SAP for the Transport Sector
We understand the constant pressure to carefully manage large capital investments and significant asset fleets while increasing the pace of innovation, adapting emerging technologies, and sharing data with your customers to improve transparency and efficiency. Accounting for complex transport payrolls is also a core competency of Absoft and our SAP based apps for managing controllable costs are well used by our transportation sector customers. Absoft provide SAP support services into a significant number of the main train operating companies and have recently undertaken work with the Department of Transport with a view to improving customers transportation experience.
SAP UX & Apps
Frequently Asked Questions
The above are just some of the areas in which Absoft has assisted organisations in the transport sector. Browse though the FAQ below or get in touch to discuss your specific needs
Absoft have been helping transport companies implement, support and optimise their SAP systems with the industry specific challenges in mind for over a decade.
We understand the pressures on operating companies to carefully manage large capital investments and significant asset fleets.
Absoft provide SAP support services into a significant number of the main train operating companies and have recently undertaken work with the Department of Transport with a view to improving customers transportation experience.
Get in touch to discuss your specific requirements with one of our SAP experts.
For the past 5 years much of the migration we have done have involved moving SAP landscapes from on-premise or dedicated data centres into the cloud. With a technical team that has an average of 16 years experience in managing and migrating SAP landscapes, we are confident you are in the right place to get the best advice on how and where to begin your journey to the cloud.
Our consultants are rightly proud of our excellent on-time, on-budget delivery record and equally as proud of our ability to ensure our customers achieve the full benefits available from the cloud. If your organisation is at the start of the cloud journey Absoft will provide a free Cloud Readiness Assessment and then develop the business case to support the case for the migration.
Get in touch to book your free assessment.
From rail pensions schemes through to providing SAP solutions for fleet cost management Absoft’s support consultants have a breadth and depth of understanding of the pressures and opportunities associated with the transport sector in the 2020’s.
Our Supply Chain consultants are well versed in optimising procurement processes and our Finance consultants help transport sector organisations keep on top of controllable costs and report on current and forecast status of actuals versus budget as well as model the “what if” scenarios that are a core part of delivering transport services in the current febrile climate.
Learn more about our comprehensive SAP Support services and UK based SAP support team.
Your ability to control the costs that can be controlled is often what makes the difference when striving to meet the organisations’ goals but the how do you do that especially with the pressure on transport sector budgets is growing faster than ever? – SAP ensures that your procurement processes leverage the hard work you have put into negotiating contracts with your key suppliers and will also monitor your planned and actual cost variances by project, asset and cost centre. That would mean that you have the data at your fingertips to spot trends in the wrong direction, “hot spots” and bad actors – and the system even suggests what you might need to do to resolve the issues highlighted. Read more about our apps or get in touch to discuss further.
First and foremost you need to make sure the party or partner dealing with the transition project has sufficient industry specific knowledge. Using a variety of methods from SAP system copies through to application data migration, Absoft have executed multiple transport SAP migrations; consistently delivering on-time and on-budget.
Ensuring that SAP continues to integrate and interface with key external packages is a critical part of any transition project; from revenue recognition/ticketing systems through to clock-in/clock out systems which drive payroll and fleet maintenance packages, Absoft are familiar with typical application landscape surrounding a SAP system in the transport sector and have years of experience in ensuring that the key interfaces survive intact on the other end of a transition.
Speak to us to get expert advice or to plan out your transition.
Transport payroll processing can be very complex. SAP is great at releasing ongoing patches and legal change packages to keep up with changing payroll rules but ensuring that these are applied safely and correctly and making sure that appropriate testing is performed before running live can be a big headache for resource constrained transport sector organisations.
Our Payroll monitoring app helps your payroll supervisors keep on top of your payroll processing and automates fixes to recurring issues. Absofts expert SAP payroll team (link to SAP Process Improvements – HR and payroll section of the page) can help you to ensure you remain compliant and up to date with your payrolls and your pension obligations.
Get in touch with our SAP Payroll experts for advice on how to optimise your processes.
S/4HANA is SAP’s latest version of it’s core ERP software. The key elements that differentiate this new release are it’s excellent user interface, it’s real-time analytics capability and its in-memory computing technology.
Transport companies benefit from its in-memory analytics and reporting capability, its faster period end processing and the more intuitive user interfaces meaning less training and more efficient processing in finance, procurement and in HR/Payroll. Absoft have specifically augmented S/4HANA with key functionalities for transportation including our Payroll Monitoring workbench and our self-service procurement suite of apps.
Get in touch to discuss your business case and journey to S/4HANA with our S/4HANA expert team
What They Say
People we have worked with
Customers within the transportat sector trust our proactive approach in suggesting best practice and providing them with the right solutions and praise our flexibility and ability to integrate with their internal teams. How can we help your company?
Case Study – SAP Support for a client in the Transport Sector
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