Over 30 participants from different industries attended the SAP and ITPS joint seminar which was held on 30 October 2014 in the SAP CIS office and dedicated to the currently pressing issue of "Equipment maintenance and repair process management based on SAP solutions. Mobile technologies for PM."
Representatives from Gazprom Neft, RN-Inform, Management Company Metalloinvest, Vyksa Steel Works, OMK-IT, Mosenergo, Fortum, TGC-1, Severstal, Uralchem etc. took part in the seminar. The participants who could not attend in person were able to follow proceedings via an online live-stream broadcast of the event.
Partner seminars is one of the most popular and effective ways for SAP to interact with partners and direct clients. The vendor invests a lot of effort into collaboration with their key partners since, according to the company, "SAP's partners are vital for efficient business management."
This seminar was not an exception. The program featured three presentations by experts from Parma-Telecom (ITPS Group) – SAP's service partner. One of the papers they presented was prepared in conjunction with one of the company’s clients – LUKOIL Overseas. Andrey Gnezdilov, ITPS Commercial Director, and Pavel Deverilin, Sales Director, Mobile Solutions SAP CIS, gave the opening address to seminar participants.
Presentations by ITPS experts Maxim Ershov (Using SAP Syclo mobile solutions for inventory movement management in an industrial warehouse), and Viktor Lekhtsind and Alexander Yakovlev (Generating the equipment status index: approaches and practices) provoke genuine interest and multiple questions from the audience.
The seminar participants praised the particular practical value of the joint presentation given by ITPS expert Denis Vasiliev and LUKOIL Overseas representative Artyom Semenov, a computerized maintenance management system manager. The presentation focused on LUKOIL Overseas best practices in maintenance and repair process management.
One of the participants – Sergei Sofronov, ITPS Division Manager of Logistics, PM and Content Management, emphasized the practical value of such seminars, pointing out that they also give ITPS experts a valuable opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in using SAP solutions to company representatives from the real economy, interested in the development of similar systems.