Custom Solutions for Companies Planning and Producing with SAP®

Tailored Tools to Extend the SAP Functionality and Support Challenging Requirements
(APO, PP and Advance Planning in S4HANA)

Business-Focused Reports, Enhancements and Tools

We understand the business needs, and we know how to tailor the system to improve and simplify day to day processes. We concentrate on making the user’s work easier by automating repetitive tasks and adapting the system to the client products and production process’s particularities.

We aim to make you feel that the system is working for you and not against you; you shouldn’t need to do tricks and work outside the system to get your job done.

And then, we focus on the code. We make it lean and clean to make it maintainable and trouble-free. We make it resilient, considering all the possibilities, even those that “will never happen”. Not a tweak to get going but code you can trust your career on.

Busy Building Solutions in SAP’s Ecosystem

As part of SAP Build Ecosystem, we are developing tools to complement SAP’s functionality for supply chain management, production planning, scheduling and shop floor execution.

We aim to develop tools and add-ons, get them certified by SAP and made them available to their customer base in the SAP Store. SAP has a comprehensive plan to help companies like Tailored ERP design, develop, test and get solutions to market.

We look forward to becoming a valuable partner and provide niche and exciting solutions to customers using the SAP platform to plan and produce.

Service to Close Implementation Gaps

Implementation Gaps are required functionalities not included in the initial implementation due to time and knowledge restrictions. A gap is also code good enough to make it work, but that is not quite right (technical debt).

These gaps should be closed when the system is stable and the users have a better understanding of what is needed.
However, this can be difficult after the consultants are gone, and the IT team -own or outsourced – settles into issue resolution mode.

We help companies implement small projects – focused and inexpensive – to close gaps, pay tech debt and revamp code that has become obscure and unpredictable.

Multiple Options to Improve

SAP offers a wide range of customization options to support your process  initiative.
I have delivered all range of tailored solution from the simple to the highly complex using these options. 

Customized Transactions and Programs

There is no limit of what can be done using SAP’s ABAP programming language. Brand new functionality can be developed from scratch or can be based on modified versions of standard transactions and programs. Code is open so it can be supported by your IT team.

Operational interactive reports

SAP List view (ALV) reports and ABAP Queries can be quickly implemented to dynamically collect data from different sources, calculate, compare and flag alerts. Then jump to the required transaction or do predefined actions with just one click.

BAdIs and User Exits

These are predefined points in the code with a programmable subroutine. Customer-specific logic can be used to check or modify the data being processed. SAP has been progressively adding more of these options.

SAP Enhancements

SAP Enhancements Framework is used to create and organize extensions to SAP’s original code. Custom code can be added before or after any subroutine or function to modify the system behaviour.

Unusual Standard Functionality

SAP has powerful functionalities that may not be included in a first wave implementation to reduce complexity and risk or for lack of knowledge by the consultants. For instance, Variant Configuration can dramatically reduce the required number of BOM and Routings.

Excel Templates with Macros

Many users extract SAP data to Excel to use its flexibility for data analysis and its graphic engine. This makes sense in cases where SAP cannot provide similar functionality without substantial work. Users can be provided with a well designed Excel template using VBA.

Operational Reports

Tailored reports that bring you collected and pre-processed information to decide and take action. If the solution is predefined by business rules, the system can take automatic action by itself, running transactions and changing fields values, running background jobs, etc.

Operational reports can run periodically in the background, solving problems and adapting the system to changing conditions.

Testimonials

“He will consider, advise, debate, propose, agree, test, train and implement the solution. Our company has been using some of his deliverables for years now. He assisted in enhancements around planning and scheduling which were helpful to our productivity and process. I would work with him again without reservation.

Dave Caldwell
Group Planning Director, GTS and Warehousing at CoatS .

“The technical challenges were also considerable yet Joaquin always drove us to the right solution, and he was capable of thinking outside the box when it was necessary. A solid, reliable, technically gifted colleague I would have no hesitation in recommending or re-employing if the need arose”

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Paul Millward
Head of Supply Chain Planning at Asahi UK
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“I was impressed with how quickly he entered into our requirements. The task was not a standard one and required a thorough investigation of specialized statistical books and papers. Joaquin successfully completed the project, and all this was done in a very short term. I can recommend him as a brilliant professional”

Evgeni Iliev
Business Process Leader – Demand Planning at Coca-Cola Hellenic

“He showed detailed attention and complete understanding of business requirements and designed solutions to meet the business needs. He investigates and provides alternative solutions and recommendations when we are faced with challenges”

Manish Bhatnagar
Director Solution Architect Demand & Supply Planning
Estee Lauder

“Joaquin demonstrated a great depth of functional technical know-how and a very thorough and conscientious approach, putting in the extra mile to meet demanding requirements or deadlines. He is a strong team player and sensitive to relationships throughout the team, I would recommend highly”

Jim Houghton
Director at Olivehorse Ltd
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“a very capable logistic consultant, always completing his assignment in scope, budget and time”

Oscar A. Castillo G.
Analytics & Strategy Lead at IBM

Free Evaluation

The initial evaluation is free to allow the client to explore improvement options without any commitment. We will then provide a proposal (executive and technical) with one or more alternatives to implement the improvement.

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Fix Price

Implementing a proposed solution has a fix price that will be provided after the initial evaluation. The cost includes configuration and coding in a development system, unit test, documentation, basic remote consulting and training and a three  months “Tweaking period” to get it just right.

Money Back Guarantee

If at any point, up to the end of the tweaking period, you decide not to use the solution, any payment towards the fix price will be returned. No questions asked.
This gives peace of mind to try the approach and plenty of time to confirm the benefits of the solution . 

Joaquin Perez-Barrios

SAP Production Consultant and Developer

For more than 20 years I have helped companies improve their production planning and execution processes using the SAP platform. I design, develop and implement tailored SAP solutions, combining business and technical knowledge.

Engineering Knowledge

I’m a mechanical engineer and worked as production manager for 10 years. I understand products as well as production processes and their pain points.

Technical Knowledge

I have implemented SAP production solutions in many companies from different markets. I have a detailed understanding of the functionality and the system limitations

Joaquin Perez-Barrios in LinkedIn
Business Knowledge

I have a Logistics MBA from IESA and Kenan-Flagler. I know the impact of changes in other areas and can relate to people in all levels of the organization.

Programming Knowledge

I’m also an ABAP developer. I have delivered all kinds of  coded solutions, from small changes to complete mini projects of new functionality.