Faced with shrinking margins, cost pressures, and new competitors, many wholesalers are changing their business models to improve customer loyalty -- offering value-added services or outsourcing core business processes to reduce cost

SAP for Wholesale Distribution addresses the needs of both midsize and large wholesale distribution businesses in a wide range of segments, including food service and grocery, industrial, medical, and healthcare. This solution set delivers the core components of
mySAP ERP, SAP's next-generation ERP solution, with industry-specific functionality to support new business models and strategies.

With SAP for Wholesale Distribution, you can enhance your daily procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processes with new, wholesale-specific functionality. You can also manage your marketing, logistics, and financials processes better -- so you can offer value-added services such as labeling and central billing of invoices. In addition, you can benefit from comprehensive profitability analytics that help improve operational excellence across management, core business, and wholesale support processes.

Based on the
SAP NetWeaver platform, SAP for Wholesale Distribution facilitates the integration of complex system landscapes, master data management, and collaboration over the Internet. With SAP NetWeaver, you can quickly adapt business models to changing market demands, and easily implement emerging technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID). And with the modular design of SAP for Wholesale Distribution, you receive the flexibility to add solutions at any time -- such as mySAP Customer Relationship Management and mySAP Supply Chain Management.

And with the
SAP Business Maps, you'll see the benefits and advantages of SAP for Wholesale Distribution before you buy. So you'll understand why leading wholesalers worldwide are taking advantage of solutions from SAP.