How to Choose the Right SAP ERP Modules for Your Industry

Having been in the industry for over 50 years, SAP has been a market leader for Enterprise Resource Planning Tools and Services. From Supply Chain and Financial Management to Sustainability and Human Capital Management, SAP helps you streamline all aspects of your business. SAP has worked with some of the largest organizations across industries, and to best cater to each, they’ve created specialized SAP ERP modules for over 30 industries. From SAP S/4HANA for product compliance to Cloud for Banking (C4B) by Fioneer made to store and manage transactions of all “currency” types, SAP offers a host of capable, and purpose-designed solutions.

As is the case with all businesses, your organization might also consist of multiple departments, ranging from accounting and human resources to marketing, and R&D. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which modules to use for your exact industry and requirements? Before we answer this question, let’s explore some of the industries that can leverage the specialized modules designed for them by SAP.

SAP ERP modules for different industries

Depending on the specific industry in question, the requirements for each client can be different from those of the next. That’s why, separate SAP ERP modules for various industries, helping organizations in various industries to benefit from reduced R&D times and quicker times to market. The industries for which SAP has tailored specific tools and services are:

Healthcare:

The field of Healthcare is going through an unprecedented phase of innovation and evolution, with robotics, A.I. and Telemedicine taking center stage. To ensure that healthcare professionals and management can keep, SAP offers these specialized modules:

  • SAP S/4HANA for Healthcare – Assists management and healthcare providers deliver the best patient care by simplifying tedious processes
  • SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite – Helps keep your healthcare workforce working at their best
  • Workforce Suite for Healthcare by DXC Technology – Healthcare extensions that help you better manage you manage, support, and care for healthcare workers
  • Cyc Hospital Advisor by Cycorp Inc. – Minimize que lenghts and maximize patient and customer satisfaction with innovative solutions
  • SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence – Leverage real-time analytics capabilities to deliver value across healthcare departments
  • Patient+ by FactR Limited – Streamline order transaction management and financing by using smart contracts and digital IDs.

Retail:

With excessive demand, varying supply and a constantly changing, modernizing market,the retail industry is looking for new and innovative solutions to keep up with customer demands and stay ahead of all competition. Here’s how SAP is making a difference:

  • SAP Intelligent Returns Management – Simplify the process of returns for both customers and employees with AI-assisted routing, dispositioning, and analytics
  • SAP Commerce Cloud – Serve your customers with the best possible shopping experiences powered by AI to maximize conversions.
  • SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management – Benefit from increased efficiency by leveraging intelligent ERP to connect process across the value chain.

Automotive:

As all vehicles from daily commutes to supercars keep getting smarter and move towards electrification, there is an ever-growing need for solutions to support everything from how these vehicles are made to how they operate. SAP offers a myriad of solutions to keep companies a step ahead:

  • Experience Management solutions from SAP and Qualtrics – Equips you to build relationships that last with everyone from new to existing customers.
  • SAP Industry Network for Automotive – Facilitates next-gen automotive processes through an open and intelligent industry network.
  • SAP E-Mobility – A cloud solution to assist with building, monitoring, and runing EV charging networks at scale.
  • SAP Digital Vehicle Suite – Solutions that provide a vehicle-centric view of sales and car-as-a-service processes.

Industrial Manufacturing:

  • SAP Sustainability Control Tower – Set targets, monitor progress and gain actionable insights from dependable sustainability data to reach your sustainable business ambitions.
  • SAP Product Footprint Management – Optimise internal processes by gaining insights into the environmental impact of your products.
  • SAP Business Network for Industrial Manufacturing – Improve asset utilisation, and comply with sustainability regulations by responding quickly to supply chain disruptions.
  • SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud – Integrate all systems with a cloud-based MES to execute smart manufacturing processes, and analyse production and business data in real time.
  • SAP Intelligent Asset Management – Improve the health and performance of your physical assets and equipment

From tools that help with manufacturing and accounting to services tailored more specifically to CRM and Data and analytics, SAP offers a very broad range of tools and services to help organizations across over 30 industries achieve ever higher ROIs.

Choosing the right SAP ERP modules for you

Whether you’re a small business that’s focused on logistics or a large conglomerate that does it all, SAP has created the exact modules to help your business thrive. From having specific SAP ERP Modules for small businesses, to different ones for large businesses, SAP offers a lot of module options for you to choose from. Here are the things that you need to keep in mind when choosing the SAP module best suited to your business.

Organization Scale – The size of your organization can greatly influence the module that’s best suited for you. While some modules are designed to support a large organization, this capability may not be of use to you, and as such, a lower priced module made for a smaller workforce might be better suited to your business needs.

Budgetary Limitations – SAP’s ERP modules offer a very wide variety of functionalities and come at varying price points. Depending on the financial situation, your organization’s management might be inclined towards sticking with the cheaper modules and seeing how well they work before spending more money.

Business Objectives – Each organization decides on different objectives yearly, quarterly or even monthly to manage strategically planned progress. Based on the objectives set by your organization, choosing certain modules can allow your organization to improve in the desired areas, while spending within set limits.

Integration Capabilities – Departments within your organization are generally better equipped to deliver their best when working on certain specific softwares. After having worked with specific softwares for years together, getting employees to switch programs can have a massive negative impact on overall productivity.

Customization – As time goes on, the demands of the market keep changing. To keep up with this constant change, organizations must be capable of pivoting operations quickly. To do this, it is always important to choose modules that can be customized according to your changing requirements.

Future Roadmap – When your organization plans for future success, the management will look at focusing more on certain aspects of the business than on others. Based on what’s put in focus, you might choose to take up specific SAP ERP modules to focus only on those very areas of business.

Vendor Reputation – The singular factor that influences both the success of the SAP implementation and your organization’s experience while SAP is implemented, is the chosen vendor. When choosing specific modules, it’s always important to choose a vendor who has a proven track record of successful work, and deep knowledge of your specific industry. This is where Digile comes in.

SAP with Digile

The wide range of modules on offer by SAP allow organizations to do a variety of things, from achieving higher efficiency by streamlining processes for a construction project, to getting a holistic view of all processes of a supply chain in a single, unified dashboard. That’s why, choosing the module that’s suited to your business is a crucial decision, allowing you to extract more progress from your resources than before.

At Digile, we understand that a proper and well understood can be the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful SAP implementation. That’s why, we conduct a thorough 5 step process to ensure that our clients get the best out of their SAP implementations.

  1. Prioritize Processes – We understand your internal processes and make necessary adjustments to achieve better outcomes.
  2. Create Detailed Project Tasks – We help you develop an extensive task list of everything that needs to be done.
  3. Scheduling – We create a realistic and manageable schedule for all activities, giving all stakeholders a clear view on timelines.
  4. Conference Room Pilot – Our pilot software that allows you to test-drive all your processes and make sure that they work as planned.
  5. Manage Communications We ensure that all stakeholders are kept in the loop with weekly review sessions to share updates on the implementation.

Check out how SAP could help you grow your business when implemented with Digile

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