The company, which is based in Bad Homburg, Germany, employs around 1,300 employees and generated sales of 260 million Euros in 2005. Following the conclusion of the mySAP ERP introduction in 2008, a total of 1,210 ixetic users will be working with the SAP system in the factories in Bad Homburg and Hückeswagen. ixetic emerged as an independent company in March 2006 following the sale of LuK Fahrzeug-Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG. to the European investor group cognetas and now operates on the market independently. The company plans to rapidly expand its international market presence by further developing innovative products such as CO2 compressors for air conditioning systems. The company-wide SAP introduction at ixetic will create the requirements for a smoother work processes and better planning quality in all areas and thus support improved overall company management.
One focus will be supporting the entire product origination process (PEP) within the product realization process, including through document management and by providing transparency in change management. Further aims include perpetual inventory management, improved parts traceability, optimized batch production and improved capacity, personnel and machine deployment planning in manufacturing. Reinhard W. Hilgner, Information Technology Manager at ixetic GmbH. “In itelligence, we have made the right choice and have found an internationally positioned full-service provider that implements our complex SAP project competently and efficiently and will be able to support us in global SAP roll-outs in future including as a partner on site.”
As a SAP full-service provider and general contractor for SAP license supplies operating its own hotline, an outsourcing area offering remote administration services and a proprietary automotive industry solution as well as a specialist in the mapping of supplier business processes, itelligence is positioned as a premium partner for upper mid-market automotive companies. After the initial introduction phase based on UNICODE for 152 users, the migration of mySAP ERP Logistics to the itelligence solution it.automotive supplier – containing the modules Sales and Dispatch (SD), Purchasing and Materials Management with batch management (MM), Production Planning and Control with batch production (PP).
Commercial Project System (PS), Controlling (CO), Business Intelligence (BW), Maintenance and Plant Construction (PM), Quality Management (QM), Warehouse Management with kanban and incorporating scanners (WM), Human Resources (HR), Business Intelligence (BW), Packaging Management (HUM) and PLM with goods in/goods out control, document management and product development & product management in accordance with AP/QP standards (cProjects) – will commence for a further 1,058 users.
The SAP Solution Manager is used for project management. itelligence’s team will implement it.x-change, itelligence’s EDI converter based on SAP Netweaver XI (exchange infrastructure), for electronic data exchange between customers and suppliers and the company’s SAP system for 186 business partner connections in VDA, EDIFACT and ODETTE formats. Commenting on the strategically important project, Meinolf Schäfer, SAP Mid-market Sales, remarked: “The project challenges lie in transforming the business from the Group to midmarket companies, migrating the various existing solutions, including Infor XPPS, harmonizing the two sites and ensuring extensive deployment of the ERP solution.”
Source: itelligence AG