The Anatomy of SAP ECC 6.0 explained

Did you know that the SAP ECC 6.0 functions similar to our body? It has parts that serve specific purposes like the feet is for moving, the hands are for controlling, and the eyes are for visibility. Below is a list of SAP ECC 6.0’s modules and how their operations contribute in achieving your business goals specifically for logistics operations.

SAP ECC 6.0 on Sales and Distribution

SAP ECC 6.0 on Sales and Distribution offers a complete sales processes solution including sales objects like quotations, orders, and billing, and functions like pricing inputs, checking for open orders, and forecasting. This management software provides real time information, increasing visibility of up-to-date information like inventories, sales orders, and deliveries to be done. This key component also links to other modules. For instance, Sales and Distribution is closely linked to Materials Management mainly because when an order is done, it gets the product information from the materials module.

SAP ECC 6.0 on Materials Management

Materials Management is another key component which mainly handles the inventory and the procurement of a logistics company. It also manages purchasing and receiving goods, storing them, keeping an inventory, and invoicing. This solution provides companies the ability to avoid excess inventory, cost savings, and simplified production execution through complete demand visibility. Materials Management is under a bigger module called Warehouse Management.

SAP ECC 6.0 on Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management is a solution confined to the management and maintenance of a warehouse or a structure where companies store their materials. It does not only encompass Materials Management, but it specifically tells you if a material is in stock, where it is exactly stored in the warehouse, and how a warehouse should be designed to avoid wastage, carrying cost and increase overall safety. Logically, this part of the solution is extended to another module called Transportation Management.

SAP ECC 6.0 on Transportation Management

Transportation Management deals with logistics activities after managing your materials and where you store them, and keeping sales records to make sure everything flows as designed. This solution performs transportation planning for sales orders and return orders, store transport orders, purchase orders, and generally transport through relevant inbound and outbound deliveries. This Transportation Management system ensures companies reduced cost through better route planning for your delivery vehicles, makes sure they carry load efficiently, and the ability to choose carrier mix and mode. This solution also provides visibility into the transportation chain, as well as flexibility in changing delivery plans, making your business effectively adapt to the growing demands of the market we have today.

SAP ECC 6.0 on Finance and Controlling

Finance and Controlling, or FICO, is one of the most important modules in SAP ECC 6.0. It provides a complete financial management solution not only for logistics companies, but for a broad range of other industries. FICO handles accounting, financial reporting, performance management, and corporate governance of companies looking into automating their core business operations. This ensures that financial reports through deep business insight are accurate and relevant for presentation to the management. Like all other SAP ECC 6.0 modules, FICO also offers real time information processing to enable quicker decision making whenever necessary. Financial Accounting and Controlling is linked to almost all modules. If a material is put under production, there is cost. If it is stored then delivered, there is cost. If the sales documents are processed, they need to run through financials and controlling. SAP ECC 6.0 contains all modules specific to your company requirements to provide an end-to-end solution, simplifying the way you do your business.

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