Mannheim/Zurich, September 09, 2019 – AMAG Group AG, Switzerland’s leading company for automotive import and distribution, and smartShift Technologies GmbH, the leader in bringing agility and predictability to enterprise technology, are expanding their successful partnership in SAP transformation projects since 2016. Both companies agree to embark on a strategic partnership for the next 4 years on AMAG’s transition to S/4HANA.
The AMAG Group plans to consolidate and convert its SAP landscape to S/4HANA over the next several years. smartShift will support AMAG in this complex multi-year transformation using its intelligent automation solutions. The aim of the strategic partnership is to accelerate the transformation program, reduce risks and focus AMAG employees on innovation in the context of the S/4HANA conversion. smartShift offers AMAG Group far-reaching flexibility and agility in planning and execution, especially in accommodating changes to scopes and timelines, through an innovative subscription model to its suite of intelligent automation solutions.
Arndt Hoffmann, General Manager EMEA for smartShift Technologies, says: “We are delighted to be able to accompany our long-standing partner AMAG on its way to S/4HANA. We will use our innovative tools and our S/4HANA and automotive industry expertise to make this project as successful as all our previous projects with AMAG.
“ Felix Arnold, Head of SAP Finance and Controlling for AMAG Corporate Services AG, says: “The intelligent automation solution from smartShift and the active, partnership-based cooperation has already convinced us in the past. Therefore, smartShift was the logical choice also for the S/4HANA transformation. We look forward to continuing our collaboration.”
AMAG Group AG is a Swiss company. AMAG Import AG imports and distributes vehicles of the Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and VW commercial vehicle brands via Switzerland’s largest network of agents (around 1,000 dealers and service partners). This also includes AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG with over 80 of its own garage operations, used cars and bodywork centres. It is also Bentley base. Another subsidiary is AMAG First AG, the largest Porsche dealer organisation in Switzerland.
The AMAG Group also includes AMAG Leasing AG as a financial services provider, AMAG Parking AG, which manages various car parks, and AMAG Services AG, which is a licensee of Europcar for Switzerland and offers valet parking services at Swiss airports and chauffeur services throughout Switzerland. AMAG has been the majority shareholder of the car sharing platform sharoo since 2017 and co-owner of autoSense, the solution for digital vehicle networking, since August 2018. AMAG is also a partner in the Swiss Startup Factory.
AMAG Group AG employs more than 6,500 people, of whom more than 730 are apprentices.
About smartShift Technologies
smartShift Technologies helps companies master digital transformation faster. With intelligent automation, we enable rapid and risk-free change. Whether mainframe or cloud migrations, switching to SAP HANA / S/4HANA or the digitalization of internal business processes, our AI-supported intelligent automation services guarantee maximum effectiveness with maximum cost and time savings. The automation tools used are based on the experience smartShift has gained with its software-related services in over 750 projects worldwide.
Founded in 2002 in Mannheim, smartShift employs more than 190 people in Mannheim, Munich, Boston and Bangalore.
Further information is available at www.smartshifttech.com
Contact person for media:
Arndt Hoffmann, smartShift Technologies GmbH, +49(0)160 9623 5711, ahoffmann@smartShiftTech.com