The Retail, Wholesale Distribution, and Consumer Product Industries function as large pieces of a business network, each relying on the other. That’s why SAP has grouped together those, along with Fashion, as a big part of their Consumer Industries vertical.
There’s a demand for high quality SAP consultants across all Consumer Industries and finding that high quality support can be a challenge for many companies. That is largely because the SAP ecosystem is in a stage of change, as more and more organizations look to adopt SAP S/4HANA, the vendor’s latest ERP offering. Most SAP customers in the Consumer Industries are assessing when, not if, they will make the transition to the S/4HANA platform, retire complex customizations in their current environment, and take advantage of the S/4HANA functional and technical improvements.
/N SPRO Consumer Industries, a Rizing company, is a leading SAP consultant and implementation services company which offers an end-to-end suite of SAP services and industry-based solutions. We recognize an opportunity to expand our own Consumer Industries practice beyond our current Retail and Fashion businesses, and will be doing that by going into the Wholesale Distribution and Consumer Products space starting at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 in Orlando.
The Consumer Industries Transformation
The Consumer Industries have seen a lot of change over the last decade. To meet the new reality, many companies have some transforming to do. Adopting new technology like S/4HANA is part of that, but there’s a business element as well. Good software implementations take a business-centric approach, ensuring not only that the software meets the needs of the business, but that the business is adopting to the changing needs of their customers.
Change management adds another important layer. New technology may lead to new processes for employees, and they need to be aligned from leadership on down on anything new and different. Businesses that do not manage this change well, face the many risks from lost revenue to employee attrition.
Finding the Right Partner
Whether it is Retail, Fashion, Wholesale Distribution, or Consumer Products, all Consumer Industries will need to adapt to thrive. That adaptation involves both transforming business practices and implementing the technologies that allow those transformations to happen.
Finding experienced and quality partners will ensure a company is successful in transforming to a business that will be successful now and into the future.
At /N SPRO and Rizing, our Consumer Industries practice has long been among the top Retail consulting service providers in the SAP space. Through that, we have helped many customers implement the technology and business practices to transform into industry leaders. We have mastered taking a business-centric project approach, coupled with essential program management and change management, and the functional and technical know-how to ensure process and technical integrations are done effectively and efficiently.
By taking our industry knowledge, consulting skillset and SAP technology knowledge base to the Wholesale Distribution and Consumer Products verticals, we are helping to meet that demand for high quality SAP consultants in the age of transformation in the Consumer Industries and transition in the SAP ecosystem.