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ALPE4HANA is now certified!
15.12.2016

ALPE4HANA is now certified!

ALPE consulting  is the first company in Russia to offer a localized version of SAP Best Practices based on state-of-the-art SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition. SAP CIS granted us a qualification certificate. The approved name of our solution is ALPE4HANA. SAP CIS has highly appreciated the achievements of ALPE consulting developers.

ALPE consulting extends its offers to the ECM market with the SER Group
17.08.2016

ALPE consulting extends its offers to the ECM market with the SER Group

ALPE consulting specializes in solutions from SAP ranging from Roll Outs, Implementations to Trainings and much more. A new partnership with SER will extend its business portfolio and include the ever more important ECM field, especially for Russia, and offer a complementary solution to SAP. Solutions from SER are fully integrated with the SAP ERP and work hand in hand.

Viessmann Group kicks off an SAP project
08.08.2016

Viessmann Group kicks off an SAP project

In May, the German Viessmann Group launched an SAP project, in which ALPE consulting will be responsible for setting up the payments, VAT, and profit tax functionality. The profit tax functionality will be quite challenging to implement, due the company runs its business in a special economic zone where special requirements of this tax apply. However, ALPE consulting is not new to this task – with its previous experience of doing such projects the company is ready to take this challenge.

ALPE consulting at INNOPROM-2016
08.08.2016

ALPE consulting at INNOPROM-2016

11th - 14th July 2016, ALPE consulting took part in INNOPROM, a tradeshow that took place in Yekaterinburg. ALPE consulting took part in the various events, including general and round tables sessions, and face-to-face meetings with prospects.

ALPE consulting took part in a workshop for dairy producers in Belorussia
25.05.2016

ALPE consulting took part in a workshop for dairy producers in Belorussia

24th May, SAP CIS held in Minsk a workshop devoted to advanced IT-based approaches to business process optimization in the dairy industry. From ALPE consulting Stanislav Malyshev, Head of North-Western branch, made a presentation, though Dmitri Zvezdin, Head of the SAP projects, Arla Foods Russian branch, shared his company’s practical experience as a customer. SAP expert team members contributed to the event with their presentations.

SAP project at Siegwerk
27.04.2016

SAP project at Siegwerk

Siegwerk is rolling out SAP to Russia using a traditional roll-out template starting from the middle of March, 2016. The scope of the project envisages deployment of standard modules such as FI / CO / SD / MM and PP. For Moscow the project will also involve Warehouse Management.

Today ALPE consulting celebrates its 10 year anniversary
05.04.2016

Today ALPE consulting celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Ten years ago, on April 5th 2006, ALPE consulting was founded by the Austrian Alexander Schachner. Starting as a one-man company, ALPE consulting rapidly grew in the following years and established a very strong reputation for its high quality services on the Russian SAP market.

Successful completion of a roll-out project with Vaillant Group
04.04.2016

Successful completion of a roll-out project with Vaillant Group

ALPE consulting, one of the leading companies on SAP implementations in Russia & CIS and Vaillant Group,  a global market and technology leader in the fields of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology, announced successful implementation of an SAP ERP project for «Vaillant Group Rus», the Russian branch of Vaillant Group.

Successful SAP project implementation with Arla Foods
19.02.2016

Successful SAP project implementation with Arla Foods

ALPE Consulting, one of the leading companies on SAP implementations in Russia & CIS, and Arla Foods, a major Scandinavian supplier of dairy products and one of the strongest players in the international dairy arena, announced the successful completion of a SAP Implementation project based on SAP ECC 6.0 EHP7 with Arla Foods’ Russian branch.

Successful SAP project completion with SIKA AG
10.02.2016

Successful SAP project completion with SIKA AG

ALPE Consulting, one of the leading companies on SAP implementations in Russia & CIS and the Swiss SIKA AG, a leading specialty chemical company, announced the completion of a SAP roll out project based on the global template of SIKA AG in compliance with the Russian legislation. The productive system was successfully launched in January 2015.

ALPE consulting became a Bronze sponsor for SAP Trade and Consumer Industries Forum and performed the demonstration of SAP Simple Finance solution, S/4 HANA, and also a new user interface SAP Fiori.
12.10.2015

ALPE consulting became a Bronze sponsor for SAP Trade and Consumer Industries Forum and performed the demonstration of SAP Simple Finance solution, S/4 HANA, and also a new user interface SAP Fiori.

Moscow. October 2015. ALPE consulting, one of the leading IT companies on SAP implementation market, became a Bronze sponsor for SAP Trade and Consumer Industries Forum which took place at the Lotte Hotel Moscow, on October 6, 2105. ALPE consulting performed the demonstration of SAP Simple Finance Solution, S/4 HANA, and also a new user interface Fiori.

Volker Dunst appointed as new General Director at ALPE consulting
30.07.2015

Volker Dunst appointed as new General Director at ALPE consulting

Volker Dunst joined ALPE consulting as the new General Director on July 1st 2015. In this role Volker will be responsible for all operational activities and the business development of the company, its regional expansion as well as strengthening the corporate image on the Russian market. Volker will primarily focus on new SAP practice solutions for international as well as Russian companies.


ALPE consulting continues to support “Road to Success”
08.07.2015

ALPE consulting continues to support “Road to Success”

Another school year has passed for the children of the orphan boarding school in Reshma, Russia. ALPE consulting which specializes in implementation of SAP projects and ALPE’s employees have been for 3 years supporting the scholarship program for the orphanage  “Road to Success”. The goals of the program are to help kids improve academically, to encourage team spirit and cooperation, to develop imagination and teach them to learn for prosperity. The scholarships are presented quarterly, the winners are chosen based on results of the academic term. The recent trip to Reshma took place on the 20th of June 2015, the participants of the project congratulated kids on the end of the academic year and awarded them with the last scholarships this year. The children were proud and took pleasure in going out to the stage for their awards. This time there were 7 winners in the nomination “Learning star” indicating that the current school year was a success.


Cooperation of ALPE consulting and ITMO University
19.06.2015

Cooperation of ALPE consulting and ITMO University

ALPE consulting which specializes in implementation of SAP software products for enterprise management systems has launched cooperation with ITMO University in Saint-Petersburg. According to the agreement ALPE consulting will hire several ITMO graduates or Master Students as trainees. Also ALPE’s experts will hold trainings and deliver lectures. In September 2015 the Director of the North-West branch of ALPE consulting Stanislav Malyshev will hold a workshop on ASAP Focus project methodology.

VAT reporting in SAP system in accordance with the new legislation
22.05.2015

VAT reporting in SAP system in accordance with the new legislation

On the 27th of April 2015 the VAT reporting period for the 1st quarter 2015 expired. The reports now must be submitted by companies in electronic format in accordance with the new rules. ALPE consulting has successfully upgraded the SAP system and the additional settings at their client companies. This will allow companies now to use the new standard functionality for creating a tax report on VAT and the purchase and the sales ledger. ALPE consulting’s experts have adjusted the system and trained the users, as well as did all the preparation work for the systems’ upgrade. Also for the companies which were not able to upgrade their system, ALPE consulting specialists have developed a special program allowing to prepare VAT reports without using a standard SAP solution.

Go Live at Zumtobel
21.05.2015

Go Live at Zumtobel

On the 1st of April 2015 according to the schedule ALPE consulting’s experts started the SAP system in the company ZG Svet (the Russian branch of the Austrian company Zumtobel). During the project the following modules have been implemented: FI,CO, MM, SD. Also the consultants have adjusted the processes reflecting the imported goods purchase operations and the sales of goods on the territory of Russian and CIS. Besides that, the modules of the asset management, of integration with the payroll system and with the telebanking system as well as the distribution program for purchase price variance account and other financial operations have been adjusted. The project is a typical Roll-Out, in which ALPE consulting has a great experience. The Austrian company Zumtobel is one of the few global players in the lighting industry.

SAP Project at Vaillant
30.04.2015

SAP Project at Vaillant

ALPE consulting will start a new SAP Roll Out project with Vaillant Group from Germany starting end of April. ALPE experts will be responsible for all localization issues and will focus on FI/CO and SD/MM topics. The Vaillant Group is an internationally operating leader, family-owned company in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry.

ALPE consulting at SAP Forum 2015
10.04.2015

ALPE consulting at SAP Forum 2015

ALPE consulting participated in the SAP Forum Moscow as a Bronze Sponsor. The largest SAP conference in Russia was held on the 9th of April 2015 at the exhibition center “Crocus Expo”.

The visitors were heartily welcomed at the ALPE consulting corporate booth. During the Forum the company experts presented a specially developed demo solution which allowed comparing two ERP systems based on Oracle and HANA. For instance, with 100.000 notes, the time for forming the turnover balance sheet was 3 minutes in Oracle and was about 39 seconds in SAP HANA. Besides, the SAP HANA database capacity was half as little as the Oracle database capacity.

Also, the ALPEconsulting corporate booth was ranked in the TOP-10 at SAP Forum based on thevisitors’ opinion.

 More detailed information about SAP Forum 2015 can be found here.


SAP Project at Arla Foods
03.03.2015

SAP Project at Arla Foods

In the beginning of February 2015 ALPE consulting launched the SAP project at Arla Foods. The project Kick-Off meeting took place on the 10th of February, and after that the implementation of the stage “Blueprint planning” began. The project is unique because despite the existing SAP system in the Danish headquarters the decision has been made not to make the Roll-Out of this template, but instead to implement an independent SAP system based on Business All-in-One SAP Best Practice, with the minimum coordination with the mother SAP system on the level of basic master data and organizational structures, but fully independent in the business processes.

ALPE consulting Receives SAP® MEE Partner Excellence Award 2015 in the Category “Marketing Best Practice”
16.02.2015

ALPE consulting Receives SAP® MEE Partner Excellence Award 2015 in the Category “Marketing Best Practice”

Award Highlights ALPE consulting’s Outstanding Performance and Commitment to Its Partnership With SAP and Customer Success

ALPE consulting announced it is the recipient of an SAP® MEE Partner Excellence Award 2015 in the category “Best Marketing Practice.” Awards were presented by SAP (NYSE: SAP) to the top-performing SAP partners in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE) regions for their efforts – in partnership with SAP – in helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. Recipients of this year’s awards have made outstanding contributions that impact overall SAP sales and pipeline-generation goals.

Event by ALPE consulting on the topic of «Transfer Pricing in SAP ERP»
30.01.2015

Event by ALPE consulting on the topic of «Transfer Pricing in SAP ERP»

On the 29th of January 2015 ALPE consulting held the Business Breakfast on the topic of «Transfer Pricing in SAP ERP».

It is a hot topic for many companies now. Before the 1st of January 2012 tax payers had not been obliged to send notifications on effected  related-party transactions (transactions between interdependent entities). According to the new rules, tax payers became obliged to report to the tax authorities on related-party transactions which were closed with the same entity in 2012, if such transactions exceeded 100 mln. rubles annually. In 2013 the threshold amount was reduced to 80 mln. Rubles and since January 1, 2014 the threshold amount has been cancelled and all taxpayers are now obliged to report on all the transactions with the interdependent entities. The deadline for reporting is not later than the 20th of May of the year following the posting period. 

The SAP Go Live at SIKA
21.01.2015

The SAP Go Live at SIKA

On the 12th of January 2015 according to the schedule the ALPE consulting experts successfully started the SAP system in the Russian branch of the company SIKA (Lobnya, Moscow region). The SAP ERP system has been successfully implemented in accordance with the project plan and at the moment ALPE consulting team is maintaining the system in the productive mode. The following modules have been implemented: MM, SD, FI, CO. In the future ALPE consulting plans to modify the existing system to the level of EHP 7. SIKA is the largest manufacturer and world leader of construction materials.

Business Breakfast by ALPE consulting on the topic of «Preparation of notifications on related-party transactions in SAP ERP»
19.01.2015

Business Breakfast by ALPE consulting on the topic of «Preparation of notifications on related-party transactions in SAP ERP»

ALPE consulting is pleased to invite financial and IT experts to the Business Breakfast on the topic of «Preparation of notifications on related-party transactions in SAP ERP». 
Before the 1st of January 2012 tax payers had not been obliged to send notifications on effected related-party transactions (transactions between interdependent entities). According to the new rules, tax payers became obliged to report to the tax authorities on related-party transactions which were closed with the same entity in 2012, if such transactions exceeded 100 mln. rubles annually. In 2013 the threshold amount was reduced to 80 mln. Rubles and since January 1, 2014 the threshold amount has been cancelled and all taxpayers are now obliged to report on all the transactions with the interdependent entities. The deadline for reporting is not later than the 20th of May of the year following the posting period.

ALPE consulting certified the SAP solutions Support
27.11.2014

ALPE consulting certified the SAP solutions Support

In November 2014 ALPE consulting successfully passed the expertise of the customer support center for compliance with the SAP requirements and received an extension of the certificate SAP PartnerEdge PCoE (Partner Centre of Expertise).

SAP Project at Faurecia
26.11.2014

SAP Project at Faurecia

In October 2014 ALPE consulting was tasked with supporting Faurecia on various SAP logistic topics. Currently senior logistic consultants are working closely with Faurecia Russian and international central resources on topics including master data and stock management, CDI and EDI, MRP runs, generation of ASN as well as training key users and local IT staff. Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry and a leader in its four areas of business making it the preferred partner of some of the world's largest automakers.

SAP Project at BRF (Brasil Foods)
17.11.2014

SAP Project at BRF (Brasil Foods)

On the 6th of October 2014 ALPE consulting started the SAP Roll-Out project in the Russian division of the company BRF (Brasil Foods).


Globally BRF works with SAP system. At the moment the company is about to develop its retail business in Russia and it has been decided that all the business operations will be conducted in SAP. In the Russian division of BRF the local SAP system is installed, however, it currently only reflects financial operations which after a batch input are transferred to the global system. The final objective of the project is to fully integrate the Russian division to the BRF global system.

SAP project at OCRV
11.11.2014

SAP project at OCRV

In October 2014 ALPE consulting team resumed implementing financial and economic information systems based on SAP platforms in the company OCRV, the general contractor of the Russian Railways. In the course of the project the consolidated reporting systems core optimized for HANA platform will be implemented. It is planned to implement several types of the Russian Railways consolidated reporting based on this core. The core will be used as the framework when implementing the specific type of the consolidated reporting. The finish of the first stage of the project is scheduled for January 2015. The whole project is set to be finished in the beginning of 2016. Previously ALPE consulting optimized the accounting and tax reports systems on the passenger transportation.

SAP Roll-Out project at Continental (Chistopol)
10.11.2014

SAP Roll-Out project at Continental (Chistopol)

In August 2014, the ALPE consulting experts successfully implemented and started the SAP system in the branch of Continental AG in Chistopol. Currently the settings are being adjusted due to the Go Live results, and the period end is being closed. Until the end of 2014 it is planned to use 1C for the tax accounting, and starting the 1st of January 1C will be used only for the payroll. The project is unique because the general settings in the client are used for two business units – the company branch in Kaluga (Go Live in 2012) and now also in the branch in Chistopol.

Further expansion of the SAP system at AKFA (Uzbekistan)
29.10.2014

Further expansion of the SAP system at AKFA (Uzbekistan)

The use of SAP solutions in the Group of Companies AKFA is being expanded due to the successful completion of the SAP project in August 2014. A team of SAP experts from ALPE consulting were able to successfully develop and complete a variety of analytical reports allowing the company’s top management to control and manage its extensive sales plans. Overall, the company is now able to maintain its sales plans and budget with minimal complexity and view the information with up-to-date and real-time production planning data from all the enterprises within the group of companies. The SAP project made use of SAP’s Business Intelligence (BI) and special logistics functionality.

Interview with the General Director of ALPE consulting Alexander Schachner
24.10.2014

Interview with the General Director of ALPE consulting Alexander Schachner

An interview with the General Director of ALPE consulting Alexander Schachner has been published in the annual publication of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) “How to invest in Russia 2014”. In his interview Alexander shares his personal experience of starting a business in Russia and gives various recommendations addressed mostly to foreign entrepreneurs coming to Russia. 


The interview is available in English on pages 75-77 - How to invest in Russia 2014.pdf  

The AEB in Russia was founded in 1995. This non-commercial organization unites over 630 companies from the countries of the European Union and Russia. The annual publication is supported by the Committee of Finances and Investments.

SAP Roll-Out project at Zumbotel
22.10.2014

SAP Roll-Out project at Zumbotel

On the 21st of October 2014 the SAP global template implementation project for Russia started in the Austrian company Zumtobel. In the course of the project the following modules will be implemented: FI, CO, MM, SD. ALPE consulting experts will support the implementation for the Russian specifics and a first seminar of the project was already held in the Austrian city called Dornbirn. The discussions were centered on the peculiarities of SAP implementations in Russia concerning the legislation and unique local requirements. The planned Go Live of the project is the 1st of April 2015. The Austrian company Zumtobel is one of the few global players in the lighting industry.

SAP Roll-Out project at SIKA
15.10.2014

SAP Roll-Out project at SIKA

In the middle of April 2014 the SAP Roll Out project started at the company SIKA (Lobnya, Moscow region). Presently the project is at the stage of error corrections after the integration testing, and also there are preparations for the user acceptance test. In parallel, the basic data are being migrated to the test system. After that there will be the phase of preparation for the Go Live which is planned for the 12th of January 2015. SIKA is the largest manufacturer and world leader of construction materials.

Project of ALPE consulting in Kamis-Pripravy (McCormick)
14.10.2014

Project of ALPE consulting in Kamis-Pripravy (McCormick)

In the summer 2014 a project in Kamis-Pripravy (McCormick) that lasted for 1 year was completed. One of ALPE consulting’s most senior project managers, Dr. Alexander Dubitsky, was acting CIO and successfully managed several projects during this time. One of the major implemented projects was the migration of the company to work on thin-clients, shutdown of all the Russian servers and transferring everything to international servers. At the same time the company was making various preparations for the upcoming SAP Roll Out. Kamis-Pripravy is a subsidiary of the US Corporation McCormick, the world’s leading manufacturer of spices and flavors. 

Seminar on the Tax Accounting
08.09.2014

Seminar on the Tax Accounting

ALPE consulting has scheduled a seminar dedicated to the Tax Accounting on the 16th of September 2014. The event will be held in Novotel, Moscow. 

Within the framework of the seminar ALPE consulting experts will highlight the following aspects: 

 

1. The concept of the standard SAP patterns for the profit tax accounting and PBU 18/02; 

 

2. The technical implementation of the standard SAP pattern: 

 — Asset management for tax accounting and PBU 18/02; 

 — Tax accounting within the framework of Chapter 25 of the Tax Internal Revenue Code; 

 — Accounting implementation according to PBU 18/02. 

 

Besides, there will be presented a solution for the electronic commercial invoices flow. 

Press conference in Moscow dedicated to the finish of the race "Russia - Coast to Coast"
21.08.2014

Press conference in Moscow dedicated to the finish of the race "Russia - Coast to Coast"

On the 20th of August there was the press conference in Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow, dedicated to the finish of the cycling race "Russia - Coast to Coast" (C2C).


On the 13th of August at 9.42 pm in St. Petersburg the major cycling race “Russia – Coast to Coast” (C2C) was completed. The Austrian cyclist Wolfgang Fasching arrived in the northern capital of Russia. He covered the distance of 10 000 km from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg in just 21 day 19 hours 31 minutes thereby setting an unprecedented world record. 

 PROJECT OF THE RACE «RUSSIA – COAST TO COAST» IN QUOTES …

... AND IN FIGURES:

Official reception at Kaiserhaus, Vienna
14.08.2014

Official reception at Kaiserhaus, Vienna

On Monday, 25th of August, 2014, at 6 pm there will be held the official reception of Wolfgang Fasching's team in the Kaiserhaus (Walnerstrasse, 3 (2nd floor), 1010, Vienna, Austria). In the end of the reception there will be a cocktail dinner offered to the guests. The guests can confirm their participation till Friday, 22nd of August, 2014 by e-mail: office@orfg.net.

Cycling race «Russia C2C» - 10 000 km solo across Russia - Wolfgang Fasching set a new longest distance world record
14.08.2014

Cycling race «Russia C2C» - 10 000 km solo across Russia - Wolfgang Fasching set a new longest distance world record

August 15, 2 pm - Press conference dedicated to the finish of the cycling race Russia C2C at Azimuth Hotel, Saint Petersburg

On the 13th of August at 9.42 pm the major bike race Russia C2C was completed in St. Petersburg. The Austrian cyclist Wolfgang Fasching arrived in the northern capital of Russia. He covered the distance of 10 000 km from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg in just 22 days thereby setting an unprecedented world record.

Lap of honor on the Red Square and meeting with Fasching in Swissotel at midnight
12.08.2014

Lap of honor on the Red Square and meeting with Fasching in Swissotel at midnight

Dangerous traffic, endless traffic jams, walking pace, stopping in front of the red traffic light ... All these are the very worst-case scenarios, which can only be imagined by a cyclist, eventually it was made clear: No, the way of Wolfgang Fasching should not run directly via the center of the Russian capital, but instead go via the outer ring road, which is not so intense. But nevertheless, it was clear that lap of honor was to be held on the Red Square. The Russian media had been waiting for this, and, besides, Swissotel Krasnye Holmy had prepared a great reception for the 47th anniversary of the extreme sportsman.

Approaching the finish line
08.08.2014

Approaching the finish line

Two weeks and 7 000 kilometers are left behind, with all their complexity and delight. Wolfgang’s passion for cycling is overwhelming. The extreme sportsman is yet to drive 3000 kilometers, full of adventure. 46-year-old athlete is full of optimism and hope that nothing will knock him out of the saddle, although he suffers pain in the buttocks. After the Siberian Lowland come the soft rises in the Ural Mountains. And also the enthusiasm when he will pass the Asian part of Russia, Fasching crosses in race pace the third continent after America and Australia.

Russia, the 12th day:
04.08.2014

Russia, the 12th day:

The rhythm with which everyone should step by step move to the world record 


Energetic. He is full of energy. Focused. And in a good mood. "I finally found my rhythm of the race," says Wolfgang Fasching – The extreme athlete says it after eleven and a half days in the saddle of the bike and with a smile on his face. Behind him there are more than 5 600 kilometers ... "The first days of the race I was literally fighting for my life," - the 46-year-old athlete recalls the terrible pain he felt. In the first days of his adventures during the "Russia - Coast to Coast" race his path was surrounded by all sorts of obstacles that would have long knocked out of the saddle any other cyclist. But not Fasching.

Russia, the 9th day of the journey:
01.08.2014

Russia, the 9th day of the journey:

Fasching is stretched too thin
40 000 meters at altitudes in the over 4 000 km already passed

Again up and down ... on the ninth day of his adventurous race "Russia – Coast to Coast" Wolfgang Fasching’s odometer shows more than 4 000 km and the total altitude change footage shows at around 40 000 meters. As a matter of fact in his way there are no famous Rocky Mountains or Grossglockner and there is no Alpe d'Huez, however there stand in the way the slowly creeping up (to 12 percent) and often steep sloping hills on the worn paths of Siberia. "Such tough, annoying climbs up and down. The route is often in poor condition, so a dash is not possible. One just feels these meters at the height, " - said Fasching  who continues moving to the West without ceasing. Fasching will have to overcome in total 88 000 meters of heights in the course of his extreme tour across Russia – and this figure exceeds approximately by three times the altitude alteration of “Race Across America”. 

«Head wind as the «capital punishment»
30.07.2014

«Head wind as the «capital punishment»

On the fifth day of his risky trip Wolfgang Fasching once again takes a new challenge. 


 On the uninhabited part of Siberian land – it is more than 2 000 km between the closest cities – a man from Neukirchen under Lambach is fighting windmills. Typical for this area the wind blows from the West and Fasching is going from the Far East. It’s a current that the 46-year-old athlete moving along the Chinese and Mongolian border has to stubbornly resist. "Trees bend, unfortunately, in the opposite direction. But I know that in this region the winds tend to blow in that direction, "- says Fasching, -"so I do not want to be upset about it". Meanwhile Fasching has overcome about 2 500 km, only the fourth day became the stage of Eternity of 620 km, despite the wounded bottom part.

Feeling pain in his gluteal muscles, Fasching is being ironic: “On the third night the route has taken off".
30.07.2014

Feeling pain in his gluteal muscles, Fasching is being ironic: “On the third night the route has taken off".

On the third night trip to Russia, after more than 1 300 kilometers by bicycle Fasching despite the pain in the gluteal muscles, is in a good mood and tonus. Road conditions are improving, the dawn glimmers, and as we move to the West the mood respectively is improving. The goal in St. Petersburg, from which 8 000 km separate Fasching and which he wants to reach, and also the world record is approaching in the course of his audacious adventurous race Russia – Coast to Coast. It is approaching slowly, but more quickly than it was originally planned. Despite the difficulties at the start the mental coach is outrunning the schedule by 13 hours. Due to this it is necessary to give actual information about the changes in the schedule of the race to the local police stations. Good news for the organizers: There are not too many of the police stations in the vast deserted steppe.

Russia, 6th day:  More tense than all the previous days
29.07.2014

Russia, 6th day: More tense than all the previous days

«My mantra: patience and ability to overcome suffering» 

He is a three-time winner of «Race Across America», was at the top of the highest mountain of the world. But what Fasching is overcoming now in the course of his extreme race across Russia is much more severe in comparison with his past experience. Unpleasant circumstances and pain all over his body have made Fasching’s life during the first 6 days (out of the planned 24 days) on the bike very hard. He is very cool when overcoming difficulties: a 46 year old biker has already overcome about one third of his way of 10 000 km in the course of the declared world record. And the impact on him can be seen. Passion. In the most exhausting moments the mental couch with the academic education is steadfastly looking ahead of him in the direction of Saint-Petersburg. At first he got pain in his bottom, than in his right knee. “Very painful. I have this terrible thought that we have made only one fourth of the route, and the knee can become a great obstacle”, - says Fasching. But he doesn’t even think of giving up: “Patience and the ability to endure suffering sounds now like a mantra. Even if it is impossible to go on I will be sitting on my bike and somehow will keep moving on. It’s a road to the finish”, - says Fasching. “But my goal is not only to make it to Saint-Petersburg as quickly as possible, but also to make it there in a good health”.

Through difficulties across Russia
28.07.2014

Through difficulties across Russia

Thousands kilometers with many unpleasant surprises and also a pleasant one. 


Continuous loads: the fist “thousand” kilometers has been already covered by Wolfgang Fasching – in the course of an incredible race with the slogan “Coast to Coast” each meter comes hard. “It couldn’t be worse”, - says extreme sportsman after the first thousands of kilometers which is only 10 000 meters. Starting midnight on Wednesday (Central European Time) the son of Upper Austria has been in the saddle – he survived storms, road construction, heavy rains, truck traffic, fogs, traffic jams, army of insects, road pot holes, tiredness, clouds of dust, head wind. The worst thing about these difficulties is that an obstacle is usually more than one at the same time. “I was really fighting these things. Whether it’s rain or distance or road construction or road construction washed out by rain. Whatever was going on to the left and to the right from the road was hardly coming home to me. The roads are in a deplorable condition and they take up a lot of concentration and strength. But I’ve chosen it myself,” – Fasching doesn’t cease laughing. In the first two days the 46 year old cyclist managed to cross one time zone and after 55 hours of cycling slept only 4 hours. He spent two short breaks in the escort car and one 3 hour break in a Russian typical hotel.

A difficult race across Russia has started!
24.07.2014

A difficult race across Russia has started!

 23rd of July 2014

 

A difficult race across Russia has started!

 

Wolfgang Fasching and his support team imagined the race „Russia С2С“  to be quite difficult, however it turns out to be more difficult and maybe the most difficult adventure race for a biking professional to dare to do. The fuses were blown (not Wolfgang’s fuses, but electronic ones), spare extra wheels were damaged on an uneven piece road pavement,  he was accompanied by thunderstorm, and it was raining cats and dogs….”And all of this in the first night” – signed Fasching. Eight times he had to change his bike for the mountain bike. But unfortunately it’s not as fast as the speed bike”. But it’s a great adventure and Wolfgang is programmed for the racing mode. It’s a serious psychic load and is taking a log of physical efforts and when the team becomes more close-knit Wolfgang gets more power-up. Despite difficulties the tireless extreme sportsman has managed to gain some time in order to achieve his goal – arrive in Saint-Petersburg less than in 25 days.  But all in all he doesn’t dare yet to think about 10 000 km after the first 692 km.

 

 

Fasching ready for risk has started his race from the Far East
23.07.2014

Fasching ready for risk has started his race from the Far East

Fasching ready for risk has started his race from the Far East

 

On the 23rd of July at 9 am in Vladivostok, on the seaside of the Sea of Japan, Wolfgang Fasching started his long way on a racing bike in order to reach his almost utopian goal on the opposite Western side of Russia – the city of Saint-Petersburg. Only 10 000 km separate him from his dream of crossing the largest country in the world at the maximum speed. Russians can hardly imagine the intentions of the Austrian sportsman.

 

The place of start – the Russian seaport city of Vladivostok - was gloomy and dark when Wolfgang Fasching and 15 people of his support team landed there several days before the start. The fog spread over the city and covered the large pillars of the Russian bridge. Military ships were at anchor right behind the railway station which is the terminal station of the Trans-Siberian railway. It is 9 288 km and 7 time zones away from Moscow; North Korea is only 130 km away from the border. Fashing’s goal – the Gulf of Finland - is more than 10 000 km away from here. During the 8,5 hours flight from Moscow Fasching was able to finally grasp the scale of his wild racing scheme. “I really need to plan everything very carefully, if I want to make it to the very end. It’s an absolutely different scale”, - says the 46 year old sportsman. 

ALPE consulting holds the Master-Class about SAP products for agriculture
09.06.2014

ALPE consulting holds the Master-Class about SAP products for agriculture

Within the framework of the 2nd Annual Adam Smith Russian AgriBusiness Forum 2014 which took place from the 3rd to the 5th of June in Moscow, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel ALPE consulting held a Master-class on the topic “Identifying advanced tools for managing the growing process and your business”. The ALPE consulting experts spoke on the general situation in the Russian agriculture, the prospects of the development in this branch of industry, and als about the specialized SAP products developed for the agriculture and aimed at improving all business processes of a company. A lot of attention was focused on the innovative product myAgri – a system for managing agricultural cycles in the crop production.  The representatives of ALPE consulting showed the advantages of this system and how the information extracted from myAgri could be used in the financial and managerial reports, also they referred to mobile applications in agriculture and how myAgri product could be integrated with the SAP system. 

The 2nd Annual Adam Smith Russian AgriBusiness Forum 2014
03.06.2014

The 2nd Annual Adam Smith Russian AgriBusiness Forum 2014

The 2nd Annual Adam Smith Russian AgriBusiness Forum 2014 will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of June in Moscow, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel. A 1-day seminar on the topic “Towards an efficient large-scale Russian Farming Business” will take place on the 3rd of June and the Main Forum will be held on the 4th and the 5th of June. 

6th DSAG / SAP Globalization Symposium
22.05.2014

6th DSAG / SAP Globalization Symposium

6th DSAG / SAP Globalization Symposium is taking place on the 22nd-23rd of May in Vienna, Austria. The main theme of the Symposium – Virtual Globalization: News trends meet daily challenges!

DSAG is the German SAP User Group with approximately 2800 Member companies, all SAP customers.

On the 22nd of May 2014 within the framework of the Symposium the General Director of ALPE consulting Alexander Schachner made a presentation on the topic “ERP rollout into countries without SAP country versions – a practical guide”. In his presentation Alexander told the audience about the ALPE consulting SAP implementation project in the Group of companies AKFA in Uzbekistan. The project has received the Bronze SAP Quality Award for 2013. 

On the 29th of April the second press conference took place in Vienna, Austria
29.04.2014

On the 29th of April the second press conference took place in Vienna, Austria

On the 29th of April the second press conference within the framework of the “Russia – Coast to Coast” (C2C) project took place in the hotel Fleming’s Deluxe, Vienna, Austria. The presentation speech was made by the project organizers: Project Director Alexander Schachner, Sports Director Andreas Sachs, the legendary cyclist and extreme sportsman Wolfgang Fasching and also the representative of SAP, Platinum Sponsor & Technology Partner, Klaus Sickinger.

The first press conference about the project “Russia – Coast to Coast” (C2C) took place on the 17th of April
17.04.2014

The first press conference about the project “Russia – Coast to Coast” (C2C) took place on the 17th of April

 On the 17th of April the first press conference dedicated to the cycling race “Russia – Coast to Coast” was held in Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow. There were present the general director of SAP CIS Vyacheslav Orekhov, “Russia C2C” project director Alexander Schachner, , “Russia C2C” sport director Andreas Sachs and the hero of the cycling race, the famous Austrian extreme sportsman Wolfgang Fasching. The participants told journalists from Russian and international mass media about one of the most exciting event of the upcoming summer 2014. 

Secret of motivation on the way to success from Wolfgang Fasching
16.04.2014

Secret of motivation on the way to success from Wolfgang Fasching


The exclusive lecture on “Success in sports and profession thanks to the mental strength” was held on the 16th of April in Swissotel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow (Kosmodamianskaya naberezhnaya, 52). The workshop on motivation on the way to any heights was given by the famous Austrian extreme sportsman and lecturer Wolfgang Fasching. Wolfgang is a holder of many records and a winner of various races, e.g. Race Across America Winner (1997, 2000, 2002), successfully climbed the Mount Everest (2001) and “Seven Summits”, etc. 

The Race «Russia – Coast to Coast» (C2C)
14.04.2014

The Race «Russia – Coast to Coast» (C2C)

ALPE consulting, SAP Channel & Service Partner, announces the cycling race project “Russia Coast to Coast” (C2C). The project is the sequel of the last year project RARU 2013 (Race Across Russia), when 4 Austrian sportsmen rode bicycles from Moscow to Vladivostok in 13 days. 

In the course of the race 2014 «Russia – Coast to Coast» (C2C) the famous Austrian extreme sportsman Wolfgang Fasching plans to ride by bicycle the whole of Russia from Vladivostok to Saint-Petersburg in 24 days maximum. Along the way the sportsman will be escorted by the support team. 

The project is under patronage of Mr. Vyacheslav Fetisov, Member of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly, RF, two-time Olympic champion.

The project is organized by ALPE consulting, ALPE sports management and SooM Sport & Management.

SAP is the Platinum Sponsor & Technology Partner of the project. 

SAP Forum Moscow
11.04.2014

SAP Forum Moscow

ALPE consulting took part in the SAP Forum Moscow as the Bronze Sponsor of the event. The largest SAP business conference in Russia was held on the 10th of April in the exhibition center Crocus Expo. During the Forum ALPE consulting welcomed the visitors at the ALPE consulting corporate booth. The Project Manager Konstantin Nadeev made a presentation on the subject «SAP Quality Award!  Story of success of the AKFA project». 

SAP Go-Live at the Nuance Group – Sochi
21.02.2014

SAP Go-Live at the Nuance Group – Sochi

Since the 4th of February 2014 the Go-Live successfully started in the recently opened Russian division of the Swiss company “The Nuance Group” at Sochi airport for the Olympics. The Nuance Group is one of the world’s largest chains of Duty Free retailers. ALPE consulting experts implemented the SAP ERP Industrial Solution for retail in record-breaking time. The financial accounting was implemented, as well as financial accounting, retail sales operations and warehouse accounting. The Sochi project was launched in October 2013 and in March 2014 the plan is to replicate the solution in the Saint-Petersburg branch.

SAP Project at Continental AG – Chistopol
21.02.2014

SAP Project at Continental AG – Chistopol

Since November 2013 ALPE consulting jointly with Continental AG has been implementing SAP ERP at the company’s branch in Chistopol. The experts of both companies carried out a number of inspections concerning financial and logistical business processes. Their implementation was confirmed in the blueprint phase and the solutions for logistics and finance were approved by Headquarters. Previously the experts of ALPE consulting carried out the successful implementation of SAP in the company’s branch in Kaluga. Continental AG is a world leader in manufacturing automotive parts.  

SAP Support Project at Baccardi Rus
20.02.2014

SAP Support Project at Baccardi Rus

In January 2014 ALPE consulting successfully completed the project of asset management and next period expenses automation at OOO Baccardi Rus. Within the framework of the project the RAS standards accounting has been adjusted and also in parallel the accounting according to international standards (IFRS).

SAP Project at Yazaki – Gorodets
20.02.2014

SAP Project at Yazaki – Gorodets

In September 2013 the SAP Roll Out project was launched in the Russian branch of Yazaki in Gorodets. The customization phase has been successfully completed and the first system integration test took place. It is planned to automate production, logistics and finance processes. The Go-Live is expected on the 1st of April 2014. The Japanese company Yazaki is the world leader in automotive components production.

ALPE consulting implements SAP ERP system at "Skolkovo" Foundation
17.02.2014

ALPE consulting implements SAP ERP system at "Skolkovo" Foundation

ALPE consulting has successfully completed the design phase of a management system based on SAP’s ERP Solution at "Skolkovo".
As the foundation has been developing, extending its activities and the interaction between the participants becoming more complex the need for a unified information management system became evident. On the 19th of September 2013 the Foundation Skolkovo and ALPE consulting signed an agreement on the implementation of a management system based on SAP ERP.

 

SAP TRADE + FMCG FORUM 2013
02.10.2013

SAP TRADE + FMCG FORUM 2013

On the 4th of October 2013 SAP TRADE + FMCG FORUM will take place in Lotte Hotel Moscow at Novinsky boulevard, 8 (Smolenskaya metro station) in Moscow.

RARU 2013 in Khabarovsk
04.09.2013

RARU 2013 in Khabarovsk

Today is the 13th of August and the Austrian bikers have arrived in Khabarovsk. They started their «Race Across Russia in 2013" on the 1st of August in Moscow ...

Amusements of the RARU media group
12.08.2013

Amusements of the RARU media group

On the 11th day of the bicycle race the shooting team decided to please fans with unexpected shots and the team with Sergey’s help fixed a stick with a mini-camera to ...

Press conference in Irkutsk
08.08.2013

Press conference in Irkutsk

At the press conference in Irkutsk, on the 8th of August 2013 Photo: Harald Lassmann, Paul Bruck and Marco Mueller. Also you can follow the news online: www.raceacrossrussia.comTo ...

The well-being of the racers
07.08.2013

The well-being of the racers

Currently the well-being of all the racers is stable and normal. Robert is still feeling the best of all, his mental and physical conditions are better than those ...

Latest news from the biking race RARU 2013
06.08.2013

Latest news from the biking race RARU 2013

The first breakdowns on the route Last Saturday Andy got the first puncture. Sergey called this a bike term which is common among cyclists. They call it the "snake ...

RARU 2013: Technical issues
05.08.2013

RARU 2013: Technical issues

The course of the race and the pair exchange It is basically a race relay. Four racers are going in pairs. One pair which started in Moscow was riding replacing ...

The race Moscow-Vladivostok starts tomorrow
31.07.2013

The race Moscow-Vladivostok starts tomorrow

On the 1st of August at 4 AM the unique bike race Moscow-Vladivostok starts on the Red Square. During the race 4 professional Austrian bikers will be permanently ...

Race Across Russia kicks off this week
29.07.2013

Race Across Russia kicks off this week

Moscow, 29th of July 2013 – A press conference dedicated to the unique project “Race across Russia 2013” was held in Baltschug Kempenski hotel . On the 1st of ...

International maritime defense show 2013
02.07.2013

International maritime defense show 2013

On July 3-7, 2013 ALPE consulting and PiLog will participate in the International maritime defense show 2013 in Saint-Petersburg. We will have a corner stand of ...

Race Across Russia
01.04.2013

Race Across Russia

A project for the Guinness Book of Records, Moscow-Vladivostok for 14 days Objective: Moscow, Red Square – Vladivostok, 9700 km on a racing bike in a team ...

SAP Forum Moscow
13.03.2013

SAP Forum Moscow

SAP Forum Moscow

ALPE consulting took part in the SAP Forum Moscow as the Bronze Sponsor of the event. The largest SAP business conference in Russia was held on the 10th of April in the exhibition center Crocus Expo. During the Forum ALPE consulting welcomed the visitors at the ALPE consulting corporate booth. The Project Manager Konstantin Nadeev made a presentation on the subject «SAP Quality Award!  Story of success of the AKFA project». 

SAP implemetation at Magna International
05.10.2011

SAP implemetation at Magna International

October, 04, 2011 – Magna International Inc, global automotive supplier, SAP company – theleading software distributor for business management and ALPE consulting, ...

VOLGA-DNEPR INCREASES THE RANGE OF SAP USAGE
30.08.2011

VOLGA-DNEPR INCREASES THE RANGE OF SAP USAGE

Moscow, August 29th, 2011. “Volga-Dnepr” group of companies - the largest cargo air carrier of Russia; SAP Company - a leading world supplier of software solutions ...

How to increase profit and reduce costs?
17.02.2011

How to increase profit and reduce costs?

IMPLEMENTATION OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOLUTION FOR RETAIL COMPANIES SPECIAL OFFER Retail chains are suffering a considerable boost: consolidation and business performance...

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
22.12.2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, Once a year each of us listens to the chiming of the bells and makes a wish, With hope and faith it will come true in the coming year. ALPE consulting ...

Happy New Year and Christmas!
30.12.2009

Happy New Year and Christmas!

Dear Friends! Company ALPE consulting whole-heartedly wishes you Happy New Year and Christmas! We wish prosperity to your business, success, happiness and health ...

Productive Start of Kalina Project
01.08.2009

Productive Start of Kalina Project

On August 1, productive start of the project in implementing SAP information system for the largest manufacturer of perfumery, cosmetics and household chemistry in ...

ALPE Consulting Got an Award!
30.04.2009

ALPE Consulting Got an Award!

On April 29, the Partner forum of SAP took place in Renaissance Hotel. Managers of SAP CIS told about the results of last year’s work and prospects of 2009, about ...

1C or SAP Russian Add-on?
24.04.2009

1C or SAP Russian Add-on?

On April 24, a meeting was held with participation of Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française en Russie, Russia Consulting, and ALPE Consulting during which ...

Smart Value Retail Chooses Packaged Solution
21.08.2008

Smart Value Retail Chooses Packaged Solution

Smart Value Retail is a new project in opening a network of food stores of the European format under the brand “OLIV’E”, having no analogues in Russia yet. Its uniqueness ...