ASICS keeps finger on the pulse with SAP BusinessObjects

Published on the 31/08/2009 | Written by Newsdesk

Sportswear firm implements SAP BI 7.0 for reporting and market analysis to support the company’s continued growth…

Sporting footwear and apparel manufacturer ASICS Oceania is implementing new business intelligence software as part of a programme to increase business efficiency and support decision making within the company’s business user environment. SAP channel and services partner Supply Chain Consulting is working with ASICS to implement Business Intelligence (SAP BI 7.0), Xcelsius Enterprise, Crystal Reports 2008 and BusinessObjects Edge software.

ASICS has also recently implemented SAP Solution Manager with Supply Chain Consulting.

With 50 users currently in Australia and 1,500 worldwide, ASICS required a solution that would help it manage its expanding SAP systems environment.

“We want to establish a business platform that will not only keep pace with our organisational growth but also provide access to information and insights that will enable us to executive effectively against an aggressive five year business plan,” says ASICS managing director Arata Ikeda.

The new SAP BusinessObjects software will engage the business users at ASICS, initially to be used by the senior management team and sales managers and then to be rolled out to all other departments in the organisation, including finance and operations.

The organisation aims to create a system that is more user-friendly and allows automated data collection.

“The implementation of SAP BusinessObjects software will mean that those staff that currently don’t use our back-end IT systems in their everyday work, will be able to use the new Xcelsius Enterprise dashboards and access reports easily without having to wait for IT staff to access reports for them,” says Ikeda.

The new reporting system will allow managers to have visibility of their key performance indicators in a dashboard format, with the ability to drill down on sales by state, category or size. Managers will also now be able to create ad-hoc queries for client meetings on short notice.

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