REALTECH Investor Relations

Annual review 2006 

 

January:
Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG benefits from REALTECH

With REALTECH’s help, W&W Informatik GmbH, the internal IT service provider within the Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG financial group, has successfully optimized its central SAP systems. In this way, the overall performance of the SAP applications has been increased in the Group divisions of Finance, Controlling, Banking and Human Resources. In addition, the homogenous system environment is partly to thank for the fact that system operation costs are now much lower than before.

February:
REALTECH makes companies SOX-compliant

The international auditing and consulting company Ernst & Young confirms that REALTECH TransportManager software enables customers to comply completely with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) with regard to data and process transparency and availability. Ernst & Young also relies on REALTECH’s TransportManager itself, as the software ensures that all data can be traced and is documented in full for internal and external audits.

March:
SAP NetWeaver training further expanded

A new challenge has emerged on the SAP consulting market, as SAP NetWeaver and the SAP Enterprise Service Architecture (ESA) have created a need for new consulting methods. Rather than the traditional form of SAP consulting, which was organized module-specifically, what is now needed is an end-to-end view of business processes – something that SAP experts will have to adjust to in the future. In view of this, REALTECH modified the qualification program for its SAP consultants in Germany early on.

April:
Success in the first quarter

The restructuring measures initiated in 2004 have obviously begun to take effect, as REALTECH AG closed the first quarter of 2006 with a positive income from operations (EBIT). The last time the company had managed to do this was in the period from January to March 2000. What’s more, the Software division made a positive contribution to profits for the first time since being established.

May:
Dividends distributed for the first time

At the General Meeting, REALTECH AG’s Executive and Supervisory Boards proposed distributing a dividend of 0.10 euros per share for fiscal year 2005 from the company’s net profit.

New consulting model
REALTECH AG has developed a new consulting procedure that helps companies to optimize selected parts of existing business processes using the SAP NetWeaver platform. This procedure, called the business case integration method, combines processes, applications and technologies to form a solution that brings companies real economic benefits.

June:
ENSO migrates entire SAP system environment

ENSO, a utility based in Dresden , has successfully changed over its SAP environment to a Linux platform with the aid of REALTECH AG. As a result of using this open-source operating system, the company now benefits from reduced operating costs. One of the main reasons why the customer chose the Walldorf-based SAP technology consultant for this job was the wealth of experience that REALTECH has gained from 300 projects of this type worldwide, making it a clear migration specialist in the SAP environment.

July:
August Storck KG chooses REALTECH

Chocolate manufacturer August Storck KG now uses theGuard! System Management Suite for the central monitoring of its applications and IT infrastructure. REALTECH AG successfully won this order despite competition from some renowned competitors.

Deutsche Börse has its SAP applications under control
The Deutsche Börse Group has the availability of around 25 central SAP applications monitored by theGuard! ApplicationManager. REALTECH AG asserted itself in the selection process against competition from major manufacturers of well-known system management solutions. The decisive factor in this decision was the good overall offer of a high-quality product, service expertise and specialist SAP skills.

August:
Three SAP certifications

REALTECH AG was delighted to receive three further certifications from SAP AG, with the software corporation recommending REALTECH as an SAP Special Expertise Partner for the following applications: Duet, SAP Enterprise Portal and SAP Exchange Infrastructure. This seal of approval is viewed by customers as a particular indicator of high quality.

BSH entrusts monitoring to REALTECH
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH has opted for the theGuard! Application Manager for monitoring its SAP systems. In the context of a bid invitation, this solution was chosen out of those from a total of 12 suppliers.

September:
REALTECH safeguards SAP processes in the insurance industry

Gesellschaft für angewandte Versicherungs-Informatik (GaVI) relies on theGuard! Application Manager as its new system management solution for SAP programs. The Mannheim-based company chose REALTECH after testing several different applications. Thanks to the new SAP monitoring solution, GaVI has been able to reduce maintenance outlay and SAP operating costs.

October:
Product range extended

REALTECH AG has extended its product range, adding an innovative all-round package for monitoring SAP NetWeaver infrastructures. This new software solution facilitates the work of IT administrators by permitting extensive monitoring of SAP NetWeaver via a central user interface that can be operated intuitively.

November:
REALTECH takes part in German Equity Forum

REALTECH AG actively participated in the German Equity Forum with talks of its own for the first time, presenting itself to institutional investors. The German Equity Forum is the most important event relating to equity financing in Europe .

December:
REALTECH supports SAP on Sun Solaris

theGuard! ApplicationManager has become one of the first products ever to support the monitoring of SAP applications on Sun Solaris computers. This rapid response from the Walldorf-based technology consultancy is a good example of the innovative and quick-thinking way in which REALTECH operates on the market.