What is ERPsim?
ERPsim is a business simulation running on a live SAP S/4HANA system. Played in teams of 3 to 5, participants compete in a simulated marketplace where they strive for operational excellence and beat their competitors. Using SAP Fiori transactions, real-time analytics, and optional machine learning, players experience realistic end-to-end enterprise processes and the impacts of their decisions on business outcomes.
Effective with executive stakeholders, project teams, and end-users, ERPsim does not require any prior SAP knowledge and comes with embedded step-by-step help. Whether assessing the latest SAP solutions, planning an implementation or to motivate your teams, ERPsim helps you provide focus and alignment on your digital transformation goals.
Description of the scenario
The distribution scenario is an experience set up in the Fiori launchpad meant to make participants understand how to use the SAP functions in the context of distributing products. You take on different tasks that are distributed between the employees, who are the team members, and move throughout the day with the goal to have the highest profit among all playing teams.
It’s suitable for a broad range of industries, the simulation showcases the latest SAP user interface, real-time analytics, and the integration of core enterprise processes: sales, marketing, forecasting, procurement, and finance. Participants can also choose to activate machine learning capabilities for decision support or role automation.
The game can be played selling two different types of products, or skins, chosen by the instructor in charge. The two options are water bottle distribution (ERPsim Water) and cereal bars distribution (ERPsim Snacks).
The game can be played by up to 26 teams. It is recommended to have at least 3 people on each team so the game can be played accordingly, and with less difficulty.
It is possible to activate bots to either help one another or to add a new team to compete against.
Different Types of Characters
Ready, set, go!
To help the organization to function best, the different tasks are separated among the players. Participants are free to choose whatever role pleases them or fits them better to have an optimal understanding and relate to it more realistically. The roles don’t have to stay the same for all rounds, it’s the team’s choice to play accordingly to their strategy, or to play to learn all the different roles.
The instructor is the master of the game. Their role is to manage all teams, choose the game settings, pause whenever it is needed, and animate the whole game. This role can be fulfilled only by certified instructors and can be done by one or more people for one group, depending on the number of players. Ideally, for a group of 25 participants, one instructor is sufficient.
Your role is to set the prices to make sure they’re always profitable and keep an eye out for the inventory levels to make sure you never stock out.