Welcome to Lesson 1
During this lesson we will explain the enterprise structure in everyday language and map it to the enterprise introduced during Unit 1.
Based on the general information of the Bike Company in Unit 1, we need to understand the detailed enterprise structure of our departments. For example, we need to find answers to the following questions:
Where do we produce our products?
Who is responsible for buying our raw materials?
Who is calculating our sales prices?
We will use the answers to these questions in the next lesson to align our Bike Company to the SAP S/4HANA requirements.
As we have now heard about the individual departments and the assigned tasks that need to be done, we want to have a look at which legal or regional entities we have in our Bike Company. As we are an international company, we need to take a close look at our enterprise structure.
Interview with Andy from Accounting
Interview with Keisha from Controlling
Interview with Me Yong from Human Resources
Interview with Penelope from Procurement
Interview with Paul from Production
Interview with Symona from Sales
Interview with Suzanna from Services
The information provided during the interviews will be used in the next lesson to align to the enterprise structure in SAP S/4HANA.
Now, let us summarize the enterprise structure of our Bike Company based on Ivan’s notes.
Twelve independent legal entities
Three areas of operation
One view to costs and revenue
Profit margin based on different criteria
Employees per site, differentiation per department
Central purchasing as well as local
Four production sites, eight additional distribution centers
Different production costs per production site possible
Sales department in every subsidiary
Sales channels: Direct sales, Internet, Reseller
Central customer interaction center
One service department per site