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SAP Consultancy Firm itelligence Implements SAP Business ByDesign for aqotec GmbH

Vienna/Bielefeld, February 21, 2013 – itelligence AG, the SAP Gold Partner for Business ByDesign, is the partner for the introduction of SAP Business ByDesign by the plant engineering company aqotec GmbH, based in Weissenkirchen im Attergau, Austria. The company develops and builds local and district heat transfer stations, and has many years’ experience in optimizing the operation of biomass plants.

Christian Holzinger, managing director of aqotec GmbH: “IT operation is not one of the core areas of expertise of a plant engineering company. We want to focus on our actual tasks, which is why we have opted for SAP in the OnDemand model and implementation by itelligence AG. Here, core expertise meets sector expertise, just the way we want it.”

At aqotec GmbH, itelligence is implementing SAP Business ByDesign with the following functionalities: FIN (financial accounting, asset management and controlling), SCM (production), CRM (sales and shipping), SRM (service management and external procurement and warehousing) and HCM (personnel administration). In addition to implementing SAP’s cloud solution, itelligence is helping the plant engineering company with data transfer as well as consultancy and services.

“In itelligence’s presentation of SAP Business ByDesign, we were particularly impressed by the focus on integration and implementation of industrial standards. In conjunction with our consulting partner, we are actively involved in planning the necessary change management for implementation from the outset,” said Walter Haslauer, head of production at aqotec and project manager for the implementation.

SAP Business ByDesign is being set up for over 80 SAP users at aqotec. As part of the project, aqotec employees can now access SAP via smartphones and tablet PCs.

Mechanical and plant engineering is dominated by small and medium-sized companies, many of which are technology leaders in their market segment. SAP Business ByDesign particularly enables these companies to benefit from universal processing of all key business processes on the basis of SAP for business.

“We are pleased to be able to help aqotec GmbH with our industry knowledge of SAP in plant engineering and our expertise in the implementation of SAP Business ByDesign. Outsourcing of corporate IT to the SAP OnDemand solution is a cost-effective and efficient solution for aqotec,” said Kurt Drexler, sales manager for SAP OnDemand solutions at itelligence.

itelligence is one of the leading international full-service providers of solutions in support of SAP solutions, employing more than 2,700 highly qualified employees in 21 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 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 outsourcing and services to proprietary industry-specific SAP. In 2012, itelligence generated total sales of EUR 407.1 million (preliminary figures). itelligence is “Top Consultant” 2012.