Jena, Germany, August 20, 2014—Intershop, the leading independent provider of innovative, comprehensive services for omni-channel commerce, has awarded Gold Partner status to AGETO Service GmbH. In doing so, Intershop recognizes AGETO’s in-depth consulting expertise in the implementation of e-commerce systems and the integration with SAP and other ERP/CRM systems. Intershop CEO Jochen Moll says: “With AGETO as our partner, we are able to offer our customers crucial advantages when it comes to implementing their online strategy with seamless, efficient e-commerce processes. In just one year of close cooperation with AGETO, Intershop has successfully acquired several new B2B and B2C customers, including the office supplies retailer Papier Liebl, the Munich, Germany-based Occhio GmbH, and the regional subsidiary of an American company specialized in the field of medical technology.
Intershop’s prerequisites for certification as a Gold Partner include joint sales and marketing activities, a track record of successful customer acquisition and guaranteed minimum resources for project realization. The first joint project between Intershop and AGETO was the introduction of SAP Cartridge for Intershop 7: a standard solution making it possible to link Intershop systems with SAP, which received an overwhelmingly positive response from customers.
In being certified as an Intershop Gold Partner, AGETO continues to expand its service portfolio for international omni-channel customers. AGETO CEO Sirko Schneppe says: “We have gained a wealth of experience through our work on countless e-commerce projects involving different technologies. For us, Intershop 7 is a sophisticated standard solution offering a versatile modular e-commerce kit that we can adapt and expand to accommodate the wide range of scenarios of our B2B customers.”
Intershop CEO Moll adds: “AGETO has been on the fast track to achieving Intershop Gold Partner status. Prompt implementation of the ambitious joint business development plan between our companies demonstrates how our partners can succeed, particularly with small and medium-sized companies, by combining their expertise with our solution.”
In the next phase of the cooperation, Intershop and AGETO plan a joint marketing campaign and will share a presence at various trade fairs this fall.
About AGETO Service GmbH
Founded in 2003, AGETO is an IT service provider for e-commerce, SAP, and e-security. The company specializes in the implementation of international B2B and B2C (omni-channel) business models and processes. The company has a unique advantage in this area: AGETO is one of the few IT service providers capable of offering e-commerce and SAP expertise from one source. AGETO advises on, implements, and operates e-commerce platforms, SAP applications, and e-security authentication solutions with the new personal ID card.
With over 90 employees at a current total of six locations (Jena, Bielefeld, Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig, and Berlin), AGETO is capable of implementing the digital strategy of large companies and offering high-end SMEs the best support possible for B2B2C online business. They benefit from broad industry, project, and integration expertise in the areas of e-commerce and SAP.
AGETO is partnered with Intershop, hybris, SAP, and ITML. It is a founding member of the TowerByte eG e-commerce cooperative and a member of the Eclipse Foundation and BITKOM.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.