Customer Snapshot: Overview
2x growth in 3 years
As a developer, engineer, manufacturer, and installer of façades and load-bearing constructions in aluminum and steel, the Oskomera Group is committed to offering sustainability in a balanced package of products and services—and to constructing buildings that help protect people from fire, explosion, bullets, and burglaries.
€181 million (2012)
Number of Employees
Implementation Partner URL
Engineering, Construction, & Ops
Dimensys Business Solutions
Line of Business
Finance, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Service, Supply Chain
SAP Business All-in-One, SAP ERP, SAP for EC&O
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
Oskomera’s current market increasingly demands customer-specific sustainable solutions. For Oskomera, that means developing products that are economical, environmentally friendly, and user safe for generations to come. The large quantities of resources required to deliver an Oskomera project too often resulted in duplication of work and alarmingly high rate of mistakes, which drove up costs.
This identified the need for efficient time-monitoring, fiscal reporting, processes and product manufacturing.
The more complex your activities are, the more you need a system that lets you say, ‘Yes, we are in control.’
Like Oskomera, SAP Delivers from Start to Finish
After systematically working their way through various software packages, Oskomera chose SAP due to its ability to deliver a single, integrated software solution that enables them to manage all areas of the construction project - from the very first customer interaction to the financially completed final project.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
Implementation Partner was Critical to Success
SAP Business Partner, Dimensys was critical to the successful implementation of SAP at Oskomera due their knowledge of the construction industry and of companies working on a project basis. Oskomera is currently using the SAP Project Systems module, Materials Management, and Production Planning in conjunction with Finance and Control and parts of Human Resources.
Acting with precision thanks to SAP.
They have more opportunity to strategize and work synchronistically with sustainability partners, and to consider re-using waste from one product in another product. Ultimately, keeping costs down through improved oversight and planning not only makes good economic sense for Oskomera, it is a savings they pass down to their clients.
Better Business: Benefits
Impressive—and Quantifiable Results
Time, money, and materials are the critical elements in Oskomera’s production environment. The SAP system enables project managers to monitor development on projects down to the hourly level. Because they can now control the project time factor, they also know exactly when materials need to go to the building site for installation. The result is a significant reduction in residual material and fewer loss-related costs.
By using SAP, Oskomera immediately saw a 50% reduction in failure costs… from €2 million down to €1 million.
Better Business: Lessons Learned
Prior to SAP, Oskomera achieved a turnover of €30 million with 170 people. Now they have a turnover of €100 million with over 250 employees.
That represents an increase in revenue per employee of 127%. Now that is clearly a measurable advantage.
Better Business: Run Simple
Keener Financial Insight
Accurate scheduling also translates directly into money. The SAP cost control report – delivered via the project manager’s cockpit – provides project managers a detailed view of the daily status of projects. At any given moment, new insights can instigate a planning revision that results in savings. Automation provided by SAP also means Oskomera can consolidate financial data very quickly and precisely.
Within three days at the end of the month, they have an accurate project figure that lets them know how they stand at the group level.