Deloitte & Accenture share honours in SAP awards for Asia Pacific
German enterprise software giant SAP has announced its regional Partner Excellence awards at its recent SAP Field Kick-Off Meetings, which serve to align SAP partners with the software company’s customer business strategy. For the Asia Pacific region, Deloitte and Accenture have this year claimed two titles apiece, while PwC and a number of smaller firms have also been awarded across a range of categories.
Designed to recognise SAP’s best performing partners for overall sales, innovation, technology and services within solution-specific areas – while acknowledging its partner network as being essential to the firm’s success – Deloitte has backed up from last year to be again named number one for SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the Asia Pacific, this year adding the award for excellence in SAP Ariba Solutions.
At the global level, Deloitte remains one of SAP’s longest and most important partners, and is the reigning Pinnacle Awards partner of the year (large enterprises) for all of SAP S/4HANA (for the third consecutive year), Ariba, and Leonardo – for which the firm was a launch partner and received the inaugural title. Deloitte was also last year named as SAP Success Factors Partner of the Year.“We take a tremendous amount of pride in being recognised for our leadership in cloud and innovation,” Deloitte’s Global SAP Leader Jan Waals told CIO Review. “And a tremendous amount of work goes into maintaining that leadership. For our team, helping clients see value sooner is essential. It means we are continuously developing industry-specific insights, accelerators, templates, preconfigured solutions, and a wealth of other resources that can help clients respond quickly to today’s challenges and get ahead of tomorrow’s challenges.”
Yet, although the Big Four firm last year launched a dedicated Leonardo innovation space in China, it has ceded its regional Asia Pacific SAP Leonardo title to fellow digital professional services giant Accenture – last year’s winner for Most Innovative Digital Transformation Success Story (for the 2017 calendar period). This year, Accenture has also won the award for S/4HANA Digital Transformation. PwC meanwhile has taken the prize for SAP S/4HANA ‘Driving Force’.
As to the other awards, with 17 given in the region in total, the Indian arm of intelligence has also achieved recognition in two categories – ‘Digital Platform’ and ‘S/4HANA Net New Names’ – while Bluleader (Customer Experience Solutions), Synchrony Global (Partner Managed Cloud), and Zen Consulting (Partner Package Solution Partner) received awards in broader categories, and ISS Consulting of Thailand was the General Business Top Sell Partner.
“SAP congratulates this year’s top performers across the globe,” the firm said in a press release accompanying the announcement. “Partners are essential to SAP’s success, and these awards are a testament to the amazing work and value they deliver. SAP and its partners help customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with their solutions.”
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