2020 SMB Innovation Summit: Consensus awarded with SAP Business One Top Innovation Partner in North America and Latin America
Every year, the SAP Partner Ecosystem gathers in the Annual SMB (Small and Midsize Businesses) Innovation Summit to share industry insights and trends affecting the small to midsize markets as well as learning about the latest SAP product and technology innovations. Partners are recognized for their contribution to the Industry and this year SAP awarded Consensus as the SAP Business One Top Innovation Partner in both North America and Latin America.
Being the recipient of such recognition is extremely meaningful for our team at this very specific time. The Summit, like so many other events these days, happened remotely instead of everyone travelling to beautiful Cancun, Mexico. Many of our usual processes are being challenged by this new situation and now more than ever, we believe Innovation and a clear Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise will set Businesses apart and prepare them for the new world. We are committed to making the Intelligent Enterprise a reality for all.
Embracing the Intelligent Enterprise
Consensus embraced the idea of the Intelligent Enterprise 15 years ago. We started implementing the Intelligent Suite (with its Digital core SAP Business One) and realized it accelerated value creation for our customers. Later came the adoption of the Digital Platform (Cloud). More recently, we devoted a group of innovators to design Intelligent Technologies making the Intelligent Enterprise a reality for Small and Midsize Enterprises (SMEs) in North America and Latin America. We have always been passionate about both technology and people, and about empowering small companies with Large Enterprise innovations. Inspiring SMEs to become Intelligent Enterprises is in our DNA.
Three Major Elements of the Intelligent Enterprise
Intelligent Technologies integrated with SAP Business One
Intelligent Technologies could be the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), or Robotic Process Automation (RPA), among others. You probably have heard of these types of technologies as being run by large enterprises or even on futuristic movies but the reality is, they are available here and now for Small Businesses as well. And Consensus can help you design and implement them on your business processes providing you with augmented visibility, focus, and agility.
Examples of Intelligent Technologies empowering SMEs today
The sky is the limit when you think of the different applications of Intelligent Technologies to Small Businesses Processes. The below examples feature real businesses that have embraced the Intelligent Enterprise and are using Intelligent Technologies to their advantage with Consensus and SAP Business One.
Ecommerce Intelligence RPA
Blue Trading receives diverse ítems (Vintage Items) from sources around the world. Blue Trading needs to identify the potential value of each item to explore if there is interest and what would be the target price in eCommerce sites such as Amazon.
Searching for the right similar item and identifying a target price is a manual and cumbersome process, performed by individuals in Asia or the Far East.
Some of these items are getting to be a type of commodity and the price varies through time, and this information needs to be updated in SAP. Reducing the time to identify the correct item classification and price will result in a significant revenue increase in excess of $50.000/year.
RPA with PDF files and OCR
A Consensus Client process deliveries to its customers that sign delivery documents and these need to be attached to the Delivery Document. This is a very cumbersome process as each Delivery has several pages.
This process takes an Admin person a day each week, and the errors make these attachments very unreliable.
With this RPA, our customer will save close to $15,000/year.
System Read Write
Repetitive tasks that only consist of entering information that follows the same scheme are becoming obsolete. Besides being busy without adding any additional value it often leads to human errors.
The Robot Process Automation (RPA) is:
- Eliminating typing errors that can appear by entering manual information
- Performing tasks by a robot without human help
- Providing high-quality information
- Freeing up physical resources for other activities
IoT for Sales
IoT devices (Internet of Things) are increasingly frequent in our reality, and daily we live with a lot of artifacts that allow us to make tasks that require multiple steps easier.
By understanding the purchase needs of our customers who always request the same products/services through their devices, IoT technology simplifies the process of making an instant purchase.
With IoT for Sales we:
- Accelerate the buying process of a customer
- Make all the sales order documents online in SAP
- Gain customer loyalty with completely functional innovate tool
- Expand the sales channel
Watch the videos below to learn more about Consensus innovations
If you have an innovative idea for your company or would like to learn how we can help you innovate and automate different processes in your company click here to contact us, we will be happy to help you!