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Successful “Go Live” of full scale SAP ERP at Elif

Elif, the leading flexible packaging company in the sector, realised a full-scale SAP ERP system project by integrating all modules of SAP ERP program with its systems in a single project. With the “firsts” in SAP implementation, the tough & complicated project is shown as a benchmark project around the globe.

Elif successfully restructured its entire corporate, operational and resource planning systems with the application of the SAP ERP system, which aims to optimise values, and improve the quality of information and processes. Enabling Elif an increased ability to offer localised global services and worldwide supply flexibility, the SAP ERP project has brought Elif one step closer to its vision of ‘becoming a worldwide leader in the flexible packaging sector’.

Ranked as one of the "500 Largest Industrial Enterprises of Turkey" list announced by Istanbul Chamber of Industry and rapidly increasing global awareness and business volume through exports to more than 50 countries in America, Asia and Europe, Elif went live with the fully integrated SAP ERP system; the analysis, planning, and integration processes of which were completed in the short timeframe of only 10 months on account of Elif’s dynamic structure and human resources.  The first phase of the SAP project, which aims to improve infrastructure and implement multidimensional expansions, covers replacing and improving its existing ERP system with APO (Advanced Planning and Optimisation), WM (Warehouse Management), PM (Plant Maintenance), QM (Quality Management), CS (Customer Service), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), BO-BI (Business Objects – Business Intelligence) and MII (Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) modules and Payroll, Personnel Administration and Time Management subcomponents of HR (Human Resources) module of SAP.

Elif SAP project is differentiated from all other SAP projects and stands out as a global benchmark SAP project due to the initiation of many “firsts” in SAP ERP integration and implementation of three strategic modules concurrently with the minimum variance from the planned budget and time as well as the implementation of all vital SAP modules under one single project. The SAP ERP project, offering centralised, rea- time updated and trusted operational and transactional data, not only increases the operational efficiency of Elif’s decision making processes and enables the utilisation of the advantages of this integrated system but it also allows for an accelerated and more dynamic organisational structure.

Having exhibited its excellence approach yet again with this project, Elif, sees it as part of its corporate culture to take its quality a step further by constantly improving, changing and developing new projects not only during their manufacturing but also throughout all company processes. This new SAP ERP system will leverage Elif’s competitive strengths and precision in making Elif the local global packaging partner of its leading global customers regardless of their geography. Implemented in consultation with ABH (Anadolu Bilişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.), the second phase of this SAP ERP project covers the BP (Business Objects Planning and Consolidation) module and Employee Performance Management, Career Management, Training and Event Management subcomponents of HR module and is planned to be completed in 2013.