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T-Systems wins SAP Pinnacle Award 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa, May 20, 2011
SAP AG, the Walldorf-based software company, has announced Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems as winner of the "2011 SAP Pinnacle Award" in the "Run SAP Partner of the Year" category in recognition of its excellent work as a partner within the global SAP ecosystem. The award is SAP's recognition of investment in global Run SAP certifications, successful Run SAP implementation projects, consultant training, and cooperation between T‑Systems and SAP Active Global Support, among other achievements.
Run SAP is a system that allows ICT service providers to plan, design, run and further develop SAP applications. T-Systems trained almost 250 employees in locations such as Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Germany and Slovakia in Run SAP last year, far more than required by SAP's award criteria. T-Systems also demonstrated a range of successful Run SAP implementation projects from 2010 with companies such as Vorwerk, the electronics group Philips, automotive industry supplier Continental and the pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca.
T-Systems is an SAP Global Support Partner
The ICT provider has also had a great deal of expertise in the SAP environment for many years. T-Systems was awarded the status of SAP Global Support Partner in early March 2011, making it one of the few companies worldwide to be a global partner of SAP in the core areas of services, support and hosting. The global SAP partnership goes beyond national and continental borders, and supports a wide variety of industries, technologies and user groups.
"The 2011 SAP Pinnacle Award" in the Run SAP Partner of the Year category is in recognition of T-Systems' exceptional commitment and performance in continuously expanding its partnership with SAP and in contributing to the success of our customers," said Eric Duffaut, President of Global Ecosystem and Channels at SAP.
"The Pinnacle Award is a prestigious prize and we are very pleased to receive it. It documents that we are one of the leading companies worldwide in the SAP environment," said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, Head of Production and member of the Board of Directors of T-Systems. Ulrich Meister, T-Systems Managing Director of Systems Integration, sees the Pinnacle Award as an additional stimulus for the future: "Receiving the Pinnacle Award in the Run SAP Partner of the Year category is a worthy recognition of our commitment as an SAP global support partner. This is an additional incentive for us to further bolster and expand our market position in the coming years with innovative products, good service and top performance."
SAP solutions from the cloud
T-Systems is one of the few service providers to offer SAP services from the cloud that include all ICT services. This lets companies use SAP services flexibly, as they need them, and pay only for the resources they actually use. The cost is based on the number of transactions and the extent and duration of use. Capacities are adjusted to the flow of business, significantly cutting the cost of SAP operation, reducing investment risks and increasing planning reliability for the companies using the services. T-Systems is a worldwide pioneer in this field. More than 100 companies currently purchase their SAP applications from the ICT service provider via the Internet as required.The Pinnacle Award will be presented at the SAPPHIRE NOW event in Orlando, USA from May 16-18.