SAP ERP Services & Solutions

Astral offers comprehensive ERP Solutions that empower organisations to efficiently manage and integrate core functions and processes across various departments. Our primary objective is to streamline operations, enhance collaboration, and provide real-time visibility into all aspects of your organisation’s activities.

With our expert ERP Services for SAP, we can help optimise your business processes, introduce efficiencies, and support a seamless transition to a more effective way of working. We bring years of experience and industry knowledge to deliver tailored solutions that meet your specific requirements.

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Improving Change Request processes, through integration and workflow optimisation

SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) consolidates your important data into a single source of truth to create a unified, trusted view of your business using a master data management layer based on the SAP Business Technology Platform.​

Astral’s unique delivery approach provides:

  • Improved data integrity, consistency, and quality of business-critical information
  • Responds to your business’ scale, complexity, and standards by delivering:
    • Seamless data integration
    • Operational cost reduction and people efficiency
    • Compliance and risk mitigation.​

We have delivered numerous successful solutions, including:

  • Material Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Improving Change Request creation and update processes
  • Streamline workflows and achieve efficiencies in assigning requestor, maintainer, and approval tasks. ​
  • Harmonised master data management strategy across domains to simplify enterprise data management, increase data accuracy, and reduce the total cost of ownership.​
  • Integrate with OpenText Extended ECM (xECM), including document and records management, archiving, workflow, and collaboration functionality.
End-to-End Understanding of the complex requirements for work management

Astral brings 12+ years of experience implementing S/4 HANA Asset Work Management solutions and upgrades for our mining and utility clients, including company mergers and demergers.

We ensure strong business engagement to capture and understand your business requirements and create tailored solution recommendations, design, and delivery. Astrals’ Asset Work Management services include:

  • Extended Enterprise Content Management (xECM) enabling Controlled Documents, such as operational procedures and drawings, to be managed directly in OpenText or SharePoint within the SAP AWM business objects.​
  • Bulk upload data and content generated as part of the business processes, such as annual inspection programs generating video and photographic content in bulk.​
  • Offline access to content for remote site access or in poor network conditions. The solution ensures that the single source of truth is maintained through automated sync activities once the device is back online, reducing manual administrative efforts.​
  • Improve Asset and Work Management Lifecycle, including operations, planning, maintaining, scheduling, and execution processes for asset-intensive industries. In addition to SAP implementation, Astral delivers the Extended ECM Workspace solutions across all business objects.​
Optimisation of the supply chain process including advanced reporting insights across real-time data

Astral can optimise complex supply chain processes to enhance reporting insights across real-time data.

Our Supply Chain Management solutions improve finance, procurement, and supply chain business processes to help clients better plan and optimise stock and goods movements and track product availability in their warehouse and transportation processes. 

We can integrate OpenText Extended Enterprise Content Management (xECM) integration for SAP document storage while working with your SAP S/4 HANA implementation. It enables documents used for Supply Chain​, Finance​, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), Human Resources (HR) SuccessFactors to be stored directly against SAP business objects while being managed by the ECM system.

Astral’s migration tools can easily streamline existing data and content migration.​

Data Privacy and management concerns? Get control of the full information Lifecycle in your S4 Hana implementation

Astral is an experienced implementor of SAP Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), which provides a broad range of advanced capabilities, including:

  • Blocking and deletion
  • Residence and retention management
  • Consolidation of legacy data
  • Regulatory compliance, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • ILM Aware Store for archiving into third-party solutions, including OpenText
  • Manage live and archived data based on business-specific rules, such as data protection and privacy policies.
Full lifecycle management for all enterprise documents

Astral offers full lifecycle management for enterprise documents to align structured business processes with unstructured content in documents, spreadsheets, images and drawings.

Our OpenText Extended ECM (xECM) for SAP Solutions connect Enterprise Content Management to any lead SAP application, improving users’ efficiency, control and access to unstructured content. With xECM for SAP Solutions, you can attach unstructured documents and entire ECM workspaces to transactions in SAP applications.

Astral’s solution accelerators can streamline your EIM deployment across various SAP applications including:

  • Plant Maintenance
  • Projects
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Procurement
  • Master Data Management
  • SAP Success Factors
  • Environment Health and Safety
  • Finance
  • Human Resource (HR).
Fully integrated from invoice capture to posting

Astral’s Fast Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) solution is tailored to meet the needs of your accounts payable departments. Our best practice-based solution integrates invoice scan and capture through to posting, providing full traceability and native integration with SAP.

We work closely with you to ensure alignment with your business requirements, process mapping, and design aspects to develop the best solution for your needs.

“Astral’s guidance, insight, direction and collaboration on the management of our corporate information lifecycle throughout the associated business processes has been both refreshing and transformative. Their depth of IM experience, significant expertise and flexibility in working with the greater team has been instrumental in driving positive business outcomes across the many projects with which they have been engaged.”

Director of Corporate Services – Leading Australian Educational Institute

Rapid Deployment Vendor Invoice Management

This product accelerator has been developed leveraging an Industry Best Practice Rapid Deployment approach so that customers will be able to achieve a faster return on investment. The rapid-deployment solutions provide a scalable low-cost solution for your invoice-to-pay operations.

Business Challenges

The prospect of implementing Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) for SAP can be a daunting prospect because it requires a skill set that is not normally part of your SAP technical capability. To outsource the entire implementation to an external team can be expensive and it can be a challenge to hire the skill sets internally. It can also be difficult to justify budget due to lack of internal capability and understanding of the tool.

Business Solution

The solution focuses on the implementation of the SAP Invoice Automation Solution using the FAST-Invoice approach.  This includes confirmation of business requirements, solution design, solution installation and configuration, system testing, UAT support, delivery of training and go-live support. 

The approach focuses on an accelerated implementation of an out-of-the-box, pre-configured vendor invoice management solution which includes:

  • Configuration of 10 Exceptions from SAP Invoice Management with itemised costs.
  • Purchase Order (PO)
  • Implementation of Capture Centre for 3 environments (Development, UAT and Production)
  • OpenText Archive Server
  • Single Country Implementation
  • IM out-of-box reporting: IM Analytics, Liability Reporting, Invoice Ageing Reporting
  • Email integration for ingestion of Invoices
  • Unit Testing
  • System Integration Testing
  • Go Live and Support

Business Benefits

  • Easy to use solution that drives a consistent business process and includes key capabilities such as automated document classification and a standard set of document types
  • Easy to link to latest released version to support key activities in the asset management lifecycle
  • Framework enables adoption across all areas of the business, and provides extensions to meet unique IM / safety requirements
  • Different areas of the organisation can adopt framework at different stages

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