Solutions

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We build the foundation for your digital business processes

Founded in 2001 we operate worldwide as a high professional IT consulting company. Our focus are complex, high sophisticated solutions for SAP business processes. 
Our team consist of highly trained an motivated solution achitects and senior consultants. We concipate and create IT business solutions and product as AddOn for SAP.

Finance solutions – tailor made for your needs

Out of the box solutions based on our long-standing experience.

bdf Cash und Treasury Suite

bdf Cash Suite is a sensible extension to be able to illustrate everything from calculating exposure to controlling risk digitally and continuously based on corporate SAP Finance and Treasury processes. Existing SAP standard data models are intensified and are automatically linked to each other thanks to additional links and are thus available for ERP processes. Thanks to our innovative solution approach innovative processes such as the following can be implemented:

  • Automated calculation of exposure items and analysis thereof
  • Automated cash planning processes according to Best of Bread
  • Cockpit supported material requirements planning (MRP) on an interface integrated into financing processes as well as straight-through communication with the banks
  • ERP integrated liquidity planning based on group-wide Treasury Organisation;
  • Global standards for processes and finance products
  • Optimised process design for the SAP Treasury & Risk Management areas
  • Integration into ERP processes
    • Finance & Controlling
    • Purchasing & Materials
    • Project Management
    • Sales & Distribution

The Cash Position Cockpit (CPC) is the systematic further development of the group-wide Cash Management / MRP functionality towards structuring and cash process management requirements from business practice. Everywhere where the use of (information) know-how, the supply and maintenance of planning and actual data and the information processing, which goes with it, make up an extensive share of the company’s activities, there are also special requirements for handling the automated integration potential. On the one hand this relates to the structuring of the cash organisation, i.e. individual dependencies and allocations between bank accounts and their organisation (i.e. in cash pool organisations) need to be integrated into the company structures and processes throughout the group.
One of the main tasks for Cash Management is to operate the cash pools, which are an important instrument for optimizing liquidity positions in different currencies as well as managing the companies’ FX risk. For this purpose cash managers carry out numerous money market transactions (commercial paper programmes, short-time financing and investment) as well as foreign currency transactions every day by using the electronic treasury trading platforms. All group-internal transactions (inter-company payments and currency hedges) are executed by Corporate Treasury. Cash Management generally also operates the Payment Factory.

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ERP-based liquidity planning

bdf offers the only genuinely integrated SAP approach for liquidity planning processes. Thanks to the use of ERP integrated liquidity planning the various planning processes are structured into several views. These views could for example be cash planning periods and their consolidated view, different planning horizons and cycles.

Liquidity processes & reporting

  • Daily cash status
  • Short-term liquidity planning: cash management reporting (CMS)
  • Mid-term liquidity planning: operative liquidity planning (MTP)
  • Long-term liquidity planning (LTP)
  • Planned / actual analyses
  • Management reporting
  • Bank reports
  • Exposure reporting

Payments & Bank communication

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Implementation of corporate treasury vision SAP and bdf solutions

  • bdf supports Corporate Treasury in reaching its financial goals via a centrally-managed Treasury Organisation with increasing global reach based on a global SAP strategy.
  • With our Corporate Treasury solutions the necessary financial instruments, processes and SAP solutions are installed pro-actively with the
    • aim of adjusting to the constantly changing business dynamics
    • faster connection for new business
    • faster support for new markets and currencies.
  • With our SAP solutions Corporate Treasury offers group undertakings all the necessary services worldwide (as far as possible according to local law).
  • Our solutions make it possible for Corporate Treasury to reduce the operational risk further and to improve cost efficiency through standardisation, harmonisation and centralisation.

 

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With our solutions Corporate Finance can look after all of the group’s external financing. Corporate Finance doesn’t only take care of the relationship with the core banks but also with the rating agencies. With our solution for the SAP Treasury architecture all group companies have a central financing source and that is Corporate Finance. Corporate Finance develops and together with and for all group companies agrees an internal financing plan, which forms the basis for the provision of the necessary funds for all of the group undertakings via the available financing instruments in SAP TRM. Corporate Finance is also the department which is responsible for managing and hedging the group risks by using the financial derivatives.
Following finance products are traded and accounting is managed by SAP

  • Public Bonds
  • Private Placements
  • Cross Currency Swaps
  • Cross Currency Interest Rate Swaps
  • Non Deliverable Forwards
  • Average Rate Options/Average Rate Forwards
  • Interest Rate Swaps
  • Committed Credit Facilities
  • Inter-company loans, long-term and short-term (floating, fixed, annuities).

In our “Treasury Control” solution framework we organise the Treasury back office, where Corporate Finance and Cash Management constitute the front office. Thus Treasury Control is responsible for business and finance control as well as for financial accounting and reporting.
For the SAP Business Suite as well as for the current S4/Hana editions bdf offers a standardised Treasury Reporting suite.
We organise the process in such a way so that the back office together with the employees in the front office forms an integrated team to manage the core treasury processes in an optimal way:

  • Long-term financing,
  • Short-term financing,
  • Banks, Management.

Last but not least we implement the requirements on Treasury and Cash Management reporting and their responsibilities. Additionally all consolidation requirements in the form of KPIs, budgeting, forecasts and reporting to consolidated financial revenue and expense and the net debt of the group are also dealt with.


PLM-solutions – tailor made to match your needs

Ready to use solutions - based on our long term SAP and project implementation experience.

Process Control Center (PCC)

The PCC is a sensible extension to be able to show business processes digitally from product definition up to product use consistently based on SAP PLM. Existing SAP standard data models are intensified and automatically linked to each other by additional links and are also available to ERP processes. Product development systems (CAD, CAE etc.) can be integrated via different technological approaches (direct or indirect). By using PCC innovative processes such as the following can be implemented:

  • Modularisation and product structuring
  • Global standards for systems and products
  • Top down and bottom up configuration for customer orders at the same time
  • Simultaneous support for the ETO, CTO and MTO processes
  • Integration into the following ERP processes
    • Calculation
    • Customer documentation
    • Maintenance & service
    • Production
    • Project management
    • Purchasing & materials management

Document Control Center (DCC)

Document Control Centre (DCC) is the systematic refinement of SAP document management functionality towards structuring and project management requirements from industrial business practice. Everywhere where the use of (technical) know-how, the development and maintenance of products and services and processing of relevant information which goes with it makes up an extensive part of business activities, there are also special requirements for handling documents.
On the one hand this relates to their structuring, i.e. individual dependencies and allocations need to be shown between documents and also via hierarchy levels. On the other hand there are extended requirements on integration into special company processes or on project management. In particular the latter requires that there must be individual scheduling and tracking functions, which are specifically designed to meet the requirements of documents and still remains transparent and manageable even with greater complexity and numbers. Long-term archiving is also possible in DCC based on pure SAP Netweaver components.

Material Control Center (MCC)

Via the use of MCC, products can be organised into several views. These views could for example be system engineering, detail engineering for mechanics and electrics, mechatronic integration and further views can be defined flexibly and integrated with each other. Starting from material planning items (virtual material), material master data and different forms of logistics BOMs can be generated automatically. Through the systematic use of MCC the concept of global engineering and global production can be supported efficiently. Different types of general processing are supported:

  • Standardised products (MTS)
  • Products manufactured to order (MTO, ATO, CTO)
  • Products engineered to order (ETO)
  • Merchandise
     

Cost Control Center (CCC)

The Cost Control Centre enables the first estimates of product costs to be created for a complex product structure even at a very early stage. To do this only very little master data needs to be entered into the SAP system. Starting from product structure nodes the product costs can be estimated very quickly based on the planned materials (virtual master data) and documents (virtual documents). Existing data can even be allocated as reference. Functions of Engineering Change Management and the configuration variants can already be used in this phase. Starting with the first product cost estimates Easy Cost planning data sets can be used, which then allow for integration into SAP Project Management and the assembly group calculations.


SCM-solutions– Tailor made for your needs

Out of the box solutions ready to optimize yourt processes

Automate buying processes with PCC collaboration

Digital Purchasing based on DCC makes it possible to achieve considerable increases in efficiency in the handling process. The buyer then has more time for the buyer’s primary tasks, thus increasing the quality of his work.
Increased transparency of processes, faster processing times and respective decrease in costs are further benefits. This is based on the idea of creating a “paperless” process.
All these processes make it possible for the buyer to manage all the relevant documents electronically in a secure and efficient manner:

  • Directly related to the transaction
  • General (supplier information etc.)
  • Procurement of external documents (certificates, supplier declarations, etc.)
  • Setting up digital file systems with a cockpit for files or folders
  • Automatic generation and tracking of digital correspondence via e-mail or web portal (automated collaboration platform).
  • Change management

The DCC (Document Control Centre) solution is fully integrated in the SAP ERP processes and is able to implement the processes in a simple and scalable manner.
 

plan your production running

The aim of the solution is to bring construction and manufacturing processes closer together. High-quality data is needed for automated supply chain or production. The starting point for the process is construction with CAD models based on product structure planning in MCC (Material Control Centre).
The product structure is modelled via the MCC (Material Control Centre), which is embedded in the SAP iPPE functionality. Starting with non-redundant CAD models a development bill of materials (E-BOM) is documented. Material master data is generated rule-based for production and procurement based on MCC. This enables the CAD modelling and material master data planning to be perfectly separated. Production and sales variants (F-BOM) are planned independently of CAD modelling. Based on this initial position the manufacturing-logistics view for the product will then be created (see diagram on the left) via the likewise integrated PCC (Production Control Centre). Thanks to the integrated data model it is possible to trace back changes in the CAD structure down to the manufacturing structure with ease.

Projectoriented buying

Using the SAP Project Management System (PS) enables the processes in product development and development for customer orders ETO (Engineered to Order) to be mapped efficiently. This generally occurs by many development activities in parallel.
Starting with PCC-PS integration individual components (i.e. advance procurement, long-term parts) or assembly groups or whole product structures can. Thanks to the use of project-oriented procurement the whole document chain will be provided with the correct data in the SAP process. Functions from the progress control area and digital procurement can also be used and are fully integrated.

Advance control

With the “Progress Tracking” function a powerful tool for tracking schedules in company processes is available. Based on freely definable event chains it is possible to model complex schedule interdependencies (each with origin, planned, actual and forecast).
This means scenarios for scheduling documents can be combined with scenarios for scheduling materials. Scheduled dates for example can be imported here from the SAP-PS module or from other ERP data sources.
By appropriately deriving deadlines, which automatically come from postings and the document chain in the SAP system, it is possible to create a focused assessment of delays in schedules for planned events and allocations of work on hand to organisational departments. These will then be shown in the corresponding progress tracking cockpit.
The main advantage in using progress tracking for following up on deadlines is, on the one hand, largely automated scheduling and derivation of dates, as well as, on the other hand, the possibility to freely model and design the supply chain for the participating entities (document logistics and material logistics) when it comes to tracking schedules.
From construction to shipping processes consistent chains of events can be defined and tracked. A set of evaluations make it possible to show quickly and clearly, where problems in the supply chain start and thus enable intervention early on.


SAM-solutions – Tailor made for your demands

Einsatzfertige Lösungen die aus jahrelanger SAP- und Projekterfahrung  entstanden sind.

Documentations

What is characteristic about Integrated System Documentation is that it systematically supports all maintenance and/or customer service processes. Maintaining complex technical facilities requires a multitude of documents in a defined state (version, status, ...).  What is more, these documents may be archived in a non-redundant and structured way in various views. Simply drag and drop documents to archive them, and they will then be automatically indexed, too. Indexes are created using the logical MDDL = master document definition list approach. This results in an efficient system documentation supporting the following processes:

  • Linking folders and documents to technical objects (functional location, equipment, material master data, ...).
  • Integration into the procurement and production processes of e.g. spare parts.
  • Preparatory document planning and scheduling for complex maintenance processes.
  • Integration into the operational execution of maintenance and/or service orders.

In combination with MCC and DCC during the system planning phase, structures may be derived in an automated way and documents may be allocated.

Manage plants and documents

Suitable document logistics can be very helpful for executing complex service jobs. Document logistics brings together all the documents required for performing the job. This includes existing documents as well as documents that need to be created in the context of order execution (document planning). Documents created in the context of order execution are required e.g. for documentation and/or order billing purposes. It is possible, for instance, to archive them automatically in the respective folder structures and allocate them to a downstream process (invoicing).

Document Logistics

Mobile access to service documents can be effected e.g. by appropriate simplified and context-oriented interfaces (SAP Fiori / UI5). Various documentation views can be presented in the context of this search and display process:

  • Electrical layout, mechanical layout, maintenance schedules
  • Folder systems with definable contents and automated updating mechanisms for various contents such as
    • Systems
    • Order
    • User-specific

Note: documents and folders are archived non-redundantly. Interdependencies are described by efficient linking operations.

Plan and generate plant structures

The equipment labelling system makes it very easy to provide system structures, equipment and materials with standardised attributes (labels). The system used - RDS-PP, KKS or customer-specific definitions - can be designed freely. System components (systems, sub-systems, modules, assembly groups, etc.) can be pre-defined in an abstract way in modular libraries and then used for the respective application.


Development

Connecting practice and development expertise.

Product and project development connecting development and process knowledge...
Now more than ever it is essential to base developments on needs and cost effectiveness. bdf combines up-to-date technological expertise and methodological design approaches with sound process knowledge so as to meet these requirements. Customised solutions and standard software on the latest SAP technology platform.

Data migration / extraction following integration / hive-off
State-of-the-art data migration / extraction following the integration / hive-off or merger of business units, from various source systems to SAP, or from SAP into various formats and environments.
In various SAP projects for a large number of our customers, we have integrated master data and transaction data into SAP R/3, merged business units and extracted data for entire business units.
We used the following technologies and tools depending on the complexity of the task concerned:

  • LSMW (Legacy System Migration Workbench)
  • Batch input
  • Direct input
  • DMIG (data migration R/2-->R/3)

bdf will also provide for your data migration/integration or extraction projects.

Now more than ever it is essential to base developments on needs and cost effectiveness.

bdf combines up-to-date technological expertise and methodological design approaches with sound process knowledge so as to meet these requirements. Customised solutions and standard software on the latest SAP technology platform.

Now more than ever it is essential to base developments on needs and cost effectiveness. bdf combines up-to-date technological expertise and methodological design approaches with sound process knowledge so as to meet these requirements. Customised solutions and standard software on the latest SAP technology platform.

Based on long years of experience in the development of SAP industry solutions (CS, Cable Solution) and certified SAP add-on solutions (bdf Cash, PCC Process Control Center, DCC Document Control Center as SAP® Certified Integration), we will support you with our expertise in product development, with tried-and-tested methodologies as well as with staff with comprehensive experience over all software development phases. 

  • Would you like to receive independent technical advice from acknowledged experts?
  • Would you like to connect your SAP system with a portal/Intranet/Internet or other systems through web development?
  • Would you like to adapt your SAP system to your specific processes?
  • Would you like to add complex transactional applications (add-ons) to your SAP system?
  • Would you like to modify your SAP system selectively while keeping it compatible for future releases?

As a competent and reliable partner, we can offer you these services from a single source. We use only the latest SAP software technology and methodology:

  • ABAP/4 and ABAP OO
  • Enhancement of SAP standard processes using BADIs, user exits and enhancement points.
  • SAP Workflow, Web Flow
  • SAP Script, SAP Smart Forms
  • Web programming (GUI implementation) with Webdynpro/Java and Webdynpro/ABAP

We have developed our bdf Development Guidelines and bdf Software Quality Assurance scheme to guarantee quality assurance during project implementation (design, development, documentation). Systematic application of these tools in combination with the relevant SAP and customer standards ensures maximum software quality.

We will comprehensively support you in creating and establishing a service-oriented infrastructure based on the SAP Netweaver Platform (Process Integration/ Exchange Infrastructure, Enterprise Portal).
Nowadays service orientation is a decisive competitive factor in virtually every industry.  An important goal of state-of-the-art IT therefore needs to be to provide distributed integration scenarios between SAP, non-SAP systems and external business partners. This paves the way for the necessary cross-system and cross company business processes, process automation as well as working in geographically dispersed teams. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary to use tools and products that support the SOA (service-oriented architecture) approach. SOA organises functionalities that so far have been hidden in individual applications in such a way that they are available throughout the company in the form of standards-based services.
bdf will support you in creating and optimising complex system architectures and distribution scenarios in heterogeneous IT environments using innovative SAP technologies. From analysis and scenario design to problem solution as well as system implementation, operation and maintenance:

  • SAP Netweaver Process Integration/Exchange Infrastructure: Distributed integration scenarios between SAP, non-SAP systems and external business partners
  • SAP Netweaver Enterprise Portal:  Central, browser-based access to cross-system, business relevant information, business processes and reports and collaboration (discussion forums, chats, application sharing).

(bdf project methodology  (pdf)