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ConCost SAP Construction Solution Now by Subscription

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 04-Dec-2017 11:01:00

Cash flow is a concern for most construction companies. Many times we experienced that contractors wanting to get on SAP finally halted the project because of the investment required.

Now we found a solution. You can enjoy the benefits of S/4HANA, the next generation business suite of SAP, combined with our pre-packaged construction solution for a monthly fee. We have partnered with Spectrum who finances the SAP licenses and provides the hosting.

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BIM to VR - Virtual Reality in Construction

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 11-Jan-2017 08:30:00

I follow Virtual Reality news since a while because it seems to be a visualisation technology that could also benefit construction. Like moving from 2D drawings to a 3D model (BIM) it is a mind blowing step if you can walk (virtually) through a building that does't yet exist.

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Topics: BIM

SAP CPM - Earned Labour Hours and More

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 28-Apr-2016 09:00:00

We just finalised another development for SAP CPM (Commercial Project Management). Here is what we've done.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Project Management

How the IoT (Internet of Things) Can Benefit Contractors

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 31-Aug-2015 08:32:00

IoT (the Internet of Things) is one of the major current trends. Today there are about 5 billion "Things" connected with the Internet. Researchers predict that by 2020 this number will be between 25 and 75 billion.

What will be the impact of this technology for a construction company?

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Topics: Project Management, site management, IoT

7 Top Mistakes in Applying Earned Value Management

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 22-Jun-2015 08:36:47

Earned Value Management (EVM) is the standard for project cost control (and to a certain degree schedule control). The formulae seem quite simple.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Project Management

SAP Localisation for Arabic Countries

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 22-Apr-2015 18:00:01

Today I'm not writing about construction specific features. I'm not a specialist in FI or HR. But I can easily understand how beneficial the country localisations are for the users. And they are free of charge!

Let me walk you through the content of the localisation for Saudi Arabia (just one of the country localisations available).

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Topics: Implementation Methodology

SAP CPM (Commercial Project Management) - Taming the Beast

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 17-Feb-2015 10:00:00

Five months ago I published a blog about our experience implementing SAP CPM (Commercial Project Management).

My overall impression was excellent. This module has a great user interface and brings together all relevant information of your construction projects. With a click you can drill down into details down to individual documents.

But when you look at the screens for project performance and progress reporting the data aren't quite complete. Not sure why SAP didn't develop this completely. There is not much missing but it isn't even on their development plan. So we decided to undertake this development ourselves. See what we did.

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Topics: Earned Value Management

Most Fascinating Construction Trends

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 22-Jan-2015 10:00:00

It's the beginning of a new year. All over the Internet the trends for 2015 are published. So I don't want to miss out:-) But the construction trends I describe here are not based on market research. They are what fascinated me most - either because I see a great potential for the future or because there is an immediate benefit.

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Topics: Technology and Platform

How to Change an RDS - Country Version KSA

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 12-Jan-2015 10:00:00

RDS is Not Out of the Box

In my last blog I described the enormous benefits that are achievd using RDS (Rapid Deployment System) for implementing SAP.

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Topics: Implementation Methodology

How the SAP Assemble To Order Methodology Fundamentally Changes Everything

Posted by Wolfgang Flatscher on 06-Nov-2014 09:30:00

More than a year ago we started developing our PreCast SAP template for the construction industry.

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Topics: Implementation Methodology

About this blog

The ConCost blog aims to provide information to the construction industry.  We gained our expertise working for engineering and construction companies, owner and Government organisations on all continents for many years.

Our pre-packaged construction solution is built on S/4HANA, the next generation ERP business suite. It is now available by subscription.


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