Ouest Business Solutions Inc. (Ouest) is an SAP partner, consultancy and software reseller headquartered in Vancouver, BC with an office in Toronto, Ont. We specialize in delivering quick-to-deploy SAP solutions using SAP’s industry best practices.
For more than 10 years, Ouest (“west”) has successfully delivered a wide set of cost-effective business solutions to large and small Canadian businesses — from understanding business process requirements to training, implementation and sustainment.
We have expertise in a range of SAP modules, including (among others): Financial Accounting and Controlling (FICO); Materials Management (MM); Human Resources (HR); Payroll; Plant Maintenance (PM); Project Project Systems (PS); Business Warehouse (BW) and Security.
With Ouest, you have a partner dedicated to delivering quality SAP solutions on time and on budget.
SAP implementations can take from one to three years, depending on the complexity of the project. But our preconfigured solutions take only 12-30 weeks to implement, providing you with required business efficiencies as soon as possible.
We use the SAP Activate methodology; a combination of best practices, iterative processes, and guided configurations. These ready-to-run business processes enable minimal project risk and result in an optimal, less costly SAP implementation.
The 4 phases of SAP Activate methodology
|#1: Prepare||Initial project planning and preparation|
|#2: Explore||Verify that the solution scenarios meet your business needs|
|#3: Realize||Tailor the solution in short time boxed sprints|
|#4: Deploy||Cutover to the new solution and begin productive use|
In addition to the SAP Activate methodology, we also include the following in our solution template:
- Enhanced forms (PO, Goods Receipt, Work Order, etc.)
- Workflows for approval
- Key configurations to further enhance best practices
- Strategies to further reduce implementation effort
- Standard SAP security based on business function
An adaptive team
Our team of 50+ consultants is adaptable to either Waterfall or Agile management structures. Their specialized skills are available for short, long-term, or ad-hoc commitments. Our approach delivers consistent outcomes.
- Are SAP certified
- Have 7+ years of experience
- Are trained to stay up to date with current developments
- Give careful attention to your processes and requirements for solutions best suited to your needs
We work to accommodate your organizational structure, engaging with stakeholders and business leads to suit specific needs, while always drawing on a thorough understanding of the customer’s business processes and requirements.
A comprehensive approach
We provide provide comprehensive support for all aspects of an SAP project, including analysis, implementation, upgrade and production support. Our cross-functional knowledge will help you realize the tremendous value of SAP integration, with practical technology solutions that leverage the entire SAP solutions stack.
A key area of our success comes from sharing business issues and solutions internally. This allows us to immediately diagnose problems and deliver solutions. Plus, we thoroughly document our solutions with detailed functional, technical specifications, estimates, resource plans, test scripts and training materials, ensuring a smooth go live and hand off to the sustainment organization.
We understand the importance of quality to you. To ensure we meet your expectations, testing is comprehensive and detailed, using your company’s system to ensure compatible solutions.
Our dedicated team will work with you to rapidly resolve deficiencies and mitigate risks.
After go live, our full range of production support services will help you get the most out of your investment in SAP.
Our services include:
- Solution stabilization through the critical weeks following go live
- Super user training
- Tier 3 technology and SAP platform support to ensure the high availability of your system
- Ticket resolution and break-fix management
- Functional enhancements to adapt your solution to changes in your business environment
- Periodic SAP upgrades and application of support packages
Our services are offered on-site, remotely, or in a hybrid combination, as best suits your needs.
Our broad range of clients reflects Ouest’s ability to help organizations of all sizes. From small, to medium to large, blue-chip organizations, Ouest is flexible enough to help you streamline your business operations.
Here’s a sample of some of our past clients
Bill Henry, Business Systems Manager, Goldcorp Inc:
Ouest’s implementation of SAP software provided real benefits as we integrated the Red Lake mines. Using the SAP ERP application at both complexes enabled us to evaluate our business processes and implement best practices.
Sophisticated business software doesn’t have to be complicated. We provide SAP Solutions because we believe in keeping it simple and smart. It’s one of the reasons why SAP is the market leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.
- SAP Business ByDesign
Software as a service (SaaS) software sold directly by Ouest. This enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software product is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, and is also suited for subsidiaries of large corporations.
- SAP S/4HANA
Business suite built on SAP’s Operational Database System and in-memory computing platform, SAP HANA. Available directly from Ouest in both cloud and on-premise editions, this ERP covers all the day-to-day processes of an enterprise. This represents SAP’s biggest update to its ERP strategy and platform in over two decades.
- SAP HANA
According to SAP, this in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system can “potentially save an organization 37% across hardware, software, and labor costs.” It functions primarily as a database server, but also does advanced analytics, and includes an application server, as well as Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) abilities.
- SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas
SAP Fiori delivers a role-based, consumer-grade user experience across all lines of business, tasks, and devices. SAP Screen Personas is a personalization framework integrated into the SAP GUI family. It allows IT professionals and SAP experts to simplify SAP GUI screens. Both represent the latest evolution of the user experience.
Excel4apps makes Excel-based reporting simple, accurate, and fast for SAP users. In addition to GL Wand for SAP, other SAP products include Reports Wands for reporting data from various modules in addition to the GL, and Planning Wand, which uses Excel as a front end to SAP cost planning functionality. (Contact us for more information about Excel4apps solutions.)
Software for extended SAP functionality, including GLSU for streamlining financial data functions; Budget Loader for loading and retrieving planning data directly between SAP and Microsoft Excel; and EzyScript, a user and process efficiency tool that seamlessly integrates Excel with SAP to download, modify and upload any SAP data. (Contact us for more information about ZOption solutions.)
SAP service solutions
We deliver consistent results that exceed client expectations. Our team of 50+ consultants has more than 10 years of experience with SAP Software & Services for a variety of industries. Their specialized skills are available for short, long-term, or ad-hoc commitments.
We offer flexible, efficient, reliable support for all stages of your solution’s life cycle – from planning and implementation to operations and optimization. By using our full range of SAP services you can leverage the capability of your systems and reduce your total cost of ownership.
Our consultants are certified for a range of targeted ERP & SAP services:
- Staff Augmentation
- Optimize SAP
- Technical Support
- Support Pack Installations
- Support Services
SAP for Canadian Industries
Ouest’s SAP solutions for Canadian industries with SAP software and services are based on in-depth knowledge of the processes that drive your business.
We work with businesses at any scale, from SMEs to large enterprises, in a variety of industries, including (but not limited to): Mining, Retail, Utilities, Public Sector and EC&O (Engineering, Construction & Operations),