IDS Scheer

IDS Scheer to present global, subject-based consulting solutions at CeBIT 2007

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 12, 2007 10:56 CET

Exhibition of the comprehensive tool-supported ARIS Value Engineering approach in Building 4, Stand F04
Saarbrücken, February 12, 2007

IDS Scheer, the international solution provider for processes and IT, will be demonstrating the added value that innovative, process-oriented consulting generates from March 15 to 21 in Building 4, Stand F04 at CeBIT. The main focus will be on the methodical ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) approach, which makes it possible to effectively tackle current challenges such as establishing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), designing an Enterprise Data Warehouse within the framework of a BI architecture, optimizing the supply chain (SCM) and creating a foundation for Business Process Management (BPM).

"The ARIS Value Engineering approach enables our customers to obtain a self-contained picture of the strategy up to the continuously optimized IT system. Particularly in the field of SOA, it helps to bring the system architecture into line with the business requirements. This approach is helping us to further expand the leading position of our BPM consulting both in the market and in public opinion," emphasizes Dr. Dirk Oevermann, member of the Executive Board responsible for consultancy at IDS Scheer.

Increasing productivity and guaranteeing competitive advantage — Consulting Solutions for Business-Driven SOA

A Service Oriented Architecture begins with a company's business processes. Small IT process modules (services) will be flexibly combined to form solutions for entire business processes. In a new methodology, the structures and functions of the services are now described centrally in ARIS and are also used by SAP itself for the planning and implementation of the Enterprise SOA (E-SOA) structures. As customer-specific processes determine service requirements, IDS Scheer—as a specialist BPM consultant—is the established SAP partner for supporting customers with E-SOA implementation. ARIS was used for this task as integrated BPM software with a central service repository. By using the consultancy method AVE for Business-Driven SOA, it is possible to start to enter the E-SOA world directly from the process models.

Plan well, make decisions and manage —
Consulting Solutions for Business Intelligence (BI)

IDS Scheer defines BI as a package made up of three elements: integration of the business processes, integration of performance management and harmonization of strategic and operational controlling. To ensure all three of these elements are covered during BI implementation, a method for putting in place company-wide BI systems (EDW) has been developed, which standardizes and optimizes all BI process activities. In Hanover, IDS Scheer will be presenting the ARIS BI Modeler product, which ensures the necessary transparency and innovation throughout the entire life cycle through complete, automatic redocumentation and subsequent design of all the SAP Business Warehouse structures.

Competitive advantage through logistics —
Consulting Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM)

In the supply chain, the focus is always on the entity as a whole: the logistical network, the processes involved, the associated organization, key performance indicators and ultimately also the IT systems, without which inter-company coordination within the supply chain networks is not possible. With AVE for SCM, IDS Scheer, the European market leader in SCM consulting, offers methods and tools that ensure the holistic approach to supply chain networks — from finding a strategy to implementing and controlling. The product portfolio ranges from pure analysis of supply chain potential to the redesign of global supply chains and implementation of special solutions, including in the areas of SAP SCM and SCEM in combination with RFID technology, as part of the Metro Future Store Initiative, for example.

Profit arises from processes —
Consulting Solutions for Business Process Management (BPM)

BPM is the basis for sustained corporate success—from re-engineering of the processes through to SAP implementation—and ultimately central tasks of all companies. Stringently aligning processes with business, implementing them in flexible IT systems and continuously optimizing them on the basis of realtime information — that is modern BPM.
Industry-specific Best Practices are the basis for increasing process efficiency. At CeBIT, IDS Scheer will be demonstrating how, using the ARIS SmartPath Suite, industry-specific SAP solutions are introduced in a process oriented way and at a fixed price for SMEs in a short space of time.

IDS Scheer AG

The software and consulting company IDS Scheer develops Business Process Management solutions for corporations and public authorities. With its ARIS Platform for Process Excellence, the company offers an integrated and complete tool portfolio for strategy, design, implementation and controlling of business processes. Thanks to the integrated approach of ARIS Value Engineering (AVE), IDS Scheer consultants build bridges between corporate strategy, business processes, IT solutions and the controlling of running processes in their customers’ organizations. IDS Scheer was founded in 1984 by Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer and now serves about 6,000 customers in over 70 countries through a network of its own branch offices and partners. In 2006, the company earned revenues of about 353 million Euro (preliminary figures). About 2800 people are working for IDS Scheer worldwide. The company is listed in the TecDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Germany).

For further information, please contact:

Irmhild Plaetrich
Public Relations IDS Scheer AG
Tel.: +49 681 210 - 3680
FAX: +49 681 210 - 1231

Susanne Paul
Investor Relations / Financial Press
Tel.: +49 681 / 210 - 3201
FAX: +49 681 / 210 - 1221