Packable celebrates a successful go live with RISE with SAP S/4HANA and Beyond Technologies
Packable (formerly Pharmapacks), one of North America’s fastest growing health and beauty online retailers, decided to replace its legacy SAGE financial system with SAP S/4HANA cloud-based ERP.
Selling over 100 brands and shipping 1.8M+ orders every month, Packable needed the best technology capabilities to support their exponential growth and ambitious plans of going public and opening a new US West Coast supply chain hub.
Working along with global investment firm The Carlyle Group to support its growth plan, Packable chose RISE with SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud and Beyond Technologies as their implementation partner based on its extensive wholesale, retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and overall omnichannel experience.
Why SAP and Beyond?
With plans to go public, Packable’s immediate needs included alleviating much of the manual data gathering and processing involved in inventory positioning and financial reporting. The company was working with very tight deadlines and looking to implement a new solution in under four months.
By replacing their SAGE solution with RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Packable was able to rapidly benefit from:
- A public-ready auditable financial system with real-time analytics
- Centralized inventory visibility and inventory valuation
- Logistics invoice verification for better invoice processing accuracy
- A user-friendly solution and that will grow with them
Beyond came highly recommended by SAP as a trusted implementation partner, with deep knowledge of Packable’s business sector. On top of a team of seasoned experts, Beyond also offered Packable their signature industry Accelerator, enabling a quick deployment of all the required key functionalities.
A successful implementation that paves the road for The Carlyle Group’s portfolio
When PE firms like Carlyle consider investments, they commonly look for a maximized ROI in a set timeframe. These criteria fit perfectly with the RISE “on-your-timeline” model for digital transformation, as well as the lower total cost of ownership of an integrated SAP ERP ecosystem versus one built on multiple applications.
With the right people on board to meet Packable’s deadlines and challenges, Beyond and SAP were able to deliver a full RISE with SAP S/4HANA Finance and partial logistics solution in only 100 days. The Carlyle Group plans on building on this successful implementation for the rest of their portfolio.
Take a look at this video for an overview of the project:
About The Carlyle Group
Carlyle’s Global Private Equity (PE) business is one of the world’s largest and most diversified private equity platforms. With over 260 active companies currently in its portfolio, Carlyle’s huge network of resources supports operational improvements, revenue growth, and geographic expansion for companies in a wide variety of industries such as aerospace, media, retail, healthcare, transportation, and technology – to name just a few.
About Beyond Technologies
Beyond Technologies is a professional service firm, specialized in SAP solution integration and business process optimization, particularly in the retail sector. Founded by a team of consultants with more than 20 years of experience in integrated management systems, the firm knows how to leverage best practices in Retail and SAP solutions to deliver sustainable and real benefits to its customers.
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