Connect design to downstream functions

Posted by Phillip Schell May 30, 2018 10:46:00 AM

B4 Consulting believes that unlocking the valuable data in VDC applications and transacting with them in downstream applications is a best practice. InEight’s Model Manager gives construction companies that functionality without making them change their VDC tools. We are now taking design data to estimating, procurement and scheduling.

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Topics: ineight, vdc, B4 Consulting

Cloud for Construction

Posted by Phillip Schell May 28, 2018 11:21:00 AM

Cloud for Construction is here, anchored by SAP's Digital Core - S4 Public Cloud and Corecon for Construction Field Operations is a true end to end integrated ERP solution for Construction companies.

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Topics: cloud, Cloud Computing, construction, Engineering and Construction, sap public cloud, corecon, S/4Hana, B4 Consulting

DBOM

Posted by Phillip Schell May 24, 2018 11:47:00 AM

We have solutions for Design Build Operate Maintain operations. DBOM is the next wave for construction, we extend SAP's Digital Core with leading cloud point solutions to deliver end to end solutions with SaaS pricing and deep functionality.

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Topics: DBOM, SAP, construction, Engineering and Construction

InEight's Model Manager

Posted by Phillip Schell May 21, 2018 11:23:00 AM

Any construction companies involved in underground utilities work should take a look at InEight's Model Manager as a way of increasing their value proposition with municipal clients. Imagine the value you can create by using Model Manager as the system of record of the utilities location and condition by adding the dimensions to Model Manager. Here we have color coded the SUE classification of certain underground assets.

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Topics: ineight, utilities, infrastructure, construction, Engineering and Construction

Advanced Analytics

Posted by Phillip Schell May 16, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Mckinsey & Company just released this POV and challenge on Analytics for asset owners. We agree and our Analytics Cloud for Construction application answers this challenge!

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Topics: Data Analytics, Self-Service Analytics

OutsideIn Approach

Posted by William Marson May 14, 2018 11:30:00 AM

This is one of B4 Consulting's foundational POV for technology in the construction industry. It starts in the field, buy getting technology out in the field where projects are won or lost. Making sure that construction specific applications are tightly integrated with one another and ERP. Utilizing ERP as a processing engine not the monolithic solution.

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Topics: construction, Engineering and Construction, SAP ERP

Pillars of Construction

Posted by Phillip Schell May 10, 2018 11:26:00 AM

These are the ancient pillars of construction, from Pyramids to the Pont du Gard to now this has been the process with the technology at hand. When new technology was developed it was implemented down these silos. Construction companies who integrate these technologies that allow business processes to flow them will enable their organizations to function better. This is the tipping point for the construction industry and what B4 does for its clients.

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Topics: construction, Engineering and Construction

Analytics in the cloud

Posted by Phillip Schell May 7, 2018 1:17:26 PM
I would like to submit this idea for true discussion. Joint ventures are a growing concept to manage risk on large projects, but when companies come together bring disparate applications to manage their portion of the work it becomes difficult to have a screenshotsingle source of the truth on the health of the project. Our Analytics Cloud for Construction which is totally agnostic to any application can provide that single source of the truth and allow JV members to use their own systems. Comments? 
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Topics: cloud, Self-Service Analytics, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, construction, productivity

Driving Project Certainty with Next Generation Analytics

Posted by Phillip Schell Jan 29, 2018 11:37:47 AM

Sorry you missed the webinar! 

Please stay tuned.  It will be posted OnDemand soon.

 

Analytics Cloud For Construction

B4 Consulting has developed a stand-alone solution for the entire construction market.  Our Analytics Cloud for Construction app will be a game-changer in this industry. We are offering a complimentary webinar to introduce you to this efficient and easy eay to meet business objectives, manage risks and grow your business. Please register at the link below to learn more.

The construction industry is one of the world economy’s largest sectors, with $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year. In a low margin industry with capital-intensive projects, success can depend on tightly monitoring and controlling the performance of projects. The SAP® Analytics Cloud for Construction solution can make this task easier by helping managers identify issues, derive insights, make optimal decisions, and take action.

SAP has had a dedicated industry practice since 1996, serving a customer base that includes over 3000 companies globally. We see the challenges posed by globalization, resource constraints, and increasing project complexity and risk. We are working with our customers on a variety of fronts to meet and defeat these challenges.

SAP is committed to partnering with customers to help:

  • Provide timely, accurate information in real-time
  • Tightly monitor and control project performance
  • Detect and mitigate risk early in the project lifecycle
  • Give project executives appropriate information to make better decisions
  • Avoid time and resources involved with developing customer-specific analytics content
This webinar will showcase our partner, B4 Consulting, and how they’ve created a construction/project specific deployment of world-class analytics in the cloud.  B4 Consulting integrates business processes and technologies globally for customers who want to transform their businesses with innovative on-premise and cloud-based solutions.  B4 Consulting’s team of solution architects integrates these solutions with leading systems, such as SAP solutions, to enable business performance excellence and improved profitability. Partnering with customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, B4 Consulting has the largest practice in North America dedicated to the engineering, construction, real estate, equipment management, field services and professional services industries. www.b4-consulting.com.

 

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Topics: Data Analytics, cloud, solutions, Cloud Computing, Engineering and Construction, B4 Consulting, Self-Service Analytics

iSlide Chooses B4 Consulting to Implement SAP Business One

Posted by Angela Cook Dec 29, 2017 1:43:18 PM

ISlide Chooses B4 Consulting to Implement SAP Business One®


Cloud-based, comprehensive business management solution will transform business operations for fastest-growing and innovative footwear manufacturer


Waltham, Mass. – June 20, 2017  B4 Consulting®, helping companies grow with innovative software, services and support, today announced that Massachusetts-based ISlide, one of the world’s fastest-growing and innovative footwear designers, has chosen B4 Consulting to transition its business operations to SAP Business One® Cloud. SAP Business One Cloud is an affordable, scalable and easy-to-use business management solution designed for growing companies. B4 Consulting, a full-service SAP Gold-level partner, resold SAP Business One Cloud on SAP S/4HANA® and will implement the solution at ISlide headquarters in Boston.

“ISlide is a great example of innovative entrepreneurship that thrives in Massachusetts,” said Klaus Schottenhamel, president and CEO of B4 Consulting. “They are pioneering a manufacturing process that enables customers to custom-design slide sandals online and receive the finished goods in about a week. Their business model is revolutionizing the footwear industry, and SAP Business One gives them the perfect foundation to scale and grow.”

ISlideAccess to Real-time Data for Real-time Footwear

Since its founding in 2013, ISlide has become the preeminent leader in slide sandals “with sales doubling annually,” noted Justin Kittredge, founder and CEO of ISlide. “But we were running a lot of disparate systems for financials, sales, inventory management and the like. To continue our growth rate, we wanted a scalable system that could integrate all the standard business functions plus incorporate those that are unique to our business, such as printing and website shopping. Plus, it had to be easy to use and deploy.”

ISlide vetted a number of solutions and implementation partners before deciding on SAP Business One Cloud and B4 Consulting. “We went through an exhaustive evaluation process,” said Steve Amrein, operations director at ISlide. “SAP Business One Cloud was the only solution that could fast-track our operations into the 21st century, adapt to our unique product needs, and give us access to real-time data, which is essential when producing custom-designed sandals with the industry’s fastest turnaround times.

“B4 Consulting was the only reseller who ‘got us’,” continued Amrein. “B4 has experience in helping early-stage companies successfully grow their business with the latest technologies, they’re experts in SAP Business One, they understand manufacturing processes, and they know how to translate those processes into simple functions with SAP software. Lastly, we wanted a local partner who would give us personal attention and support as needed.  The B4 team came to the table with a level of enthusiasm and commitment that matches the high energy at ISlide.”

The SAP Business One Cloud software-as-a-service model enables ISlide to accelerate the time-to-value of SAP® software across the organization.  On a single platform, the solution integrates key operational functions including accounting and finance, sales and customer management, purchasing and operations, inventory and distribution, material requirements planning, and reporting and administration. ISlide will also take advantage of SAP Business One add-on functionality for:

  • Job costing and project accounting
  • Shipping integration
  • Warehouse management
  • Credit card processing

Running on the cutting-edge in-memory computing of the SAP HANA® platform, SAP Business One Cloud will enable ISlide to quickly process large volumes of data and get immediate feedback on transactions and complex analyses. It is the only solution for mid-market companies with an in-memory database, which provides extensive analytics capabilities. “We’re on a growth trajectory, and we’re looking to SAP Business One to help propel that growth and our continued innovations,” noted Kittredge.

About B4 Consulting, Inc.

B4 Consulting integrates business processes and technologies globally for customers who want to transform their businesses with innovative on premise and cloud-based solutions. Our team of solution architects integrates these solutions with leading systems, such as SAP solutions, to enable business performance excellence and improved profitability. www.b4-consulting.com. Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/b4consulting

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Topics: SAP, Mobility, Engineering and Construction, AEC, Enterprise Content Management, iSlide, Cloud Computing, SAP Business One, SAP Hana, S/4Hana