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Bawei: Creating a business technology landscape that is a thing of beauty

Explore Bawei’s journey with SAP

With ambitions to be a leader in the cosmetics sector, beauty and personal care products company Bawei embarked on its digital transformation by investing in RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. Needing to complete the implementation within just two months, the company leveraged cloud editions for SAP Enterprise Support.


improvement in inventory accuracy, from 72% to 99%.


faster to settle monthly accounts, from 14 days to 7 days.


accuracy in cost-check verifications.

Our aim is to become the premier original design manufacturer in the Chinese cosmetics sector. SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables business and finance integration, while SAP Services and Support safeguards our steady business growth.

Li Wensheng
IT Manager, Guangdong Bawei Biotechnology Corporation

The Challenge

Supporting flexible and rapid business expansion on advanced ERP

Bawei is a fast-growing cosmetics company specializing in the production of a wide range of beauty and personal care products. With a strategic vision to be a leader in the cosmetics sector in China, the company engages in both original design and original brand manufacturing and invests heavily in research and development. This investment has resulted in 93 patents and enables Bawei to provide competitive solutions for more than 500 brands across the globe.


Amid economic volatility impacting the sector globally, Bawei faced challenging trading conditions. Committed to realizing its Chinese market leadership aspirations, Bawei needed real-time information across its business. At the time, its disparate business and finance legacy systems limited visibility and cross-functional collaboration, while a reliance on manual handling of accounts practices also slowed check-verification processes.


Bawei made the decision to modernize its operations and create greater efficiencies, and it sought the right technology to underpin its digital transformation.

The ease of deploying RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition helped us meet the required two-month implementation schedule at the blueprint stage.

Li Wensheng
IT Manager, Guangdong Bawei Biotechnology Corporation

The Solution

Modernizing business operations on advanced ERP in the cloud

To support multicompany operations and provide visibility and reporting across the company, Bawei made the decision to invest in RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. The cosmetics manufacturer recognized the solution’s proven reputation among Fortune 500 companies and liked its ability to natively integrate with other SAP solutions. The solution provides a future-ready foundation that supports Bawei’s ongoing business growth and digital needs.


The selection of SAP S/4HANA Cloud also aligned with the company’s strict two-month window available for the implementation. For guidance, support, and training throughout the implementation, Bawei trusted cloud editions for SAP Enterprise Support from SAP Services and Support, helping bring about the timely completion of the project. Using SAP Enterprise Support helps Bawei optimize business processes and reduce implementation costs, enabling faster time to value.


The company also leveraged the 24x7 technical hosting service to address challenges in infrastructure operations.

Using RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Bawei is well prepared to achieve its strategic ambition.

Li Wensheng
IT Manager, Guangdong Bawei Biotechnology Corporation

The Result

Enabling its vision to be a world-class brand

Meeting its aggressive deployment schedule, the company took just 69 days to complete the implementation and go live with the solution.


With its advanced technology landscape in the cloud, Bawei transformed its operations and laid a future-ready software foundation to support ongoing growth. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud forming the digital cornerstone of its integrated business and finance processes, the company successfully removed barriers between business units and gained visibility across its operations.


Now that data silos have been eliminated, streamlined management and communication processes flow between the front and back office, reducing production cycle time and minimizing inventory backlog.


And thanks to automating accounts-handling processes in the cloud, Bawei reduced the reporting and auditing workload for its initial public offering, lowering the cost of compliance. Elsewhere, with real-time and accurate check-verification reporting, board members can make more-informed decisions. In addition, using a follow-the-sun approach for technical hosting helped Bawei reduce the total cost of ownership of its technology investment.

SAP helps Bawei run better

Key business outcomes and benefits

  • Integrated business and finance processes on an advanced digital foundation
  • Removed barriers between business units, eliminating data silos and facilitating enterprise-wide visibility and control
  • Streamlined management and communication processes, reducing production cycle times and minimizing inventory backlog
  • Automated accounts handling in the cloud, reducing reporting and auditing workloads and lowering the cost of compliance
  • Enabled real-time and accurate check-verification reporting, facilitating decision-making for board members

Featured solutions and services

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides a future-ready ERP system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics.
  • RISE with SAP offers cloud ERP, industry best practices and extensibility, analytics and business process intelligence, and outcome-driven services.
  • SAP Services and Support enables collaboration with support experts at SAP to tackle strategic challenges and business-wide transformation.
  • Enterprise Cloud Services, Private Cloud Center of Expertise provides 24/5 follow the sun model with experienced SAP technology experts assisting with operational challenges and providing timely support.

About Bawei

Guangdong Bawei Biotechnology Corporation is a China-based original design manufacturer and original brand manufacturer engaged in the production of beauty and personal care products. Founded in 2006 and listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations in 2016, the company invests heavily in research and development and is the holder of 93 patents.

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