Collcap Packaging Ltd
Madeline Birch-Machin, Operations Director at Collcap explains how SAP Business One and Yuma have expanded their business process visability.
"Collcap is a provider of primary packaging solutions, focusing on the beauty and fragrance industries. Working with manufacturers across the globe and with a team of 50 based across 3 continents, efficient project handling is vital to ensure our customers in the UK and beyond receive the best possible service.
Collcap moved to SAP Business One in March 2012 having spent several months working with Yuma to create bespoke sections to support our business needs. Our previous system covered Finance and Sales/Purchase order processing and stock control and was very limited, especially in reporting functionality and visibility of information.
We initially enhanced SAP Business One in three main areas:
Creation of a Container Manager to record and monitor goods whilst in transit from overseas. Valuable data is provided automatically, and receipt of goods can be classed as a group GRPO by supplier; as a result this is handled by our warehouse team and reduces the workload on our logistics team.
Bespoke additions to the Sales Opportunity add-on, which records a projects life cycle. Yuma worked with us to create bespoke tabs to calculate costs and provide easily accessible, accurate records and profit forecasts. Milestone and Handover tabs enable us to track project development and sign off information internally prior to order placement. We have since made further enhancements to this part of SAP Business One and rolled out the functionality to our offices in France, China and Hong Kong, enabling immediate and accurate sharing of information.
A Quality Control add-on to record incoming goods QC results, making the AQL calculation process automated and providing authorisation of the QC process.
We have created many bespoke reports which now support our business on a day to day basis and our finance team have started to use Sharperlight with SAP Business One to create high level reports for senior management.
Our team have welcomed the introduction of SAP Business One and continue to contribute ideas to make further improvements. Overall, we have a great working relationship with Yuma and were delighted to win their 2014 Customer Innovation Award."