Sotheby’s (auction house)

Implementation of a scanning solution

Implementation of the inPuncto lean SAP scanning solution by auction house Sotheby’sCompany size: 1 577 employees

Branch: auction house

Country: USA (New York), Great Britain (London)

Challenge: Implementation of a lean scanning solution for SAP

Used modules for the realisation of the solution: biz²Scanner

Concerning department: bookkeeping, accounting, finances

Project description: For Sotheby´s, we implemented a lean scanner solution to attach documents, like orders or delivery notes, to the certain SAP object after scanning. The simple integration into the existing SAP system and the possibility to connect any scanner to the system could convince the auction house. With the inPuncto scanner software biz²Scanner the auction house can now scan sales orders and outbound delivery documents directly as PDF. Two different document types are now being created: customer orders with the sales order and delivery notes.

Usage: The scanner software was implemented directly into the existing SAP system. Now, documents can be scanned as PDF and then get attached to the certain SAP objects.

Company description: The auction house Sotheby’s has auction centres in New York, London, Paris, Genf and Hongkong, and was founded in 1744 by Samuel Baker in London. For approximately 200 years, the traditional auction house was specialised in books and manuscripts. After the internationalisation around 1940, paintings, furniture, instruments, sculptures, carpets, wine, watches, jewellery, cars and real estates had been added. One of the significant auctions was the auction sale of the royal house´s paintings of Hannover, the auction sale of the House Baden, the Thurn and Taxis auctions Edvard Munchs version of the painting The Scream, which is currently the most expensive painting, that has been sold in an auction.

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