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Swisscom IT Services acquires Resource Group AG

Berne, 25 June 2009

Swisscom IT Services is acquiring Resource Group AG in the Glattzentrum (canton of Zurich) and will manage the SAP specialist firm as an independent subsidiary and under its own name. Seventy-five SAP specialists from Swisscom IT Services will join Resource Group AG. This will make Swisscom IT Services the leading Swiss SAP full-service provider. Bruno Schmid will retain his position as CEO of the new Resource.

In Resource, Swisscom IT Services has found the ideal partner to expand its SAP portfolio. Resource has a strong position on the market as an integration partner and possesses sound industry and process expertise. Swisscom IT Services contributes its knowledge and experience in large SAP projects and the routine operation of SAP platforms and has extensive experience of integration in major outsourcing projects.

As part of the acquisition, Swisscom IT Services will integrate its SAP Competence Center into Resource, which means that 75 Swisscom IT Services employees will move to Resource. With around 170 employees and a further 100 people in the SAP operating team at Swisscom IT Services, this will create an SAP full- service provider with annual revenues of over CHF 100 million. The main target group for Resource is large and medium-sized Swiss companies. "SAP services is the dominant sub-segment in the Swiss IT service market as a whole," explains Eros Fregonas, CEO of Swisscom IT Services. "With the new Resource and the operating expertise of Swisscom IT Services, we will be able to supply this market with comprehensive SAP solutions from a single source as well as position ourselves even better."

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swisscom IT Services, Resource Group AG will operate under the management of current CEO Bruno Schmid. "In the last few years, Resource has gained an excellent reputation on the market in over 280 SAP projects," explains Bruno Schmid, CEO of Resource. "The acquisition by Swisscom IT Services will open up further growth prospects for us."


About Resource Group AG

Resource has been planning, developing and implementing SAP-based IT solutions for both SMEs and large companies for more than ten years. Specialising in turnkey industry solutions for the manufacturing and consumer goods industries, the SAP Gold Partner established a reputation for itself in international projects for renowned customers. Customers benefit from many years of industry-neutral technological expertise and numerous proprietary developments. In this way, Resource guarantees that all SAP applications are optimised and up-to-date. Resource's extensive service portfolio optimally reflects both current and future requirements. Around 100 experienced employees offer expert, active customer support.


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