SAP Basic EWM vs SAP Advanced EWM

SAP EWM Basic is the basic configuration of SAP EWM and includes basic warehouse management functions like storage location management, inventory management, goods receiving and goods issue, warehouse movements, order processing and an easy integration with other SAP modules. It is ideal for companies with less complex warehousing and distribution requirements.

For more extensive needs, SAP offers the SAP Advanced EWM package. This premium version has additional functionalities.

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SAP Basic EWM

SAP Basic EWM is a warehouse management solution focused on basic warehouse management functions; no additional SAP EWM licence is required. It offers an efficient way to organise and control stock levels. 

  • Storage location management: With SAP Basic EWM, you can organise and manage storage locations efficiently to ensure a smooth flow of goods. You optimise your warehouse processes and can perform simple picking and shipping processes.
  • Inventory management: You can control inventory in real time, track stock movements and manage stock data more accurately.
  • Order processing: With SAP Basic EWM, you can process orders like goods receipt, relocations and goods issue.
  • Reporting: You have access to basic reporting functions and can therefore monitor warehouse performance and perform simple analyses.
  • Scalability: Although the functional scope is leaner compared to Advanced EWM, you can still scale SAP Basic EWM to meet the growing requirements of your company.
  • Easy implementation: Implementation is faster and more affordable than that of SAP Advanced EWM.

SAP Advanced EWM

SAP Advanced EWM is a more comprehensive and more powerful solution than SAP Basic EWM. It was developed to manage more complex warehouse and logistics processes and offers extended functions and flexibility.  Some of the main features of SAP Advanced EWM are described below:

  • Extended functions for more complex requirements: Advanced EWM offers functionalities like the optimisation of warehouse layouts, the complex handling of dangerous materials, the integration of robot-controlled storage technology and the support of specialised warehouse processes.
  • Fine-tuning: This version can be adapted more extensively to the individual requirements of your company and makes it possible to implement industry-specific best practices.
  • Real-time monitoring: SAP Advanced EWM offers extensive real-time monitoring and reporting for all warehouse activities.
  • Integration: It can be integrated seamlessly into other SAP modules and business applications, which results in more efficient and accurate data and information flows in your company.

Whether you choose SAP EWM Basic or SAP EWM Advanced depends on your company's specific requirements. If you need basic warehouse management functionalities, SAP EWM Basic may be enough. However, if your company's warehouse processes are more complex or you are looking for more comprehensive ways to improve efficiency and control, SAP EWM Advanced may be a better choice. A thorough analysis of your requirements is crucial in order to make the right decision. We are happy to assist you with it.

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