SAP Waste and Recycling (IS-U-WA) provides you with a wide-ranging customer care, service, logistics, and billing system that can be fully integrated in standard business software. The deregulation of the waste disposal industry across the globe, and the resulting increase in competition between waste companies, makes this integrated approach extremely important. The component links all business, technical and personnel-related requirements.
One of the considerable advantages of SAP Waste and Recycling is the integration of different components and business suites. Previously, the waste industry primarily used separate systems for different tasks, such as for order processing, confirmation and invoicing, personnel and vehicle planning. These can be replaced as required, and the separate tasks can be linked in one data model. The function-oriented structure of SAP Waste and Recycling enables you to modify all processes to suit the size of your company and the services you offer.
The collection of domestic waste and the container service represent two of the most important elements of this component. Additional functions include, amongst others, the processing of bulk waste, street and property cleaning, winter maintenance, resource planning, and a number of other waste services.
Municipal and private waste disposal companies of all sizes benefit from the broad functional scope of the component, which offers a wide range of waste types and core industry processes.
SAP Waste and Recycling provides an integrated weighing data system for modeling the aforementioned core processes.
You use the Materials Management component (MM) to manage your container inventories. You can serialize the containers, depending on the container categories. You must serialize the containers in order to weigh them individually. You can then bill each customer for the actual amount of waste handled by the waste disposal company. You can also bill the customer for the waste immediately after it has been weighed on board the vehicle. This is made possible via an interface between the on-board computer and the SAP system.
You can define waste disposal installations as own objects with waste disposal-specific attributes, based on SAP objects such as plant, storage location, functional location. You can also model waste disposal-specific processes such as goods receipt, internal installation processes and goods issue.
You can integrate complementary products, such as a route planning systems, weighing data systems, or geographical information systems (GIS), in SAP Waste and Recycling via a generic interface.
The individual functions are described in the following sections.