Deloitte Receives Four 2019 SAP® Pinnacle Awards
Organisation named Digital Partner of the Year, as well as Partner of the Year for Customer Experience and SAP® SuccessFactors® — also winning for Purpose Driven Partner Application of the Year
New York, April 4, 2019 — Deloitte today announced that it has received four 2019 SAP® Pinnacle Awards, which recognise its outstanding contributions as a SAP partner. Awards include the Digital Partner of the Year, Customer Experience Partner of the Year–Large Enterprise, SAP® SuccessFactors® Partner of the Year–Large Enterprise, and Purpose Driven Partner Application of the Year.
SAP presents these awards annually to the top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better. Winners and finalists in 30 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators, including two Customers’ Choice awards, which recognise customer-nominated SAP partners.
“We are extremely proud of the work we do daily across the globe to help organisations activate the intelligent enterprise with SAP solutions,” said Jan Waals, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and global SAP practice leader. “These four important awards from SAP show that our team brings end-to-end of capabilities for helping clients thrive in the face of constant disruption — spanning digital capabilities, customer experience, workforce engagement and innovation.”
This year marks the second year in a row that Deloitte has received four SAP Pinnacle Awards — the most received by any SAP partner in 2019, or any other year.
“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our relationship with SAP, we view these awards as part of a bigger story,” said Abdi Goodarzi, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. SAP practice leader. “Each of them represents a chapter in a decades-long history of co-innovating with SAP and helping clients reimagine their businesses with SAP technologies.”
In winning the inaugural SAP Pinnacle Award as Digital Partner of the Year, Deloitte receives top recognition for its work supporting, positioning and developing “offerings that align with the digital strategy of SAP and with sales initiatives, such as those for SAP® Leonardo technologies.” Meanwhile, the SAP Pinnacle Award for Purpose Driven Partner Application of the Year recognises Deloitte for creating applications that are “delivering significant social impact” — specifically, Converge HEALTH Safety and the broader Deloitte Reimagine Platform, a portfolio of ready-to-deploy solutions that leverage SAP Leonardo capabilities such as machine learning, Internet of Things and blockchain — to help clients innovate flexibly in finance, the supply chain and beyond.
“Digital leadership and innovation have been pillars of our work with SAP — essential for helping our clients take the lead in digital business, build the intelligent enterprise, and adapt in an ever-changing environment,” said Darwin Deano, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and SAP chief technology officer. “The SAP Pinnacle Awards for Digital Partner of the Year and Purpose Driven Partner Application of the Year show just how strong those pillars are. As we continue to focus on helping clients build winning cloud strategies, adopt a ‘clean ERP’ approach, and embrace core-to-edge innovation, we will continue to build strength in these areas.”
Cloud experience on display
Receiving the SAP SuccessFactors and Customer Experience awards helps validate Deloitte’s commitment to cloud solutions that help elevate the human experience. “Cloud has become essential for effectively engaging the workforce, delighting customers and supporting growth,” said Beth Thiebault, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and global SAP SuccessFactors leader. “Many enterprise leaders are focusing heavily on cloud offerings such as the SAP SuccessFactors human capital management suite and the SAP® Customer Experience solutions, including the SAP® C/4HANA suite. We have continued to focus heavily on those solutions, too — and helping deliver incredible results for our clients,” added Peter Sedivy, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and global customer experience leader.
In addition to winning the four SAP Pinnacle Awards, Deloitte was named a finalist in four other categories: SAP S/4HANA® Partner of the Year; Public Cloud for SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Multitenant Partner of the Year–Small and Midsize Companies; and SAP® Ariba® Partner of the Year–Large Enterprises.
“Enabling next-generation digital core capabilities, transforming procurement, and reimagining the supply chain remain central to a lot of the work we do for clients,” Waals said. “Being recognised year over year by SAP for our strength in SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba solutions is a huge source of pride for our team. In fact, we’re still celebrating our win of ‘back-to-back-to-back’ SAP Pinnacle Awards for SAP S/4HANA during the three previous years.”
SAP Pinnacle Awards shine a spotlight on SAP’s partners’ remarkable contributions, acknowledging their dedication to teamwork, innovative approach and capacity to challenge what is possible to help customers achieve their goals. Award winners will be formally recognised at the SAP Global Partner Summit in Orlando, Florida, May 6, 2019. The SAP Global Partner Summit is held in conjunction with SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference, the largest global business technology event, hosted by SAP and ASUG May 7-9.
For more information on Deloitte’s relationship with SAP, visit www.deloitte.com/nz/sap.
Deloitte, an SAP global services partner, takes a “business first” approach to help clients innovate amid disruption and transform the enterprise with SAP technologies —to help reimagine “everything” and deliver the outcomes required to survive and thrive in the digital era. Each day across the globe, Deloitte’s team of more than 23,000 professionals is working with leaders across industries to explore the art of the possible with SAP solutions — and to take action. With an SAP relationship that dates to 1989, Deloitte has helped more than 3,500 clients efficiently enable SAP solutions and realise business value from those investments. Multiple awards — including 2018 SAP® Pinnacle Awards as SAP Leonardo Partner of the Year and SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year — demonstrate Deloitte’s leadership in helping clients deliver measurable results with SAP solutions.
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