CSC Smartstart Wholesale Distribution Solution Now a Qualified SAP® Business All-in-One Partner Solution
News Release -- December 20, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 20 – CSC (NYSE: CSC), a leading global IT services provider, announced today that its SmartStart Wholesale Distribution solution is now a qualified SAP® Business All-in-One partner solution, delivering an integrated platform to solve business challenges in the wholesale food distribution industry. CSC SmartStart provides customers in this industry with the affordability and expertise of the SAP application, combined with CSC’s extensive, industry-specific experience developing and implementing solutions for mid-market food companies worldwide.
The scope of the offering includes order-to-cash, procure-to-pay and account-to-report functionality. Given mission-critical challenges for wholesale distribution, CSC solves complex issues, including warehouse management, full-lot traceability, multi-tiered pricing agreements, and commissions and rebates. CSC’s approach to implementing this qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution offers the following:
- Rapid implementation – Pre-configured, industry-specific solution allows businesses to rapidly integrate the SAP solution quickly and efficiently, minimizing downtime
- Reduced risk – CSC's qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution lowers costs, improves time to ROI, increases revenue and decreases implementation risks
- Maximizes ROI – Supports mission-critical processes such as pricing and contracts, rebates and commissions, catch-weight sales and route management
“CSC has more than 6,000 consultants in 50 countries, a deep knowledge of industry practices within top wholesale food distribution companies, and a long track record of providing clients with innovation using SAP solutions to solve business issues,” said Jeff Sagraves, vice president, Global SAP Operations, CSC. “Our SmartStart solution is just one of many industry-specific solutions that CSC has developed to enable rapid, high-quality implementations of SAP solutions.”
SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions are qualified by SAP and developed, sold and supported by SAP channel partners as a defined-scope implementation with consulting services, and offer the flexibility to accommodate the unique business needs of each customer. Qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions are preconfigured, industry-specific versions of the SAP ERP application combined with SAP Best Practices offerings, enabling streamlined operations, lower costs and a proven path to growth.
For more information about CSC’s expertise in implementing SAP solutions for the enterprise, visit http://www.csc.com/sap/offerings/46030/47102-sap_a1_wholesale_distribution.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 94,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended October 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.
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