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TDS to consolidate Softline Group’s ERP systems

ICT service provider opts for state-of-the-art SAP ECC 6.0 platform

Neckarsulm, February 07, 2012

Softline Group, which provides expert advice on information and communications technology (ICT), has tasked TDS with consolidating its IT systems on a single ERP platform. TDS is to implement an industry-specific solution based on SAP ECC 6.0, which will support all of Softline’s European subsidiaries. TDS will also host and operate the solution from its data centres for an initial five-year term. By moving to a single state-of-the-art ERP system for its multinational operations, Softline will improve the efficiency of its business processes and lay the foundations for further international growth.

Rapid implementation and greater flexibility

Softline employs the SAP modules Financial Accounting and Controlling, Asset Accounting, Sales & Distribution, Materials Management and Human Capital Management. TDS offers preconfigured templates tailored to the needs of the service sector. Softline benefts from the use of these templates because they reduce the need for customizing and accelerate implementation.

By replacing its legacy, distributed systems with a consolidated environment based on SAP ECC, Softline reaps several benefits: the new solution supports its international expansion plans, can be flexibly extended to meet new requirements, and effectively handles large quantities of data. The company also gains greater flexibility through TDS’ hosting service, which features on-demand delivery and transparent pricing.

“We were looking for a one-stop SAP and outsourcing partner with a full set of services and skills,” explains Softline Group’s CFO; Christoph Harvey. “TDS has extensive knowledge and experience in SAP consulting, implementation, migration and hosting. That’s why we chose them, and we look forward to working on this project together.”

About TDS AG

TDS provides a comprehensive range of IT services, including SAP-related offerings, to mid-sized enterprises and major corporations. In addition, TDS offers software, outsourcing and related services for human resource management.


A particular focus is SAP consulting, application hosting and application management. The portfolio also includes industry-specific SAP solutions, e.g. for the process industry, as well as the cosmetics and food and drink sectors. As an outsourcer, TDS provides tailored answers to specific customer needs, and end-to-end management of entire IT infrastructures.


In the HR space, TDS can assume complete responsibility for all processes associated with managing staff. TDS is Germany’s market leader in HR business process outsourcing (BPO), handling over 800,000 payroll transactions every month. A further million payroll transactions are processed by companies deploying TDS Personal HR software.


Currently, TDS employs around 1,300 staff at some 20 sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In fiscal 2010/2011, the company posted revenues of approximately €132 million. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, TDS is traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange (WKN 508560 / 816428). TDS has been a member of the Fujitsu Group, one of the world’s leading IT players, since 2007.


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Date: 07 February, 2012
City: Neckarsulm