EOH recognised as largest SAP partner
INDUSTRY| Aug. 29, 2012, 11:08 a.m.
Listed technology group EOH has once again been recognised by software giant SAP as one of its leading partners with exceptional performance across all areas. The software giant announced the recipients of the 2012 SAP Partner Awards for Africa at an awards ceremony recently and EOH scooped up three of the top ten awards.
SAP Partner Awards are presented annually to the top performing SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP, delivering exceptional performance across diverse industries and solutions to customers. The criteria for the SAP Partner Awards assessed partners’ year-on-year revenue growth, the number of net new customers, number of customers sold to as well as customer references and customer enablement.
EOH general manager Kirtan Sita says the SAP Partner and Quality Awards are aimed at recognising partners who have achieved excellence in planning and executing their SAP projects and programs; delivering significant benefits to their organisations.
“EOH took top honours in the SAP Partner of the Year category. In the ten key categories, EOH was nominated six times and we won three of the top awards.”
The SAP Quality Awards celebrate partners in Africa that use SAP’s quality principles in key focus areas which includes effectively manage software implementations marked by complex technical and business process requirements; making the extraordinary look ordinary, excelling in execution and delivering significant benefits and achieving fast, low-cost implementations to meet today’s demands for fast time to value.
SAP Africa’s managing director Pfungwa Serima says the SAP Partner Awards in Africa acknowledges and salutes the successes of business partners that work with SAP to deliver exceptional customer service, great partner value and continue to embrace SAP’s new technology strategies.
EOH’s awards include ‘Best SAP Large Enterprises System Integrator of the Year’, recognising EOH as the biggest and best in class. Furthermore, the ‘SAP MD's Special Award’ demonstrates EOH’s excellence in the industry, this in support of its service excellence in helping customers realise best value from their investment in SAP. EOH SAP Services sales executive Mike Hartman was bestowed the highest honour of ‘Sales person of the Year’.
“There is no doubt that these awards go a long way in recognising EOH as a key industry market maker as well as our focused efforts in service excellence and thought leadership, we look forward to cementing our position in the market by focussing on our growth strategy pillars and various initiatives that we will continue to roll-out in the business of FY2013,” says Sita.
Award winners are from partner organisations that have been successful in developing great partnerships with SAP across the continent. This is evident by the fact that SAP’s partner business grew more than 206% with 55 new partners coming on board in the last year. Today, SAP has more than 11 500 partners worldwide “Helping Africa Grow” is the theme within SAP Africa this year, which underpins SAP’s ambition and focus on global and local growth beyond excellence SAP’ calls partners to embrace the new opportunities that are emerging within the SAP partner network and the market.
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