The Sales & Marketing department creates or adjusts approximately 12000 promotion activities in SAP on a yearly basis. This highly repetitive and time-consuming process was the perfect candidate for an RPA solution. This promotional activity entry process is now fully automated, creating the opportunity for employees to focus on value-adding activities instead.
Before approaching Ciphix, the Sales & Marketing department of an FMCG company spent a significant amount of time correcting promotional activities throughout the year. This time could have been spent on more value-adding activities. Each year, employees create or adjust approximately 12000 promotional activities in SAP. When creating a new promotional activity, both general customer data and more specific data, such as promotion dates (buy-in, post-dip), condition types (describing the type of promotion), and the volume and trade spendings are added to various fields in SAP. However, these promotional activities are subject to change, which happens frequently and irregularly throughout the year. As a consequence, employees are bound to spend a lot of time correcting these promotional activities in SAP.
This process is highly repetitive and very time-consuming. Employees need to navigate through many pages in SAP Globe to fill out promotion details. Additionally, these details need to be corrected when promotional activities change. The process of filling out details and adjusting them throughout the year is a non-value-adding activity that is prone to human errors. As a result, some of the promotional activities carry mistakes or are not present in the SAP at all.
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