SAP Partner News 37/2009

Innovative On-Demand-Lösung bei Continental (Foto: Continental)
Innovative On-Demand-Solution at Continental (photo: Continental)

Continental gets IT services on demand

The SAP landscape of Hamburg-based automotive component supplier Continental is set to be consolidated and operated by T-Systems. This means that, in the future, Continental will pay for only the computer and storage capacity that it actually uses. Furthermore, no minimum or fixed duration has been stipulated in the contract between the two parties.

With this new model, T-Systems is catering to companies’ desire to have flexible contracts that provide and invoice services in line with order volumes, says T-Systems CEO Reinhard Clemens. Continental’s CIO Dr. Ralf Brunken is pleased to see his company agree an outsourcing deal that will reduce costs while at the same time offering tremendous flexibility.

T-Systems takes over Logica’s SAP business

Effective from September 1, 2009, T-Systems has acquired Swiss IT service provider Logica’s SAP consultancy division. Logica’s SAP customers are receiving successor agreements and T-Systems has assumed all customer care responsibilities. T-Systems – Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary for corporate customers – is integrating Logica’s SAP division into its Systems Integration business unit.

At the same time, T-Systems is expanding its global partnerships for SAP operations. In the Netherlands, it was recently certified as SAP partner for hosting.

Baumaschinen vermieten mit Hire & Rental von itelligence (Foto: Catterpilar)
Renting Mining Trucks with Hire & Rental by itelligence (photo: Catterpilar) now has hire and rental functions

itelligence has added new functions to its industry solution With Hire&Rental, the trade industry and manufacturers can now map their hiring and rental processes for technical goods in SAP systems.

Thanks to a rental cockpit, users of the enhancement can keep a constant eye on rental activities. This evaluation monitor gives users a detailed insight into the areas of utilization, rent indexes, and availability. The SAP Business All-in-One solution provides industry-specific functions for the midmarket trade industry.

Niehoff goes live with SAP

IT service provider itelligence, based in Bielefeld, Germany, has implemented the SAP Business All-in-One solution it.wood furniture at furniture manufacturer Niehoff. The industry solution from itelligence is specially tailored to the furniture industry.

Of the around 400 Niehoff employees in Germany and the rest of Europe, almost 100 are using the new ERP software. Previously, Niehoff managed its business processes with Microsoft Navision. The implementation project ran for 12 months.