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Kenandy Cloud ERP | White Paper


Kenandy Cloud ERP Overview

KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Kenandy Cloud ERP


Technology is powering disruptive business models in every industry sector. Mobile, social,
global, and real-time visibilitythese are the capabilities that you need in your business
processes to stay relevant today. But, most of all, you need to be able to adapt to the next
change, because change is happening at an ever faster rate. Thats why we created the
Kenandy Cloud ERP Platform from a clean sheet of paper. The result is a totally different type
of solution that adapts to your business, rather than your business having to adapt to the

Key Benefits

system. With flexibility for you to change your business process anytime, Kenandy helps you
keep pace with the changes that tomorrow will bring.

Easy to use
Real-time visibility
Fast deployment

Kenandy is the cloud ERP platform for the modern enterprise. Kenandy Empowers Real
People to work the way they want to work on any device anywhere in the worldits easy
to use, implement and change. Kenandy automates all of your core business processes
including order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, planning and production, and global financials.
Kenandy allows you to continuously tune your business to take advantage of opportunities
and improve results. When your business process changes, you can change your system.

Users can tailor

Add fields
Change workflows
Create reports and dashboards

On-board new areas of the business, for example, acquisitions or regional operations, very

IT can customize
Integrate to other apps
Extend with custom apps

up with technology change too.

Customizations protected
during updates
Predictable per-user-per
month pricing

quickly. Personalize the user experience. Create dashboards on the fly. Add new fields, logic or
workflows. Dont worry about getting stuck on old, out-of-date releases. Your customizations
are preserved during updates that deliver new technologies and capabilities, so you can keep

Empower Users with ERP Thats Easy to Use

Empower your employees, customers and suppliers with a real-time, global, mobile, and
social single source of truth.
Intuitive user experienceeasy-to-use design speeds and expands user adoption
The right user experience for everyonedesigns for the mobile, casual and
heads-down user
Easy to learnmultilingual context-sensitive Help, training videos, and support form
the Kenandy Community of experts and users
Mobileaccess anywhere, anytime and on any device
Socialcollaborate to resolve issues quickly. Capture and store an audit trail of your
communications and decisions.
Real-time visibilityaccess to a secure, real-time single source of master data, transactions
and conversations

KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Empower Your Business with ERP Thats Easy to Implement

Quickly on-board new businesses, acquisitions and new markets with automated operational
and financial business processes.
Complete integrated ERPOrder-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, Planning and Production,
and Global Financials
Global foundationmultilingual, multicurrency, multi-country, and multi-company

Kenandys architecture
allows you to modify
business processes and
the user experience,
including screens,
dashboards and even
the device. This doesnt
require programmers.
Simplicity and this
Do It Yourself aspect
were among the primary
reasons Blue Clover
Devices selected Kenandy.
Cindy Jutras,
President Mint Jutras

No hardware or software to buy or installtrue multitenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Scalable per-user per-month priceno large up-front costs, no maintenance fee
Fast Deploymentimplementations as fast as 90 days with rapid see-it-as-you-go sprints
Templatized implementationsstandardize business practices across unit or geographies

Empower IT with ERP Thats Easy to Change

Adapt to change very quickly, customize with clicks not code, extend business processes
50% faster, and always stay up-to-date.
Reduce the IT backlogbusiness experts can easily add fields, customize workflows,
build dashboards and reports for themselves
Build extensions fasterKenandy is built on the #1 PaaS, the Salesforce1 Platform,
which speeds custom extensions
Easy to integrateAPIs, user and IT tools accelerate integration across the enterprise
to non-Kenandy cloud and legacy applications
Update protectioncustomizations and integrations are secure and protected even
when Kenandy updates the core package
Secure and scalablehighest level of security and the proven scalability of the
Salesforce1 Platform

Trust Kenandy to Get You There

Kenandy is built on the Salesforce1 Platform, a proven, scalable and secure platform serving
more than 100,000 organizations, 220,000 applications, 3 million users, 1 billion transactions
per day with an average request response time of less than 300ms, all with an average uptime
of over 99.9 percent.

KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Kenandy Is the Cloud ERP Platform for the Modern

The adoption of cloud solutions in the enterprise is rapidly growing. You cant afford to be
left behind! Kenandy will give your business the power it needs to keep up with disruptive
technology and business changes. Its easy to use, implement and change. And has all the
modern cloud, mobile and social capabilities that companies need to transform today. Youll
get real-time visibility into your business, so you can see what needs to change. Kenandy

With a multitenant SaaS

solution, new product
functionality is delivered
quickly, with three to four
updates per year.

develops and delivers new functionality really, really fastwith 3 updates a year. You always
have access to the latest version, because we apply the updates for you. You can quickly
configure the software to meet your business needs and also reconfigure it as your needs
change. And, best of all, your custom configurations will not be broken by new updates.
Today, Kenandy offers complete Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, Planning and Production, Global
Financials. With a roadmap driven by our customers, we will continue to build new applications
you can leverage. If you need to scale to more users, you can simply add users at any time.

Kenandy delivers
end-to-end integrated
Planning and Production
Global Financials




Scale &











Reports & Point & Click

Dashboards Workflow




KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Sales orders are the life-blood of any business! Managing order-to-cash efficiently is key to
improving sales results, optimizing inventory and increasing customer satisfaction. Kenandy
automates your global order-to-cash process for maximum efficiency and provides you with
alerts when exceptions occur. Since Kenandy is on the cloud, everyoneyour customers,
employees, contract manufacturers, and distributorscan have real-time, secure visibility
into orders, shipments, inventory, invoices, and collections. Kenandy can integrate with any
CRM, so your sales team can generate sales orders directly from won opportunities and quickly
determine available-to-promise.

With rising cost of goods and increasing global competition, managing procurement strategically
is more critical than ever. Kenandy automates your global procure-to-pay process, so you can
focus on your procurement strategy. With Kenandy, your procurement process runs smoothly
from requisition to paymentalerting you only when a problem needs your attention. Kenandy
manages procurement of goods and services for your direct and indirect procurement needs.
With Kenandy, your employees, suppliers and contract manufacturers can have the real-time,
secure visibility and collaboration they need to make sure you get the right goods and services
at the best cost.

Planning and Production

With Kenandy, you get the capabilities you need for planning and production completely
integrated with your order management and financial operations. Whether you are a discrete
manufacturer, made-to-order supplier, consumer goods company, or distribution service provider,
Kenandy provides processes you and your team need to be coordinated and effective in todays
world of global, distributed operations. Kenandy Cloud ERP includes planning, inventory
management, engineering, production, and MRP. Kenandy also has a unique patent pending
process for managing complete component and finished good traceabilityespecially needed
by companies who have FDA tracking or other tracking requirements.

KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Global Financials
Kenandy Global Financials are tightly integrated with Kenandy Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay
and Planning and Production processes, ensuring that you always have accurate and real-time
visibility into your financial picture. Designed for the needs of large enterprises, Kenandy has
a multi-company, multi-country, multicurrency, and multilingual foundation, so you can do
business anywhere in the world. And to track critical business metrics, Kenandy tools make it
easy for end users to develop dashboards and reports. Youll gain efficiency and reduce risk with
end-to-end processes that run automatically and alert you to any exceptions.

Built on the Leading Cloud Platform

Kenandy Cloud ERP is built on the Salesforce1 Platform, a proven platform renown for scalability
and reliability. By leveraging the Salesforce1 Platform, Kenandy can focus its development efforts
on innovative ERP business applications, without having to maintain data centers or develop
core infrastructure or manage database software. Salesforce does that for us and for you! You
can redirect a significant portion of your budget from maintaining in-house complex hardware
and software infrastructure to implementing applications and business processes that provide
real business value quickly. And you or your IT staff can quickly build extensions or custom apps
as needed for the unique needs of your business.

Services and Support Committed to Your Success

Putting our decades of ERP expertise together with our growing network of consulting and
application partners, our goal is to bring together all the services you need to maximize the
benefits of Kenandy in the shortest time. From getting you up and running rapidly to keeping
you at peak performance, Kenandy and its partners can deliver the services you need, when
you need them.

KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Proactive Support
Kenandy has tools and processes in place to notify you about new Kenandy functions and
features, new releases and other important messages. You are always maintained at the latest
software release.
The Kenandy Community is a key component of Kenandy support. The Community is only
available to Kenandy customers and partners, and is accessible directly from our application
via single sign-on. You have the ability to interact with other customers and with Kenandy
technical experts to discuss and resolve questions and problems, and share ideas and best
practices. It includes a robust, searchable knowledgebase, as well as relevant technical material
and tutorials that are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekwherever you are and
whenever you want.
Kenandy offers multiple levels of support so you can choose the best approach for your
environment. Whether you choose our Foundation Support included with each license, or
Premier Support for more comprehensive coverage, you can rest assured that weve got you
covered with expert assistance to keep your business operating at peak efficiency.

Implementation Services
We can help you through the complete process, from mapping and loading your existing data,
through training and go-live, into production. Or let us direct you to one of our consulting
service partners, many of whom have experience with a range of systems and best practices
along with their expertise in Kenandy ERP.

Professional Services
Have additional needs for specialized business logic or application integration for your
business? Our consulting services partners can provide professional services for advanced
development and integration with your legacy systems or supply chain partners.

KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Move to the Cloud Now!

For some companies, moving ERP to the cloud means replacing their core ERP system.
For other companies, a more gradual migration better fit their needs. In working with our
customers and prospects, we have identified three patterns of adoption:


Organizations that
embrace two-tier ERP
strategies are better
positioned to both
navigate volatile global
business conditions
and acquire or divest
operations that generate
operational efficiency
and growth.







Companies that have a core on-premise ERP for their corporate operations, but need to move

Cognizant 20-20 Insights,

January 2013

quickly with acquisitions, global expansions, joint ventures, divestures, or simply dont want to
continue their long and costly on-premise roll-outs, are implementing a two-tier ERP strategy
In this strategy, the on-premise ERP is kept at the corporate core. Cloud ERP is employed for
new and strategic areas of the businesswith integration back to the corporate core, for
example, to corporate finance.






KenandyTM Cloud ERP

Similar to strategic deployment, some companies want to keep their core corporate ERP for
areas such as finance, but need a modern and easy-to-use solution for other business areas
like indirect procurement or manufacturing. These customers implement an edge strategy
with cloud functional areas integrated back to the corporate core on-premise ERP.
Both the two-tier and edge deployment models offer you a proof of concept to experience
what cloud ERP can offer, without disrupting your core ERP. Integration with your core ERP is
easy to accomplish.



For companies that are running aging legacy systems, the time has come for a full ERP
replacement. Rather than take on a multi-year or on-premise implementation, customers are
moving to the cloud, as a way to leapfrog into a modern architecture. Implement Kenandy
Cloud ERP as your core operational system and get the benefits of faster time-to-value, greater
collaboration with your customers and partners, and more flexibility to adapt to changing
business demands.

Get Started Today

Whatever strategy you choose, its critical that you evaluate how cloud ERP can transform
your business. One thing is for sureyour competitors are not waiting. Kenandy can help
you determine the strategy that is right for your business. And we can work with you to test
scenarios for your business, so you can start to empower the people in your business today.

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