Case Study

Automotive Manufacturing – Centralized Enterprise Labeling & SAP Integration

About the Company

An automotive aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, automotive, and household hardware implemented an economical SAP-compatible labeling solution that works with any Windows®-compatible printer.

A major automotive aftermarket supplier needed a centralized enterprise labeling solution for its distribution centers that could integrate with SAP and utilize standalone legacy label printers. Peak Technologies delivered a solution that integrated with SAP and created labels on legacy printers across the enterprise.

Business Challenge

The company needed a centralized enterprise labeling solution for its distribution centers that could integrate with SAP and create labels on standalone/legacy printers. The solution required WYSIWYG label design, revision control, secure work flow processes for label publication, historical lookup of printed labels, and integration with SAP. Installation, training, and go-live support for multiple sites were also needed.

The Solution

Peak Technologies, as a Certified Enterprise Partner with Seagull Scientific, provided BarTender Enterprise Automation software licensing and maintenance, consulting, installation, training, and go-live support services for the company. Peak Technologies also provided training on document work flow handling, security control, and label design/revision control to allow the company to replace disparate labeling software in use with one – BarTender. To integrate, XML files generated by SAP were dropped to a network file folder on a VM server at headquarters.

Results

The company was able to implement a single labeling software solution while maintaining centralized control of label design, implement a secure document control process, and provide a scalable enterprise labeling solution integrated with SAP. Use of Seagull Scientific print drivers made it possible to create one label format that accommodated printing to any Windows®-compatible printer without having to import formats into SAP. The company leveraged XML as a common (and certified) approach, along with integrating SAP to other systems. The cost to implement SAP was reduced by off-loading services to Peak Technologies and leveraging BarTender software and its SAP-certified integration. In addition Peak Technologies provided a tailored front-end application leveraging BarTender to suit packing workstation requirements at disparate sites that were not directly controlled by SAP. Other benefits include:

  • Enabled additional standalone printing solutions not integrated with SAP by using BarTender software
  • Provided printing from standalone workstations using custom front-end applications and customized databases
  • Peak Technologies supported implementation through site consultation and support

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Industry:
Wholesale Distribution – Automotive Parts

Business Challenge:
Implement an Economical Labeling Solution that Integrates with SAP and Legacy Printers.

Location:
Northeastern United States

ERP System:
SAP

Featured Products:

  • BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition
  • Seagull Scientific print drivers

Featured Peak Technologies Services:

  • Labeling application consultation
  • Custom label formatting and design
  • Custom application/database development
  • SAP integration and support
  • Project management
  • Go-live support

"The cost to implement SAP was reduced by off-loading services to Peak Technologies and leveraging BarTender software and its SAP-certified integration. In addition Peak Technologies provided a tailored front-end application leveraging BarTender to suit packing workstation requirements at disparate sites that were not directly controlled by SAP.”

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Peak Technologies

The last few months have been incredibly exciting for our organization.  In early April, we changed ownership to Sole Source Capital, an experienced private equity company focused on the industrial services market and committed to our growth. With Sole Source’s support, we have added tremendous capabilities, resources, and industry expertise to the Peak portfolio through the acquisition of three companies in the last 60 days. 

Along with these exciting developments comes a renewed sense of commitment and purpose. To celebrate this exciting new chapter, we wanted to use this opportunity to reflect on our past, while looking forward to the future.  We are extremely pleased to announce that we have changed our company name to Peak Technologies, Inc. 

For many of our long-time customers, this is a return to the company name that had been in place since our founding in 1981.  When we merged with Ryzex in 2011, we combined our names to symbolize the union of two industry leaders.  But over the last few years, we have become ONE Peak, added additional capabilities, battled through a pandemic together, and feel that the time is now to re-brand the company as we look forward to the future. 

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