Centiq Partners With The Config Team On Their SAP EWM First™ Initiative
Press Release – 13th December 2018
As a leading SAP S/4HANA and Linux specialist, Centiq today announces a strengthening of our partnership with The Config Team. The businesses have worked together extensively for over 2 years jointly delivering some hugely successful transformational customer projects. With this success in mind, the announcement of a formal partnership is elevated by a new market leading solution for EWM on SAP S/4HANA known as SAP EWM First™.
Spearheaded by The Config Team and their 24 year extensive background in SAP warehouse management and SAP Supply Chains using SAP’s Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) on S/4HANA, SAP EWM First™ is specifically designed to accelerate and simplify customer implementations of EWM on S/4HANA, reducing the risks and pressures on technical and functional teams, and elevates the inherent risks of a big-bang migration.
The value in the partnership is the combination of The Config Team’s industry renowned skill set in EWM with Centiq’s expertise in S/4HANA, which enables the delivery of more reliable, scalable, smarter and more simplified single vendor sported platform for Warehouse Management customers
Many customers deploying SAP’s warehouse management functionality will scale beyond the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA. However, given the complexities of warehouse management and the integrated real time nature of inventory management to fulfilment and into logistics, leveraging the capabilities of S/4HANA to deliver mission critical performance and availability is imperative.
The shared vision of our growing partnership is to make it easier, faster and more scalable in enabling customers and businesses to leverage the capabilities of EWM on SAP S/4HANA. The combined expertise of both organisations is embedded in one solution, accelerating and simplifying adoption of both SAP EWM and S/4HANA, taking the pain away from sizing, platform design and management, as well as deployment. This enables customers to focus on what matters most to them – getting warehouse management solutions enabled as quickly as possible, to proven best practices and optimising availability at all times, delivering the very best response to your customers and supply chain partners.
Andrew Moses, Managing Director of The Config Team commented:
“Our collaboration over the last 2 years, with both project work and with our joint support customers, has shown that Centiq share the same key values in subject matter depth for Basis and Infrastructure as The Config Team have for SAP Logistics. Both of our organisations lean on the other for trusted, specialist advice for the benefit of our customers. The Config Team have recently launched SAP EWM First™, this offers a low risk option for customers to gain huge momentum to start their journey to S/4HANA. Through our partnership with Centiq we can now help customers with our deep EWM expertise and Centiq’s deep knowledge of infrastructure and hosting. SAP EWM First™ offers rapid deployment options for customers to go-live to the end-state with warehouses large and small, either one at a time or in groups. This enables our customers to move to a base camp of Logistics, realising the benefits of the Supply Chain improvements, efficiency, and agility that EWM enables. Companies can then progress to a full scale S/4HANA summit for the rest of the organisation, after becoming acclimatised to the S/4HANA infrastructure within their organisation. The awesome combination of Centiq and The Config Team proves the old adage that the whole can be more than the sum of its parts.”
Matt Lovell, CEO of Centiq commented:
“Centiq and the Config Team have worked together across a number of customer solutions and services, and have a fantastic cultural alignment, ethos, values and focus on the highest quality customer experience. We collectively recognised the customer challenges in considering, designing and maintaining mission critical warehouse management systems, particularly when combined with the deep reliance organisations have on scalability, performance and availability in this area. Developing and delivering SAP EWM First on SAP HANA was a fantastic opportunity to simplify this challenge for customers whilst enabling them to achieve warehouse start-ups and reconfigurations faster and more cost-effectively. Our organisations really enjoy working together, and it is really rewarding to see the combined benefits this has for our customers. Being awesome is just second nature to both of our organisations, so if customers want awesome, there is only one option.”
About The Config Team
The Config Team began life in 1994, created by our CEO Andrew Moses. Since then, our team has grown rapidly. Some of us are older (and much wiser) but the ethos has always remained the same – to be a leading authority in SAP Logistics.