Did you know only 20% of organisations get measurable value from their IT Initiatives? Source: SAP Value Engineering analysis of 1609 completed business case engagements. TAMS focus on providing end to end solutions that deliver value to your organisation rather than just implementing software. We want to work with you to ensure that you get the most from your SAP system.
Often organisations have requirements and functionality de-scoped from their implementations in order to ensure that they can at least go live with some functionality. This often results in poor user acceptance and under utilisation of SAP functionality. Organisations often feel that they have gone through a lot of pain and money only to replicate what they had in their old system and cannot realise the true value of their SAP investment.
With our help we can turn this situation around for your organisation and you will be able to see the true value an SAP solution can bring to your organisation. We deliver the benefits you were looking for when you bought SAP. Our business consultants can review your current processes and deliver the value add end to end solutions you have been hoping to achieve. We can make life easier for your end users, which will result in greater user acceptance and productivity. We can streamline your business processes to ensure your organisation will run more efficiently and effectively. We can open up your SAP system to provide the tools for easy and effective decision making, though comprehensive reporting and analysis.
TAMS is a solution based company and here are some of the products and solutions we deliver :
We invite you to browse through our Solution pages to find out more about the solutions that TAMS can provide. We are continually developing new solutions for our customers and finding new ways to add value to their organisations so keep coming back to our site to find out more about our latest solutions.
If you would like to find out more information about the value add solutions TAMS can provide for your organisation simply contact us
An ever increasing business challenge facing organisations today is the need to carefully manage investment projects, plant maintenance and then realise their benefits. Organisations want information on their under utilised resources so increased output can be achieved with minimal outlay.
Business leaders are turning their attention to Asset Lifecycle Management for an increased return on their existing and future investments. The industry analysts are predicting savings of up to 20% of the total annual investment outlay can be achieved with proper Asset Lifecycle Management systems.
At TAMS we have developed an integrated and powerful solution for Asset Lifecycle Management using your standard SAP software. Our solution works for either operating or capital investments. This solution will provide management with powerful cost saving capabilities and an impressive rapid return on investments.
We have developed an 'end to end' solution that integrates all processes from project idea, through approvals, funds management, implementation, maintenance and asset disposal.
How much can your organisation save with ALM?
This unique approach offers
Through our Asset Lifecycle Management Solution, TAMS delivers tangible and practical benefits to our clients in achieving cost containment and improved performance from their investment programs.
For information on how our Asset Lifecycle Management Solution can add value and efficiency to your business contact us
Maintenance costs in most manufacturing or distribution operations are 5% to 15% of operating costs, rising according to industry to 30% and up to 50% in the mining sector. An effective and efficient of Enterprise Asset Maintenance (EAM) system can help to reduce these costs by eliminating waste and supporting improved reliability and maintainability of plant and equipment resulting in a better bottom line for your enterprise. At TAMS we believe that successful implementation of EAM requires industry experience, understanding your business and goals, superior SAP knowledge and a passion for what we do.
EAM includes different aspects of Plant Maintenance & Customer Service.
Our people have operational, project and SAP experience in a variety of industries and applications in many countries - including Mining, Manufacturing, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Public Sector and Defence & Public Security. The services we offer include:
Maintenance Strategy Development - Your EAM system must support your maintenance strategy, but when was the last time you looked at that? We can develop maintenance plans to support your maintenance strategy in achieving the reliability and maintainability you need.
Maintenance Logistics Development - The right part at the right time is an issue that impacts plant and equipment availability as much as it might impact delivery and storage costs by not achieving the right balance of management for spares and material. We can develop business processes and analyse spares and material for better maintenance logistics results.
Implementation - An EAM system depends on robust and repeatable business processes and master data that support process activities and SAP transactions. We can implement SAP EAM and ensure that they are integrated with other elements of your enterprise to optimise the management of 1st, 2nd & 3rd line Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul activities.
Change Management - We promote the involvement of practical Change Management at an early stage to free client's personnel of legacy baggage. They can then seek the future state that will provide the best business performance and they will be willing to embrace the future.
Learning - We provide learning services that prepare users for the new system, and coaching services to ensure process compliance. We can design training programs that support sustainability of the system into the future.
Business System Turnarounds - Change, problems, opportunities and new technology can reduce the effectiveness of any system. We can get you back on track or help you to embrace new technologies.
If you would like more information about Enterprise Asset Management and SAP contact us
One of the biggest issues facing SAP customers today is trying to integrate non-SAP applications such as ESRI to SAP. TAMS have solved this issue as part of our end to end solution offerings by delivering a solution that enables the seamless integration of ESRI with SAP.
ESRI's GIS and SAP's ERP software are an integral part of a powerful IT strategy. A large amount of business data has a geographic component that can be utilised to visualise and analyse the information on a map. GIS allows users to view, understand, question, interpret and visualise the data in ways not possible through a spreadsheet or table. Using SAP ERP and ESRI GIS integration options you can visualise relationships, connections and patterns in your business data, make informed decisions, and increase efficiency.
An integrated ESRI / SAP solution allows organisations to use the location component of SAP operational data to :
Getting data into and out of SAP from non-SAP applications can be difficult and expensive. Extraordinary amounts of developer resources can be consumed on this seemingly simple task, contributing to project delays and budget overruns. Even after a solution is finally working it is often complex and more expensive to maintain than it was to develop.
Our solution eliminates all these problems. A packaged solution to a critical pain point requires less people, less time, less money, reduces risk, and potentially produces better credible, accurate and actionable information.
If you would like more information about integrating ESRI and SAP contact us
One of the biggest issues facing SAP customers today is trying to integrate non-SAP applications such as Microsoft Project to SAP. TAMS have solved this issue as part of our end to end solution offerings by delivering a solution that enables the seamless integration of Microsoft Project with SAP.
In the current business environment the scheduling of resources will become critical as demand increases. SAP is the leading ERP business backbone system in the world and Microsoft Project offers unsurpassed capabilities and ease of use as the benchmark scheduling and resource management tool. Companies with scheduling and resource utilisation requirements are using SAP as the core product for enterprise financials and management accounting (controlling). Experienced schedulers and project managers prefer the project management / scheduling focus of products such as Microsoft Project for crucial execution processes such as planning, scheduling and execution tracking. Pre-packaged process integration retains the strengths of both worlds and enables best of breed use of software packages.
The integrated solution is designed under the assumption that SAP will drive the overall business process while Microsoft Project provides the main scheduling and planning functions (time and resource management). By integrating the systems more effective and efficient decisions can be made for the overall organisation. Integrating SAP and Microsoft Project will play a core role in presenting all parties with the same accurate and system validated enterprise wide view. It also provides decision makers with the confidence to ensure their actions are based on credible information.
Our solution provides an out-of-the-box business process integration that synchronises data from key SAP modules such as SAP Project System (PS) and SAP Plant Maintenance (PM). Getting data into and out of SAP from non-SAP applications can be difficult and expensive. Extraordinary amounts of developer resources can be consumed on this seemingly simple task, contributing to project delays and budget overruns. Even after a solution is finally working it is often complex and more expensive to maintain than it was to develop.
Our solution eliminates all these problems. A packaged solution to a critical pain point requires less people, less time, less money, reduces risk, and potentially produces better credible, accurate and actionable information.
If you would like more information about integrating Microsoft Project and SAP contact us
One of the biggest problems facing SAP customers today is trying to integrate non-SAP applications such as Primavera to SAP.
Using SAP Enterprise Project Connection (EPC) provides a solution to this problem. SAP EPC allows you to quickly and easily integrate the SAP Project System and SAP Plant Maintenance applications with Oracle Primavera server versions.
SAP EPC synchronises project planning, execution, resource, expenses, and actual cost information across systems with prebuilt, automated, and interactive workflows and business rules. The application ensures that timely, accurate data and key metrics required to plan, schedule, and manage projects effectively are available on demand.
TAMS is the only Australian SAP Service Partner implementing the SAP EPC application. All work is done in Australia by our highly experienced team. We use prebuilt, best-practice data mappings, workflows and business templates to deliver integration solutions for the following scenarios:
The technical implementation of SAP EPC is the easy part of the project. SAP EPC has out-of-the-box connectors and prebuilt, best-practice data mappings, workflows, and business process templates.
SAP EPC can also be easily tailored by our technical team to meet customer-specific requirements.
To ensure project success organisations need to define their vision and align stakeholder expectations before the official kickoff of the SAP EPC Project. To do this we facilitate the TAMS Integration Workshop with key personnel from your Project Management Office (PMO) and key users from your project management applications.
During the workshop we:
The solution is deployed quickly and organisations can realise the benefits immediately. The average SAP EPC implementation time is twelve weeks.
SAP EPC can be installed and configured to synchronise information between SAP and Primavera in hours, not weeks or months.
With SAP EPC, you can map to your business processes without custom coding. While it is delivered with out-of-the-box processes specifically designed for enterprise project management environments, the application can be easily tailored by our team to meet your specific requirements
If you would like more information about integrating Primavera and SAP contact us.
SAP's Investment Management (IM) facilitates the development and ongoing monitoring of the organisation's strategic plan. A Capital Investment Strategic plan aims to provide efficient and effective planning of limited capital resources by ensuring that there are clear and detailed links between assets and the expected delivery and capacity outcomes they support. It applies where the decision evaluation process indicates the need for investment in new assets or significant improvement or upgrading of existing assets. IM has been predominantly used in capital and maintenance intensive industries to support the Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) process; however it can be successfully applied to all project lifecycles across all organisations. Your organisation does not have to be a capital intensive organisation to gain considerable benefits from this functionality.
If you think about your organisation, how easily can you find:
If you are struggling to obtain this information you should consider implementing Investment Management. With IM all of this information can be available to you at anytime, real time, online. Furthermore, with IM your organisation to will be able to:
Implementing these processes should lead to investment decisions that maximise your shareholders wealth and returns.
At TAMS we specialise in Investment Management implementations, its business process improvement and ongoing support. Our consultants have been involved in numerous successful IM implementations across a number of different industries. We have available demonstrations of all facets of the functionality and the associated business processes.
Our IM services range from:
SAP provides multiple tools to meet the project portfolio management lifecycle process. The dilemma facing many organisations today is which tool to use and what its best application is. Your choices are:
TAMS consultants understand your business processes. At TAMS we have mapped the methodology and the specific requirements to the tools to enable you to make the right decision as to which tool set is best suited to your organisation. So if you need help in understanding what path you need to take to realise the maximum benefits from Investment Management contact us.
ISEC7 Mobility for SAP is a powerful but lean software solution to mobilise your processes in SAP, where customer specific enhancements are simply done with existing ABAP know-how.
ISEC7 Mobility for SAP helps to increase the sales efficiency with mobile access to relevant data, speeds up processes with mobile workflows, reduces costs due to reduction of paper based process steps.
With ISEC7 Mobility for SAP you can mobilise your own processes or use the following standard packages with your customer specific enhancements:
If you would like more information about Mobility for SAP contact us.
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Did you know only 20% of organisations get measurable value from their IT Initiatives? Source: SAP Value Engineering analysis of 1609 completed business case engagements. This is why TAMS focus on providing end to end solutions that deliver value to your organisation rather than just implementing software. At TAMS we work with you to ensure you get the most from your SAP system.
Is your organisation looking to:
TAMS Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions create a collaborative environment to manage, track, and control all product and project information over the complete product and asset life cycle through a quality-driven, extended supply chain. The key components of the solution are:
Asset Lifecycle Management
Lifecycle Data Management
Project Portfolio Management
If you would like more information about our Product Lifecycle Management Solution contact us.
Did you know organisations reported an increase in operational efficiency of 20% or more when they implemented methodologies, systems and infrastructure to align work and available resources with the organisations strategic plan (PWC survey 2008) and 98% of organisations with a mature program management system and methodology reported a 100% project success rate?
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a management discipline that enables organisations to achieve maximum project portfolio value through the continuous process of evaluating and managing projects against key performance indicators and strategic business objectives. The fundamental objective of the PPM process is to determine the optimal mix and sequencing of proposed projects to best achieve the organisation's overall goals - typically expressed in terms of hard economic measures, business strategy goals, or technical strategy goals - while honouring constraints imposed by management or external real-world factors. Typical attributes of projects being analysed in a PPM process include each project's total expected cost, consumption of scarce resources (human or otherwise) expected timeline and schedule of investment, expected nature, magnitude and timing of benefits to be realised, and relationship or inter-dependencies with other projects in the portfolio.
The ability to plan long term whilst maximising performance in ongoing operations is imperative for all organisations. Successful PPM requires a framework for real time analysis, planning and implementation. In order to meet increasing operational requirements, regulatory standards and deadlines departments are challenged to cut costs, improve ability to manage resources in line with key strategic business initiatives and realise the full value of their investments. The organisation requires the relative program / project infrastructure, resources and methodologies in place to deliver the programs of work. This can range from risks and issues management, program and project governance, financial and resource management, change, configuration and document management, collaboration and support. Resource levels for program and project management require planning from an enterprise, division, department and project team levels. Through online real time monitoring of performance managers can help manage the conflicts, prioritise projects and tasks, identify available personnel and accurately forecast schedules and monitor progress against the plan. Project investment should only be made in projects where the necessary resources are available during a specified period of time.
Take a minute to complete the Project Portfolio Management test:
How well did your organisation measure up? Does your organisation need some help?
At TAMS we have developed solutions that deliver benefits across the entire scope of PPM. Some of the functionality within these solutions includes:
If you would like more information about how we can help you with your Project Portfolio Management to maximise your investments contact us.
One of the keys to a successful SAP Project System (PS) implementation is to align the proposed project management business processes with a recognised project management methodology or organisational governance process. Successful definition of these key methodologies leads to:
TAMS is recognised as being one of Australia's leading and most experienced SAP PS implementation partners. A number of our consultants have run the SAP PS Consultant Training Academy in both Europe and Asia. We ensure all our consultants are both knowledgeable and experienced in these key implementation areas:
TAMS have found many organisations implementing the SAP PS solution face the following questions:
We can help your organisation to answer these questions and ensure your PS implementation is a success. At TAMS we have pre defined solutions for all types of projects that are readily adaptable to your organisation. These solutions define and include the following key components:
Our vision is to become recognised as the leading partner in the provision of integrated SAP project management solutions including the use of P3e and MS Project.
Our Head of Solution Strategy and Development, Keith Wallis is one of Australia's foremost thought leaders in PS. He is a regular speaker at the Mastering SAP Project System Conferences. In 2008 his presentation on "Aligning Your Organisations Program and Project Management Methodology with SAP" was voted the number one presentation for the conference. You can download the presentation here. Keith is also available to present to your organisation on the benefits of end to end solutions, aligning the methodology and the tools and the roadmap to success.
If you want more information on how we can help you with your SAP PS solution contact us.
Considering that Real Estate costs are the second largest costs after employee cost, many companies have regarded property as a sunk cost. Furthermore, Gartner Research has revealed that Real Estate costs can exceed 10% of revenue. Real Estate is a huge investment and consumer of capital, both at start-up and on a continuing basis for owner occupiers. Today, commercial property accounts for between 30 and 40% of the total assets of most companies with 75% of all borrowings are secured against property assets.
Research by Stanhope, Management Today and ICM found:
Recent Economic Developments
Emphasis on capital market in decision making
Enhanced Property Portfolio
Streamline Business Processes
Make the Right Decisions
Provide Integrated End-to-End Solution
A Property Solution comprising SAP Flexible Real Estate Management, SAP Project System and SAP Plant Maintenance, integrated with Finance that supports the total lifecycle from construction / acquisition, through leasing and maintenance, and finally asset disposition.
The payback according Gartner resulting from the introduction of a Property Solution is a follows:
If you would like more information about Real Estate Management contact us.
At TAMS we believe the measure of success is how well co-ordinated activities are across the supply chain to create value for all customers, whilst increasing the profitability of every link in your supply chain.
Businesses today are under increasing pressure to reduce costs whilst still improving performance, innovation and customer service. To enable truly effective supply chain management requires integration and synchronisation of the key functions of your businesses, including procurement, manufacturing and sales and distribution. The design and implementation of seamless integration across the key business functions as well as gaining maximum use of the available SAP functionality enables your business processes to be streamlined for maximum performance that can deliver substantial benefits to your organisation.
Excellence in supply chain management requires sales, capital, maintenance and operational planning that transcends company boundaries to involve every link of the supply chain from the supplier's supplier to the customer's customer. This involves collaboration in the development of forecasts that will maintain the required capacity across the operations. TAMS analytics can detect early warning signals that impact the supply chain, such as, changes in demand, customer promotions, ordering patterns, changes to planned project progress, potential increases in maintenance costs, restocking of inventories that take into account vendor and carrier capabilities, capacity, and constraints.
From a technology perspective TAMS develops solutions that progressively add value to your organisation from the short to long term:
Despite investing heavily in technology few organisations realise the benefits that can be delivered from the full scope of capabilities described above. Most systems do not share information across there enterprises - information that must be shared to achieve successful collaboration. Consider the processing cost from contract inception to payment of the final invoice. The information that enables the lifecycle cost of this process to be reduced resides outside the core system. Electronic connectivity creates opportunities to make fundamental changes to the supply chain that enable a reduction in transaction processing costs through electronic handling of orders, invoices, and payments to decreasing inventories through vendor-managed inventory and effective material requirements planning.
TAMS delivers Supply Chain Management solutions that enable collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering your company to adapt your supply chain processes to today's ever-changing and highly competitive environment.
Consider the following key business functions of Supply Chain Management, Planning, Execution and Analysis and evaluate how well they are managed within your business:
TAMS work with your business to develop and execute supply chain transformation plans that can drive multiple complex operating entities (both internal and external) in the same direction. If you would like to learn more about how our Supply Chain Management Solution can streamline and standardise your key business management processes, contact us.