additionally some environmental legislation, the scarcity of raw materials and the demands of major customers in the aerospace and automotive sectors are all forcing companies to think faster on their feet. The boredom threshold of consumers also means that people are becoming conditioned to think in terms of having the latest product on a more regular basis (think mobile phones for example). All of the above means that product cycles which might previously have been decades or a number of years can often be measured in far shorter periods”.
Unfortunately innovating quickly proves to be a real challenge for companies. Innovation is a complex process with many obstacles that can hinder the speed of developing innovations. The EEF report suggests that many manufacturers are concerned about their performance. They say “Only 25% of manufacturers said their performance was good or excellent [in terms of speed of innovation], while 30% of companies said they thought their performance was poor, reflecting the ongoing challenge of hitting the moving target of customers’ demands and technological improvements from competitors”.
Addressing the Challenge
Given that speed is represents such a major challenge for manufacturers, it makes sense to deploy tools and technologies that can help speed up the innovation process – from idea to finished product. Solutions such as SAP can help manufacturers right across the product development lifecycle. SAP Business All-in-One, for example, supports the key processes for managing ideas, gathering requirements, and sourcing for suppliers, as well as a central structure for cost collection and documentation management. Transparent bill-of-materials (BOM) handling and product data management functions help turn a product specification into an engineering BOM that can be copied to create the production BOM. As a result, companies can launch innovative products quickly and cost effectively.
There are other, indirect, areas in which software solutions can help. Solutions for Human Capital Management (something we’ll explore in a later article) can help to improve activities such as workforce productivity and performance – two areas which can positively impact the speed of innovation. And analytics can give you much deeper insight into a range of key performance indicators that can help inform your business planning in order take advantage of any emerging trends.
To find out more about how Invenio helps manufacturers use technology to increase the chances of success in today’s hypercompetitive global market contact us.
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