SAP Business One, Waste & Recycling One & The Resource Information Data Exchange (RiDx)
A Platform to Help Manage a Circular Economy
A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. Source: WRAP
So the problem of resource optimisation exists, how can we track assets and materials to ensure movement continually through a circular supply loop for maximum value and minimum impact until reprocessing. We have the internet, we have lots of companies with different skills, we have different sectors dealing with different resource streams, we have a lot of waste and need to increase recycling, we also need to increase the life cycle of products, refurbish, remanufacture and redesign. So, how can a we help get the consumer involved, pass on an accurate work instruction, financial transaction, traceability and profitability of the resources, nationwide…?
RiDx Software Platform
The Resource Information Data Exchange
The Resource Information Data Exchange (RiDx) software platform, a collaborative web portal, is built on Outsystems agile development platform, branded “SmartWorld” by ISB Global and is a mobile and web innovation layer. It has new ways of developing software that allow for the quick and easy coding of “front end” environments, allows us to develop workflow and processes that are particularly suited to customer facing, task based, front office or in-field applications.
The RiDx platform was built from the extensive experience ISB Global’s team has in downstream oil and gas applications. The RiDx manages the work instruction and financial transactions associated with the supply chain or in the circular economy supply loops as is described in the above diagram. The RiDx allows companies large and small a transaction environment in which to receive instruction, add value and send materials on, quickly and easily online, on any operating system and any device. The real benefit is integrating the RiDx web application suite into SAP Business One and Waste & Recycling One, as it has been designed but this doesn’t have to be the case for very small operations and start-ups focussed on the new opportunities the circular economy brings, companies that are able to manage activities without the need for more extensive software applications. Read More.
Waste & Recycling One
Waste & Recycling One (WR1) is built by ISB Global in the framework of SAP Business One (Software Development Kit / SDK). It allows us to meet the specific needs of waste logistics and recycling materials companies and organisations, covering activities in haulage and transport, depot management with direct weighbridge integration, recycling and reprocessing, inventory management, distribution and export of recycled materials, outsourcing services and extensive subcontractor management, advanced materials management (hazardous or organic) with batch, serial traceability, sales of recycled and refurbished products and legislative waste and recycling reporting as standard.
So, suitable for all companies and materials handling organisations with a focus on resource efficiency. ISB Global is supported by SAP for distribution and implementation of the product globally. Read More
SAP Business One
SAP Business One has been built for small to mid-sized companies. It’s a preconfigured Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution. Contains functionality in accounting, banking, purchasing, sales, CRM, customer service, warehouse and logistics, manufacturing and distribution. Everything a company requires in integrated business management software.
SAP Business One has a range of preconfigured accessible reports built in the software and comes with fully scalable SAP Business Object Crystal Reports, with dashboards right through to enterprise level Crystal Reports Server Predictive Analytics, so from invoice to KPI monitoring and understanding what your customers are going to do next is embedded in the software ready to use when the business case is there. It also manages fixed assets, plant maintenance (CMMS), hire and leasing of equipment giving total traceability and value to the lifecycle of assets.
There are a number of other helpful functions in the toolkit that are designed to support and maintain the software, driving down the cost of ownership. Read More.
ISB Global is looking for partners to help refine the RiDx software platform to facilitate greater use across a number of sectors to aid the transition to a circular economy. Organisations include, local authority waste management divisions, waste logistics, reprocessing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, sharing, leasing and hire companies. And larger companies with subsidiaries interested in resource efficiency. If you are interested to know more please get in contact. Register Here.