SAP Offers Fixed Priced Solutions with Packaged Services

February 5, 2003 by SAP News 0

Innovative suite of solutions empowers businesses to accurately forecast IT investments and show quick ROI

LondonSAP announce….

SAP UK & Ireland has announced the general availability of Packaged Services, a suite of off-the-shelf solutions offered at a fixed price and with a 30-day delivery guarantee. With no unexpected consulting or software costs, Packaged Services is redefining the meaning of customer value and rapid deployment.

Developed to better serve customers’ evolving business needs, Packaged Services enable organisations to definitively predict their IT spend. Reflecting SAP’s innovative approach to providing consulting services and software in the UK & Ireland, Packaged Services are available through SAPdirect, a catalogue with a wide-range of technology packages detailing their set prices.

Already deployed by over 20 UK organisations including safety equipment supplier ARCO and helicopter system prime contractor Westland Helicopters, Packaged Services are available to existing SAP customers and designed to meet specific business objectives as identified by customers. Packaged Services are delivered by SAP experts including SAP consultants, development partners and accredited individuals.

Currently, the range of 35 different SAP Packaged Services includes Data Archiving; Document Capture, which enables organisations to scan a document once into a document store and give access to multiple users; HR Documents Management, which stores HR-related data electronically within customers’ SAP R/3 Enterprise systems, and Mobile Sales Force which introduces the mySAP CRM Mobile Sales solution into customers’ businesses.

ARCO chose the SAP Data Archiving Packaged Service to help it cope with a growing mass of data resulting from multiple numbers of daily transactions. It subsequently reaped compelling business benefits including improved system performance, reduced risk through a fully documented and convincing solution, providing enhanced access to a store of information.

“SAP Packaged Services’ exceptional offering of a fixed scope service with clear objectives and quick delivery was extremely attractive to us,” said Paul Nicholson, ARCO IT divisional manager. “Within four days we had a complete implementation that fulfilled all of its goals and promised benefits.”

“Packaged Services underline SAP’s unwavering commitment to helping our customers achieve their business objectives by offering them innovative choices in purchasing technology,” said Simon Keay, business development manager for SAP Packaged Services. “Businesses are now much more cautious about how they invest in IT and SAP Packaged Services ensure they meet the need to control costs, increase competitive advantage and show quick ROI. Ultimately, SAP Packaged Services heighten SAP Consulting’s reputation as providing knowledge transfer, value-added, expert services and self-sufficiency to our customers as well as world-class software solutions.”

More information on the SAPdirect catalogue and a full listing of SAP Packaged Services is available at SAP website www.sap.com/uk/direct or on 020 8917 6224.

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