Implemented asap: the latest SAP solution
A globally active company like the Berndorf Band Group also relies on state-of-the-art technologies for its finance and accounting. The first step was to identify the need. Since the world market leader for steel belts and belt systems had been relying on SAP for decades, the program was expanded. The project managers focused on a forward-looking plan to allow for the integration of all affected systems and systems planned for the future.
The kick-off for the “New General Ledger” project, as it is known internally, was held at the beginning of 2020. The migration to the new general ledger, which included the roll-out of the ledger solution and implementation of the new asset accounting in May 2021, then became the basis for the subsequent, successful migration to S/4HANA, the latest generation of SAP.
Right from the start, the users involved at the Berndorf Band Group were enthusiastic and highly motivated to take the next step toward digitalization. S/4HANA was immediately usable and relevant in everyday business. It was used to optimize all the company’s financial and internal control processes, suddenly parallel and decentralized entries were possible, and the solution also provided impressive features such as document splitting for segment reporting and options for profit center accounting.
The right direction: The future
With the introduction of Modern Workplace and the update to SAP, the issue of digitalization is of course far from finished at the Berndorf Band Group. There are constantly smaller new projects to deal with topics such as New Work and Industry 4.0 in particular. The latter is opening up a lot of opportunities for the internationally producing company. From productivity and efficiency increases to more flexible production processes, cost reductions, and resource conservation, to opening new business models to ensure the maximum possible benefit for customers. The importance of digitalization and process optimization for businesses has also been highlighted by the pandemic and its impact on the world of work.
And we do not know what challenges the future will bring. In our company’s long history, the Berndorf Band Group has proven time and again how adaptable and flexible it is when it comes to change. That’s why we keep it rolling to offer our customers the best quality and services and provide them non-stop – like our Steel Belts and Belt Systems – with the best possible support.