SOURCE: Aptelis


November 29, 2012 12:11 ET

Aptelis Achieves SAP Accreditation for Active Quality Management

Collaborative Quality Drives Customer Satisfaction and Implementation Success for SAP Services lmplementation Partner, Member of the SAP® PartnerEdge Program

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2012) - Irvine, Calif.-based Aptelis today announced it has received the certificate of a new global quality accreditation program by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). The certificate was awarded by the SAP® Active Quality Management organization for Aptelis' demonstration of clear quality standards and processes. Through collaborative interaction with SAP, Aptelis, a full-service consulting company offering end-to-end SAP software solutions to maximize business performance, helps ensure that a customer project is delivered to specification, on budget and on time.

SAP launched a new global quality accreditation program that focuses on SAP Business All-in-One solutions as well as members of the SAP Extended Business program. The accreditation is awarded globally to partners that prove active quality management of their sales processes and delivery methodologies.

Aptelis is closely aligned to the key principles of quality that SAP believes to be fundamental to the success of every implementation, designed to deliver high-quality software and support while providing the right processes, tools and services to drive successful projects and delivery.

Businesses today are continually challenged to manage risk in increasingly complex projects. As a certified member of the global quality accreditation program, Aptelis will be able to help SAP customers lower risk, ensure on-time delivery, avoid time and cost overruns, and improve successful delivery through the program lifecycle. In addition, the program offers a quality approach for sales processes and delivery methodologies through access to enhanced SAP quality templates and processes. With a distinct focus on quality deliverables, the accreditation also helps partners improve the success of bids by providing a sales differentiator from other partners through quality wording and information as well as risk mitigation activities.

"This accreditation is a credit to our team and our commitment to providing customers with a clear view of SAP's ability to influence the success of its program," said Paul Tran, president, Aptelis. "By using SAP quality principles, we can help ensure that our customers achieve smooth implementations as we anticipate benefits as measured against business requirements. This accreditation reaffirms the work we do to enable effective implementation of business processes using SAP solutions and to fulfill requirements to the highest standard."

The annual partner quality plan and quarterly quality reviews form the basis for the global quality accreditation program by providing a way to monitor joint performance and measure success. Partners are required to submit an annual quality plan to showcase how they will improve quality in their own organization during the year. In addition, the quarterly quality review enables joint risk monitoring via open bilateral communication as well as identifying and preventing issues.

"At SAP, we are continually striving to help customers manage the implementation of integrated software solutions, and encourage our partners to work to the principles of quality adhered to throughout SAP," said Niall OCulain, head of Partner Quality Hub, SAP. "The new global quality accreditation program allows us to work with partners such as Aptelis to help ensure customers receive the necessary information to make informed decisions about their solution and implementation options, as well as realize the value of their investment early on and to its full potential."

About Aptelis

Aptelis, Inc., based in Irvine, Calif., is a leading, full-service consulting company with expertise in SAP ERP, CRM, SCM, BI and Open Text's Enterprise Content Management. With a strong core practice and a dedicated network of consultants, Aptelis offers end-to-end solutions that maximize business performance and allows clients to focus on driving business results by providing deeply skilled resources that significantly reduce the risks to projects. Established in 2000 under the name of Unisap, the company underwent a rebranding in 2010 to Aptelis, a name derived from Apt or capable, and Fidelis, faithful.

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