Profit Point Integrates SAP with Entire Line of Supply Chain Optimization Software
North Brookfield, MA (PRWEB) August 25, 2008 — Profit Point, a leading supply chain optimization consulting firm, today announced the introductions of Profit Connect, an interface that bridges its line of optimization software applications with SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. With more than 46,000 customers worldwide, SAP is the ERP software of choice for thousands of medium and large businesses. By combining SAP’s central data store with Profit Point’s supply chain optimization software, business managers are now able to gain increased visibility to improve the quality of their critical business decisions.
“Historically, data availability and integrity have been the biggest challenge facing business managers that seek to improve their business operations,” stated Alan Kosansky, Profit Point’s President. “Compatibility with the universe of SAP’s real-time data enables our clients to use our industry-leading business optimization tools with easy access to the universe of SAP data.”
Profit Point’s entire line of supply chain optimization software, which includes tools to improve network design, production and distribution planning, scheduling and vehicle routing, is designed to help manufacturing and distribution managers improve the decisions they make using advanced optimization algorithms and proven supply chain methodologies. By leveraging existing ERP systems, Profit Point’s software provides a robust and proven method that supply chain managers can rely upon to optimize their critical business processes and improve profitability.
“In recent years, we have seen our clients increase their use and reliance on SAP for data management,” said Jim Piermarini, Profit Point’s Chief Technology Officer. “We saw an opportunity to access this data store, so that our clients could easily and accurately aggregate data for their optimization projects and increase the frequency of these business improvement efforts.”
Profit Connect solves the data integration challenges by providing an easy, direct bridge to SAP’s data store. Using Profit Point’s SAP-compatible software, business managers can now avoid data duplication and distortion, improve efficiencies and customer service, cut operational costs and improve decision making through accurate analysis and proven optimization techniques.