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      Avantra Appoints New SVP of EMEA to Lead the Company in Bringing AI to the SAP Operations of Multinational Enterprises

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      New SVP EMEA brings deep market expertise to drive sales excellence and extend Avantra’s industry leading position

      Basel, Switzerland / September 3, 2020 – Avantra, the leading global AIOps and automation platform for SAP environments, has today announced the appointment of Günter Sandmann to the position of SVP EMEA, to help drive sales excellence and continue to expand its long-established foothold in the region.


      Sandmann brings solid EMEA market insight to Avantra, having held a number of leadership positions at various technology startups and enterprises connected to the SAP ecosystem. In his most recent position at Workfront, a cloud-based work management platform, he led a sales team as Head of Central Europe, Benelux and the Nordics. Sandmann has also worked at BlueCat, CallidusCloud and Eloqua (an Oracle company) in a career spanning 27 years. 


      “What really stands out to me about Avantra is the passion of the people who work here and the innovation that’s at the core of the company. The SAP environment can be so complex, but I love the simplicity Avantra brings to the space through its AIOps approach” said Sandmann. 


      “I’m looking forward to taking Avantra to large enterprises with highly complex SAP landscapes. IT Operations is going through a challenging time with even greater pressure and higher demands made on its budgets and teams. Avantra has been making IT Operations simpler for over 20 years, and aside from increasing the already impressive customer base, my plan is to support companies seeking transparency in their operations and SLA delivery. My mission is to ensure enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) are not making a decision on their SAP management without considering Avantra first,” added Sandmann.


      Avantra’s automated build and run capabilities enable enterprises and MSPs across a range of sectors, including automotive, retail, pharma and manufacturing, to achieve their digital transformation goals.


      Sandmann joins the AIOps tech company following the announcement of its strategic partnerships with Google Cloud and ServiceNow to elevate the hyperscalers’ presence within the SAP ecosystem. A move which accelerates an enterprise’s ability to enjoy the benefits of cloud elasticity for their SAP workloads.


      John Appleby, CEO, Avantra, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Günter to lead our fantastic EMEA team. This market continues to be of utmost importance to Avantra’s success. With his wealth of expertise and track record in growing tech companies in the region, I am confident that we can continue to strengthen our customer base here. Our mission is to bring innovation to SAP operations through automation, allowing enterprises and MSPs to thrive and prosper in today’s climate.”