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 revenue. (www.platinumequity.com)
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