Presspart ensures mission-critical success with SAP

April 15, 2010 by SAP News 0

Supplier of world class precision formed components goes live with SAP Business All-in-One

FelthamSAP announced today that a leading manufacturer of precision formed metal components, Presspart, is live using the SAP Business All-in-One solution. Presspart has a turnover of £20 million and is part of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group. It manufactures items such as cans for asthma inhalers and is the market leader for these products.

Presspart was previously using an old version of Sage which it was felt was no longer adequately maintained or supported so the company made the decision in December 2008 to look for another solution. The selection process was extensive because the software had to be useable in a way that would allow Presspart to meet the regulatory requirements for a pharmaceutical supplier. Presspart looked at several different options including Infor and finally selected SAP Business All-in-One based on its functionality and its ability to meet current and future market requirements.

“Our products are used in life saving devices and our customers depend on us to keep them supplied. It was therefore imperative that the system worked from day one. When choosing a new technology vendor, we had to be absolutely certain we were making the right choice both with the software, and also the implementation partner as we couldn’t afford for anything to go wrong,” said Dietmar Schmitz, Finance Director, Presspart.

SAP’s partner itelligence was appointed as the implementation partner for this project based on their expertise in dealing with small and medium sized customers.

“It has been a huge success working with itelligence. We had a very successful working relationship. They showed professionalism throughout the project, understood Presspart’s individual requirements and worked very well within the team. They deserve a great deal of credit for the successful outcome of the project,” continued Dietmar Schmitz.

Stephen Read, Director of SME at SAP UKI commented, “We are delighted that Presspart has selected SAP and that we have had yet another successful implementation with our partner itelligence. We have over 73,000 SME customers globally and it’s great that these organisations are continuing to turn to SAP to provide solutions to their business problems.”

The SAP Business All-in-One solution will allow Presspart to improve business processes and productivity, maintain operational excellence and enhance agility to respond quickly to any changes. Presspart began the implementation of the SAP Business All-in-One solution with itelligence in March 2009 and went live in November 2009.

About SAP® Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize Companies
With more than 73,000 small and midsize customers worldwide, SAP is a leading provider of business software applications to the small and midsize enterprise (SME) market. Since every business is unique, the SAP portfolio of solutions enables them to choose the right solution to best fit their needs. The portfolio includes SAP® Business One, a single integrated application for small businesses to manage their entire business; SAP® Business ByDesign™, the industry’s most complete, integrated and adaptable on-demand solution for midsize companies; SAP® Business All-in-One, a customizable and extensible solution for midsize companies with deep industry best practices built-in; as well as software from the SAP® BusinessObjects™ portfolio, including Crystal Reports® software, Xcelsius® software and SAP® BusinessObjects™ Edge solutions. An expanding network of 6,000 companies in the SME ecosystem is not only selling, implementing and maintaining the solution portfolio but also acting as trusted advisor or consultant and providing flexible adaptation to customers’ growing business needs Additionally, small businesses and midsize companies can gain complete clarity and transparency across their business quick and at an affordable price, improve operational excellence and decision-making, lower operating costs and risks and respond quickly to changing market conditions. To learn more about how SAP can help companies become best-run businesses, visit www.sap.com/sme.

About SAP® Business All-in-One
SAP® Business All-in-One solutions are comprehensive and flexible business management software with built-in support for industry best practices. The solutions best fit the needs of midsize companies looking for a comprehensive, integrated industry solution to power their business end-to-end. In one configurable solution, SAP Business All-in-One helps companies manage everything from financials, human resources, procurement, inventory, manufacturing, logistics, product development and corporate services, to customer service, sales and marketing. SAP Business All-in-One solutions are available from a wide network of qualified partners that deliver more than 700 industry-specific solutions in 50 countries. SAP provides all the deployment tools and methodologies that partners need to deliver fast, predictable implementation with low risk, low cost and rapid time to value.
In order to further lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for smaller midsize companies in the manufacturing, services or wholesale distribution industries SAP developed the SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program. This marketing, sales and partner program provides options that help midsize companies to quickly evaluate, acquire and implement their SAP Business All-in-One solutions. Additional information is available at www.sap.com/businessallinone.

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Molly McDonagh, molly.mcdonagh@sap.com / +44 (0)7966 975 287 GMT

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