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Coronavirus – Continued Remote Support and Training Resources

00News March, 20

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@fisuk.co.uk

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New Releases 2020: FIS Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6 and SAP S/4HANA

00News February, 20

New Releases 2020: Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6 and SAP S/4HANA

New Releases of the FIS SAP Integrated modules include:

  • FIS / edc – Electronic Document Centre: An SAP “add-on” 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 2020 releases are documented in the Download Centre.

Download Centre

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New Releases 2019: FIS Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6

00News August, 19

New Releases 2019: Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6

FIS Integrated Products for SAP ECC 6 and above are released annually in July.


New Releases of the FIS SAP ECC 6 modules include:

  • FIS / edc – Electronic Document Centre: An SAP “add-on” 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 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 released annually in January

Download Centre

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FIS/TradeFlex: New Platform for Automated Marketplace Trading

00News April, 19

FIS / TradeFlex: New Platform for Automated Marketplace Trading

FIS Information Systems have launched a new platform specifically for organisations with SAP ERP who use commercial marketplaces to retail their goods.

The platform brings together SAP ERP, the marketplace platform and other applications such as PIMs (Product Information Management Systems) to provide a centralised cloud platform for managing high frequency transactions across a broad range of products.

At present, the platform is aligned with the attributes for Amazon, eBay and Unite – with further platforms access via SAP ERP planned in 2020. FIS / TradeFlex automates the management of the data exchanges from the marketplace into SAP including:

  • Delivery notes
  • Quantity availability
  • Pricing and conditions
  • Payments
  • Cancellations and returns

Amazon, eBay + Marketplace Management with SAP

 

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New Releases 2019: FIS NextGeneration S/4HANA

00News, Uncategorised January, 19

New Releases 2019: FIS NextGeneration S/4HANA

FIS Integrated Products for SAP S/4HANA are released annually in January. New Releases of the FIS NextGeneration modules include:

  • FIS/edc – Electronic Document Centre: An SAP “add-on” technology to accelerate data matching and the posting of invoices, sales orders, payment advice notes and supplier statements etc into SAP S/4HANA.
  • 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 S/4HANA.
  • FIS/xee – XML and EDI Engine: A business system integration that provides connectivity for information exchange between SAP S/4HANA 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. The FIS modules for SAP ECC are released annually in June.

 

Download Centre

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New Release: FIS/fci OCR Invoice Data Extraction Tool

00News December, 18

New Release: FIS / fci OCR Invoice Data Extraction Tool

FIS Information System develop new releases of their products for SAP Business Process Improvements in July and January. The FIS / fci (2019) has new been refreshed to remove any known bug-fixes and also new additional features as requested by our customer base.

In the 2019 Release the software now includes:

  • Time handling adjustments for invoices sent outside of the recipient’s time zone
  • Rejection of erroneous pdfs – i.e. blank, password protected, invalid, blank/empty, corrupt etc
  • New handling options for coloured PDF invoices
  • New FTP security functions
  • New Life Cycle Management Reports for Invoices
  • Additional OCR Recognition Engine


The new release of FIS / fci will be available in January 2019.

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iRetPlat: Success Story Siemens Energy

00News October, 18

iRetPlat: Success Story Siemens Energy

In the case study, Siemens Energy (Power and Gas)  based in Berlin move away from the manual paper processing of returnable equipment transactions to the iRetPlat platform from FIS iLog. The cloud based solution saves Siemens employees significant time and effort and provides a collaborative, transparent and single view of stock levels and balances for both suppliers and logistics partners.

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New Q3 2018 Releases for FIS SAP-Integrated Technologies

00News July, 18

New Q3 2018 Releases for FIS SAP-Integrated Technologies

FIS SAP-Integrated products are technology modules that work with SAP ERP Standard, accelerating and simplifying business processes  – additional functions that work with SAP ERP.

The technologies work with SAP ERP standard and functionalities are presented in standard SAP GUIs – including FIori apps.

FIS Introduce new releases for SAP ECC 6 annually in July and SAP S/4 HANA in January.

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FIS Warehouse Expertise – SAP Extended Warehouse Management

00News June, 18

FIS Warehouse Expertise – SAP Extended Warehouse Management

SAP EWM is a standalone Warehouse Management Application and is part of SAP’s Supply Chain Management suite. The existing SAP WM (Warehouse Management) module will be discontinued in 2025 and completely replaced by SAP EWM. The FIS proposition for warehouse management is a hosted platform based on SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) with further FIS add-on applications – FIS/xee (FIS xml and edi engine) and FIS ewm+ (Extended Warehouse Management template). The key advantages of the FIS solution includes:

  • A single partner (SAP Gold Partner) with expertise in SAP application hosting, project management, warehouse management implementations and support
  • Expertise in the configuration of the SAP EWM platform
  • FIS ewm+ provides a reduction in implementation times through template delivery (i.e. configuration based on a “typical” warehouse – and then minor customisations for individual warehouses)
  • Simplified user Experience (UX) – based on SAP Fiori apps
  • Fast in memory database – SAP HANA
  • Accessible with permissions based access for all users

FIS have a warehouse management consultancy capable of building specific warehouse management infrastructures and are able to “host” the application with FIS ASP. SAP EWM has core warehouse management functionality shared with the current SAP WM supporting all processes in the logistics supply chain. In the SAP EWM solution offers additional flexibility in areas such as:

  • Specific Warehouse Structures
  • Picking and Packing
  • Handling Units
  • RF (Radio Frequency)
  • Barcode Technology

SAP EWM includes the following functions as standard:

  • Activity Areas
  • Work Centres
  • Resources

The integrated functions and business processes within SAP EWM offer a high level of process and inventory transparency, a precise view of warehouse steps, efficient distribution and storage methodology. The typical return on investment of an EWM implementation typically ranges from 12 to 36 months from the effective date of use. EWM implementations result in qualitative and quantitative benefits such as fewer product handling steps, improved productivity, significant reduction in errors as well as better inventory control and accuracy.

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RTP Platform – New Functions and Background Processing with SAP / ERPs

00News May, 18

RTP Platform – New Functions and Background Processing with SAP / ERPs

FIS iLog have extended the range of potential application tiles with their ground breaking returnable platform - iRetPlat. In addition, the platform can be updated with RTP bookings from ERP/Accounts software directly (not just SAP ERP) and in the background - this means that the user will be able to identify the quantities of all returnables at different partners.

Access to the platform can be multi-partisan and allow collaborations between customers, suppliers and other satellite location sites. The Fiori app facilitates the user to view:

  • RTP stock levels at main and satellite sites
  • RTP balances with partners (suppliers and customers) and other sites
  • RTP balances with distributors and the subsequent balances with end-users
  • Workflow of " queries/contested RTP volumes" with partners
  • Reports for booking summaries within a given time frame
  • Notifications from Customers (i.e. new deliveries required)

The app has been designed to be used by booking clerks - and replaces the need to check stock levels and transport balances using spreadsheets. The platform can also be opened up to customers and suppliers to agree (or otherwise) on RTP deliveries. The platform provides a centralised open-platform - providing a single view of RTP stock levels, transactions and balances - taking the cost out of more traditional processes.

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New Release Dates for FIS SAP-Integrated Technologies – ECC 6 and S/4HANA

00News, Uncategorised February, 18

New Release Dates for FIS SAP-Integrated Technologies – ECC 6 and S/4HANA

FIS Information Systems normally release new versions of their product ranges (for business process improvements in SAP) on an annual basis. The licences for the new releases (which include new features and bug fixes) have previously available in January to all FIS customers who invest in a support and maintenance contract.

New Release dates annually in July and February
For new version of technologies running on SAP ERP – the 2018 release will now be available July 2018. This means that the 2017 versions of products such as FIS/edc (invoice monitor) will be extended by six months. Every new release date for SAP ERP technologies will now be in July.

SAP S/4HANA compatible releases of FIS technologies will now available annually in February.

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FIS Partner H&S – SAP Certified Document Archive

00News November, 17

FIS Partner H&S – SAP Certified Document Archive

H&S has been an FIS Information Systems GmbH partner for more than 5 years and have extensive knowledge and project experience for more than 25 years. H&S are located in Vienna, Austria (Headquarters), Schwabach (Germany) and St Gallen (Switzerland). H&S InPoint content Server is an SAP Certified Product and utilises the standard SAP ArchiveLink for repaid retrieval of invoices and other financial documents from FIS/edc and SAP transactions. Functionality of H&S inPoint ContentServer for SAP (inPoint CSS

  • Certified SAP ArchiveLink(TM) interface
  • inPoint CSS is certified by SAP as an archive link software solution
  • In Point CSS stores images from FIS/edc monitors (scanned documents and emailed attachments). The images can also be viewed through SAP (i.e. MIRO MIR4) transaction
  • inPoint CSS is able to set a retention time for archived images, after this period it is possible to delete the image.
  • inPoint CSS can also store other SAP related documents
  • Administration is possible with SAP Basic Know how
  • Supports all archiving methodology
  • Supports all SAP Releases form SAP R/3 onwards
  • Document view with SAP—Standard features
  • Support and legal archiving and certified for several WORM storages

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6th FIS Forum Invoice Processing – with Audi

00News February, 17

6th FIS Forum Invoice Processing – with Audi

Incoming invoice processing is an essential technology used by internationally operating companies as part of their process digitisation strategy. FIS GmbH will present their experience and recommendations on this subject at the 6th FIS Forum taking place at AUDI Neckarsulm on May 10, 2017. This year as well, the day’s program includes an adventure tour taking the visitors through the final assembly department of the Audi A4 and A5 convertibles.

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FIS iLog Launch Returnables Platform

00News January, 17

FIS iLog Launch Returnables Platform

In addition to the market leading SAP based FIS/wws suite of solutions specifically for the “trade” wholesale industry, FIS also offers expertise and consultancy in logistics and supply chain integration. FIS also announced a new proposition to the “logistics community” at the LogiMAT/Tradeworld Fair in January 2017.

FIS-iLog GmbH, introducing its new iRetPlat (integrated Returnable System Platform) solution for the first time. This is a new kind of cloud platform for the management of reusable transport packaging (RTP). In his lecture "Digital logistics collaboration – a (r)evolutionary cloud platform for anyone involved in logistics", Johannes Weigand, managing director of FIS-iLog GmbH explains how logistics players in the RTP management can make savings of 20-30% or more of the usual process costs – i.e. non-integrated records using paper documents or excel.

The platform is hosted by FIS and is available across UK/Europe – an electronic logbook of returnable transport assets. The solution integrates with ERP and Accounts software – not restricted to SAP users.

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Master Data Toolkit Certification SAP S/4HANA

00News October, 16

Master Data Toolkit Certification SAP S/4HANA

FIS / mpm has recently been certified by the SAP Integration and Certification Centre for the integration with SAP NetWeaver and also NetWeaver on HANA. This certification is the third FIS SAP-Integrated technology to be awarded certification for HANA after FIS / edc (Electronic Document Centre) and FIS / xee (Data Process Module).

FIS / mpm is an integrated SAP add-on application that is utilised specifically for making both wholesale changes and maintenance of SAP master data. The solution provides a toolkit that simplifies master data changes for both initiators and experienced data custodians. FIS / mpm enables processes such as materials management, price changes, vendor and customer maintenance to be actioned more economically than with SAP standard.

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FIS/edc Roadmap with SAP S/4HANA

00News August, 16

FIS/edc Roadmap with SAP S/4HANA

FIS / edc is a deeply integrated technology within SAP and is utilised to accelerate the throughput of financial documents in SAP ERP. FIS Customers planning to migrate to SAP S/4HANA Cloud platform need to be assured that the roadmap for FIS SAP_Integrated products is aligned with the new infrastructures of SAP. FIS Information Systems as an SAP GOLD Partner – works closely with SAP AG to deliver new technologies with complete SAP compatibility using standard SAP GUIs and SAP technologies such as Web Dynpro and Fiori apps.

FIS edc Roadmap and Strategy HANA

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SAP Partner Centre of Expertise (PCoE) Certification

40News February, 16

SAP Partner Centre of Expertise (PCoE) Certification

FIS Information Systems is one of SAP’s leading global partners and has attained "Gold" certification status. The means that FIS fulfil all the required service and support criteria as specified by SAP AG. FIS have achieved the quality requirements defined by SAP in regard to support standards, application tools, product-related proficiency and service quality.
SAP again awarded its PartnerEdge Partner Centre of Expertise status to FIS Information Systems. FIS regularly participates in partner audits and has just been awarded the SAP PcoE certification (Partner centre of Excellence) for the third time in a row
The requirements for the SAP PcoE have become increasingly demanding in recent years. Partners are required to provide a consistent, uniform and worldwide high level of SAP expertise and quality. The performance of the entire FIS support infrastructure ensures that these criteria were met.
I addition to telephone and e-mail support, FIS Information Systems uses its own Support Management System FIS/oss® for 24/7 SAP support with the SAP Solution Manager Enterprise Edition as a central platform
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New Releases for FIS SAP-Integrated Technologies

60News January, 16

New Releases for FIS SAP-Integrated Technologies

As part of the standard maintenance agreements, FIS customers have the option of updating their SAP integrated SMART technologies to the latest versions. The New Technology releases are available annually in Quarter 1.

 

New Releases notes are available for:

  • FIS/edc
  • FIS/crm
  • FIS/eSales
  • FIS/fci
  • FIS/hrd
  • FIS/mpm
  • FIS/xee
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FIS Brings the Right Processes into the Mobile World

00News January, 16

FIS Brings the Right Processes into the Mobile World

Enterprises across all industries already benefit from the advantages of mobile technologies. Simpler interface designs are essential for a “location-independent” working environment.
With Fiori apps and its UI5 tool, SAP provides the technology for designing more simple working environments. As an SAP Partner Centre of Expertise, FIS has extensive experience in the development of mobile apps for SAP ERP. Because of our expertise and depth of knowledge, FIS re able to make intelligent use of the new technology standards and be the partner of choice for SAP customers with requirements of Fiori app mobile applications developments.
Usability is one of the most important criterion for Web and mobile functions. With the new technologies, SAP has taken a major step forward. Previously, only a restricted number of input fields were available. Now several hundreds of controls are provided via SAPUI5, which can be used to design user interfaces in a much more flexible framework.
The FIS Development team engineers offer their customers the required proficiency in Fiori apps.
In the process of targeted usability consulting, qualified procedures detect usability weaknesses (usability testing) and user requirements (requirement analysis) and find out what the user really needs (User Centred Design).
With its launch-pad-compliant FIS/edc® app for invoice approval, FIS was the first organisation to show how consistent usability orientation works with invoice processing. The mobile app strictly follows the Fiori “1-1-3 Experience" design principle. This focuses on a specific users (role) and a definitive task that has to be processed via three navigation steps or less.
Previously, FIS Information Systems has provided an appropriate app for creating SD sales projects for the “technical” wholesale industry - and many more apps are now imminent.
Stefan Seufert, certified Usability Engineer and Senior Consultant SAP Development at FIS GmbH states: "Our development team are working intensively on the standard Fiori apps to find the best technical and best business fits for our clients. We always endeavour to find processes that would benefits from mobile technologies. In the very simplest form, FIS extend the standard software or add our own UI5 developments. FIS follows the premise of 'Show FIS your process and we will illustrate how to best mobilise it'."
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Karro Food – savings with statement processing

00News December, 15

Karro Food – savings with statement processing

With pressures to process more financial documents from suppliers and customers, Karro Food Group look intensely at current business processes to question whether savings can be made whilst maintaining data quality. Karro already process supplier invoices in paper and email attachment using FIS tools – FCI and FIS / edc (invoice monitor). The solution is optimised to create a significant ‘blind booking rate’ for invoices – i.e. invoices booked with zero-touch from Karro shared service staff.
Karro used to view all reconciliations against data in SAP manually. This work has been significantly diminished by comparing the data from the statements and the data in SAP electronically – only the statements with different values are presented.
The advanced practice of using more EDI and electronic documentation means that the Karro accounts team can focus on more value added tasks.
Sharon Bennison, Systems and Business Process Improvement Manager for Karro Foods heads the progressive strategy. ‘There is pressure from the business to make all processes within Karro as efficient and effective as possible. We are always on the lookout for making savings and the vendor statements monitor utilises many of the FIS technologies we have already. Replacing labour-intensive tasks with more effective IT technologies means that our existing team is able to manage increasing workload as our business expands’.