Worldwide SAP customers signal to accelerate the expansion of the alliance / Excellence Delivered Pvt. Ltd, Pakistan, and Real Consulting S.A., Greece, to bolster United VARs / Now 26 partners with more than 5,000 SAP consultants in 63 countries / More than 8,000 SAP customers / Build-up of »follow the sun« application management services proceeding on schedule / All for One Steeb AG and Seidor S.A. take first step towards an international training initiative for SAP specialists
Walldorf / Filderstadt, 23 October 2014 – United VARs, the world’s largest alliance of SAP Resellers, continues to expand its global presence. After illumiti (Canada), IBA (Belarus), SOA People (Luxemburg) and Westrocon (South Africa) the global alliance, which was established in 2006 by All for One Steeb AG together with Seidor S.A., Barcelona, is pleased to welcome aboard Excellence Delivered Pvt. Ltd, Lahore/Pakistan, and Real Consulting S.A., Athens/Greece. With these two new members the network now encompasses 26 partners that are on site in 63 different countries. »Global customers have been sending us clear signals in response to the high speed of innovation at SAP, such as with its HANA and cloud applications. This is the reason why there has been such remarkable growth in the volume of international rollouts. Together we have already completed 300 international SAP projects. And with Excellence Delivered and Real Consulting, we can now provide a broader and even better global service to our customers«, reported a pleased Detlef Mehlmann, director (and spokesman) of United VARs and Head of Business Development International at All for One Steeb AG. »We’re seeing how customers of those major global IT providers that concentrate their consulting services in off-shore centres are increasingly unhappy about the lack of a local presence. This, however, is not the case with United VARs. The quality with which our partners offer exceptional and well-organised on-site customer support in the local language, across every time zone, and with a keen understanding of the local business rules, regulations and laws is simply unrivalled«, stressed Sajjad Syed, CEO of Excellence Delivered. »Thanks to a footprint that extends beyond Pakistan into Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, we have already identified a number of initial joint projects«, added Syed.
»In the future, and in addition to SAP implementation projects, the United VARs partners also want to offer on-going global services and support, such as SAP Application Management Services, using a follow-the-sun model across every time zone. Our preparations for doing so are running right on schedule«, affirmed John McGrath, United VARs director and Managing Director of Answerthink Inc., Miami/USA. »As a means of better strengthening our network, we also want to share ideas and work more closely together when it comes to training our SAP specialists«, said Alejandro Daniel o'Davoren, United VARs director and Deputy General Manager of Seidor S.A. The first step in this direction on the student-hire level has already been made between All for One Steeb and Seidor.
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