Erich Sartori, one of the first programmers

Karlsruhe Germany, November 30th 2010 – Erich Sartori is one of the technical godfathers of the abas Business Software. Sartori is an IT specialist through and through: ”If I am able to program something complex which I feel will bring the user an advantage, it‘s a great feeling for me.“ He never had the urge to take over managerial organizational responsibility in the past 30 years. He was always drawn toward the challenge of testing his IT skills on a complex task.

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(businesspress24) - ”Simplify“ – a central element of development
”It is always good to simplify complex problems or program solutions. To repeatedly ask oneself – how can I break this down. This is important for a software which has existed for almost 30 years and whose source codes should remain clear. I am happy about each line that I can delete from the code. This is as important for me as entering new lines“, explains Sartori.

Creator of the abas database
As a young developer, he and Reinhard Harms had a very important task in the first years: the development of ABAS‘ own database. They started working vigorously. At the beginning of the eighties many databases weren‘t highly developed, external databases were expensive and were designed for implementation on mainframe computers. The decision for or against a specific database was made carefully. If the wrong database had been chosen at that time, this also could have led to the financial ruin of the young company. Some industry competitors suffered exactly this fate. Both oriented themselves toward the requirements of their customers when selecting a database, these customers were midsize businesses. This meant: the required solution was not supposed to increase the price of the actual product, the database should be tailored for use in midsize businesses and not require too many resources. Multi-user computers, i.e. MPM systems were the target platform back then. Based on this background the decision to use an own database was made.

The importance of looking forward and looking back
The upgradeability of the abas Business Software creates special challenges for the development department: ”If we develop something these days, we do not only look forward, we also look back to ensure that a new solution is compatible with older versions“, says Sartori. His task in the next five years until he retires will be to pass on his enthusiasm and knowledge. ”Things are developed here which no university teaches. New employees and students will be trained until they have an understanding and say: that‘s interesting, I‘d also like to do that, that will be my task in the next few years.“



Cracking user problems until 2015
When you see how his eyes light up when he talks about software programming you ask yourself if he will be able to retire. Sartori seems confident: ”We will see, but the plan is that I take the step in 2015 and stop working or thinking about software.“ His family and his enthusiasm for music (trombone and transverse) will help him in taking this step. Until then he still has time to crack an user problem or two.



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Founded in 1980, ABAS is a leading provider of the most flexible and upgradeable ERP and eBusiness solutions on the market. ABAS serves mid-market manufacturers and distributors focusing on discrete, Engineer-to-order, Make-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, and Job Shop Manufacturing environments. ABAS provides an unique solution for international customers through its multi-country functionality and global partner network. ABAS is uniquely qualified to successfully implement international ERP projects. No other company has the combination of a unified partner network, strategic orientation, globally enabled software, and international implementation methodology that defines the roadmap to success. ABAS provides quick ROI in that it is easy to learn, use, customize and upgrade. More than 2,300 customers have chosen ABAS as their long term ERP provider and work successfully with the internationally applicable abas Business Software. ABAS Software AG in Karlsruhe employs more than 120 people, and together with over 50 abas partners ABAS employs approx. 600 employees worldwide. The abas software partners provide a wide range of services including implementation, customization, hardware and network support. ABAS also provides on-site support and ensures short reaction times and high service quality. International partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Canada and the USA represent the ABAS Software AG throughout the world. The partner network is continuously being expanded.

Product profile - abas Business Software
abas Business Software includes abas ERP for production, abas Distribution for distribution, wholesale, and service companies, and the eBusiness solution abas eB. abas ERP is an ERP application designed specifically for manufacturers in the Assemble-to-Order, Make-to-Order and Engineer-to-Order environment. abas Business Software is priced to fit most budgets while delivering full ERP functionality. It is flexible, adaptable, internationally applicable and a save investment for the future. The clear structure and well thought-out implementation strategy of the system enable a short implementation period as well as trouble-free integration into the company structure. New functions and technologies are constantly added to the standard software with each new upgrade. As a result, abas users are always using the most up-to-date product. abas Business Software is currently offered in 28 languages. ABAS has been a supporter of the open source operating system Linux since 1995. Approximately 80% of over 2,300 abas installations are based in Linux.

abas Business Software - range of services: Sales/sales order processing/shipping, purchasing/purchase order processing, warehouse management, scheduling, logistics, materials management/MRP, production/PPC, financial accounting, fixed asset accounting, cost accounting, controlling, eBusiness, portal, etc.

ONE GLOBE – ONE NETWORK – ONE ABAS
ABAS is uniquely qualified to successfully implement international projects. No other company has the combination of a unified partner network, strategic orientation, globally enabled software, and international implementation methodology that defines the roadmap to success. ABAS Software AG is a leading provider of the most flexible and upgradeable ERP solutions on the market today. ABAS serves mid-market manufacturers and distributors focusing on discrete, Engineer-to-order, Make-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, and Job Shop Manufacturing environments. ABAS provides a unique solution for international customers through its multi-country functionality and global partner network. ABAS provides quick ROI in that it is easy to learn, use, customize and upgrade. More than 2,300 customers have chosen ABAS as their long term ERP provider and work successfully with the internationally applicable abas Business Software. ABAS, established in 1980, has become a global network of companies. The global ABAS network has more than 600 employees and 50 software partners. abas software partners provide a wide range of services including implementation, customization, hardware and network support. ABAS also provides on-site support and high quality services. International partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Canada and the USA represent the ABAS Software AG throughout the world. The partner network is continuously being expanded.

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