Karlsruhe, Germany, November 30, 2021—abas Software GmbH (abas), a leading provider of ERP software to midmarket manufacturing companies, today announced the appointment of two new executives to lead the company into a new phase of growth in its core markets.
Arndt Andresen assumed the role of Chief Delivery Officer (CDO) on October 1, 2021. In his role, Arndt will oversee all customer service delivery, including consulting services, ERP project and implementation services, managed services, education and training and product support.
Arndt has spent his career overseeing the implementation of global IT projects, serving in leadership roles at a number of international IT service providers, including Cognizant, DHL Global Forwarding, and Tata Consultancy Services. Most recently, Arndt held a delivery executive position at Infor.
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to take ownership of the abas customer experience”, said Arndt. “The company has been making great strides toward unifying its service offering across a global ecosystem of regional service hubs and system integrators. With my experience, I am confident I can jump in quickly and bring new momentum to the work underway and support our clients in the best way possible…”
Christoph Friedl took on the role of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) on November 1, 2021. Christoph Friedl’s focus will include the expansion of abas’ direct business in DACH, while overseeing new customer growth across the company’s international network of value-added resellers.
Christoph Friedl has more than 26 years of international experience in the IT industry, beginning his career an independent consultant for SAP and later serving as the Vice President of Cloud Business Solutions at T-Systems International. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of sales for ERP & SCM at Oracle Germany.
Christoph Friedl plans to leverage his deep familiarity with the needs and challenges of industrial companies to strengthen abas’ customer account management model and continue to win business in the DACH Mittelstand.
“My goal is to ensure that our clients are in the centre of our mind and strategy, leveraging the abas ERP system to its fullest extent, and to strengthen our role as a strategic partner,” said Friedl. “And equally important is ensuring that our target markets are fully aware of what abas can uniquely deliver.”
"Bringing these two outstanding leaders into our business is a testament to our growth intentions, as well as to the level of investment we plan to make in the customer experience," said Richard Furby, general manager of abas. "I’m thrilled to add their knowledge and experience to our team, and I’m confident that their contributions will help take our company forward."
ABOUT ABAS SOFTWARE GMBH
From its headquarters in Karlsruhe Germany and through its global ecosystem of industry, product and process experts around the world, abas Software GmbH delivers a feature-rich ERP solution that automates, out of the box, the common business processes of discrete manufacturing companies. Niche market leaders throughout the DACH Mittelstand and the United States choose abas ERP because of the system's ability to be configured and customized (while remaining upgradable) to align with their competitively unique and complex business processes.