ERP systems: Transformation into the digital age
Modern corporate strategies focus on standardisation, automation and flexibility of business processes. This means that, apart from customer needs, digital sales strategies must also reliably reflect the relevant legal and regulatory requirements. Yet in many cases fragmented and obsolete IT landscapes as well as isolated solutions that have emerged over the years prevent the implementation of efficient digital processes. Situations such as these are addressed by afb-CMS at all levels - front, middle and back-office – by means of an integrated web-based solution: from asset configuration and offer calculation to rating, scoring and decision-making through to the activation, amendment and termination of contracts. In addition, the product provides full-service-management functions, e.g. invoicing, service-card and claims management as well as contract accounting (sub-ledger) with a fully integrated dunning system.
The service-orientated architecture (SOA) of afb-CMS, its modular structure and standardised interfaces allow individual and flexible functionality and easy integration into existing IT landscapes.
More efficiencyEfficient, structured and largely automated processing of day-to-day business as well as automated review of documents and request for additional documents.
Multi-channel salesMulti-client solution for all sales channels (branch offices, call centres, sales forces, internet) in equal measure for private and commercial customers.
Multi-device capabilityOptimisation for all current terminals (PCs, laptops, tablets, smart phones) and users (internet customers, sales consultants with tablet, etc.).
Integrated systemRepresentation of all requisition, request, contracting and remarketing processes in an integrated, web-based solution offering automated financing decision-making and processing, validation and contract management.
AutomationControl of all financing and leasing transactions for private and commercial customers by means of standardised, automated processes.
Modular architectureModular structure based on standardised components allowing optimum adaptation to individual customer requirements.
International useCan be used in several languages and in the currency of the target country at all times.
Data completion and validationA high level of user-friendliness thanks to input-saving services such as data completion and validation.
Easy integrationService-orientated architecture makes for easy integration into heterogeneous system landscapes.
Rapid integration into the digital landscape
Wherever already existing or planned digital solutions reflect the business processes of an enterprise, afb Business Services offer a high degree of additional benefit. They provide an opportunity for keeping abreast of digital innovation and transformation. On the basis of a service-orientated architecture, existing IT landscapes can easily and rapidly be expanded to include innovative functions without altering their code base with an afb Fast Integration Business Service constituting a complete functionality. By means of Fast Integration afb Business Services combine with existing or future ERP systems, impressing users with extremely short development, rollout and test cycles. This results in a greatly reduced resource requirement for development and implementation as well as much shorter time to market.
Fast time to marketRapid implementation thanks to lean architecture and data-driven interfaces with few inputs and outputs and without external dependence.
More precise achievement of benefitsCustomisation achieved by involvement of specialist departments.
Fast integrationRapid generation of benefits thanks to fast integration into existing ERP systems.
Future viability for legacy systemsImplementation of modern functionalities in legacy systems without altering their code base or current functionalities.
Simple integrationSimplified integration into existing structures thanks to service-orientated architecture, manageable scope, lack of external dependency as well as standardised surfaces and interfaces.
Flexible Business ProcessesCustomised mapping of complex business processes thanks to a precise combination of Business Services.
Use cases of the business solution and business services
From the enormous pool of possible combinations between the individual module groups of the business solution, as well as the options that result from the interaction with afb's business services, rise to a multitude of areas of application for afb solutions. However, there are typical applications in the market. These are shown as business cases at afb. Below you will find an overview of current business cases. To find out more about an individual business case, simply click on the relevant module.