February 17, 2016
SAP Cloud Hosting Expertise and Hi-Touch Customer Support Cited as Key CriteriaMILWAUKEE, Wisc — February 17, 2016 —
Symmetry, a leading enterprise application management and cloud hosting solutions provider, today announced that Steel and Pipe Supply Company, Inc. (SPSCI), a leading distributor of steel products and manufacturer of tube, pipe and flat rolled steel, has selected Symmetry to provide the cloud-based delivery of its SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment along with supporting application management and IT infrastructure services.
SPSCI’s distribution centers, tube mills and flat rolled facilities are strategically located throughout the Midwest. Large inventories combined with diverse production and processing, allows SPSCI to service a wide variety of industries and needs.
The company utilizes SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), an enterprise resource planning software suite that provides organizations with control over their key business processes. SPSCI relies on SAP ECC as the backbone of its supply chain processes to be an integral part of their customers’ supply chains moving more than 1,000,000 tons of steel a year.
After several years of working with another provider, SPSCI recognized that partnering with a specialized SAP cloud hosting and application management provider that could deliver the desired application performance level with the highest level of customer and technical support would yield greater operational efficiencies and future-proof its ability to grow the business. After evaluating leading SAP integrators and service providers, SPSCI selected Symmetry to host its critical SAP systems and applications and provide day-to-day application management services.
“Symmetry showed early in the selection process that their experience in SAP application management and solution architecting provided the tools and resources that SPSCI needed to more effectively utilize our SAP environment,” said Brian Newman, Chief Information Officer, Steel and Pipe Supply Company, Inc. “Symmetry is a valued extension of our IT team and a trusted business partner. Their architected solution landscape and management model are a perfect fit for our organization.”
“Steel and Pipe Supply Company, Inc. recognizes the business opportunity associated with proper management of critical enterprise business applications,” said Pete Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Symmetry. “We are excited to partner with SPSCI and provide a combination of specialized SAP application management services along with purpose built cloud infrastructure to optimize their SAP performance and support. Our renowned ability to provide the highest-quality services will free SPSCI up to focus on their core business and deliver greater value to their customers.”
About Steel and Pipe Supply Company, Inc. (SPSCI)
Building on a rich 80-year history of integrity and innovation, the entire team of steel professionals at Steel and Pipe Supply focuses on developing relationships with our partners – our suppliers and our customers. As a privately held company, our loyalty is to those we serve, creating the best possible steel buying experience through reliable product availability and industry expertise for each customer.
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