London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – April 16, 2008 – Web hosting managed services company, Attenda Limited, has been engaged to host the new SAP system for Smythson, through a five year management infrastructure contract.
Martin Wildsmith, commercial director, Smythson noted, ”We selected to work in partnership with Attenda because of their credentials, their track record and their flexibility. They have the unique capability to assist us through managing this change in our strategic IT systems, and to extend the depth and breadth of our limited internal SAP resource.”
Attenda is providing a fully managed service for the new SAP infrastructure in the initial phase of a major project to review and replace the current IT systems and business processes at Smythson.
Established in 1887 and the holder of three Royal Warrants, Smythson is internationally renowned for its elegant range of leather goods, travel and writing accessories and bespoke stationery. Exquisite quality, timeless design and traditional British craftsmanship have made Smythson the choice of British and European royal families and a number of international celebrities, as well as leaders in the arts, business and politics. Smythson recently opened their second US store in Beverly Hills.
The service includes taking operational responsibility and management of the SAP system up to and including the SAP Basis layer, in a secure and robust environment. The solution includes the full extent of back office applications from Financials, ERP, warehousing and procurement through to sales, telesales and CRM. Recently re-accredited as SAP Hosting Partner, Attenda has proven expertise in the operational management of SAP and a continued investment in delivering highly available and secure SAP managed services.
Attenda has built a team of highly skilled, highly motivated and fully certified engineers providing 24 x 7 operational support to its clients. Attenda?s partnership with SAP provides clients with access to the very latest SAP NetWeaver platform and new evolving enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) and business process technologies, plus the availability of an extended network of SAP technical specialists and business consultants.
Attenda Managed Services company, manages vital applications that businesses relies upon to function effectively, allowing for selective outsourcing of IT operations. Attenda manages, secures and optimises the performance of applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure. With over 5 years’ investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda’s operations platform, the company provides the people, process and technology to deliver high service levels, at a cost that is amortised across Attenda’s client base – currently 134 of the UK’s leading companies. The company has acquired substantial financial backing, the industry’s leading accreditations and a portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James’s Place and Travelodge.
Attenda is both ISO9001 and ISO27001 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 and was voted 2007 Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards 2007.
To learn more, please visit: www.attenda.de.