SAP Business One for engineering services

We work closely with companies in the engineering sector to deliver SAP Business One implementations that help them grow profitably.

Many ERP solutions that were originally designed for manufacturing firms do not meet the specific requirements of businesses in this industry, where every job involves a combination of time and materials.

Our Job Costing solution, one of the most popular SAP B1 add-ons in our portfolio, is particularly useful for engineering services companies that need to track the profitability of each project and manage a mobile, dynamic workforce.

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Some of the benefits of SAP Business One for engineering services companies:

Scheduling field engineers

Many engineering companies have a team of field engineers to install and service equipment at customer locations. Making sure this workforce is as utilised as possible at the right margin is a complicated task, particularly in an environment that can change all the time. The mobile technology of SAP B1 allows quick parts ordering, sign-off on jobs and fast relocation. Service managers have an accurate view of ongoing work and can manage under-utilised capacity whenever it occurs.

Flexible invoicing

When you undertake project work, flexible invoicing is a necessity. Each project can be agreed with a range of individual commercial terms that need to be handled by your accounting system. Some projects will require time and materials, fixed price and perhaps even contract milestone invoicing. Many ERP systems simply cannot handle this varied way of invoicing customers. SAP Business One with Job Costing has the flexibility and control that engineering firms need to manage customer projects and invoicing.

Purchase requisitions

With a distributed workforce, keeping track of purchase requests can be very difficult and time-consuming. Being able to manage purchases on a project level enables project managers to monitor their purchases and keep track of their suppliers. External workers are also equipped with a mobile application to raise purchase requests, which removes the unnecessary duplication of work and streamlines the overall process.

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