AEROSPACE & DEFENSE COMMERCIAL
Industries: Public Sector
Dassian delivers differentiated solutions and support for several project-centric industries including the commercial Aerospace and Defense Industry segment. This industry includes Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Complex Repair and Overhaul service providers. Customers in this industry initiate and define their operations based on customer orders. Make-to-Order, Engineer-to-Order and major asset repair and overhaul strategies are prevalent. Fulfillment of customer orders may span multiple years and are often managed as a complex project to help assure adherence to complex contractual requirements and deliveries while also providing critical business information to manage to profitability targets.
Clients in this segment are primarily face challenges associated with performing customer project/contract work while adapting to routinely changing customer requirements all while managing to planned margin targets. In order to achieve these requirements, customers in this segment demand highly integrated project management systems aligned with detailed managerial accounting and job costing systems to deliver valid forecasts and full cost transparency for the duration of each contract. Further, near real-time information related to differing detailed costs per contract for each variant end-item configuration is needed as critical inputs. This permit clients to propose aggressively competitive prices with estimated cost certainty based on recent history. The commercial major asset repair and overhaul sub-segment of this industry requires accurate tracking of each customer asset and components throughout the induction, tear-down, inspection, re-assembly and delivery complex business processes spanning each customer contract. Customers need these advanced system capabilities unique to this Industry to be fully integrated with their foundational ERP system to assure timely, accurate and complete business information to support their needs to manage complex long-term contracts.
The integrated Dassian Solution portfolio is organized and described by four major business solution pillars - all of which extend and industrialize the SAP ERP digital core platform. For Original Equipment Manufacturers and Repair and Overhaul service providers are supported by the full range of the Dassian solution portfolio within the market sector.
These four pillars provide solution capabilities to meet the above noted segment challenges through delivering the following capabilities:
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