Alpha Sirius Inc. an SAP® services partner, announced today that it has been certified by SAP AG as a provider of solution implementation based on the Run SAP methodology. Alpha Sirius is among the first SAP partners to be certified in the Run SAP methodology and will incorporate the methodology into its implementation standards.
[USPRwire, Wed Jan 07 2009] Alpha Sirius Inc. an SAP® services partner, announced today that it has been certified by SAP AG as a provider of solution implementation based on the Run SAP methodology. Alpha Sirius is among the first SAP partners to be certified in the Run SAP methodology and will incorporate the methodology into its implementation standards.
“By adopting the Run SAP methodology into our own implementation standards, we are going beyond the vision of implementing the solutions required by our customers,” said Ajay Vonkarey, president, Alpha Sirius Inc. “We are now providing our customers the proven methodology for managing their SAP applications through end-to-end solution operations standards. This will empower our customers to further manage their SAP applications more efficiently and at a lower cost.”
The Run SAP methodology has been likened to the well-known ASAP methodology but for operations rather than for implementation or upgrade projects. A phased methodology based on world-class knowledge, it provides best-practice procedures, content, services, training and tools for end-to-end solution operations, along with a standardized and proven implementation method. Run SAP focuses on application management, business process operations, and administration of SAP solutions. The methodology describes how support should be implemented across the lifecycle design, set-up, operations and optimization. In addition, with its best-practice documents for solution operations, it describes how to implement end-to-end solution operations for different SAP software-based business processes.
“We applaud Alpha Sirius in becoming one of the first SAP services partners certified in the Run SAP methodology,” said Dr. Uwe Hommel, executive vice president of Active Global Support at SAP AG. “By adopting the end-to-end solution operations standards provided by the Run SAP methodology, Alpha Sirius will deliver to its customers a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency.”
The Run SAP methodology is an integral part of SAP Enterprise Support services, a holistic support model designed to enable continuous improvement and successful solution operations at lower risk and cost.
SAP customers will realize the benefits of operating with the end-to-end standards. SAP standards for solution operations are a prerequisite for the continuous improvement of SAP solution operations. Not only do they enable automation, reducing the cost of operations, but also improved traceability and an audit trail, helping companies to achieve cost efficiency, quality assurance and compliance enablement.
In order to attain certification in the Run SAP methodology, Alpha Sirius was required to meet a rigorous set of criteria, which includes having five or more consultants on its staff certified in the Run SAP methodology and implementation of its own “Alacrity” methodology, which includes the Run SAP methodology and unique accelerators to speed up implementation for its customers.
“Run SAP was a watershed development from SAP, and all customers who adopt the methodology will benefit from more stable and cost-efficient operations,” notes Dan McKay, SAP practice director for Alpha Sirius. “Alacrity provides efficient roadmaps and unique accelerators to more quickly get to that improved state.”
About Alpha Sirius Inc.
Founded in 2003, Alpha Sirius Inc. thrives on providing expertise in project management, portfolio management and information management. Alpha Sirius Inc. is headquartered in New Jersey with branches and affiliates in Dallas, California and international locations in Germany and India. Alpha Sirius Inc. has become a prominent player in the support of the SAP Solution Manager application management solution and has worked with numerous customers in successfully implementing it.
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