YMCA Improves Efficiency with SAP Business ByDesign
The Y had an outdated legacy solution for the size of the organisation and remained largely paper based. They needed the ability to streamline processing of documents and reduce the time spent on manual activities.
Andrew Mundy, Chief Operations Officer YMCA SA explains.
“We held a series of workshops internally and identified our challenges. An RRP document was created, comprising a ‘Wishlist’ of functionality that would improve efficiencies and ease the key users pain points, this was sent to a shortlist of possible vendors. Ultimately, SAP Business ByDesign was selected as the functionality matched our business needs, it was well priced and some of our key business users had previous SAP experience.”
“The main benefits the Y have found using the solution:
Reduction in time needed on A/P processing – specifically for our site workers
Mobile application and online approvals
An overall happier finance team with the ability to see where they are at in real time
Drill down functionality providing easy access to the source document. Helping managers rectify any issues where previously they had to search for an email or paper document on site.”
“The implementation process was smooth and easy, during the stressful period of our first month end the support from the lead consultant was excellent, it meant a smoother transition to our new [ERP] system”
Plans for the Future
“After embedding the solution within the business, the Y will look to expand the functionality to integrate their POS solution to SAP Business ByDesign to gain further insights into their live data. We would certainly recommend SAP Business ByDesign and have done so already!”