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Q8 Italy Honoured with SAP award 

Q8 Italy has been awarded a prestigious SAP Technology Award 2011 for its Asset Document Management project. The award was presented to Pietro Ferrara, IT & Innovation Director Q8 Italy, on 23rd June at an awards ceremony in Milan during the annual SAP World Tour to showcase innovation. 

Alessandro Gilotti, European Operations Director, said: “It is a great honour to win this important award. This is testament to the hard work and dedication not only of my colleagues in Italy, but of the many people across the Q8 organisation who supported this project. It is therefore a success to be shared and celebrated by us all.”

 Awarded annually, the SAP Technology Award recognises companies that achieve excellence in planning and implementing SAP programmes, resulting in outstanding benefits to the organisation.

 The Asset Document Management project, which was implemented with the support of professional services company KPMG, has been recognised as ‘best practice’. It involves the business process re-engineering and management of Q8 Italy’s retail business, using Lean Six Sigma methodology to optimise processes and SAP tools to manage complex activities by controlling the end to end processes. The new system is very reliable, ensuring a high level of systems and data security.

 For Q8 Italy, this has resulted in a totally new way of working for the 250 retail staff across the Rome headquarters and 12 field offices. Over 100 retail processes involving 60,000 documents per annum have been re-engineered, significantly reducing the amount of paperwork. The processes that have gone live have already achieved time savings of an impressive 68 per cent.

 For more information contact: Neil Grieve - Corporate Communications.

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