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With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition as the core system, China based KOTL is equipped with a modern, digitized enterprise solution that helps the company to integrate business operations with its financial processes for improved efficiency across the entire enterprise.


Company Background


Jinlong Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOTL) is a supplier which specializes in the manufacturing of products for smart phones, wearable devices, smart homes, automobiles, game consoles, medical equipment, and products in other related fields. Its focus spans R&D, manufacturing, and the sale of motors, structural components, display modules, and even automation equipment components.


Why Did They Decide on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition?


As an advanced technology and rich industrial supply chain provider, KOTL aimed for efficient, strategic, and long-term development focused on the domestic market. This allowed them to increase their presence and impact abroad at the same time.


The company struggled with their legacy IT infrastructure, which created redundancies and data silos. It was further lacking transparency in their end-to-end processes and procedures. Isolated processes resulted in often inaccurate information and insufficient monitoring capabilities. They had to invest significant amount of time and resources to meet their business needs. As an example, it took 15 days to complete the settlement of their company-wide financial closing. At the same time, there was a requirement for a comprehensive view of company data, allowing the company’s management to make informed decisions to increase overall operational efficiency.


KOTL decided to go with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition to overcome these difficulties, to seize opportunities, to stay current with industry trends, and to stay ahead of their competitors.


SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition could provide the industry-specific processes and functionalities that break down data silos and was able to set up the company for growth for years to come. These integrated processes helped KOTL to benefit from real-time insights into their finance, procurement and production processes to address all of the previously mentioned challenges. Additionally, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition as a core system provided KOTL with the required flexibility and possibility for extensibility. It allowed them to connect to other SAP systems as well as third-party systems. The end result is a modernized IT infrastructure that enables communication between multiple systems.


“RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition provided KOTL with a flexible world-class ERP solution which helped ease the company’s audit pressures. Additionally, the partnership with SAP helped the company’s leadership to accelerate our innovation journey and to take full advantage of the unlocked potential of our data and to achieve breakthrough results.”Zhong Lei, CIO, Jinlong Machinery & Electronics Co. Ltd. (KOTL).


Here are some of the most remarkable benefits that KOTL was able to realize with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition:

    • Cut time and resource efforts in half for their month-end settlements.


    • Build a holistic system that integrates finance with business operations by linking sales, distribution, and inventory to enhance transparency and increase overall efficiency.


    • Establish a group-level SOP to facilitate communication between production and R&D functions. Thus, resulting in faster operating cycles and increased production.


    • Enable data visualization and real-time data access to support faster and data-driven decision-making.


    • Create traceability for smoother audit processes and better compliance with legal requirements.





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For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, check out the following links: 

    • The power of best-in-class and Next Practices business content for a modern ERP blog post



    • New Product Releases website here


    • Latest SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition release blog posts here


    • SAP Build Process Automation content here


    • SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition release info here


    • SAP S/4HANA PSCC Digital Enablement Wheel here


    • Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast here


    • SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition Community here


    • SAP Activate community here


    • Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition here


    • Help Portal product page here


    • What’s New viewer here



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