Platform & Technology

Creating the foundation for business transformation

B4 Consulting is your industry solutions partner providing you with innovative platforms and technologies to create a foundation for growth and fuel success.

Our offerings are continually evolving to meet your business requirements and to integrate new yet proven technologies that will simplify and streamline your business. Visit this page often to stay up to date on our latest offerings.

Construction & Project Management Solutions
Corecon Construction Project Management

With SAP Business One powered by Corecon Technologies, B4 Consulting gives small- and mid-sized construction, engineering, and architectural firms a cloud-based, end-to-end solution for project management. Providing connectivity anywhere, anytime and on any device, Corecon is a web-based suite of construction software for:

  • Business Development
  • Estimating
  • Document Control
  • Contract Administration
  • Job Cost Control
  • Scheduling
  • Collaboration

Corecon integration with SAP Business One gives you a single integrated platform for all business activities including financial and accounting management and other lines of business.

See how easy project management can be – in the cloud with SAP Business One powered by Corecon.

SAP Commercial Project Management

SAP Commercial Project Management is designed for companies selling project-based services such as professional services, engineering, construction, and others. An intuitive solution, SAP Commercial Project Management helps your team to plan, manage, and collaborate on projects whether you’re in the same building or halfway around the world – so you can maximize efficiency and quickly adapt to changes to avoid unplanned costs.

An extension to the SAP Business Suite, SAP Commercial Project Management brings project-related front- and back-end information into one integrated system. Project managers, administrators and executives can effectively track project profitability and productivity in real time with capabilities to:

  • Easily identify and prioritize critical tasks for smart resource allocation and productivity
  • Eliminate project scope creep and avoid unplanned expenses and cost overruns
  • Facilitate better communication between project team members and other stakeholders
  • Avoid unnecessary delays by anticipating possible changes before they happen
  • Increase stakeholder buy-in with more effective presentations and reports on project status

See how you can put your entire services business lifecycle into project context – view video

Collaboration Tools

SAP Jam delivers social collaboration where you work, connecting customers, partners, and colleagues with information, applications, and processes. This level of collaboration helps to efficiently solve business-critical issues and drive results — all in your business applications, on your mobile device, or in SAP Jam.

Eliminating social silos in your organization, SAP Jam provides a single, secure, cloud-based foundation across your entire company, applications, and business processes including HR, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Supply Chain, and IT. With Jam you can easily bring a social platform into any business process from social learning to opportunity management to customer engagement and more. And, it provides various compliance and moderation capabilities allowing for IT oversight.

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Content Management Solutions
ELO Digital Office

Through our partnership with ELO Digital Office, a world leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), B4 Consulting brings easy and affordable ECM solutions to both SAP users and non-SAP users.

ELO ECM solutions help you to effectively address the daily and ever-increasing challenges of document management from emails to invoices to contracts and so much more. Processing unstructured data in both paper and digital forms, ELO ECM gives you fast access to information and legally-compliant archiving wherever and whenever you need it. Regardless of your company size, we have an ECM solution for you including:

  • ELOoffice – entry-level for small companies and independent contractors
  • ELOprofessional – modular client-server solution for mid-sized companies
  • ELOenterprise – platform-neutral, high-scalable and multi-client solution for large companies

As the exclusive reseller of ELO ECM to SAP users in North America, B4 Consulting can help your teams share, manage, and retain content across the enterprise. Find out how – contact Frank Paetzold.

ELO Overview

Mobile Apps

The B4 Consulting partnership with MobileLogix, a world leader in Mobile Workforce Management software, enables us to provide our customers with a truly awesome mobile solution for field service. Integrating with the B4 Consulting solution portfolio, MobileLogix can effectively maximize field service profits in a single app with capabilities for:

  • Scheduling
  • Time Collection
  • Dispatch Online/Offline
  • GPS Mapping
  • CRM Upselling
  • Accounting Integration
  • Customer Brand App
  • Customer Portal
  • Equipment/Vehicle Maintenance
  • Equipment Forecasting

Designed for 1 or 100,000 field technicians, MobileLogix serves multiple construction verticals such as Oil & Gas Field Service, Mining Field Service and Energy Services.

SAP Inventory Manager

You can extend your inventory management system into the field to increase asset life and with the SAP Inventory Manager mobile app. With capabilities for precise tracking and paperless management of inventory you can increase productivity, lower costs, optimize your supply chain, and improve customer service. Avoid costly downtime with the ability to:

  • Quickly perform physical and cycle counts with improved accuracy
  • Check availability of martials while on the job
  • Accept and distribute incoming materials by PO
  • Electronically pre-pick materials and issue, return or transfer goods
  • Accelerate receipt and back-order reporting to-and-from shipping/receiving

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SAP Work Manager

Asset-intensive companies are using the SAP Work Manager mobile app to empower maintenance crews to work more safely, productively, and independently in the plant and in the field. Helping to raise performance and reliability across plants, fleets, networks, and infrastructure, it gives field workers real-time access to asset history and details, enabling them to start, hold, transfer and create complete work orders on a mobile device.  Built on the SAP Mobile Platform, Work Manager is device-agnostic and can be used on any device that suits your environment and work needs. The app promotes:

  • Worker Safety with integrated review/approval workflows and GPS and GIS capabilities
  • Visibility that tracks worker’s location in real-time and automatically records work status and progress
  • Compliance with industry safety standards and mobile work permits and tag-outs
  • Governance using guided workflows and access to asset information
  • Productivity improvements with point-of-maintenance information and access to historical data

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OpenRoute OnSite Wi-Fi

Businesses are moving to cloud-based applications because immediate communication reduces cost, eliminates rework, and increases profitability. With OpenRoute OnSite Wi-Fi you have portable Internet access where and when you need it on the jobsite. Easy to set up, it starts with connecting a small, self-contained yellow box to your existing Internet and power sources.

That’s it. When you need even more coverage as the jobsite expands and structures are built, simply add another yellow box or two, or more. The yellow boxes connect wirelessly and automatically, forming their own mesh network. The system is:

  • Free-of-charge OpenRoute NetMeter mobile application quickly identifies where to place units for optimal coverage.
  • Easy to use, the network can be deployed by your staff using the OpenRoute NetMeter application.
  • Designed to work in variable and inclement weather conditions, the rugged yellow briefcase-sized boxes have no external antennae, and feature an enclosed power source and weatherproof connector ports.
  • Compatible with industry-standard protocols enhanced by expertise in developing wireless networks for the Unites States military; OpenRoute easily integrates will all existing corporate networks.
  • Scalable and movable, you determine the coverage that’s needed – then add or subtract yellow boxes. When you’re done with one jobsite – simply unplug and take the network to the next one.

What you’ve been forced to in the office can now be done anywhere on site with OpenRoute OnSite Wi-Fi.

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