Pinty's Delicious Foods Embarks on 'Golden Egg' Project with IDS Scheer for a Rapid Deployment of Business Objects Software

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Engagement Represents IDS Scheer's First Sale and Deployment in North America of Business Objects Applications to be Integrated with SAP Solutions

Midsize companies such as Pinty's need to fully leverage their IT systems to maximize their business benefits and achieve a better return on their investment

IDS Scheer, the leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), an SAP® global services partner and channel partner and a Business Objects Solution Provider, today announced it has inked its first sale and implementation engagement of Business Objects software in North America with Pinty's Delicious Foods of Canada.

Pinty's, which delivers premium-quality fresh and frozen chicken products to the retail and food service industries in Canada, has embarked on a projected called "Golden Egg" to deploy applications from Business Objects, an SAP company, to improve sales and finance reporting across its organization. IDS Scheer will lead the implementation, which has a rapid deployment schedule of only seven weeks.

"The timing is right for Pinty's," said Barry Hillier, CIO at Pinty's Delicious Foods. "Now that Business Objects is part of SAP, it's a natural progression to implement Business Objects software to further leverage our investment in SAP solutions."

In 2000, Pinty's was one of the first companies in North America to implement a pre-configured SAP solution which provides midsize companies with broad and in-depth functionality to efficiently manage their business processes - from financials, sales and distribution, materials management and production planning.

One of Pinty's guiding principles is to leverage information systems to contain and reduce costs and better manage its business to achieve long-term success. To fulfill this goal, the company supported its exponential growth from a $50-million company in 1999 to a $300-million company today by enhancing its SAP solution-based environment with implementation services from IDS Scheer. The expansion of SAP solutions included a major upgrade and amalgamations in 2006, as well as costing, rebate agreements and plant reporting enhancement initiatives. In addition, Pinty's internal teams have integrated two additional plants and rolled out SAP solutions to its shop floors.

The next step in the journey is project Golden Egg - which involves deploying Business Objects applications to leverage the wealth of information in SAP solutions (and legacy systems) for improved reporting across the organization in the areas of sales and finance.

"Pinty's came to us with an aggressive seven-week implementation plan," said Jason Mausberg, managing director for IDS Scheer in Canada. "The plan is to deploy a state-of-the-art solution for the mid-market with fast time to value."

Pinty's will implement the following Business Objects applications:

  • BusinessObjects™ Xcelsius® Enterprise software, which delivers customizable data visualization that will enable users of different skill levels at Pinty's to create insightful and engaging dashboards from any data source with point-and-click ease
  • BusinessObjects Edge Standard package, which delivers flexible ad hoc reporting, query and analysis tools via the web and will enable Pinty's users to gain better insight into their businesses for more confident decision-making
  • BusinessObjects Data Integrator software, which will provide Pinty's with a highly scalable data integration platform for business intelligence to help ensure data integrity, maximize developer productivity, and improve operational and analytic initiatives
  • BusinessObjects Knowledge Accelerator software, an easy-to-use online learning tool that will help Pinty's deliver its comprehensive training program for the software roll-out and accelerate end-user adoption

"Midsize companies such as Pinty's need to fully leverage their IT systems to maximize their business benefits and achieve a better return on their investment," said Conrad Mandala, vice president, SAP Business One, SAP North America and vice president, SME Channels, SAP Canada. "With IDS Scheer's solid business and technical expertise and the combined strength of SAP and Business Objects software, we look forward to helping Pinty's gain better business insight, optimize its business processes and further enhance its business results."

About IDS Scheer
IDS Scheer is the market leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services for corporations and public organizations worldwide. With its unrivaled ARIS Platform for Process Excellence, the company offers an integrated, comprehensive solution portfolio for the strategy, design, implementation and controlling of business processes. Utilizing the ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) approach, IDS Scheer consultants bridge the gap between corporate strategy, business processes, IT solutions and process controlling. As an SAP global services partner and SAP channel partner, IDS Scheer offers small/medium enterprises to Global 1000 companies a process-oriented approach to optimize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Approximately 3,000 employees in over 70 countries serve the company's 7,000 customers. In 2007, IDS Scheer's revenues reached 394 million Euro (preliminary figures). Established in 1984 by Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, IDS Scheer is listed in the TecDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Germany).

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