A free tool that businesses can use to analyse their SAP systems has been released on the web.
The key performance indicator analyser has been made available by SAP consultancy West Trax on its website.
West Trax measures businesses' SAP software for potential maintenance savings and project resource savings, based upon the responses entered to seven questions on its website, and on its data from SAP systems in other businesses. It said results from the new online tool are typically generated “in less than five minutes”.
The tool is designed to give companies a sense of the return on investment they could obtain from their SAP systems. They can choose to pay for a full ‘KPI Scan’ based on 16 key performance indicators. A high 95 percent of companies with SAP systems had “significant” room for improvement in their use of the software, it explained.
Ken Gorf, chief financial officer at West Trax, said companies could redirect wasteful resources into better use by analysing their SAP systems. “This resource can be re-directed within months to projects such as optimising the system, improving the end-user experience, upgrading for new functionality, dealing with compliance challenges, and ensuring that the system remains aligned to the needs of the business,” he said.
West Trax has made over 800 analyses of SAP systems in businesses across 13 sectors. It is also the sponsor of the SAP Quality Awards, which were won this year by energy business Gaz de France, and Menshen, the packaging firm.