SAP Build Apps

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Key Takeaways

⇨ Build apps in a low-code manner with drag-and-drop user interfaces

⇨ Technicians reported a 30% reduction in maintenance order handling time

⇨ Installation required less than three weeks

SAP Client: Brazilian food company Pif Paf Alimentos, a top company in Brazil’s food sector.

Challenge: Maintenance is key to ensuring reliability and efficiency in machinery operating in over 14 industrial units. Technicians recorded machine operating data on different platforms, paper-printed maintenance orders, and in their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Initiative: Pif Paf Alimentos launched a mobile application for its maintenance technicians using SAP Build Apps.

Solution: The enterprise-grade app integrated seamlessly with its existing SAP technology architecture, powered by SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), allowed them to build apps in a low-code manner with drag-and-drop user interfaces (UIs) for common app components.

Timeline: Less than three weeks

Benefits: After a month of testing, the technicians reported a 30% reduction in maintenance order handling time within the test group. Significant reduction in paper use (a projected 270,000 sheets of paper saved per year) improved efficiency and accuracy of administrative tasks, and does not require an internet connection.

A Closer Look: Lauro Salgado, IT developer at Pif Paf Alimentos, leveraged the comprehensive content provided by SAP Discovery Center. “Use SAP Build Apps to Build Side-by-Side UI Extensions for SAP ERP” to develop both the pilot and the productive version of the app, fully utilizing the capabilities offered by SAP Build Apps.

Client Remarks:  “We provided faster business response to the maintenance department. The IT team, as a business partner, gained agility using SAP Build Apps in the delivery of solutions and contributed to the goal of a paperless enterprise, improving process efficiency and automation,” Salgado explained.

“The solution is built on SAP Build Apps and integrates into our existing landscape seamlessly. If we were going to build an application using a different technology, it would take much longer. You would have to code and integrate the fields. This low-code technology helped us take advantage and deliver the solution faster.”

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