12th successful go-live at Saica

On November 18, 2019 Saica manages the next cross-border go-live with Aicomp’s add-on “VCPowerPack” for SAP® ERP, just 4 weeks after the previous successful go-live.

Saica Group, one of the largest European packaging manufacturers, recently implemented Aicomp’s industry solution IS Packaging for Corrugated Packaging in Marinha Grande (Portugal), only 4 weeks after the previous successful Go-Live in Lamirande (France).

This is the 12th successful rollout since the first in Spain in 2010. In addition to Spain, rollouts continued over the years in France, Great Britain and, most recently, Portugal.

The success story will continue with further implementations for 2020 in UK (3 plants), France (2 plants), Portugal (1 plant) and Spain (1 plant).

With the VCPowerPack solution, Saica receives a wide variety of functions. This includes the detailed “VCPowerPack” product configuration for all packaging types needed within the Saica production program and market offerings.

This configuration encompasses production operation settings for technical restrictions checks, setup and runtime calculation, several master data tables for raw materials and production resource tools.

In addition, the solution provides Saica with tightly integrated standard components of SAP ERP. The detailed and precise costing, as well as price determination, are also part of the tool. Automated master data creation in the background, interface integrations with production planning tools, web applications and CAD drawing systems support the overall process design.

Through the implementation of IS Packaging, the level of automation is increased and optimizes the production processes. In addition, the data redundancy avoidance leads to exact calculations and pricing. This allows Saica to establish fair market prices and to consider the costs for each sales item.

About Aicomp’s IS Packaging and VCPowerPack

Aicomp’s IS Packaging is an industry-specific ERP solution which combines applications of the SAP ERP with the configuration platform VCPowerPack. With tailored functions, the software solution fulfills the special requirements of product configuration and order registration of the packaging manufacturing processes through pre-integrated, standardized end-to-end solutions.

Aicomp’s VCPowerPack is the configuration solution inside the SAP System. It optimizes the CPQ (Configure Price Quote) process in a significant way: through a detailed calculation of products in real-time, a quicker quotation process, and a multi-channel integration. As a result, complex products can be offered as swiftly as standard products. VCPowerPack boosts productivity and results in a shorter process time for quotations, master data generation, and sales order processing.

About Saica

Saica Pack belongs to Saica Group. Saica Group is the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, with a production of 3.3 million tonnes of paper. With more than 10,000 employees and presence across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and Netherlands, Saica Group has four business areas: recycled paper production for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental solutions (Saica Natur), production of corrugated board packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). Global turnover of 4.161 billion Euros (aggregate sales at 31.12.2018).