Lantiq wins West Trax SAP Gold Quality Award

Lantiq, a leading provider of semiconductors and technology for broadband systems and network carriers, has achieved outstanding success this year in the optimisation of its SAP system. As a result Lantiq has won a West Trax Gold Quality Award.
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ROSS ON WYE, U.K. - July 22, 2014 - PRLog -- A four step approach –“As Is” analysis; identification of potential for improvement; definition of required actions; and establishing the implementation plan- guided the Telco enterprise through the implementation of a full action plan for rapid improvement in efficiency. In the recent past, Lantiq has exploited its SAP system more effectively than its competitors as an analysis from 2013 clearly showed. Then in March 2014 Lantiq completed the implementation of the actions recommended by West Trax and has now achieved the Gold Quality Award.

Jochen Siegle, Head of IT Corporate Services at Lantiq said: “From the results of the West Trax analysis we have gained confirmation that our continuing attempt to use as much of the standard functionality of our SAP System as possible is absolutely the right approach. And the achievement of the Gold Award makes us really proud and happy.“

Especially outstanding is the level of Standardisation in Lantiq’s SAP system at 86%. The average in the Telco Industry is about 60%, and in other industries about 50%. Lantiq’s achievement is the highest recorded in the Telco Industry. In addition, the percentage of custom code in the Lantiq system is a low 22%. This is also an excellent result compared to the industry average of 46% . Although unused custom code exists in the system, improvements already achieved in 2013 resulted in Bronze Award.

Implementation of the recommended actions from West Trax at the end of 2013 led to the achievement of the criteria for a Silver Award. After continuing activities from Lantiq a final West Tray analysis in March 2014 resulted in the presentation of the Gold Award.

With this Gold Certification Lantiq is recognised as a “Best User of SAP Systems.”

Mr. Siegle stated, “The greatest cost efficiency can only be achieved in a standard system like SAP by using as much of the standard functionality as possible. For many years we asked ourselves the question, “How effectively are we using our standard functionality?”  Before we met West Trax we found no answers, and we could not find any information to compare our performance with other industries.”

“Another important benefit from the West Trax analysis is the possibility to understand our Custom Code situation. Over the years a lot of custom code has been accumulated which is no longer in use. This drastically increased the complexity of our system. Also our resources could not be used effectively anymore.” “Using the West Trax analysis we were able to clean up our system and improve our overall efficiency”, says Siegle.

Benchmark figures from West Trax show that typically up to 45% of  an SAP / ERP system is custom code, 40% of which is not used. Up to 70% of standard applications are not used and about 30% of the custom code could be replaced by standard applications.

Diana Bohr, CTO of West Trax describes the benefits of an optimised SAP system: “As more of each business process is supported by SAP standard functionality, the execution time of such processes is reduced and the value chain is increased. On the other hand, time consuming interfaces and workarounds drastically increase the process and maintenance costs and  overall response times, impacting performance. The result is that the value chain is badly weakened.”

The West Trax approach is to investigate the overall SAP landscape for enterprises in order that they are able to respond to ongoing and growing requirements of SAP systems in an increasingly international environment.

In straightforward business language West Trax provides its clients with an overall “As-Is” status of their SAP systems and identifies the individual “Ideal “status. This is achieved using the unique West Trax offline analysis methodology which has been certified by the German Chambers of Commerce. It provides clients with essential information with regard to system Costs, Productivity, Performance and Quality. Using this information drastically reduces optimisation time and effort. Cost savings and optimisation can be realised in a much reduced timeframe.

A West Trax analysis requires about 1 hour of the client’s time. No workshops or interviews are required, minimising disruption for the client’s resources. If the relevant qualification criteria are achieved the Client will qualify for a West Trax Quality Award at no additional cost.

About West Trax:

West Trax is an enterprise operating internationally. It specialises in the optimisation of value created from SAP® systems. This is achieved by the identification and monetary valuation of optimisation potential in the areas of costs, productivity, performance and quality.

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