Roke Manor Research - even rocket scientists need
help with SAP
Roke Manor Research develops communications and electronic
systems for civil and defence uses. It is one of the UK's top
companies for patent filings.
Prior to the decision to deploy ERP², there were several
labour-intensive SAP applications in use at Roke Manor that were
taking up a great deal of valuable time and resources.
These included general ledger postings that entailed the
uploading of large journals (400 plus lines) and making changes to
HR master data (changing annual holiday entitlement, cost centres,
activity types etc.). Other lengthy tasks included changing the
asset master data lengthy task (changing the depreciation life of a
certain asset class from 2-3 years) and creating material master
As from July 2002, Roke Manor Research has been using ERP² in
their SAP data transactions. They have subsequently saved on a
monthly basis half a person day's work on their general ledger
postings, and changing the asset master data became a one-off task
taking comparatively very little time.
Similarly, utilising ERP² when changing the HR master data saved
weeks of work, and creating the material master records became
another one-off task which otherwise would have required 3 weeks'
Roke Manor Research has been delighted with the Quadrate
software, finding it extremely flexible and easy to use.
Particularly impressive was ERP²'s ability to accept formulae,
macros, cell references etc. within Excel as opposed to insisting
on values being uploaded. The savings they have made to date on
time, costs and resources through using ERP² have boosted their
business considerably, and they are continuing to find ever more
effective uses for Quadrate products.