COLUMBIA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE)
-- 09/08/10 --
PEAK Technologies, a Platinum Equity Company, today announced it has
extended SAP workflow approvals for sales quotations to authorized PEAK
users via their BlackBerry devices using the ITSmobile interface.
PEAK has been a user of SAP ERP since March 2008, and since go-live has
required authorized team members to review and approve sales quotations
via SAP workflow from their fixed workstation. While the process met the
requirements of the business, it did not allow for the review and
approval of sales quotations from a mobile device while on the road.
To carry out this new business initiative, PEAK's internal SAP
implementation team engaged PEAK's SAP supply chain integration team to
develop a mobile solution for SAP workflow approvals. PEAK's SAP team
has extensive knowledge with the ITSmobile interface for creating
web-based data collection solutions for supply chain customers and
decided to explore this approach for workflow approvals.
"After our SAP supply chain team analyzed the task at hand and evaluated
several commercially available solutions that ended up being cost
prohibitive, we quickly determined that the ITSmobile interface was a
viable solution for performing real-time functions via a BlackBerry
device while also integrating directly with SAP workflow," said Dave
Perrine, vice president of enterprise solutions, PEAK Technologies. "Our
success in implementing this solution internally also now expands our
offering for our SAP customers. The solution can enable workflow
approvals for sales quotations, purchase orders, service requests, time
sheet or vacation requests, or any other SAP workflow business process
that can be accessed via a mobile device with a web-browser."
The solution now allows PEAK authorized users to receive, approve,
reject, rework, add comments or view comments from their BlackBerry
device while integrating directly with SAP workflow.
"Our new mobile solution has dramatically increased our response time to
our sales team when they submit new sales opportunities requiring
review which in turn helps us get proposals and quotes to our customers
faster than ever," said Colleen Miller, vice president of customer
solutions, and SAP SD BPO, PEAK Technologies.
About PEAK Technologies
PEAK Technologies, a Platinum Equity Company, is a
systems integrator of supply chain automation and inventory management
solutions delivering tangible return on investment to some of the
world's largest corporations. PEAK's primary applications include
solutions for warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution operations.
PEAK's portfolio of solutions and services include business process
consulting, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integration,
wireless professional services, project management, printing/media
solutions, and life-cycle support services. PEAK Technologies has
locations throughout North America providing a comprehensive "foot
print" for national, multi-site life cycle service and support.
About Platinum Equity
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm
specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that
provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business
markets, including information technology, telecommunications,
industrials, logistics, manufacturing, and entertainment distribution.
Since its founding in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity has completed
more than 70 acquisitions with more than $17 billion in aggregate annual
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