REALTECH Investor Relations

Annual review 2011

 

1st Quarter

State Premier visits REALTECH
Politics meets business: in March, 2011, Stefan Mappus, who at that time was still the Premier of the State of Baden-Württemberg, visited REALTECH AG at the world’s largest computer trade fair CeBIT. At the stand, he gained an insight into the innovative range of services provided and the general economic situation from the perspective of a medium-sized company.

 

theGuard! goes mobile
Under the slogan “theGuard! goes mobile”, REALTECH presented a new software solution for mobile terminal equipment. The solution gives IT experts current status reports on the IT infrastructure of their company, allowing them to respond even faster to faults.

 

New customer from the pharmaceutical industry
The pharmaceutical service provider Hameln group relies on REALTECH’S expertise in the area of SAP consulting. A solution that is implemented in the SAP system was created together with the customer to meet the strict regulatory requirements for document management.

 

Mayerbacher is the new Chief Financial Officer
On January 1, 2011, Thomas Mayerbacher became the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at REALTECH AG. The industrial engineering graduate has held managerial roles in the areas of international controlling and finance since May 2000.

 

2nd Quarter

Shareholder meeting in 2011
At REALTECH AG’s twelfth General Meeting in Wiesloch, more than 200 shareholders received information regarding the future prospects of the company. All resolutions were passed by a large majority; these included the formal approval of the actions of the Executive and Supervisory Boards and the revision of profit transfer agreements.

 

Spanish subsidiary sold
In June, REALTECH sold the Spanish subsidiary as part of a management buyout to improve the future profitability of the Group as a whole. A long-term trademark licensing and cooperation agreement ensures that obligations to customers and partners continue to be met.

 

Experts embark on a new career with REALTECH
“Steer your success” is the slogan of an innovative series of events aimed at attracting new specialists to REALTECH: IT experts were able to discover the diverse career opportunities at the company during boat trips in Hamburg and Heidelberg. Both “Sundowner cruises” were well attended and as successful as we had hoped.

 

Expertise in Linux strengthened
The strategic partnership with Red Hat, a specialist provider for the open source operating system, Linux, has allowed REALTECH to make its consulting expertise even stronger. The aim is to enable SAP customers to switch to the Linux platform, which is attractive and cost-effective to run, thus reducing the overall costs for SAP operations.

 

3rd Quarter

The company IT of tomorrow
The IT Future Day organized by REALTECH proved a complete success. Visitors received diverse suggestions and specific recommendations for setting up future-proof IT systems at their companies.

 

Valuable help with decision making
REALTECH has expanded its portfolio and in future will focus more strongly on advising IT decision makers regarding strategic topics, too. The aim of the IT management consulting is to support customers in making the right strategic decisions when setting up their IT infrastructures. The new service has been well received in the market: “The assumptions made by us were verified by REALTECH’s objective analysis methods and valuable enhancements were made,” said one customer, praising the service.

 

New contacts to SAP users
REALTECH presented its innovative portfolio at the annual congress of the German-speaking SAP user group (DSAG) in Leipzig which, with around 3,000 participants, ranks as one of the best attended DSAG fairs to date. The reward – countless inquiries for new projects involving SAP systems.

 

Caspary follows on from Glowinski
Change in management at REALTECH: the previous Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rudolf Caspary, took over the brief of the chairman of the Executive Board Nicola Glowinski, who left the company at his own request. Caspary has been a member of the REALTECH AG Executive Board since 2004.

 

4th Quarter

Success brings obligation
The IT management solution theGuard! was again continually expanded in 2011. The new version 7.0 provides IT experts with additional valuable functions, allowing them to monitor system and network components and complex software solutions with even greater precision. The enhanced version incorporates customers’ specific requests and the long-standing expertise of REALTECH consultants.

 

REALTECH at Sapphire NOW
“Viva Espana!” was the motto in November: at the SAP in-house show Sapphire NOW in Madrid, REALTECH presented a new software solution – theGuard! SmartChange Application Security & Code Profiling – which securely detects weaknesses and security vulnerabilities in the company IT.

 

Publication administration 2.0
REALTECH supports public administration: together with partner FNT, REALTECH presented innovative solutions for monitoring and modernizing IT infrastructures to federal, state and local government representatives at the Moderner Staat 2011 trade fair in Berlin.

 

Information for investors
In 2011, REALTECH again used the German Equity Forum in Frankfurt to hold discussions with investors, make contacts and inform the financial market regarding current developments at the company. The three-day conference is Europe’s largest information and networking platform for companies, investors and analysts.