We have spoken with a great deal of our customers to explore the most important reasons why they chose to become an SAP Partner. So over the course of a series of blogs, we are going to explore those reasons, starting with relationships.
Relationships are as unique as fingerprints. No two customers, no two businesses and, therefore, no two relationships, are exactly the same. They cannot be reproduced, not more quickly, not more cheaply. Notat all.
Each day we are inspired by how our partners find creative solutions to business problems, and shorten the time to value. When German chemical distributor Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC) decided to replace its legacy software with an SAP Business All-in-One solution, it wanted to be sure of a smooth switchover.
The chemicals distributor relied on a third-party enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that was more than ten years old, and its scope for development was becoming increasingly limited. With 11 subsidiaries, 260 employees and revenues of 270 million euros, NRC needed an up-to-date system that was accessible across the entire business that would deliver transparency with faster, easier access to information.
The right Partner, the right solution
Peter Lüers, the SAP In-House Consultant at NCR looked at several solutions with a variety of implementation partners. Lüers and the team opted for an SAP Business All-in-One solution and ITML as its SAP Partner.
“We were impressed by the expertise and extensive experience ITML could bring to the table, and we had a good feeling about working with the team,” explained Lüers about the motivation behind the decision to team up with ITML.
SAP Business All-in-One solutions are comprehensive ERP solutions covering all core business tasks and processes. They help midsize companies like NRC create a harmonized IT landscape based on a single central application. Lüers and the IT team were on the lookout for a standardized solution that could be easily rolled out to multiple subsidiaries.
Migrating large volumes of data from one application to another can be a daunting task. Companies are often concerned that data will be lost or damaged in the move, and rightly so, because the effects of a chink in the chain can be far reaching and detrimental to the business.
SAP Business All-in-One solutions fit their needs perfectly. To accelerate the project, ITML suggested leveraging a specially developed product from SAP, the accelerated data migration tool one of the SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions. The software extracts data from third-party applications and supports a smooth transfer of data to a new environment. An automated approach saves valuable resources and speeds the migration.
“Our SAP Business All-in-One solutions give us greater flexibility, as we have better insight and can respond to customer or supplier requirements faster,” commented Lüers.
The right Chemistry
Customers do business through our partners because they want that experience and they value the relationship they build with people from a similar-sized company. Seeing the world from the same perspective is important and often leads to some very close partnerships.
“Throughout the entire undertaking, collaboration with ITML was outstanding. The teamwork was excellent. You really couldn’t fault it. ITML was definitely the right choice,” explained Lüers.
Regardless of the values you seek in a partnership, SAP can assure you, we have a partner that is right for everyone.