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2023 Releases: SAP Integrated Software

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2023 Releases: Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6 + S/4HANA

New Releases of the FIS SAP Integrated modules include:

FIS / fci - an advanced OCR application used for reading the key content of invoices, sales orders, payment advice notes, vendor statements. The application uses a machine learning knowledge base to improve recognition rates.

FIS / edc – Electronic Document Centre: An SAP “add-in” technology to accelerate data matching and the posting of invoices, sales orders, payment advice notes and supplier statements into SAP.

FIS / mpm – Master Data and Price Management. An SAP “add-in” technology for simplified maintenance of SAP Master Data with integrated validation checks and workflow solution – allowing data to be exchanged with SAP.

FIS / xee – XML and EDI Engine: A business system integration module that provides connectivity for information exchange between SAP and other ERP Business Systems.

FIS develop a complete suite of SAP integrated products (add-in applications) to provide business process improvements for organisations with SAP S/4HANA or SAP ECC 6. The FIS modules for 2022 releases are documented in the Download Centre.

For Product Roadmaps, FIS customers, please email your request to info@fisuk.co.uk

 

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FIS awarded SAP Focus Partner 2023

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FIS awarded SAP Focus Partner of the Year 2023

FIS received the “Retail & Consumer Products - Partner of the Year 2023” award at this year’s SAP Diamond Initiative. This makes FIS an SAP focus partner and demonstrates its own expertise in all aspects of SAP solutions.

The FIS Group has strongly focused its business strategy on SAP and predominantly to the area of technology in the cloud. The commitment of FIS and the expertise developed was recognised at the 2023 SAP Diamond Initiative. FIS outperformed other SAP value added partners asserted and was awarded as “Partner of the Year” for “Retail & Consumer Products”.

FIS has built up a great deal of expertise, especially when it comes to the SAP S/4HANA solution and has developed its own technology solutions based on the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). The technology solutions include:

  • FIS / fci (OCR document data reader) – for extracting the key data from a digitised document such as an invoice or sales order with minimal human effort.
  • FIS / edc (invoice monitor) – for posting invoices automatically into SAP ERP when they meet specific criteria (i.e. quantity and amount matching) and automatically forwarding payment exempt invoices to the correct teams and individuals.
  • FIS / mpm (master data and price management) – an SAP integrated tool for bulk uploads of data into SAP and a compliant method of adding new or creating new data in SAP.

In addition, FIS / TradeFlex enables the seamless connection of online marketplaces to order-to-cash and returns processes from a single application.

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Automated Sales Order Creation

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Automated Sales Order Creation in SAP 

Sales Orders creation can be automated by eliminating data-entry of customer order data. Data is checked in the document monitor before sales orders are created. Exceptions are managed in the SAP integrated monitor before posting.
 

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Sales Order Creation - Highlights and Benefits

Automating sales order creation in SAP can be achieved by combining a number of technologies. 

FIS technologies reduce manual tasks and ease time pressure on the accounts receivables team.

As a result, the administration burden is reduced, as the process of sales order creation is made more economically.

Automatic Data Extraction - no data entry

Sales orders can be received electronically (EDI), in paper form or as an email attachment.

The key data from a customer order is extracted automatically via the FIS OCR document reader. The data is checked for potential errors before transferring  the order information to the integrated sales order monitor.

Sales Order Creation within SAP

The integrated matching process and data enrichment functions are tasked with directly converting a customer order into an SAP sales order with or without reference to a quotation or contract.

With the creation of the sales orders, additional supply chain functions such as order confirmation, shipping notification, goods issue and billing document are triggered automatically.

Customer orders that do not pass the plausibility checks successfully can be viewed by the accounts receivable team in the sales order monitor.

Functional description

  • Automated sales orders creation in SAP (paper, email or EDI data records)
  • Overview of all inquiries and purchase orders received
  • OCR image or EDI data visualisation as a PDF form
  • Full integration in SAP with all order processing functionalities
  • Quick error analysis with intelligent message logs
  • Direct communication with integrated mail system

For organisations wishing to

  • Automate sales order creation in SAP and therefore make financial and time savings 
  • Reduce the degree of manual keying and administration tasks within the current process
  • Make digital transformations within their current processes

Alternative to

  • Standard SAP ERP
  • Physical movement of financial documents
  • Manual keying of order data with no validation checks
  • Printing and scanning emailed sales order attachments

Further Benefits

  • Higher productivity of accounts receivable teams with more functions presented in a familiar SAP standard GUI
  • Software is Integrated with SAP but with no need for modifications to SAP ERP standard - quick enhancement pack and upgrade changes
  • Data stored once in SAP database - no data exchanges with external software
  • Efficient interrogation tools for exceptions and query management
  • High financial return on investment
  • Accounts receivable team directed to more value-added work as FIS / edc automates labour intensive tasks
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2022 Releases: SAP Integrated Software

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2022 Releases: Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6 + S/4HANA

New Releases of the FIS SAP Integrated modules include:

FIS / fci - an advanced OCR application used for reading the key content of invoices, sales orders, payment advice notes, vendor statements. The application uses a machine learning knowledge base to improve recognition rates.

FIS / edc – Electronic Document Centre: An SAP “add-in” technology to accelerate data matching and the posting of invoices, sales orders, payment advice notes and supplier statements into SAP.

FIS / mpm – Master Data and Price Management. An SAP “add-in” technology for simplified maintenance of SAP Master Data with integrated validation checks and workflow solution – allowing data to be exchanged with SAP.

FIS / xee – XML and EDI Engine: A business system integration module that provides connectivity for information exchange between SAP and other ERP Business Systems.

FIS develop a complete suite of SAP integrated products (add-in applications) to provide business process improvements for organisations with SAP S/4HANA or SAP ECC 6. The FIS modules for 2022 releases are documented in the Download Centre.

For Product Roadmaps, FIS customers, please email your request to info@fisuk.co.uk

 

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FIS / TradeFlex SAP First Place Award

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First Place for FIS / TradeFlex

FIS Information Systems announce that the FIS / TradeFlex application by its customer Re-In Retail  received first place in the SAP Business Technology Platform Customer Success Contest for SAP partners in the MEE region.

With FIS / TradeFlex, SAP users can work productively with online marketplaces. With the seamless SAP integration, process efficiency and sales volumes can be quickly increased. Our customer Re-In uses FIS / TradeFlex successfully on many marketplaces. -  Christoph Burdack, Manager FIS /  TradeFlex

FIS / TradeFlex has been in use at Re-In Retail  since the end of 2019. By using this application, Re-In can manage all online marketplace activities centrally and transparently, which saves them time and effort. Automated processes provide quicker and consistent processes in the marketplace business. Successful live integrations have been achieved with different online marketplaces such as Otto, Idealo, ManoMano and Cdiscount.

FIS / TradeFlex is built on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and integrated with both SAP S/4HANA and SAP ECC, using SAP Integration Suite and/or SAP Extension Suite.

Available on the SAP Store site, the application provides an integration of online marketplaces into SAP ERP. New marketplaces can be connected quickly and easily.

Automated processes in the entire “Order-to-Cash” management and a clear SAP Fiori user interface make sales on marketplaces very easy for SAP users.

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FIS SST case study 4 – Recruitment Portal

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Case Study: Nearshoring Services for an Employment Agency

FIS SST assisted employment agency Silesia Personnel, with a hosted, secure and centralized access portal to candidate information

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 Introduction

The owners of an established employment agency, Silesia Personnel, were primarily focused on the recruitment of candidates with engineering expertise (CNC machine operators, welders, electricians etc.) The agency encountered a recurring issue in the demand for new placements.

They found that the demand for engineers was consistently lower at the end of the week compared to the beginning of the week. The in-house team at the employment agency were tasked with finding the availability and qualifications of the candidates. The company had five regional offices.

The candidate information was accessible partially on paper records and partially on an electronic database of candidates. Each of the five offices had their own separate database.


FIS SST Solution

Silesia had concerns regarding developing a solution from scratch. However, lower application development costs in Poland led Silesia to give the go-ahead with nearshoring services from FIS SST for a tailored application from scratch.

The project followed a typical SCRUM methodology:

·       Collect requirements and ranked them according to priorities

·       After a few months FIS SST created a pilot version (a business portal with access to candidates and archive documents) in one of the branches

·        Implementation of new modules progressed in parallel. The launch of the new enhancements was scheduled at intervals over several months

·        After eight months in development, the management decided to rollout the application to all other branch locations

FIS SST provided the server infrastructure. The model proved to be so attractive for Silesia that FIS SST created a hosted environment for the application. FIS SST provided all resources and server infrastructure in a SaaS model.

The FIS SST nearshoring team managed the entire process from gathering requirements, design, development and implementation. The entire project was completed in less than 9 months.

Outcome

FIS SST nearshoring services created a business portal for Silesia Personnel which provided a centralized and secure alternative to disparate software and paper records at each office location. The portal was accessible by both office based employees as well as field staff and provided access to all available candidate information and their availability for employment.

 

 
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FIS SST case study 3 – Mobile/Web application temperature measurement

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Nearshore Application Development Services (Poland)

Case Study: IT Server Housing / Temperature Logging. Mobile nearshoring development  for measurement of temperature changes in an IT server room

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Introduction

FIS SST nearshoring services were tasked with developing an Android / Web application to measure temperature values and fluctuations in an IT Server room using IoT devices – presenting data graphically to key-users

Specifications:

  • Language selector ( 3 ) - English, Polish or German.
  • Publication of the temperature values on a web-site and android app
  • Alarm setting if temperature falls outside of “normal" levels
  • Temperature measurement in multiple locations – including server casing, air conditioning temperature, server room ambient temperature
  • Using Raspberry Pi as digital thermometer - IoT
  • Users to include server room management team and security staff

 
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2021 Releases: SAP Integrated Software

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2021 Releases: Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6 + S/4HANA

New Releases of the FIS SAP Integrated modules include:

  • FIS / edc – Electronic Document Centre: An SAP “add-in” technology to accelerate data matching and the posting of invoices, sales orders, payment advice notes and supplier statements into SAP ECC 6.
  • FIS / mpm – Master Data and Price Management. An SAP “add-on” technology for simplified maintenance of SAP Master Data with integrated validation checks and workflow solution – allowing data to be exchanged with SAP ECC 6.
  • FIS / xee – XML and EDI Engine: A business system integration module that provides connectivity for information exchange between SAP ECC 6  and other ERP Business Systems.

FIS develop a complete suite of SAP Integrated products to provide business process improvements for organisations with SAP S/4HANA or SAP ECC 6. The FIS modules for SAP S/4HANA are continually being developed and their 2021 releases are documented in the Download Centre.

For Product Roadmaps, FIS customers, please email your request to info@fisuk.co.uk

 

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Coronavirus – Remote Support and Training Resources

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Coronavirus - Continued Remote Support and Training Resources

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on our partners. Many of our own support teams are currently working from home. For supporting UK customers, issues can be logged via the FIS / OSS system in the first instance of via the EIM support email.

We are taking a number of actions that prioritise customer concerns as travel from mainland Europe to the UK is now restricted. Where possible FIS can provide training sessions and support customer issues remotely.

FIS have also created further training videos for our technologies via the Help Centre.

If you have any specific questions regarding FIS technologies that are not covered on the FIS UK website, please email them to the generic email address:

info@fis-uk.eu

How SAP Integrated Technologies Function

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FIS develop a suite of SAP-Integrated technologies that can be utilised to improve processes for organisations with SAP ERP. FIS technologies are designed to simplify and automate existing SAP business processes.

FIS/edc is an FIS technology that is designed to streamline invoice and accounts-document processing in SAP standard. FIS/edc works in conjunction with the OCR Invoice Reading Software, FIS/fci, providing an automated and more economical method of processing accounts-documents in SAP ECC 6 or SAP S/4HANA.

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