For the evaluation of the systems submitted, the experts from the University of Potsdam, under the leadership of panel chairman Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Gronau, focused on practical criteria such as the implementation methodology, range of functions and the suitability of the solution for the sector. As APplus successfully scored points in all these categories, the solution was nominated for the award back in September together with two other providers in the "Automotive" category. At the subsequent provider presentation on 24th September, candidates in the final round were required to present their solutions live before the panel to demonstrate performance as well as their systems' suitability for the specific sector. APplus won over the panel here with its special function modules for automobile suppliers: The solution supports all specific procedures typical of the automotive sector – regardless of whether individual parts or complete system modules need to be supplied. In particular in the context of the growing need for efficient collaboration, the solution also combines a wide variety of corporate and functional areas, carefully coordinates individual processes and also controls these company-wide if necessary. Not least due to these specially designed functionalities, the panel from the University of Potsdam awarded maximum points in the "Automotive" category to APplus, naming the solution "ERP System of the Year". The celebrations to announce the winners and award the prize by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Gronau took place at lunchtime today at IT & Business in Stuttgart.
Experts create transparency for customers
The "ERP System of the Year" prize was awarded this year for the eighth time by the "Center for Enterprise Research" at the University of Potsdam. The aim of the prize is the neutral evaluation of non-functional criteria of ERP systems to provide customers with greater transparency relating to the solutions and offerings available on the market. The candidate systems were evaluated by an expert jury panel consisting of representatives from the fields of consulting, press and science.
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