Annual review 2010
Greater efficiency at evo
Oberhausen power supplier evo put its trust in REALTECH's expertise when converting its SAP landscape – and this was successful. The new IT architecture has accelerated the response times of critical company applications. At the same time, the costs for IT operation were reduced. REALTECH performed the last stages of the system conversion over a weekend, meaning there was no downtime.
Hexion relies on REALTECH software
The IT manager at Hexion Specialty Chemicals were delighted by how easy REALTECH's software products are to use and extremely satisfied with its performance. REALTECH introduced a software application for SAP system management at the world's largest producer of industrial adhesive, coating and printing ink resins, as well as optimizing SAP applications.
theGuard! product family continues to grow
REALTECH presented its new theGuard! Service Portal software at the CeBIT computing trade fair. This solution aids the management of IT processes and allows companies to organize their IT-related service processes efficiently. Until now, there was often a lack of suitable software tools in the area of process organization.
New sales partner in Switzerland
In future, Swiss IT service provider GIA Informatik will sell selected REALTECH products on its home market. With REALTECH's product portfolio, GIA Informatik will be able to exploit new market opportunities with SAP customers and in the area of infrastructure management.
In the finals of the SAP Pinnacle Awards 2010
SAP AG has nominated REALTECH for the new “Run SAP Partner of the Year” category of the SAP Pinnacle Awards. Walldorf-based SAP AG recognizes the extraordinary services of its partners throughout the world with this annual distinction. The SAP Pinnacle Awards are awarded in various categories and are the highest distinctions that an SAP partner can achieve.
Closer to SAP customers
REALTECH presented a new software product – theGuard ChangePilot – at Sapphire Now 2010, SAP's largest in-house show. Using the theGuard ChangePilot, SAP customers can make all their changes to SAP solutions in a central location, as well as controlling and monitoring them. In addition, REALTECH showed visitors to the show how the operation of SAP landscapes can be optimally structured.
Shareholder meeting in 2010
The eleventh REALTECH AG regular General Meeting in Wiesloch passed all its resolutions in support of the management with only a few votes against and a small number of abstentions. We are pleased that REALTECH is able to offer its shareholders a dividend of EUR 0.50 per share, even for the difficult year 2009, thanks to its stable situation.
Improved system performance
REALTECH continues to develop its theGuard! product family. The best example for this is the new version of the theGuard Service Management Center, which offers users extensive functions for improving their system's performance, as well as innovative reporting and analysis options. Large companies, above all, benefit from this as they are now able to monitor their service and business processes at all their sites even better.
Munich Re's migration partner
Munich Re chose REALTECH as its partner for one of the largest migration projects in Europe. The plan was to convert more than 80 SAP systems to a Linux platform within only 20 months. REALTECH impressed the Munich-based reinsurer with its technical competency, transparent cost structures, successful reference projects and consultants with Linux experience. Stefan Zahrer, IT project Manager at Munich Re, sums up the project: “With REALTECH, we chose a migration partner with great technical expertise. Thanks to REALTECH's support, Munich Re now has a reliable and cost-effective server infrastructure for business-critical SAP systems with high performance levels.
Award-winning SAP expertise
SAP honored REALTECH for its performance by selecting the company for five “Special Expertise Partnerships” (SEP) simultaneously. The SEP status can be equated with a supplier recommendation from SAP and is intended to demonstrate the partner's expertise. SAP only awards this title to a few carefully chosen companies.
In the top ten at Lünendonk
According to a study by the renowned market researchers at Lünendonk GmbH, REALTECH is among the ten leading medium-sized IT consulting and system integration companies in Germany in terms of revenues. Criteria for participation in the study were that the companies earn more than 60 percent of their revenues with IT consulting, software implementation and development, and system integration, have their headquarters in Germany, are not part of a corporation and generate revenues of no more than EUR 500 million per year.
SAP relies on REALTECH product
The next version of the SAP Solution Manager maintenance and administration platform will contain components from the REALTECH theGuard! Product family. This integration allows customers to further automate core IT processes and thus optimize IT operations. The main reasons for SAP's choice were the market penetration of the REALTECH solution in the medium-sized businesses and REALTECH's SAP expertise.
Partnership with FNT extended
REALTECH and the software company FNT GmbH IT Service Solutions have extended their partnership further and combined their system management products. The combination of the two solutions means the entire lifecycle of all IT goods – from cabling to operation – can be mapped comprehensively. REALTECH and FNT are planning further projects to network the two product families in future.
Cover story in IT magazine E3
The specialist magazine E3, which focuses on SAP topics, reportedly extensively on the new partnership between REALTECH and SAP and the integration of theGuard! Components into SAP solutions in its December issue. In a twelve-page article, the editors highlighted the advantages and benefits for companies that use SAP.
Italian subsidiary sold
REALTECH Italy has been sold as part of a management buy-out. The new shareholders have signed a long-term trademark licensing and cooperation agreement with REALTECH so existing contracts with customers can also be fulfilled in future.