SAP competencies bundled: ORBIS AG acquires majority interest in BLUE STEC GmbH

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ORBIS AG, the internationally active software and business consulting company based in Saarbrücken, Germany, has acquired a majority interest of 60 percent in BLUE STEC GmbH, based in Lüneburg, Germany, as of January 13, 2022. BLUE STEC GmbH is an industry-independent technical consultancy and an experienced managed services provider in the SAP environment with comprehensive expertise in the technology, operations and security of SAP infrastructures.

ORBIS AG have been working with BLUE STEC since 2017 in a trusting and successful manner as part of a strategic partnership in the area of SAP HANA Basis support. The majority interest is a strategically important step in order to bundle SAP competencies and expand the current range of services in the areas of SAP technology (SAP Basis and SAP S/4HANA migration) and SAP security (SAP authorizations and SAP system security). As a result, the Saarbrücken-based IT service provider is able to offer its customers entire SAP operations (managed services) from a single source. At the same time, ORBIS completes its portfolio in terms of SAP S/4HANA conversion, the full-service offering "RISE with SAP" for digital business transformation and managed cloud services.

Conversely, BLUE STEC will also benefit greatly from the participation and from the even closer cooperation with ORBIS. Access to the customer platform of the ORBIS Group enables the Lüneburg-based IT service provider to address larger, internationally active companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in China and the USA. As a member of the ORBIS Group, BLUE STEC will at the same time expand its own range of services with regard to the SAP Intelligent Enterprise concept, the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

"By acquiring a majority stake in BLUE STEC, we are adding another strategic topic area to our portfolio. Now we can offer our customers comprehensive service in terms of the technology, operations and security of their SAP infrastructure. Another important goal is to achieve long-term customer loyalty through a joint support offering," explains Frank Schmelzer, Chief Operating Officer of the SAP division at ORBIS. And Matthias Finsterer, Managing Director at BLUE STEC, adds: "Having recourse to the process know-how and consulting capacities of ORBIS offers clear advantages. We can position ourselves as a partner for the development and implementation of solutions in the SAP S/4HANA and SAP BTP environment for larger, internationally active companies, and as a partner for the implementation of solutions for SAP S/4HANA Cloud for medium-sized companies."

As a service provider for all aspects of SAP technology, SAP operations management and sourcing, BLUE STEC GmbH from Lüneburg operates at the interface between IT infrastructure and SAP application logistics. The experienced team of more than 30 SAP specialists offers mid-sized companies comprehensive expertise in SAP technology and security, ensures reliable operational management of SAP installations and the successful completion of SAP projects. Through consistent specialization, the company is one of the proven experts in the areas of technology, integration, security and operations of SAP infrastructures. BLUE STEC's portfolio covers the entire lifecycle of SAP environments - from technical implementation to system and access protection to operational security, whether on premise in its own data centers or in the public cloud. As a reliable and competent partner, BLUE STEC is available to the customer in every phase of the SAP Basis lifecycle - introduction, expansion, harmonization - with a comprehensive service portfolio consisting of consulting, managed services and support around the clock as well as special solutions.

ORBIS accompanies medium-sized companies as well as international corporations in the digitalization of their business processes: from the joint development of the customer-specific Big Picture to the practical implementation in the project. The digitization and automation of business processes across the entire value chain ensure the competitiveness of our customers. The in-depth process know-how and innovative strength of our 750 employees combined with the expertise gained from more than 35 years of successful, international project work in various industries make us a competent partner in this regard. We rely on the solutions and technologies of our partners SAP and Microsoft, whose portfolios are rounded off by ORBIS solutions. Our focus is on SAP S/4HANA, Customer Engagement and the realization of the Smart Factory. On the basis of smart cloud technologies such as Machine Learning, Cognitive Services or IoT, we promote the innovative power of our customers in the development of innovative products, services and business models. Our expertise results from over 2,000 customer projects at more than 500 customers in the automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, logistics, metal industry, consumer goods industry and retail. Long-standing customers include the ZF Group, Hörmann, Hager Group, Rittal, Kraftverkehr Nagel, ArcelorMittal, Montblanc, Bahlsen and Sonepar.


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