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ESL Gaming Levels Up IT Infrastructure with SAP S/4HANA® Cloud

The e-sports organizer ESL Gaming is using SAP S/4HANA® Cloud to automate internal processes and consolidate its financial accounting internationally.

“With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, we’re playing in the major leagues with our IT,” says Arne Anders, Chief Financial Officer of ESL Gaming GmbH. “With its in-depth expertise in SAP technology, itelligence provided us with first-rate advice and support during the launch of this forward-looking cloud solution.”

ESL Gaming organizes top-class international tournaments and events in the field of electronic sports. E-sports are a form of sport competition using video games played either individually or in teams. The field now has its own established professionals with lucrative advertising and sponsoring contracts. Millions of people tune in for the global tournaments. With more than two million registered users and over ten million visits per month, the website of ESL Gaming is one of the market leaders in Europe and one of Germany’s most popular web platforms.

ESL Gaming took advantage of the high performance of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to automate everyday business processes. The application programming interfaces were created via SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite. Using a template, the itelligence consultants first introduced SAP S/4HANA Cloud at five ESL entities in Germany in only three and a half months. In the second step, the system was rolled out to the branches in England, Spain and Poland. Lastly, the central system was adopted by the offices in France, the United States and Australia too.

ESL enters big league of IT with SAP Quality Award

ESL Gaming won third place with this project in the category “Fast Delivery” in the SAP Quality Awards in Germany. The SAP Quality Award honors highly successful and pioneering SAP projects. In this case, it also served as an incentive for further upgrades: “SAP S/4HANA Cloud automatically receives updates every three months,” explains Ulrich Kreitz, Head of ERP Cloud Business at itelligence. “Since we implemented this solution in the framework of SAP Activate and the itelligence One Method approach, the result was very close to the software maker’s specification, and ESL Gaming can use these updates without going through the trouble of making any additional adjustments.” One of the new features introduced this way is the ability to make forecasts based on intelligent machine learning algorithms, for example.

Thanks to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, the e-sports expert ESL Gaming benefits from universal digital business processes.



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itelligence AG transforms IT landscapes and business processes through the combination of innovative SAP software and technology with services and products developed in-house. As an SAP platinum partner, itelligence supports SMEs and large enterprises in every phase of their digital transformation. itelligence’s range of services includes IT strategy and transformation consulting, software deployment and implementation, as well as application management and managed cloud services. The excellence of these services is built on the foundation of itelligence’s local presence, global capacity, and comprehensive industry expertise. itelligence partners with customers to create new and innovative business opportunities through the use of IT – for each facet of the customer’s business. Thousands of satisfied customers have placed their trust in itelligence, many of them since the company was founded 30 years ago.

itelligence’s contribution to innovation and long-term business success has been confirmed by numerous SAP awards and leading market analysts. itelligence is part of the global NTT DATA group and employs about 10,000 people across 28 countries. In 2019, itelligence generated about 1 billion euros in total revenues.


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