[Ratingen, Germany ] October 27, 2023

Last week we held our annual meeting in SAP’s HQ in St. Leon-Rot, and we believe it was one of the most successful yet. Feedback from our amazing partners around the world has been resounding.

Between the 16th and 18th October, 130 people came together to discuss SAP strategy insights, current challenges and all future opportunities they bring, such as what the intelligent and sustainable enterprise means for us, customer success stories and how United VARs members help each other.

Thank you to our main sponsor, Amazon Web Services, and to Matthew H. Schwartz for his presentation on SAP RISE on AWS.

Here are just some of the events and comments captured, and there are so many more. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Watch our highlights now!

SAP Regional Awards for Partner Excellence 2023:

  • All for one group – Cloud Renewals and Cloud Delivery Excellence (MEE)
  • Answerthink – Marketing. This award was accepted by John McGrath and John is also a Director of United VARs.
  • Illumiti – Cloud Delivery Excellence
  • Mibcon - New Business and Demand Generation, (MEE) and the award was accepted by Monika Anyzova and Petr Machata.
  • SEIDOR – EMEA South New Business | EMEA South Cloud Renewals | EMEA South Cloud Delivery Excellence | and in LATAM - HXM Solutions from SAP, Business Technology Platform, SAP S/4HANA Customer Evolution Program, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP SME Solutions (combined). Uwe Bohnhorst collected the awards on behalf of SEIDOR. Uwe is on the Steering Committee of United VARs.

United VARs Awards

Fatih Inanc received the Sustainability and Best Performing Partner awards on behalf of Detaysoft:

"The Sustainability award affirms our mission to create a more eco-friendly future together with SAP, and Best Performing Partner recognizes the strength of our strong partnership at united VARs. Thank you for these incredible hounors. They inspire us to make a lasting impact."

Best Performing Members: The Birchman Group, IPS Corporation (Japan), Detaysoft.

Best Newcomer: Derga Consulting, Dyflex Solutions and AMS

Best S4 Public Cloud: All for One Group SE, The Birchman Group, SEIDOR

Award for Sustainability: Detaysoft, All for One Group SE.

SAP Global Partner Management Support for United VARs Community

Thank you to Aoife Gavin and Ana Corrales for your words of support.

How to Motivate, train and retain talent

Martin Pock, CEO & Co-founder of 2BM Software – “SOA’s Nachenthaly Francisco gives valuable insights into how to motivate, train and retain talent, something that SOA Academy is an important and successful part of in our company: training the next generation of SAP experts for your digital journey and transformation for success.

Joining Nachentahaly on stage were Ivan Gonzalez, Vanessa Sallanz and virtually, Michael Greene.

Dr Tamas Szirtes, added to this panel discussion in how to retain employees.

Elemica, silver solution partner: Sandeep Kunapareddy and Tom Schorr spoke from the stage to our members about leveraging partnerships for real business growth, leading to a relevant, interactive conversation in the room.

Following the Partnering with SAP – Recipes for Success!

Panel exchange, Alex Meinke, Partner Enablement Manager at SAP Deutschland shared his support of United VARs members on SAP enablement and certification topics adding that “skilled and certified consultants will become more important than ever.” He went on to thank Anna Masters, Hans Uebe, Bruce Hillier, Alexander Gallmtzer and Michael Zitz for their insights and contributions.

Steffen Burger gave a presentation about Unleashing the Positive Power of AI for Partners, discussing the SAP Business AI Ecosystem Strategy, Roadmap and How to get started.

Generative AI

Timo Elliott, Global Innovation Advocate for SAP, kicked off our final day with top provoking topics, including where SAP is going with Business AI and aligning AI with business processes as augmented intelligence, and generative AI based on business data formats.

There were so many wonderful insights shared, and we will continue to lean on them in the coming year. Thank you to everyone who attended United VARs annual meeting in person, as well as to all your support socially.

To finish with a comment by Kaan OLCER on the event and that is that it was “Literally #StongerThanOne", a fitting tribute.

stronger than one