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MAP IT adds Sharperlight to growing portfolio.

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One of the solutions that MAP IT is implementing is Sharperlight. Sharperlight stands out as the swiftest and most adaptable reporting tool for your organization, providing your team with effortless data access and distribution capabilities. It goes beyond catering solely to the finance team, but extending its reporting functionality across the entire organization. This includes the option for reports to overlay other business systems & software, offering a comprehensive overview.

The suite of pre-configured reports that come with Sharperlight empowers users to generate and modify reports with the following features effectively:

  • Accessibility through web browsers, facilitating self-service reporting.
  • Real-time updates and automatic integration with Microsoft Excel, eliminating the need for manual data manipulation.
  • Automatic distribution via email on a scheduled basis to pertinent stakeholders and employees.

Sharperlight enables users to independently create and adjust reports without requiring IT intervention or expert consultation. To also enhance user proficiency, the solution provides the means of instructional videos and a comprehensive guide for users to maximize its benefits at their own pace.

Sharperlight consolidates all the necessary reporting functionalities into a unified solution, including:

  • Sharperlight Web Reporting:

This feature enables the presentation of both report listings and visual data representations. Reports can be designed directly within the web application or created in Excel and subsequently published online.

Access control through security measures ensures that users only view relevant data. Users with permission can modify selection criteria, rerun reports, or drill down to explore underlying data.

Support for web dashboards, allowing users to interact with graphs and widgets within a single view. This offers a swift overview of organizational performance based on various data sources or systems.

  • Excel Add-on for Real-Time Reporting:

Utilize the Excel Add-on feature in Sharperlight to access and design management, statutory reports, and address ad-hoc requests effortlessly through an intuitive, wizard-driven report builder. These reports can be viewed in real-time or scheduled for recurring distribution.

Customize the appearance of your reports using Excel’s formatting capabilities. Reports can offer summaries at various levels or detailed listings, allowing for drill-downs to explore underlying or related data.

Sharperlight seamlessly integrates with the latest Excel versions, including Microsoft Office 365 and 64-bit Excel, ensuring prompt updates. Moreover, it supports internet-based operations, eliminating the need for technologies like Citrix or Remote Desktop to view reports through the Excel add-in.

  • Automated Email Distribution:

The scheduler feature automates the distribution of reports on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis, simplifying information dissemination within your organization. Reports can be tailored to individual recipients; for instance, the scheduler can send a ‘Profit and Loss’ report to each department head or project manager, ensuring each recipient receives only relevant information.

  • Write-Back of Data into Other Systems:

Sharperlight facilitates the upload of transactional and static data, such as accounts, customers, suppliers, and addresses. Data can be directly uploaded into other systems as well. The write-back functionality proves invaluable for users needing to swiftly upload complex or extensive journals, budgeting, or forecast data.

  • Reporting Across Multiple Systems:

One of Sharperlight’s standout features is its ability to report across multiple data sources. Sharperlight can interface with most standard databases, including Microsoft SQL, Access, Oracle, MySQL, or Firebird, among others. The rapid reporting capabilities of Sharperlight empower organizations to make informed, data-driven decisions, accelerating growth and profitability.

 

If you’d like to find out more about how Sharperlight can simplify your reporting, send us an email on [email protected] or call on 21359119.

MAP IT at the EY Future Realised Event

By SAPNo Comments

On the 25th of October, we were thrilled to participate in the EY Future Realised event at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. At the event, MAP IT, in collaboration with AIVHY, proudly showcased SAP Business One – a single, affordable ERP solution to manage your entire small business. We shared insights on how SAP Business One significantly enhances productivity and streamlines processes for SMEs in Malta.

We also conducted a collaborative demonstration with our partners at AIVHY, illustrating how SAP Business One seamlessly integrates with their Central Data Hub. This integration provides real-time insights directly within SAP Business One, offering event attendees a glimpse into the transformative potential of SAP Business One integrations.

Elevate Your Business Venture: Unleash the Power of ELO Contract Management Software in Malta

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In today’s fast pacing world, every decision impacts the quality of your business, whether if it is the quality of your product or the quality of a service you are providing. A missed deadline, a misinterpreted clause, or a misplaced contract can reverberate through your entire operation. This is where ELO Contract Management Software steps in, not merely as a solution, but as a force multiplier for unprecedented success in the industry.

Empower Your Pursuit of Excellence

 Picture a scenario where your focus is entirely on perfecting the quality for your product/service. With ELO Contract, it’s not just about managing contracts; it’s about cultivating excellence. Every minute saved from administrative tasks is a minute invested in refining the art of your business.

Fortify Compliance, Fortify Quality

Legal compliance isn’t just a safeguard; it’s the cornerstone of quality management. ELO Contract ensures that every contract adheres to legal standards, creating a foundation of trust and quality assurance. Your contracts are securely stored, your workflows are automated seamlessly, and your team operates within a framework of impeccable compliance. Missing out on this level of assurance is like jeopardizing the very quality that defines your business.

Efficiency that Enhances Quality

 In an era where speed and accuracy are paramount, digital signatures are the linchpin of efficiency. ELO Contract integrates seamlessly with DocuSign, revolutionizing the process of signing contracts. What used to be a painstaking endeavour is now a swift, electronic transaction. This isn’t just about saving time; it’s about infusing efficiency into every facet of your operation, ultimately enhancing the quality of your product.

Customization that Refines Quality

 Quality is in the details, especially in contracts. ELO Contract empowers you with a clause management tool that’s not just functional, but intuitive. Tailor your contracts effortlessly, insert boilerplates with ease, and keep your agreements in sync with your vision. This isn’t just about customization; it’s about fine-tuning your contracts to mirror the commitment to quality that defines your enterprise.

A Symphony of Excellence

In the business world, precision and quality are the bedrock of success & every edge is monumental. Missing out on ELO Contract Management Software isn’t just a missed opportunity; it’s a strategic disadvantage. It’s the difference between treading water and riding the wave of excellence.

ELO Contract doesn’t just manage contracts; it elevates your entire quality management process. It’s a transformative tool that empowers you to not only meet industry standards but to set new benchmarks of excellence.

Don’t let your competitors outshine you.

Embrace ELO Contract and let it elevate your enterprise to unprecedented heights of quality and success. The future is here, and it’s waiting for you to lead it.

Don’t miss out, contact MAP IT in Malta and invest in your success with ELO Contract Management Software today.

Why you should adopt SAP Business One on the Cloud

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Using SAP Business One on the cloud offers several benefits for businesses. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Flexibility and Scalability

Cloud-based SAP Business One allows businesses to scale their operations easily. You can easily adjust resources, storage, and computing power to match your business needs, whether you are expanding or downsizing. This flexibility ensures that you only pay for the resources you require, saving costs in the long run.

  • Cost Efficiency

Implementing SAP Business One on the cloud eliminates the need for upfront hardware and infrastructure investments. Instead of purchasing and maintaining servers and networking equipment, you can leverage the infrastructure provided by the cloud service provider. This reduces capital expenditure and allows businesses to operate on a predictable subscription-based pricing model.

  • Accessibility and Collaboration

Cloud-based SAP Business One enables access to business data and applications from anywhere with an internet connection. This accessibility is especially beneficial for businesses with remote or distributed teams, allowing employees to work from different locations while maintaining real-time access to the same system. It promotes collaboration and improves productivity.

  • Data Security and Disaster Recovery

Leading cloud service providers invest heavily in robust security measures, including encryption, access controls, and regular backups. Storing your SAP Business One data on the cloud ensures that it is protected against unauthorized access, data loss, or hardware failures. Cloud providers also offer disaster recovery options, ensuring that your data can be quickly restored in case of any unforeseen incidents.

  • Automatic Updates and Maintenance

With a cloud-based solution, updates, patches, and maintenance tasks are handled by the cloud service provider. This eliminates the need for businesses to dedicate resources and time to manually manage and apply software updates. Cloud providers often release regular updates to improve performance, security, and functionality, ensuring that your SAP Business One system is always up-to-date.

  • Enhanced Performance and Scalability

Cloud infrastructure offers high-performance computing capabilities, allowing SAP Business One to run smoothly even during peak usage periods. Cloud providers offer a wide range of resources that can be easily scaled up or down based on demand, ensuring that your system can handle increased workloads without performance degradation.

  • Integration and Extensibility

Cloud-based SAP Business One can be easily integrated with other cloud applications and services, allowing businesses to build comprehensive and customized solutions. This integration enables seamless data flow between different systems, such as CRM, e-commerce platforms, or financial management tools, enhancing process automation and streamlining operations.

In summary, leveraging SAP Business One on the cloud provides businesses with flexibility, scalability, cost efficiency, accessibility, security, and performance benefits. It enables businesses to focus on their core operations while relying on cloud service providers to manage infrastructure, maintenance, and security aspects.

Why SAP’s Customer Checkout is the Right Point of Sale (POS) Software for You!

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This article will identify why SAP Customer Checkout is the ideal Point-Of-Sale (POS) system for your business. When investing in a new POS system, it is crucial to ensure that the system is sophisticated enough to meet the ever-growing demands of the digital and physical worlds.

Apart from providing an efficient check-out process, a point-of-sale system must offer other essential factors to its users. These factors include transparency, where real-time stock information availability and updates are vital for ordering and decision-making purposes. The system must also be flexible enough to operate on classical and modern devices, catering to both traditional processes and mobility. As POS systems are not self-sufficient, they should integrate seamlessly with other IT systems such as warehouse data management to optimize processes.

SAP, as a company, thrives on providing its customers with the best solutions to run their businesses by overcoming challenges and digitalizing their processes. That’s why SAP Customer Checkout was designed with retailers, catering, merchandising, and others in mind, to support all common POS requirements.

In a nutshell, here are the top 5 reasons why SAP Customer Checkout is the right POS solution for you:

  • Integration with SAP ERP System: All transactions are reflected in real-time in your warehouse and accounting applications. This provides in-depth insights into sales and financial data while maintaining your master data.
  • Central POS Management: The SAP Customer Checkout manager runs in the background and offers 40+ apps to manage and maintain different POS systems centrally. From software updates and role management to monitoring and gift cards, the system allows you to easily manage multiple locations and POS operations.
  • Extension & Scalability: Plug-ins are available to adapt the solution to meet specific customer requirements. Additionally, the solution is scalable to a wide variety of business scenarios and sizes.
  • Hardware Agnostic: SAP Customer Checkout offers hardware independence, allowing you to run the solution on any POS device tailored to your business needs. Whether classical POS devices, tablets, printers, or scanners, our modern and intuitive user interface ensures a smooth and seamless integration, saving time and costs for your end-users, cashiers, and all those who work with the solution.
  • Loyalty Management: In addition to common POS operations, SAP Customer Checkout provides comprehensive loyalty management functionality. You can incorporate loyalty programs into your business by allowing clients to collect points for their purchases, create loyalty tiers, and reward your most loyal customers.

By choosing SAP Customer Checkout, you are selecting a powerful and versatile POS solution that will streamline your operations, improve customer experiences, and support your business growth. Make the right choice for your business today!

Growth Through Change Event Highlights

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Our Growth Through Change Event – Highlighting SAP Business One

On the 23rd of March of 2023 MAP IT hosted an event at the Hilton Malta, where leading businesses from around Malta were invited to attend to learn more about the possibilities for growth when using SAP Business One.

Mark Abela Schinas, our co-founder, kicked off the event with a brief presentation about MAP IT – how it all started back in 2009 as well as how we plan to move forward in the future. This gave our audience an insight to who we are as a company and how we operate.

Apostolos Andrikos from SAP Hellas was invited to the event and introduced SAP as a company and spoke about how the ideal ERP for companies in Malta is SAP Business One, since it is targeted towards SMEs. He also gave an update of SAP’s roadmap with regards to SAP Business One.

The highlight of this event was the live demo of SAP Business One conducted by our co-founder Anton Pisani. He was able to show the core functions of the system and how it can be adapted to different industries. The audience was also engaged during this part of the event, as they were able to ask questions and get a clear explanation in real-time with examples from the system.

Anton also introduced another SAP product – SAP Customer Check Out. This is the POS (point-of-sale) system which can be used in both retail and restaurant businesses. It is also fully integrated with SAP Business One. This demo also included an interactive session with the audience who were able to try out a new feature of this product. By scanning a QR code they were able to place their order for a free parking ticket and could see the order being processed and automatically transferred into SAP.

The event was concluded by Rory Stewart our Business Development Manager, where he invited Mr Stefan Borg the CEO of Busy Bee alongside our co-founder Anton Pisani for a Q&A session related to the implementation of SAP Business at Busy Bee.

In the interview Stefan was asked about their decision-making process and what drove them to go for SAP Business One and MAP IT. He stated that apart from SAP Business One being the ideal system for his business he also wanted the right team behind it. He also mentioned that he got the impression that MAP IT was not interested in just making a sale but we also want to understand the processes to make sure the best possible solution would be provided.

We’d like to thank all those that attended the event – it was a pleasure getting to know you all and we look forward to being able to work with you.

Growth through Change: A Preview of the MAP IT and SAP Event

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Change is inevitable, and in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, it’s essential for achieving growth and success.

That’s why we are excited to announce the upcoming Growth through Change event, hosted by MAP IT, which will bring together business leaders, industry experts, and SAP users to share their experiences and insights on how to navigate the challenges of change and drive growth through innovation.

The event will showcase inspiring success stories from companies that have leveraged SAP software to transform their operations and achieve unprecedented growth. From streamlining processes and reducing costs to increasing efficiency and improving customer experience, SAP Business One has been a key enabler for change and progress in these companies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear these stories first-hand and gain valuable insights into how they can apply similar strategies in their own organizations. The event will also provide a platform for attendees to learn about the latest developments in SAP Business One and how it can help organizations stay ahead of the competition.

SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that provides small and medium-sized businesses with real-time insights into all their core operations. From financial management and accounting to sales and customer relationship management, SAP Business One streamlines processes and automates routine tasks, enabling businesses to focus on growth and innovation.

The event will also provide a platform for networking and knowledge sharing, with attendees from various industries and regions exchanging ideas, best practices, and challenges. The connections made during the event will undoubtedly lead to new partnerships, collaborations, and opportunities for growth and innovation.

In conclusion, the Growth through Change event is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is looking to transform their business and achieve their goals. The insights, inspiration, and connections gained during this event will undoubtedly lead to new ideas, new collaborations, and new successes.

Join us for the Growth through Change event on the 23rd of March at the Hilton Hotel in St Julian’s at 09:00 and be part of the change and progress that will shape the future of business. Register now on –  https://forms.gle/U58su4NBUozusz916

6 Reasons why you should invest in SAP Business One

By SAP, SoftwareNo Comments

The most common misconception about SAP is that it only provides solutions and software for large corporations. However, this could not be further from the truth as SAP’s product line features software for all business sizes. SAP Business One is the ideal ERP software for small to medium sized enterprises.

SAP Business One is an affordable single solution that allows you to manage your entire small businesses, from accounting and financials, purchasing, inventory, sales and customer relationships to reporting and analytics.

Here are 6 reasons that SAP Business One will leave a positive note on your company, especially if you are looking to grow your business.

  • Affordable Price

All small business have operational requirements that more or less entail the same complexity that large companies face. However with SAP Business One you have the same Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) that large organisations use, at a much more affordable price. SAP provides the same kind of tools: business intelligence and analytics, sales forecasting and management, customer relationship management, in one integrated solution.

  • Financial Visibility

SAP Business One makes it easier by allowing you to eliminate multiple different spreadsheets that are equipped with data, by connecting your financial operations with other key processes in your business such as purchasing and sales or inventory management in real time. This way you can save time and improve your cash flow.

Security and data integrity is a concern for all businesses no matter the size and SAP Business One allows you to provide permissions to different employees so that sensitive data is kept secure.

  • Anticipation of Customer Needs

With SAP Business One your customer relationship management (CRM) and sales are brought closer together, thus you’ll be able to manage all your CRM and your sales/marketing activities on one single platform. This enables the firm to build more effective communication programs.

  • Improved Decision Making

Having all your data on one platform helps you to save time which aids in improved decision making. Therefore, SAP Business One provides you with multiple reports on the data that is available and important to you, just by configuring a couple of settings.

  • Best Practice for every industry

SAP Business One regardless of what industry you are in, provides you with best practice systems. Furthermore the solution can be customised for your manufacturing, construction, catering, wholesale business and many more. Compared to other solutions on the market SAP Business One is fairly quick to implement.

  • Easy to Access Training

SAP provides users with a lot of online training that enables to you get your team and any new employees up to speed with the SAP Business One.

So to conclude, SAP Business One gives you access to a better visibility and improved decision making at a lower business cost. If you are interested in finding out more info about how you can acquire this system you can contact us on [email protected] or give us a call on 21359119.

 

Introducing ELO ECM Suite

By SoftwareNo Comments

As of 2022 MAP IT is proud to announce our partnership with ELO Digital Office.  ELO Digital Office is a company known worldwide for its innovative products, particularly the ELO ECM Suite.

It is vital for a business’s success to have efficient & automated processes while also having information available no matter when or where. This is why an intelligent ECM system that is both flexible and versatile is needed.

This is where ELO ECM Suite comes into play, digitizing your business processes which allow you to save valuable time while minimizing your costs and amplifying the security of your company data.

The benefits of ELO ECM suite can be split into the following factors:

Finding the information needed quickly and easily

Managing the data in compliance with legal requirements

Documents can be processed in a customisable workflow

Enables collaboration amongst teams

Enables transparent business processes

A look at the ELO ECM Suite:

Finding the information needed in the blink of an eye

Within the ELO ECM Suite the intelligent ELO iSearch allows you to search for and find a specific document or a piece of information instantly. ELO iSearch searches your entire ELO software repository as well as any other integrated third-party applications you might have such as ERP, CRM, and e-mail systems.

Managing the data in compliance with legal requirements

ELO ECM Suite offers the platforms and tools required to ensure compliance with data privacy and security requirements. Thanks to advanced encryption technology, all of your business data is stored securely at all times. Access control, logging, and a sophisticated permissions system ensure additional protection.

Document Workflows

ELO ECM Suite provides a range of intelligent tools that allow fast, automated processing of paper-based and digital documents in the mailroom. With ELO Smart Input, for example, you save a lot of time from processing the documents, be it invoices, contracts etc.  The tool automatically recognizes the type of document and extracts any relevant information within seconds. This data is available for further processing right away within the system. The eliminates the manual task and saves a lot of time.

Enables collaboration amongst teams

This ECM Suite provides an array of tools for optimized & efficient collaboration. The ELO feed provides a platform for teams to communicate with each other as well as exchange information regarding different documents. Group topics can even use hashtags to group-specific information as well as carrying out polls among colleagues.

 

Download the ELO ECM Suite product brochure for more information

The benefits of a Documentation Management System (DMS)

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Just about any enterprise can admit that documentation is an essential factor for their business. However, many are faced with challenges that could impact various factors, such as the efficiency of the business.

So, one might ask, how can a company successfully maintain documentation within the company and eliminate these challenges?

The implementation of a Document Management system allows businesses to capture, save and retrieve documentation both physical and electronic within one system.

  • Reduction of storage space

A software based DMS will allow a business to save time, money and space. The reduction in the use of file cabinets, boxes, archiving rooms etc. will allow freeing up office space for a more useful utilisation. This apart from saving the company money also saves valuable time when searching for a specific document. Rather than going through multiple files/ boxes etc. one can search for it through the digital system.

  • Data Security

Such a platform will provide security to business data and eliminate any issues with sensitive data or other confidential information. By setting permissions for different users, using encryption keys and other security features that the system provides, the business’ data is much more secure.

  • Integration

Companies around the world mostly make use of the Microsoft Office suite and many DMS offer integration with the Office Suite as well as other systems. This allows the employees to continue working within their comfort zone while utilizing the DMS.

  • Search Functions

Most of the time, we spend a lot of time trying to look for a document that was attached to an email, or we forget where this was saved. With the DMS many sophisticated search functions are offered, enabling the user to filter and skim through the documentation easily.

  • Improved Collaboration

With a DMS the ability to access content and collaborate is greatly simplified as it provides greater visibility to business processes and can allow for better workflow monitoring. Also, the ability for users to communicate amongst each other within the document itself reduces communication time.

  • Increased productivity

Time is very valuable and with a DMS saving time is almost guaranteed which is greatly reflected into increased productivity. This also improves staff morale by efficient documentation retrieval which ultimately results in increased client satisfaction.