Aptelis Achieves SAP Accreditation for Active Quality Management

Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:12pm EST

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  IRVINE, CA, Nov 29 (Marketwire) -- 
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(R) 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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Contact:
Erin Peacock
(949) 464-1096
erin.peacock@aptelis.com 

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