Configurable Management: The No-code Way to Broaden the Scope of SAP

Steven Branch, CEO
As businesses grow, companies heavily invest in several software licenses to manage aspects such as master data management, RPA, business process management, business rule compliance, and application development. Although ERP platforms help to mitigate software licensing costs, they usually need customization and integrations with other software— this process is code-driven, time-consuming, and requires a skilled workforce. This is where no-code platforms can be a game-changer, democratizing application development and integration by creating “citizen developers,” and changing how organizations build and broaden the scope of their ERP solutions.

Helping technical and non-technical workforce implement changes in SAP ERP solution with its no-code platform is Configurable Management. The company offers its business process development expertise by providing implementation and support capabilities for SAP solutions, from back-office systems to front office business intelligence. Founded in 2006, Configurable Management began its journey with a focus on SAP implementations and later on developed its expertise in process automation and improving data quality.

While Configurable Management has a vast array of SAP products, the company's flagship product is Decisions for SAP Solutions™, a no-code development platform. This robust and versatile development platform is used to develop forms, workflows (including RPA), business rules, applications, and custom system interfaces via a drag and drop user interface. Utilizing out-of-the-box pre-programmed "steps," the platform eliminates the need for programming. "Our platform is user-friendly, promotes end-user adoption, and does not require programming skills. We also have a software development kit (SDK) that allow our clients to write code if needed," adds Steven Branch, CEO of Configurable Management.

What truly differentiates the Decisions for SAP Solutions™ is its ability to improve data quality, automate business processes, unattended robotic process automation, and attended automation, allowing users to apply workflow and business rules management to every kind of automation opportunity without writing code.
The platform’s no-code features make it easy for the client to develop applications and strengthen collaboration between IT and other functional areas of business. It also provides out-of-the-box integrations with SAP, Salesforce, DocuSign, Microsoft Dynamics, and numerous other systems.

Benefiting from its server-based licensing, clients can use the Decisions for SAP Solutions™ platform for any number of processes or users, making the software investment very economical and predictable. Recently, Configurable Management helped one of its clients in the growing custom cabinet and countertop sales and installation business. They had a database of 8 million SKU’s over 8 locations across the US. The client uses SAP Business One and needed a Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) solution that would support variable cabinets, doors, finishes, and hardware quotes to replace a manual and error-prone Excel spreadsheet work. As quotes converted to orders, the client also wanted sales orders created in SAP Business One with the relevant information from the quote.

Configurable Management helped the client by developing the solution in 5 months with a single developer. During the project, the client acquired five additional businesses and had 13 businesses live on the CPQ application within the six-month rollout period. The company's solution has successfully supported exponential client growth at all locations by eliminating manual review of 100 percent of the quotes, manual data entry, and dramatically improving data quality.

Continuing to maintain its legacy further, the company will focus on improving its offerings and release a new SAP transaction recording solution that will enable customers to record SAP transactions easily and mass load/update SAP data. This will reduce the time and cost to implement new acquisitions into SAP. Configurable Management is also planning to provide templatize solutions for SAP user creation/update, purchase requisition or purchase order release strategy update via email, and capital budget requests and Management. Lastly, the company plans to implement standard SAP OData services into the communication protocol. As a company that always follows a customer-driven roadmap, the future looks bright for Configurable Management.

Company
Configurable Management

Headquarters
Lewisville, Texas

Management
Steven Branch, CEO

Description
Founded in 2006, Configurable Management began its journey with a focus on SAP implementations and later on developed its expertise in process automation and improving data quality. The company has created its flagship product, Decisions for SAP Solutions™, which is a no-code development platform. This robust and versatile development platform is used to develop forms, workflows (including RPA), business rules, applications, and custom system interfaces via a drag and drop user interface. Utilizing out-of-the-box pre-programmed "steps," the platform eliminates the need for programming

Configurable Management