Nov 19

The Value of OMS+, a Native SAP POS, in the Form of Time

Have you ever seen the movie “In Time”?  Pretty cool concept where time – literally time left alive – is the only currency.  A cup of coffee costs 3 minutes of your life.  Paychecks are distributed in the form of more time.  Goods and services are paid for with time.  I think you probably grasp the concept.  While the movie is obviously a work of fiction, it brings home a powerful point:  Time is valuable.  This is just as true in the real world as it is in the dystopian world of the movie.

With this in mind, we should all be looking for ways to improve our everyday processes in oder to make them run more quickly and get maximum efficiency out of our routines.  Let me present you with an example: SAP order processing.  What you see below is a GIF of the ever familiar VA01 sales order creation process using SAP GUI.  As you watch the counter, you will see that just the order creation itself takes about 1:00.  Keep in mind that this is just the creation of the sales order itself.  If you are familiar with the process, you know we still have many steps left; payment needs to be taken, a delivery needs to be made and all the associated billing process need to happen.  Let’s watch, I’m sure this is painfully familiar to most of you. (Click it to make it do it’s thing)

GUI Comparison

 

That hurt your eyeballs didn’t it?  Don’t worry we won’t do that again.  Just try not to scroll back up.  Now let me take a second to introduce our star for the evening – DataXstream’s OMS+.  Please keep the applause to your self, we can’t hear you through the computer.  What?  You haven’t heard of OMS+? Well, let me tell you about it.  OMS+ is an advanced order management solution with POS functionality built specifically for SAP.  It does not require any integration as it sits inside of SAP and runs the native SAP order process in a simple and easy to use interface.  Wow, that’s a lot to take in, right?  Or you’re just scratching your head thinking, “What the hell did he just say?”  Well, it’s easier if I just show you.  Remember the seemingly random reference to “In Time” earlier, you are about to see where I was going with that…

OMS+ Time Comparison

 

OK, you can applaud if you want to now.  Just keep it down, the people around you are trying to surf the internet, oops – I meant work, without your distracting clapping.  Well, maybe you’re not fully sold.  The interface looks cool and all, but what did you just see?  Don’t worry, I’ll tell you. that’s why I’m here, right?  For you.

So, what you just saw was the entire SAP order process run from end to end.  We started at VA01 and ran through the collection of payment, delivery and all the associated billing process in about 40 seconds.  Some things to keep in mind – I don’t have any of the customer numbers or material numbers memorized.  That’s why you see me do the search in each clip.  I was also trying to do both process as quickly s I could, so I skipped over some really  cool stuff that the OMS+ does.  No, no, it’s ok, we’ll get to all that cool stuff later.  This is just the first in a series of posts about all the amazing things the OMS+ does.  I will continue to post comparison pieces like this, showing you just how powerful our OMS+ for SAP POS is.

So, I’d like to close with this question: if you lived in a world where time was the only currency, wouldn’t you be taking a closer look at OMS+?

Click here for more info about OMS+:http://www.dataxstream.com/sap-solutions/sap-point-of-sale-solution/

 

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Scott Walker is a Senior SAP SD Consultant for DataXstream, movie buff, humanitarian, wizard, medal of honor winner, bodybuilder and model. Ok, only the first two are true. If there are any pictures of him on the website – ignore them. He just looks like a more handsome combination of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

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