SOURCE: GOPA IT Consultants, Inc.

GOPA IT Consultants, Inc.

March 16, 2011 09:00 ET

GOPA ITC Introduces Instant TM -- SAP® Transportation Management 8.0 On-Demand Template

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - In close collaboration with SAP Value Prototyping, GOPA IT Consultants is introducing 'Instant TM' to provide on-demand prototyping access to SAP's new state of the art transportation solution, SAP Transportation Management 8.0 (SAP TM 8.0). SAP TM 8.0 was released to the market in December 2010 to manage the supply chain end-to-end, gaining better control over local and global transportation activities while reducing cost through automation, visibility and integration in real time. The Instant TM template incorporates real life transportation business requirements from leading Fortune 500 companies into a fully integrated SAP TM 8.0 system landscape with preconfigured scenario content. Prototype projects are hosted in SAP's Value Prototyping data centers and can start in a matter of days. Key features of Instant TM will be showcased in the GOPA ITC booth at SAP Insider SCM 2011 trade show March 21-24 in Orlando, FL.

"SAP customers want specific answers to their unique global transportation challenges, so they can make sound business and IT decisions quickly," explains GOPA ITC CEO Joerg Rohde. "Many of our largest customers are very eager to start utilizing the latest of SAP TM 8.0 benefits, and Instant TM gives them a very real and effective starting point for an accelerated project."

Key Instant TM benefits include:

  • Rapid set-up and development of customer specific prototypes, leveraging a wide scope of pre-defined transportation scenario business content 
  • Quickly educate and evaluate for critical decisions, e.g. in terms of SAP TM application process scope, gap/fit analysis, architecture & integration insights, usability feedback, TM knowledge transfer
  • Minimize implementation risk and budget required, including project scoping insights, roll-out strategy definition, staffing & resource planning, initial training
  • Accelerate time-to-benefit by building on an SAP validated pre-configured template, with reuse of custom versions for company-wide consistency and compliance

"Often businesses have been hesitant to benefit from the latest SAP innovations due to a perceived product complexity," says SAP's Christian Butzlaff, PhD, Director SAP Value Prototyping. "With Instant TM business and IT can now rapidly prototype our newest Transportation Solutions in their own context and see themselves how to enable their business while assuring high IT service quality with dramatically lower TCO."

GOPA IT Consultants is a global leader in combining deep application know-how with template-based SAP implementation services stacks to deliver outstanding cost savings and extreme flexibility. Over more than 6 years and in over two thousand installations, GOPA ITC has partnered with SAP Value Prototyping to design, build and run virtualized data centers in Palo Alto, USA and Walldorf, Germany, with dedicated practices focused on end-to-end SAP Transportation Management solutions and SAP infrastructure transformations into enterprise clouds. For more information please visit

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