smartShift Announces Automated Consolidation Solutions at SAP TechEd 2010

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Automated Analysis and Conflict Detection Critical to Successful Consolidations

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From preparation to execution, our tools-based approach simplifies the complexities of SAP consolidations.

smartShift, a Cambridge Technology Enterprises (NSE: CTE) company and the leading international provider of solutions for tool-based modernization of complex IT systems, today announced the launch of SAP consolidation solutions at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas (Booth # 305.)

smartShift’s unique consolidation services are designed for organizations who seek to standardize business processes or lower IT maintenance, licensing and operating costs by reducing the number and complexity of their SAP systems. These best-in-class, tools-based solutions detect conflict issues in custom code across SAP instances, release levels and locations.

With dynamic global markets, new business structures, and pressure to reduce costs driving reorganizations and business process redesign, IT departments need to periodically realign SAP systems. Unlike typical consolidation approaches that require lengthy code freezes and large teams of programmers, smartShift’s patented consolidation solutions are driven by automation, ensuring unparalleled project accuracy, quality, and system performance, while mitigating project risks.

Each consolidation project is scoped with precision, starting with a critical system analysis in which automated processes delineate custom code changes, detect and resolve conflicts in object naming and coding conventions, and find and replace hard coded literals. The analysis also reveals exactly where manual intervention will be required. In all tests to date, manual efforts have been under 1% of total consolidation processes.

“From preparation to execution, our tools-based approach simplifies the complexities of SAP consolidations,” said Stefan Hetges, CEO of smartShift and CTE. “By automatically detecting and analyzing conflict issues at the start of every project, we eliminate weeks of costly and error-prone manual coding and testing efforts. Our rules-based tools have been able to accurately detect over 500,000 conflict issues in a matter of hours, enabling successful completions of SAP consolidations in record time and helping us significantly cut project management time and overhead for our clients and system integrator partners.”

Forward-thinking SAP customers can now leverage smartShift’s automated consolidation solutions to drastically cut the total time and costs for planning and executing SAP consolidations. smartShift is the first and only vendor to provide comprehensive, rules-based tools and services that automatically transform up to 99% of custom ABAP code, eliminating iterative coding and testing efforts that are typically needed to modernize, consolidate and migrate SAP systems. Within a consolidation project, smartShift can also uniquely combine automated release upgrades and Unicode enablement transformation services.

Executives from smartShift will be available at smartShift’s SAP TechEd, October 19-21. For more information or to schedule a free trial analysis of an SAP consolidation during the event, please visit us at Booth # 305.

About smartShift
smartShift a Cambridge Technology Enterprises (NSE: CTE) company, is the leading provider of tools-based solutions for automated modernizations of complex IT systems. smartShift’s software and services accelerate existing IT systems into new environments, enabling customers to leverage and future-proof their IT investments. Using smartTools, smartShift’s migration platform, and proprietary methodology, smartShift automates the migration process for a broad array of technology stacks including SAP, Oracle and legacy applications. smartShift customers are major global organizations including Commerzbank, Kimberly-Clark, OfficeMax, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Shell. For more information, please visit http://www.smartShiftgroup.com.

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