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Peiner Umformtechnik Wins SAP Quality Award in Gold


Bielefeld, November 6, 2013 — SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG has awarded the SAP Quality Award in gold to Peiner Umformtechnik GmbH in the Medium Implementation Category within the German market unit.

The project recognized by SAP was implemented by itelligence AG, one of the most successful SAP midmarket consulting houses, in only eight months. itelligence assisted Peiner Umformtechnik GmbH and its affiliated company, TVS Peiner Service GmbH, with the implementation of the SAP Business All-in-One industry solution it.automotive, which was developed by itelligence.

Thanks to this, Peiner Umformtechnik is now making use of two advantages: itelligence implemented the SAP company software in what is known as the standard, meaning future changes and updates to the software can be rolled out in the company in a straightforward way and at low cost. The project time is reduced due to the industry specifics that are already available thanks to itelligence. Overall, itelligence replaced the previous old systems with it.automotive and implemented this system for 100 users – from administration and sales to production management, all the way to quality control and external interfaces.

Ralf Venema, manager of Peiner Umformtechnik GmbH, said: “We are delighted to have received this honor, especially since this SAP project has significantly advanced the streamlining and transparency of our IT processes and company processes with its integrative approach. Our primary focus was on implementing SAP standard or best practice processes, since these processes as a whole bring the greatest possible benefit to the company.”

Nowadays, companies must master ever more complex IT projects. As a member of SAP’s global partner quality program, itelligence helps SAP customers to execute projects smoothly, keep the costs under control, and ensure consistently high project quality.

To do this, itelligence uses SAP templates as well as their own industry solutions and in doing so focuses on high quality standards as early as the sales process and, of course, later on when the projects are implemented.

The combination of excellent transfer of expertise on the part of the itelligence SAP consultants and the above-average commitment displayed by the project team, including the departments, was important for the success of the project at Peiner Umformtechnik. Without the project team and the departments, it would not have been possible to implement this project successfully in a timeframe as short as eight months. Management also made an important contribution to the success of the project.

Francesco Bruno, manager of TVS Peiner Services GmbH, the affiliated company of Peiner Umformtechnik GmbH: “The will to change that is exemplified by the management and adopted by the employees was a fundamental component of the project’s success. The project was used as an opportunity to rethink processes and to redefine them in the interest of the company using the SAP solution.”

With the SAP Quality Award, SAP honors outstanding quality in terms of project management and project execution. In its role as the SAP consultancy firm for Peiner Umformtechnik GmbH, itelligence AG uses clear SAP quality standards and processes that ensure that customer projects are executed in accordance with the agreed requirements and also within the timeframe and budget. These standards involve using the correct tools, processes and services in order to ensure error-free provision of software and support as well as high customer satisfaction. However, quality in a purely technical sense alone is not what defines success. “In this context, we must place particular emphasis on the quality of the consultants and key users. In addition to their specialist expertise, their social and interpersonal skills were also highly pronounced. This resulted in a very pleasant and target oriented collaboration. Team-building measures were carried out in order to promote team spirit and were very favorably received by all participants,” Andreas Schulten, head of IT and project manager at Peiner Umformtechnik, describes the project’s “soft” component of success.

“This project displays once more how the SAP standard and thus best practice processes can be implemented consistently and successfully by acting according to the “Keep it small and simple” (KISS) principle with a highly motivated and professional project team and the customer’s long-term will. Peiner Umformtechnik really deserves this prize,” said a pleased Christian Hennig, project manager at itelligence AG.

SAP is continuously working on optimizing software implementation for its customers. itelligence AG strives for continuous quality throughout the world and is thus one of SAP’s partners that is frequently honored for this.

itelligence is one of the leading international full-service providers of solutions in support of SAP solutions, employing more than 3,000 highly qualified employees in 22 countries and in five regions (America, Asia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Germany/Austria/Switzerland). As a frequently awarded SAP partner, among others global value-added reseller, SAP Certified in Cloud Services, SAP-Certified Provider of Hosting Services for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud and SAP Gold Partner Business ByDesign, itelligence realizes complex projects in the SAP solution-based environment for over 5,000 customers worldwide. In 2006, itelligence obtained gold-level status as an SAP channel partner as part of the SAP PartnerEdge™ program in Germany, and in the U.S. in 2007. The company’s services in support of SAP solutions range from consulting and licensing to application management services and outsourcing & services to proprietary industry-specific SAP. In 2012, itelligence generated total sales of EUR 407.1 million. itelligence is “Top Consultant” 2013/14.