REALTECH Investor Relations

Annual review
2014 & 2013   




REALTECH awarded major government contract
The German Federal Institute for IT Services (DLZ-IT) relies on REALTECH's theGuard! Service Management Center to establish a central IT service management platform for more than twenty German federal agencies. The single service portal is a key building block in the federal government's initiative to modernize its IT services and will support the efficient provision of standardized IT services. REALTECH provides the technological basis for this effort with the licenses for its IT service management software theGuard! Service Management Center.


REALTECH New Zealand and EV Technologies Partner to Optimise
SAP BusinessObjects®

REALTECH New Zealand has entered into a strategic partnership with EV Technologies, a business intelligence consultancy based in Australia and the United States. This partnership will give REALTECH’s customers access to EVT’s SAP Certified Solution, Sherlock, which will support customers in dealing with their SAP BusinessObjects landscape. With Sherlock, organisations can monitor which data sets and reports are the most utilised, which facilitates immense savings of costs, time and resources.


Shareholder meeting 2014
On May 27, 2014, REALTECH AG held its fifteenth regular General Meeting
at the Palatin Kongresshotel in Wiesloch. Around 200 shareholders and guests gathered to hear about the company. All the Board’s resolutions were passed, with only a few votes against and a small number of


REALTECH takes over IT services business of VMS AG, Heidelberg
Effective as of January 1, 2014, REALTECH has taken over the IT services business of VMS AG based in Heidelberg. In this business area, VMS has since 2002 been providing analyses that enable IT decision-makers to objectively assess and to improve the costs, performance and quality of their SAP systems. REALTECH expects the acquisition to give it access to new customers and contact persons with extended offers for top IT decision-makers, the REALTECH Assessment Services. These services are the ideal supplement to the portfolio that the SAP consulting company has already established.


REALTECH leads the way in the topical issue of migrating to SAP HANA
It is only a few months since the SAP Business Suite was released on HANA, and REALTECH is already able to provide initial references for migrations to this new technology. At the beginning of 2014, plant constructor BORSIG commissioned REALTECH to work together with its own resources to migrate its first SAP ERP system to SAP HANA. Being well planned and prepared, the migration proceeded without a hitch. BORSIG now has a system that provides high quality and greatly
improved performance.


TUI invests in theGuard! SmartChange as an all-inclusive solution
for SAP Change and Transport Management

To deal with its central finance and treasury processes, the tourism group TUI decided to invest in an IT-assisted solution, which would make the change processes more transparent and efficient. Eventually, TUI AG found a suitable solution at REALTECH. With the Transport Management module from theGuard! SmartChange, the company can now compile all necessary documents at the press of a button using automated processes and is benefiting from high process transparency in SAP Change Management.


4th Quarter 2013


Hensel is the new Chief Financial Officer
Volker Hensel has been the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of REALTECH AG since October 1, 2013. Hensel, who has a degree in economics, has been responsible at the company for the areas of Group Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions and Investor Relations as an authorized signatory since October 1999.


Key role in EU project
The EU commission has called on REALTECH to contribute its SAP HANA expertise and market experience in the EU project CACTOS, which deals with the challenges in the increasingly complex infrastructures in data centers. REALTECH is providing SAP HANA as a research and development platform for the project and will evaluate the suitability of the results for market and industry.


Widespread interest in REALTECH shares
REALTECH gave a presentation at the German Equity Platform in Frankfurt, Europe's most important capital market event for company financing. In numerous discussions, those responsible informed international investors and analysts about the company's developments and strategies. The result was that financial experts showed great interest in REALTECH shares.


Even faster service for Borsig
Borsig, a provider of industrial machines, makes use of REALTECH's many years of consulting experience for the maintenance and further development of its SAP solutions. With the help of the SAP Solution Manager software, REALTECH experts are able to perform all service work for the long-time customer from their company headquarters in Walldorf and respond very quickly to changed requirements and faults around the clock.


Focus on core business
At the end of the year, as part of its restructuring, REALTECH terminates the operations of branches that are currently not profitable. This includes discontinuing REALTECH Singapore and REALTECH Nordic. The Karlsruhe-based subsidiary Timplify has been merged with REALTECH Verwaltungs GmbH.


3rd Quarter 2013


Mayerbacher follows on from Caspary
Thomas Mayerbacher replaced Dr. Rudolf Caspary as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of REALTECH AG on July 1, 2013. Mayerbacher, who is an industrial engineering graduate, has been a member of the Executive Board since January 1, 2011 and has been responsible for the Finance department until now.


Single Sign-on sweetens SAP system login
Working together with REALTECH, Südzucker AG implemented SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-on. Now the users only need to log in once to access all SAP applications. The result is that all employees can work significantly more conveniently, the burden on IT Support has been reduced and the IT department has increased the security of the IT infrastructure while reducing costs.


Well insured with theGuard! SmartChange
The Swiss CSS group decided on theGuard! SmartChange to optimize their SAP system. With the REALTECH solution, the insurance company was able to automate its SAP development processes, relieve the burden on the IT team and minimize the risk of system faults.


REALTECH at the annual DSAG congress in 2013
Under the slogan “A new start for your future IT with REALTECH”, the IT service provider was again present at the annual congress of the German-speaking SAP user group DSAG in Nuremberg. At the largest conference for SAP users, the consulting services and software products that are directly tailored to the target group met with great interest from the audience.


2nd Quarter 2013


Shareholder meeting 2013
At REALTECH AG’s fourteenth General Meeting in Wiesloch, approximately 200 shareholders and guests received information regarding the current development and potential of the IT company. All resolutions were passed in support of the management.


FZI Research Center for Information Technology is new REALTECH partner
With immediate effect, REALTECH AG and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, based at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, will be researching and developing together in the area of memory databases – with a special focus on SAP HANA. The focus of the cooperation is on concepts for the practical use of these particularly fast, high-performing databases.


Generali reduces cost of operating SAP
REALTECH's IT experts are supporting the insurer Generali in switching its SAP systems to the x86/Linux operating system. The services ranged from a feasibility study before the start of the project to migration of the systems. And we were successful – Generali was able to reduce the costs relating to operation of its SAP systems by up to 30 percent.


1st Quarter 2013


Turbo analysis for Frucor
Consultants from REALTECH supported Frucor, one of the largest beverage manufacturers in the Australasia region, with the implementation of SAP HANA. The software significantly speeds up reports and analyses in the New Zealand-based company's SAP system. Even with very large volumes of data, it is now possible to analyze these in close to real time, in order to respond to changed market conditions in a timely manner, for example.


Great interest at the CeBIT
In 2013, REALTECH exhibited at CeBIT in Hanover, the world's most important and largest IT trade show, under the slogan “IT service management from all perspectives”. The numerous expert visitors were particularly interested in the theGuard! solutions. Information regarding training and career opportunities at REALTECH was also in great demand.


Leader in IT management solutions for SAP
An independent study places REALTECH among the top three providers of IT service management solutions for SAP landscapes. Analysts view the theGuard! solution as highly integrated and modular software, with which companies can reduce administration costs and the configuration effort for their SAP landscape.


On a par with large IT groups
In its study, “Mobile Enterprise Vendor Benchmark 2013”, the Experton Group rates REALTECH as one of the leading consulting companies for mobile business applications and technologies. With its portfolio and consulting service, REALTECH Consulting provides medium-sized companies and large corporations with an offering that is competitive even compared with significantly larger and better known providers, the market analysts wrote.
theGuard! keeps the SBB's SAP systems on track

Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahn, SBB) have implemented the theGuard! IT management software, and thus increased the efficiency of their SAP systems. The future-oriented REALTECH software ensures that all modifications in complex system landscapes remain on track and that system downtimes or irregularities in the course of development work are prevented.