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SAP Presents Print Management Software Built Around mySAP.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

Abstatt (Germany), Steeb GmbH, a subsidiary of SAP, introduces its newest self-developed product around mySAP.com. The industry solution package Steeb as//print offers a solution for integrated handling of sales and production processes in the graphics industry. The solution combines its industry-specific functions with the advantages of the leading standard business software world-wide: SAP R/3. Steeb as//print is used for quotation and customer order processing, production planning, purchasing (inquiry, quotation) as well as for a complete mapping of controlling and financials. The main function of this industry solution is the print configurator that considers printing-specific peculiarities of configuration and estimation. Among the determination of the necessary operations and materials, it supports the synchronous configuration for several production quantities and additionally meets a lot of requirements of the printing industry (e.g. ganging). It is possible to define different product types in Steeb as//print. So this industry solution fits all kind of printing companies (job printing, labels, folding boxes, newspapers, magazines, sheet printing, web printing etc.). Covering all business processes The functions of Steeb as//print are totally integrated in the SAP system. So the use of further functions of SAP R/3 is guaranteed. Additionally the user stands to benefit from proven advantages of the world-wide ERP standard of a sophisticated product with investment security and internationality. Numerous functions not available in other printing industry solutions are already integrated in SAP R/3 . Examples include the handling of multilevel or plant comprehensive processes, the sale of storage goods, production processes of batch production or anonymous warehousing. SAP R/3’s financial and controlling modules surpass the scope of conventional industry solutions. As Steeb as//print together with SAP R/3 is a complete solution of printing-specific IT-requirements, isolated applications – usual in this industry – and the obliged problems with double data-keeping , interfaces and an increased error risk drop out. Secure future prospects through maintenance contracts One main advantage of Steeb as//print is the secure future prospects. Due to market globalization, today’s printing industry standards place ever more importance on factory-spreading processes. MySAP.com enables you to map these crucial processes. Integrated in SAP’s internet platform mySAP.com, Steeb as//print offers various opportunities to companies. The integrated e-business scenarios of mySAP.com (e.g. Online Store, B2B-procurement, mySAP.com marketplace) meet the current changes of the communication landscape. Through the integration of these functions, all components of mySAP.com are available. The processes of sales-, procurement- and production-logistics are mapped by the business logistic components of mySAP.com. The SAP components for customer relationship management (CRM) or business information warehouse can be used in parallel. Customers will profit from innovative development of SAP systems and Steeb as//print without further investments. Todays' printing industry needs a high-tech workflow for production process management between involved business partners and different areas of pre-press, press and post-press. The need for more standards and automation shows in the definition of a universal data format for communication – the Job Definition Format (JDF). This specification is being developed by Adobe, Agfa, Heidelberg and MAN Roland. Steeb Anwendungssysteme GmbH supports this initiative by integration of the JDF-Job-Ticket in the future standard of Steeb as//print.




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