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Delivering SAP projects with a Smart-shore approach

Delivering SAP projects with a Smart-shore approach

The manufacturing sector needs continuous improvements, news applications, steady innovation. Leveraging a hybrid working model that mixes onsite and remote professionals, our SAP Competence Center in Bari guarantees high quality performance at competitive rates. The SAP teams are involved in challenging projects focused on the implementation of core processes and on the improvement of the supply chain, in addition to application maintenance with evolutions and enhancements, that require in-depth and up-to-the-minute industry know-how

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Many innovative projects for the manufacturing industry are carried out in Smart-Shore, leveraging solid SAP skills in addition to proven knowledge of the technical landscape. 

Developing projects in the SAP environment is challenging and delivering innovation and keeping up to date with emerging topics and technologies can be tough for manufacturing companies focused on production. During our lengthy experience we have grown our skills, consolidated our know-how and become a point-company for SAP system building and application maintenance, thanks to our SAP Competence Center based in Bari. The latter is one of the defining elements of Fincons’  Smart-shore model that was developed over ten years ago as an evolution of the traditional off-shore business models.

A worldwide commitment 

Many international companies have bet on this new approach and we have been able to grow and develop: the Smart-shore model carries out maintenance and application evolution cost-effectively and flexibly through hybrid delivery, mixing resources operating at the Bari office with professionals working at the customer's premises.
The SAP Competence Center drives this rapid growth together with new technologies and innovation: the team has increased constantly and today counts on almost 100 very highly skilled professionals involved in worldwide projects with more than 20 manufacturing customers. All projects have an international outlook, with successful worldwide roll-out in local plants in other countries.

Putting innovation at the heart

Industry4.0 is just the first step in a path of constant change and innovation in the manufacturing sector; SAP paves the way to the evolution of the segment and our Competence Center in Bari masters the main technologies and applications required by our customers’ projects. 
The common goal of working in the most sustainable and efficient way spurs our teams to adopt and increase innovative know-how in order to deliver pioneering projects and integrate new methodologies in the SAP core systems of different industries. Here are some examples: in the automotive sector=offering the opportunity to evolve the supply chain with reengineering activities, for casting companies- leading the implementation of new ERP modules optimizing the core processes, for food firms- implementing new functionalities and improving core processes. 

Shared goal, shared success

The value added originates from our committed involvement of our customers, with whom we share daily tasks, improve and deliver projects for their core activities. Application maintenance and new projects nowadays require solid SAP competencies in addition to a wide knowledge of technical landscape. 
Today our SAP Competence Center in Bari is an excellence center many international companies trust, able to ensure flexibility to evolve applications over time, to promptly monitor the levels of service provided and offer high reactivity in the execution of corrective and evolutionary measures, guaranteeing competitive rates.

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Lorenzo Macchi - Fincons Group Lorenzo Macchi

Fincons Group

Global BU Manufacturing General Manager, Director of Competence Center SAP