dunnhumby hosts new applications with Attenda

(PresseBox) (London, ) Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services company, today announced that it had signed a three year managed services contract with dunnhumby to manage their new Project and Portfolio Management application, CA Clarity and their ERP application Microsoft Dynamics AX.

dunnhumby is an international marketing consultancy employing more than 1,000 people in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Its clients include Tesco, Casino, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Shell, Coca Cola and Mars.

With its rapid business expansion plan, dunnhumby sought an experienced hosting provider to manage its Clarity project and resource management application that will be used internally throughout the business, and will integrate with their Microsoft Dynamics AX finance and HR application.

The Attenda contract includes management of Clarity Project and Product Portfolio Management and Microsoft Dynamics AX applications, both of which are being delivered on a virtualised infrastructure using VMware. The Attenda managed service represents a high profile solution for dunnhumby, representing a strategic move to partnering for delivery of key business IT services.

Commenting on the Attenda contract Stuart Bonell, CTO, dunnhumby, says "We recognised that Attenda had the essential skills and credentials to manage these important applications for us."

dunnhumby uses data driven customer insight to help their clients make better informed decisions and to take actions to drive effective customer loyalty. This proven approach has a dramatic positive impact on the performance of retailers, manufacturers, financial services and telecoms companies. dunnhumby's unique framework embeds customer insight into the organisation, enabling companies to make faster and better business decisions.

Bonell concludes, "Our relationship with Attenda as a long term partner helps us to optimise our IT service delivery and management. In turn that enables us to focus on delivery of actionable insight to our clients knowing that key internal IT services like these are being delivered by the right mix of our people and Attenda expertise."

Attenda GmbH

Attenda, the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business.

Through a commitment to operational excellence, we manage, secure and optimise the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure.

With over 8 years' investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda's operations platform, we provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, but at a cost that is amortised across Attenda's entire client base - currently 134 of the UK's leading companies.

The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James's Place and Travelodge.

Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO20000 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK's Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and VMware's EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2007 and 2008.

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