Several organizations working in the context of International Development Cooperation use SAP as their financial management system. The powerful ERP system enables to manage business processes in an organization but may also require additional customization when an organization is facing new institutional donor funding requirements and related reporting needs.
Based on our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the accounting and reporting requirements of financing institutions, GFA B.I.S.’ approach starts by analyzing the existing configuration, and assists our clients in the continued development of their SAP solution building on the strengths of the existing system to meet donor requirements.
GFA B.I.S. consultants start with a detailed analysis of the configuration of the ERP system, its master data structures and implemented processes. If existing modules can be optimized to meet donor requirements, the consultants work with the client and/or their SAP service provider on re-customization of the ERP system to facilitate an efficient automated reporting.
If the existing modules do not meet donor requirements, GFA B.I.S. supports clients with the introduction of additional SAP modules through its certification as SAP service provider. As reporting with SAP may often be a challenge, especially when it comes to design new reporting templates, GFA B.I.S. developed a flexible solution based on an Infor Query & Analysis Datalink that connects to the client’s SAP database and facilitates real-time reporting in MS Excel®.
GFA B.I.S. offers services for all stages of a project, starting with the analysis of processes and business requirements, through to system design, configuration and user training. Project management of the implementation forms an integral part of our service portfolio.