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S&T installs new ERP infrastructure for Rettig ICC

Order worth several hundred thousand euros successfully completed

(PresseBox) (Vienna, ) S&T has successfully planned and implemented a central IT infrastructure for Rettig ICC, a specialist in heating solutions. The infrastructure forms the basis for a new corporate ERP platform; a total of 26 Rettig ICC companies will utilize this centralized ERP infrastructure after the ERP rollout across Europe. The project started in spring 2007 and was recently successfully completed.

Rettig ICC, a subsidiary of the Finnish Rettig Group Ltd., specializes in the manufacture of heating appliances, underfloor heating systems and designer radiators, as well as control systems and valves. The group has countless well-known brands, such as Vogel & Noot, Purmo, Myson and Finimetal. The Austrian branch of the corporation is based in Wartberg in the province of Styria. Rettig ICC employs approximately 3,500 staff and had sales of 614 million euros in 2007. The Rettig ICC Group's IT is planned and controlled from Wartberg. "We recently consolidated 10 brands into two brand umbrellas, changed the organizational structure accordingly and are now planning the introduction of a group-wide ERP platform. A condition for this is that we first ensure the implementation of a scaleable, high-availability and disaster-proof ERP infrastructure. S&T impressed us with their concept as well as the implementation skills they demonstrated during the realization", explains Erich Maierhofer, ICT Manager of Infrastructure Services at Rettig Austria GmbH.

"Greenfield" Planning and Implementation
S&T DACH functioned as a central project point of contact for all the components necessary for the required IT infrastructure. Rettig ICC wanted to consolidate all local ERP production servers in an externally hosted high-availability production system. The solution planned and installed by S&T therefore included a central and redundantly implemented SAN (Storage Area Network), three redundant INFOR ERP LN application servers, two Oracle database clusters (including licenses), three VM Ware servers, the necessary backup infrastructure and the network infrastructure. The design and implementation was carried out in cooperation with the client's own experts. The entire solution is hosted externally. "In this project we have really brought our advantages to bear - Rettig ICC only had to coordinate with one skilled partner, which planned and implemented the entire solution. Our comprehensive knowledge base and technological skills mean that we have the capacity to carry out such extensive projects", comments Georg Komornyik, Region General Manager at S&T DACH.

S&T System Integration & Technology Distribution AG

S&T, with its approximately 700 staff, is one of the largest providers of IT consulting, solutions and services in the German speaking (DACH) region of Europe.

S&T addresses upper mid-sized companies as a One-Stop IT Shop.

S&T offers its customers in the DACH region a balanced portfolio of services, ranging from management consulting and the optimization of business processes, based mainly on SAP, to the operation and optimization of infrastructure.

S&T DACH consists of S&T in Austria combined with the former Information Management Group (IMG), taken over by S&T in early 2007, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The strengths of both companies have been bundled into a joint portfolio of services and applications.

S&T DACH offers international business consulting and comprehensive SAP projects using the IMG Consulting Services of S&T brand.

S&T DACH is part of the S&T Group which, with about 2,800 employees in 21 countries and sales of 513.4 million euros in 2008, is the leading provider of IT consulting, solutions and services for customers in Central and Eastern Europe and the DACH region, and also has subsidiaries in China and Japan.