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SAP Quality Award 2016:

Scheer customer Ottakringer Getränke AG wins Gold in the „Business Transformation“ category

Saarbrücken, 17.05.2016

The Vienna based Ottakringer Getränke AG* has been awarded a Gold medal by SAP in the SAP Quality Award 2016 for the innovative and technically excellent implementation of a modern ERP solution. The project met to a high degree the 10 quality principles set as a benchmark by SAP for the award in question. The implementation partner Scheer Austria played an important role in the successful implementation of the new ERP solution – which followed on time and in budget. Those interested could, for the first time in the SAP world, follow all phases of the project in a live implementation blog.

Since 2006 the Austrian office of SAP has been awarding the annual SAP Quality Award in the categories of “Business transformation”, “Innovation” and “Fast Delivery”. The Austrian company Ottakringer Getränke AG came out as the winner in the “Business Transformation” category because the project design and progression met fully all 10 quality principles for successful IT Projects as set by SAP. To these principles belong, for example, keeping the business benefits in focus, early definition of the requirements, the choice of an appropriate team, the measurement of progress in the project and keeping to the times scales set.
At the beginning of 2016 Ottakringer made the change from a 20 year old sector software solution to a modern ERP system from SAP. For the Ottakringer CIO, Reich, three features of the project were decisive in its success: “We ourselves took responsibility for the project from the very beginning, despite the shortage of resources usual in medium sized businesses we were able to focus on the essentials and had not least, in Scheer Austria, the right implementation partner: one that knows the sector extremely well and can implement these processes in SAP”. Reich views the software as the basis for all further activities towards the digitization of Ottakringer Getränke AG. Customer service in particular should profit from this in future.
With the award, Michael Bergmann, Managing Director of Scheer Austria sees his company as strengthened “in our path and our approach to supporting our customers as a sector specific partner on their journey towards the digitization of their processes. The SAP Quality Award confirms that for a successful project important aspects such as a structured project methodology, stringent project and risk management, quality assurance and change management as well as a governance model are critical. I would like to congratulate the entire project team from both Ottakringer and Scheer on their success.”
*Subsidiary companies: Ottakringer Brauerei AG (Marken: Ottakringer, Gold Fassl, Null Komma Josef), Trinkservice GmbH, Kolarik&Leeb GmbH, Vöslauer Mineralwasser AG (Marken: Vöslauer, Balance, Biolimo), Del Fabro GmbH