Maintaining a robust and complex SAP® landscape is a challenging task for fashion companies.

Without deep and broad SAP skills to deal with the issues of working on SAP platforms such as ECC, AFS, Retail, FMS, or S/4HANA® for Fashion, fashion companies lose countless working hours.

Due to the complexity of digital transformation, in-house IT teams are struggling to keep pace. IT departments are now required to tackle business strategy, drive transformation, and enable the adoption of advanced technologies, all while keeping costs under control.

This requires a practical alternative to maintaining cost-effectiveness. Retailers need a way to generate continuous value from existing investments while also making improvements with new technologies.

Delivering fully functional SAP applications is at the core of Rizing’s SAP Application Management Services. As forward-thinking fashion companies shift their focus to continuous value generation, having the right talent, the right tools, and the right controls is critical to controlling the cost of your SAP landscape.

Here’s a look at how fashion companies can achieve this, and what benefits they can expect with Rizing’s support services:

1. Cost Savings

Training and maintaining an in-house IT team is costly and time-consuming. With SAP Application Managed Services, organizations can reduce operational costs, lower IT operating expenses, and free up internal resources to focus on strategic value-adding IT projects.

Rizing’s AMS team can:

  • Proactively explore and identify enhancements for improvement to maximize efficiency, reduce overhead and limit costs
  • Access a wealth of technical knowledge and expertise not to maintain in-house which allows retailers to continuously improve system performance
  • Minimize the need to hire, train, and retrain
  • Eliminate challenges associated with hiring from a limited talent pool of experienced SAP resources with specialized knowledge
  • Reduce system downtime and enable faster resolutions
  • Predict and manage costs

2. Scale Up or Down Based on Business Needs

Given the rate of technology developments, organizations need to scale resources up or down on demand. As your SAP AMS partner, Rizing can support your organization to handle growth spurts or emerging IT problems, by determining a delivery model that works best for you.

We can:

  • Adapt to customer needs and ramp up/ramp down resources
  • Provide a combination of onsite, offsite, and offshore delivery models based on client needs
  • Design the most robust IT outsourcing model to fit client needs

3. Focus On Core Business

Lack of in-house expertise and an inadequate infrastructure can prevent companies from successfully managing their SAP systems.

But activities related to the development and operations of SAP fashion-retail applications are always ongoing and constantly need improvement. Most often, companies limit internal IT manpower because they are stretched with business demands and ongoing IT projects.

However, with an SAP Managed Services partner, companies can focus more time on their core IT activities and day-to-day work.

Rizing AMS can:

  • Provide access to a team of highly trained, dedicated professionals
  • Extend and optimize your ERP to generate more value from your application portfolio
  • Manage your environment 24/7 to keep your SAP landscape up-to-date with the right patches and updates
  • Use our SAP knowledge to optimize usage of functionalities, and activate new functionalities
  • Close the skills gap, enabling teams to focus on innovation, not SAP application management and maintenance
  • Address technical pain points and remain responsive to short and long term needs

Rizing’s AMS service places fashion companies in a better position to manage future digital demands.

As fashion companies find themselves with a complex digital environment that is difficult to manage and costly to maintain, Rizing’s Application Managed Services helps cut through the complexity to help position your business for the evolving digital economy.

When your application management decisions are well managed, you can accelerate innovation, improve IT performance, reduce both costs and risks, and focus on core organizational competencies.

Read more about our Application Managed Services for SAP for Fashion and Retail.