Gaz de France and Menshen win SAP quality awards

Energy firm Gaz de France, and Menshen, the packaging firm, have won West Trax quality awards after demonstrating optimal usage of their SAP systems.

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Energy firm Gaz de France, and Menshen, the packaging firm, have won West Trax quality awards after demonstrating optimal usage of their SAP systems.

Gaz de France, which won a bronze award, scored highly in a number of key areas for its usage of SAP software. This means it ranked within the top 30 percent of all systems analysed to date in its industry.

Menschen was given a silver award for ranking in the top 20 percent of systems analysed in the packaging industry. West Trax said Menshen’s KPIs far exceeded the average industry values in almost all measured areas, demonstrating its ability to run SAP systems at optimum performance and efficiency.

David Long, chief executive at West Trax UK, said the SAP systems at Menshen and Gaz De France were “two of the best systems West Trax has measured for a while”.

“Both companies demonstrated significantly effective SAP systems and this will prove a real benefit as they drive for competitiveness, especially in the global market where speed and quality are key success factors,” he added.

West Trax, the SAP consultancy that runs the certification and award programme, at the inaugural ceremony last year gave silver awards to heating and cooling specialist Modine Europe, Germany's Münchener Hypothekenbank, and Swiss aircraft maker Pilatus. Textiles service firm MEWA picked up a bronze.

The programme uses key performance indicators to show which businesses are getting the most out of their SAP systems. The programme analyses the effectiveness of seven SAP discipines, including the degree of system standardisation and the proportion of custom developments in a firm's use of SAP. Also under the spotlight is the proportion of unused customisation undertaken and the speed of any custom development, together with its frequency of use.

In Janauary, West Trax said most firms using SAP were still failing to exploit the enterprise platform to its full potential by making better use of standard functionality.

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