Newsletter Edition 48 - July 2014

S&N and A:gon - a strong alliance

Dear Readers, We are delighted to be able to inform you today about an important step towards the future of our company. S&N AG and A:gon Solutions GmbH, based in Eschborn, Germany, will from now on be pooling their service and product portfolios under their common parent company, S&N Invent GmbH. Both companies will remain separate legal entities exist, but by sharing portfolios there will be a considerable expansion in what we can offer, improved cross-regional presence, a significant increase…[mehr]

Electronic tax balance sheets – BARS is Ready

"E-Bilanz" is the German nickname for the process by which companies submit their annual financial statements electronically to the tax authorities in Germany. All reporting entities in Germany now have to follow this process. §5b of the German Income Tax Act (EStG) stipulates that all financial statements for financial years beginning after 31 December 2011 must be sent by "data transmission". Due to technical and organisational problems, there were still a number of exemptions granted for the…[mehr]

Automated Driver's Licence Check – "RFID to SAP ERP"

The RFID to SAP ERP app for fleet 3.0 for SAP ERP provides a fast, cost-effective and reliable check of drivers' licences within your company by using mobile devices. Highlights Simple operation: the app is simple and intuitive. All necessary actions are displayed graphically. The latest technologies: the checks are performed using NFC (near field communication) technology. The license must have embedded NFC chips that can be read by the smartphone app. Maximum security: the embedded NFC chips…[mehr]

Apprenticeship Programme Receives Award

Since 1997, S&N AG has been cooperating with Siemens Professional Education (SPE) Paderborn in the training of its next generation workforce. This successful collaboration was recently awarded by Siemens with a certificate for the many years of "Excellent Educational Cooperation". Especially singled out was the excellent educational work of the S&N apprenticeship programme as a professional contribution to the high levels of professional qualifications of these young IT apprentices. The shared, professional…[mehr]

New Course at S&N

Starting with the class of 2014, S&N is now offering secondary school graduates that have earned admission to university a new and challenging opportunity to be trained in IT while studying at university. A new dual bachelor of science degree in business computer science (B.Sc.) with a parallel apprenticeship as an IT specialist in application development and as a software consultant is now being offered. By combining academic study with an apprenticeship, students can now obtain three high-quality…[mehr]

Congratulations on passing your exams

Back in May, there was another cause for celebration: our students graduated with their bachelor's degrees at the University of Applied Sciences (FHDW) with flying colours and excellent grades. So we congratulate: Christina Wiesing, B.Sc. in Business Computer Science Dominik Bartsch, B.Sc. in Business Computer Science Anna Busemann, B.A. in Business Administration/Sales Management   Our graduates along with training manager Rüdiger Klein. In addition, further congratulations go to Tonia…[mehr]


There is, unfortunately, a shortage of women in IT. Despite their excellent performance in the field, it is regrettable that still too few dare to envision a future in this profession. S&N can testify to their top-level performances and is therefore very pleased that the Paderborn IT association "Paderborn-ist-Informatik" has started the "girls4IT" initiative to work on changing this. Plans include, for example, to promote the field among girls from grade 9 onwards if they have shown the appropriate…[mehr]

We are proud of our students and apprentices

S&N is proud of its apprentices and students who achieve excellent results not only in their education/training. Many are also very active in sport and don't hesitate to compete with some of the greats out there, for example, at this year's Paderborn Easter Run, which had a record 10,000 runners. f.l. Nico Fröhlich, Sebastian Heitmeier, Lukas Bergemann, Daniel Lewin Even if they might not have come in first, S&N supports their commitment to sport. Contact: Rüdiger Klein; Turn on Javascript![mehr]

Looking Back at the JBoss Business Lunch

On 15 May, S&N hosted a business lunch at Frankfurt's Messeturm convention centre. At the lunch, methods and open source solutions from Red Hat were presented; these are designed to reduce development and infrastructure costs. Participants were welcomed by Christian Meinhardt (senior partner and middleware manager at Red Hat) und Sarah Midderhoff (consultant at S&N AG) The first presentation by Michael Illgner (consultant at S&N AG) focused on modelling complex business rules using JBoss BPM Suite…[mehr]

S&N Webinars on SAP Add-Ons

Webinars on fleet and eFA In the past year, S&N has offered webinars on our SAP products fleet and insTRA. The response of the participants was always very positive. The webinars also led to some very good contacts with potential customers. Building on this success, this year we are offering online presentations about eFA (enhanced file archive) and mail to SAP Upload. Seek information simply Webinars are ideal to present our SAP product range to potential customers. Firstly, participants get…[mehr]

S&N Presentation at the GI regional group

The banking business remains shrouded in a cloak of mystery for many people. That's why the East Westphalia/Lippe regional group for the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) invited S&N AG to use its long experience working with the financial industry in a presentation on "Software in the Financial Industry." The lecture took place on 30 April at the Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum (HNF). Dr Klaus Schröder used a few examples from the S&N portfolio to show the importance of industry-specific knowledge for…[mehr]