22.08.2007 | Hungary

S&T Hungary (UNITIS) implements SAP at Invest-Trade Group

Integrated system for eight companies

S&T Hungary (UNITIS) has implemented SAP for the Hungarian Invest-Trade Group. This integrates eight companies of the group into one efficient ERP system.
Founded in Miskolc (Hungary) in 1991, Invest-Trade Group is one of the largest companies in Hungary’s meat industry. In addition to its pork, beef and meat processing operations, the group also produces fruit juices and carbonated drinks, is active in the sand and gravel industry, and develops real estate. Until recently all of the members of the group operated independent IT systems. The rapid development of the business required the implementation of an integrated ERP system. Illés Szabolcs Dudás, Head of Finance and joint owner, Invest-Trade Ltd.: “The members of our group of companies are geographically distributed from each other and their business operations are as diverse as their locations. However with the implementation of mySAP All-in-One, we are now able to ensure that accurate, up-to-date and integrated data is available to our company headquarters. This has significantly enhanced the efficiency of our operations and management.”

One system, three production models

“Our subsidiaries had customized IT systems and were operating in isolation. This not only made it hard to handle business data, but also to review the activities of the enterprise. Ultimately it slowed down decision making processes,” explained Illés Szabolcs Dudás. “Through the implementation of ERP we wanted to realize the integrated management of the subsidiaries within the group, along with the application of the best business practice.” S&T Hungary implemented a custom solution for the Invest-Trade Group based on mySAP All-in-One. The solution is tailored to the specific requirements of the customer and can be adapted to change flexibly. The following modules were installed for the Invest-Trade Group: Finance, Asset Management, Materials Management, Sales and Distribution, and Controlling. Additionally, the Production Planning module was implemented at the four production sites. Because the requirements of all four production facilities were so different, modifications were made so that three separate production models were implemented. A particular challenge that had to be met was the necessity to automate the integration of the weights of meat — essential to efficient meat processing — into the SAP system in order to avoid the manual input of such data. For these purposes S&T together with its partners developed a customized data communication system that would be reliable over the large distances between production facilities. Christian Rosner, CEO S&T AG: “UNITIS has many years of experience with SAP and was therefore able to successfully meet the challenges of this project. The next step is already in planning — in the near future all of the German members of the group will be integrated into the system.”

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UNITIS Systemhouse Pte. Ltd. belongs to the S&T group, and provides customised standard solutions and tailor-made software developments to companies and government departments in Hungary and other countries. These range from systems for enterprise resource plan and facility management to information and communication instruments to engineering software. UNITIS Systemhouse and its predecessors have been active and successful on the local and international markets for fifteen years.
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