Adoption of a KPI solution for accounting area inside SAP system. An oil and gas company case study

  • Viorel Costin BANȚA Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Keywords: WebDynpro technologies, ERP, SAP, Prediction, Business inteligence, ABAP, Key Performance Indicators

Abstract

Over the years, there has been a growing interest in ERP systems - in our SAP case. These IT systems have come up with a number of novelties in terms of unifying IT and business processes. This created the premise of essential changes in data management, sorting them across multiple categories, reporting them now much faster. In the case of this article, we have transformed the ideas from the business environment into an application meant to serve the accountants in terms of monitoring and reporting their activity to their superior level. Key performance indicators (KPIs) have been defined by the business environment according to the purpose for which they were created. This required a differentiation on skill levels, so that the results were conclusive and helped the business to manage the activity he was responsible for. We wanted to provide a complete framework for KPI management in the economic organization level by developing this application – Z-KPI tool, the results being useful to the heads of department in order to well manage their work, so that the targets assumed at the beginning of the year to be achieved. The entire application was developed in SAP system, using the latest technology - ABAP WebDynpro. The software application is now in production and the degree of use is high, because the SAP system is the core system in the company for which this case study was performed.

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2019-02-21
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BANȚA, V. (2019). Adoption of a KPI solution for accounting area inside SAP system. An oil and gas company case study. Timisoara Journal of Economics and Business, 11(1), 103-120. Retrieved from http://tjeb.ro/index.php/tjeb/article/view/TJEB-vol11-2018-iss1-art7-BANTA
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