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SAP NEWSBYTE – December 14, 2010 – With over 1,200 employees and more than $300 million in revenue, Pelican Products Inc. — the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment — strives to achieve the fastest possible delivery of exports while complying with diverse customs and trade requirements. After just a seven-week implementation, integrated solutions from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) are helping the company better manage continuous trade compliance and dramatically improve day-to-day tasks within its logistics centers in preparing orders for international shipment and maintaining compliance with customs mandates.Pelican’s successful implementation was facilitated by partner Krypt Inc., which specializes in deploying trade and logistics systems.

Pelican uses the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Global Trade Services application and the SAP® Best Practices for High Tech (PDF) package in conjunction with its recent deployment of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application SAP® ERP. The implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services was completed ahead of schedule, and returns were seen almost immediately.

Before, a reliance on manual processes combined with up to 50 line items per order meant that compiling a complete set of documentation for a single order could take as many as five hours. With SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services, Pelican can now prepare export documentation 80 percent faster and is able to process twice as many international shipments per day. Moreover, the application is certified for the U.S. Automated Export System (AES) to facilitate electronic communication with customers, meaning that Pelican no longer needs to constantly monitor for changing e-filing requirements. The software even provides notifications of changes, embargos or errors in documentation.

Visit www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects for more information on SAP BusinessObjects solutions, and download a case study (PDF) on Pelican Products’ use of the solutions. Follow SAP BusinessObjects on Twitter at @businessobjects and SAP news at @sapnews.

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