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Experton Group & West Trax Recognize itelligence as SAP HANA® Leader

Study shows that itelligence AG provides security, standardization and efficiency for the SAP HANA® platform and Big Data

Bielefeld, 19th November 2015 – in the 2016 Vendor Benchmark “SAP HANA® service leaders compared” run by the Experton Group AG and West Trax Germany Ltd. & Co KG, itelligence AG, an SAP full-service provider from Bielefeld, has been classified as a market leader in Germany in three categories. itelligence achieved the quality seal “SAP HANA Service Leader Germany” in all three represented market quadrants:

SAP HANA service leader SAP HANA market as a whole,

SAP HANA service leader transactional systems and

SAP HANA service leader analytical systems

In the independent study “SAP HANA service leaders compared”, the Experton Group and West Trax examine the performance of service providers, which are currently active in Germany in the field of the SAP HANA platform. The positioning of vendors is undertaken within the framework of an independent research and evaluation process. The Vendor Benchmark “SAP HANA service leaders compared” provides users with a unified market overview and concrete criteria to support decisions when assessing the performance of service providers in the field of the SAP HANA platform in the German market. The strengths and weaknesses of the providers are made transparent.

Even within the group of leaders, itelligence was very much to the fore in this independent, and unsponsored supplier rating. Experton performs its independent studies on the basis of “Experton Market Insights” methodology, wherein up to 50 weighted criteria form the basis for the assessment of the attractiveness of the portfolio and competitive strength in Germany. The evaluation criteria include strategy and its implementation, the company’s commitment to Germany and the nature and extent of the services to training courses and proof of the company’s success through references.

Dr. Andreas Pauls, Managing Director Germany, itelligence AG: “We are pleased that an independent analyst firm has recognized our efforts on behalf of our customers. The SAP HANA platform can serve as an accelerator for companies on the path of digital transformation. This analysis shows that itelligence is a trustworthy partner when it comes to the use of SAP HANA”.

Market studies by Experton are an important aid for corporate users building their long- and shortlists when new IT projects are planned. The study shows that users realize the value of SAP HANA platform. However, it also shows that the market is still developing and there are numerous IT service providers who are currently new to dealing with SAP HANA or whose complete offering does not yet qualify them for the group of leaders.

“Experton Group and West Trax launched their first benchmark for service providers for the SAP HANA platform, because we see a continued high demand for this new technology. The commitment and expertise of itelligence AG, one of the a group of full-service SAP service providers in Germany, has been confirmed in our study. We congratulate itelligence, “explains Frank Schmeiler, Research Director, Experton Group.

Lorenz Beckman, Principal SAP HANA, itelligence AG: “We are proud of the excellent positioning in all three categories awarded to us by the analysts at Experton and West Trax. It underlines the importance of, the demand for and the utility of the SAP HANA platform. The study clearly shows how different the offerings from various service providers can be and confirms that even after in addition to a comprehensive range of services, the successful implementation of SAP HANA requires years of project experience with the technology and constant innovation.”

The basis of the investigation is a combination of vendor surveys, independent research programs run by Experton and market data, as well as secondary sources such as user feedback. According to Experton’s methodology, points are awarded for individual features, these are then totalled and used to categorize providers as a Leaders, Product Challengers, Challengers or Market Followers.