Following a comprehensive qualification phase, itelligence AG was authorized to use the title of “Global Partner Hosting, Member of the Quality Initiative” in October 2004. The appointment was preceded by an extensive test phase and the successful completion of two qualification audits performed at the itelligence computing center in Cincinnati, for the U.S. market, and at the company’s computing center in Bautzen, Germany, for the European market. By virtue of this new status, itelligence AG joined a select circle of only five audited SAP Global Partner Hosting companies worldwide.
The extended status was important because it documented the high technological quality, innovation and security of the systems hosted by itelligence AG and confirmed our comprehensive experience on the main SAP solution platforms in the hosting segment. The status also reflected our ability to offer hosting services of a consistently high-quality standard on an international scale and reflected the very close and forward-looking national and international partnership between SAP and itelligence. This move laid the foundation for the continued international expansion of our hosting services. The Global Hosting Partnership thus allowed itelligence to actively make inroads into the hosting markets of those countries in which we already had a presence but did not yet offer hosting services.