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reed.co.uk to Transform IT Strategy With SAP Business ByDesign® Solution

Global Recruitment Provider Aims to Improve Key Business Functions, Increase Visibility and Empower Decision-Makers Through Real-Time Analytics Delivered in the Cloud

FELTHAM, United Kingdom - SAP (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of SAP AG, today announced that reed.co.uk, the UK’s No. 1 job site, has chosen the SAP Business ByDesign® solution to provide users with a single integrated platform for key business applications. The company selected cloud-based SAP Business ByDesign to replace a competitive solution, and to help enable executives to make smarter, faster decisions in business-critical areas, including finance and human resources.

“We have been looking for a fully-integrated solution that would improve upon our traditional IT systems and give us a platform to support future growth. As a business, speed, flexibility and the ability to react in real time are absolutely crucial; SAP Business ByDesign’s browser-based user interface will give our workforce access to analytics and insights, on the move and across a multitude of mobile devices, such as tablets or smartphones.” said Mark Ridley, director of Technology, reed.co.uk. “We are working with the leading technology providers, such as SAP, to develop an IT strategy for the future and make our business work smarter. SAP Business ByDesign will provide us with the power and flexibility to make the right decisions, quickly, in a constantly evolving business landscape.”

Gareth Whiting, head of Channel SAP Business ByDesign, SAP (UK) Limited said: “Today’s business leaders are under increased pressure to make faster decisions and turn back-office data into immediately actionable insights. Forward-thinking enterprises, such as reed.co.uk, continue to recognise the enormous potential of the cloud as a delivery platform for data analytics. SAP Business ByDesign provides a real solution for businesses of all sizes looking to empower employees, boost efficiency and amplify the competitiveness of their organisation.

Working with SAP partner G3 Global, reed.co.uk made the decision to select SAP Business ByDesign following a long-term consultation engagement. The solution aims to improve reed.co.uk’s critical business systems, automating and streamlining legacy processes and reducing the need for manual intervention. In addition, SAP Business ByDesign has disaster recovery capabilities built in, which means there is no need for additional failover systems.

Greg Whitaker, G3 Global said: “We are delighted that reed.co.uk has chosen SAP Business ByDesign as the cornerstone of its IT strategy. Cloud, mobile and data analytics are three of the key areas businesses must address in 2013, and with SAP Business ByDesign, reed.co.uk is arming its workforce with a solution that addresses all three.”

About reed.co.uk
reed.co.uk courses also features over 1,500 courses and learning opportunities, including online, distance and classroom-based courses. Owned by Reed Executive PLC, reed.co.uk enables jobseekers to search over 120,000 jobs from more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors.

Registered jobseekers can receive email job alerts, save searches and make their details available to a range of recruiters, including Reed's network of trained recruitment consultants. reed.co.uk also features over 1,500 courses and learning opportunities, including online, distance and classroom-based courses.

Recruiters of all types benefit from reed.co.uk's range of innovative online recruitment solutions, including: online job posting and applicant management; CV Search; targeted branding and email services; and reed.co.uk’s Exchange marketplace.

About G3 Global
G3 Global is a SAP VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner that delivers a portfolio of integrated SAP ERP and Business Intelligence solutions. With a deep understanding of the way business work, we incorporate well administered change management programs to ensure that delivery is consistently adopted throughout the organisation. We partner with our customers to establish robust business process platforms that enable rapid business innovation.

For more information please visit www.g3it.com

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