Espedia And Linx/AS Team Up To Transform R&D Across Europe

Leading product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting firms strike strategic alliance to deliver cost-effective SAP consulting services to process manufacturing companies.

TREVISO, Italy and BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania, Nov. 5, 2014  – Linx/AS, LLC (www.linxas.com), a US–based consulting firm recognized for its expertise in SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM), and Espedia Consulting s.r.l. (www.espediaconsulting.com), an Italian consulting company with complementary strength in SAP PLM and manufacturing, have entered into a strategic alliance to deliver best-practice solutions for SAP customers that transform the business processes from product development through manufacturing. The initial focus of the alliance will be on assisting process manufacturing industries in Europe with packaged solutions for managing formulas, recipes, product packaging, labeling, and product compliance.

“Linx/AS has over 14 years of success in process industry PLM and product stewardship,” states Dave Wong, senior vice president of SAP solutions at Linx/AS. Wong continues, “What we’ve been able to do over the years is package our experience into detailed process best practices, key technical enhancements to SAP PLM, and project implementation accelerators. Empowering the Espedia consulting organization with these tools will give customer’s in the EU a partner focused on the critical business benefits of streamlining R&D processes.”

“Espedia understands the current business realities and the unique needs of SAP customers in the EU,” adds Gianni Pelizzo, CEO at Espedia. “This is critical to taking a technical solution and making it a business solution.” Pelizzo concludes, “When you factor in our expertise of manufacturing and successful delivery model, together with Linx/AS, we offer customers significant value and true ROI with the idea-to-performance solution model of SAP.”

Details on the packaged solutions, which target consumer products, chemicals, and life sciences industries, will be announced in mid-November. Plans to extend joint activities in North America and Latin America are also forthcoming.

For more information on the Linx/AS, visit http://www.linxas.com

For more information on the Espedia, visit http://www.espediaconsulting.com

About Espedia
Espedia was founded in 2003 as a management consulting firm. It supports its customers in the process of product innovation, and it deals with the integration between the world of engineering and the world of manufacturing to support the launch of new products in the market. Espedia is focused solely on SAP solutions and it operates as a specialized partner on various products including SAP PLM, SAP PPM, SAP Visual Enterprise and SAP MII, SAP ME, and mobile applications.

About Linx/AS
Linx/AS, LLC is a strategic consulting and software development firm that focuses on product lifecycle management (PLM) environment, health & safety management (EHSM), and User Experience (UEx) solutions leveraging SAP technology. Linx/AS has successfully helped many Global 2000 companies accelerate innovation-to-market processes while effectively reducing product compliance challenges. From consumer products, chemicals, and high-tech to oil & gas and life sciences, our success stories cross industries with common themes: maximize client ROI in SAP technology, lower TCO for IT organizations, and make enterprise technology work better for the end user.