SAP Signs First SAP BusinessObjects VAR to it’s PartnerEdge Programme

June 17, 2009 by SAP News 0

SAP Partners with Blueprint to Strengthen The SME Sector

FELTHAM, MiddxSAP today announced that performance management specialist Blueprint Management Systems has become the first SAP BusinessObjects Partner in the UK to join its globally acclaimed PartnerEdge Programme.

With a 15 year history in providing world-class performance management solutions to organizations of all sizes, Blueprint will look to leverage its current domain expertise when expanding its offerings to support SAP’s core business applications. Showing its commitment to the success of this partnership, Blueprint has established a dedicated SAP practice with specialist SAP resources.

Blueprint, an SAP Business Objects partner award winner in 2008, will target Legal and Professional Services, Higher Education and Research, Local Government and Financial Services industries with Business User, Human Capital Management, Master Data Management and Upgrade/Value Optimisation solutions tailored specifically to meet the needs of these industries.

Blueprint will also look to establish key partnerships with other SAP partners under the SAP PartnerEdge Extended Business Member Framework to enable it to deliver on its business strategies. The first partner that it will work with under this programme is Epi-User (www.epiuse.co.uk), a specialist global provider of Human Capital Management Solutions based on SAP technologies. Other key partnership announcements are likely to follow shortly.

Chris Wigglesworth, Chief Executive Officer at Blueprint said “Setting up an SAP Practice and becoming an SAP PartnerEdge Partner marks an importance milestone in the growth and evolution of Blueprint as a business. We have over 600 SAP BusinessObjects customers and over the years we have established a strong reputation for having deep domain expertise and client focus allowing us to deliver world-class performance management solutions to our customers. We will look to use the same formula that has made us successful historically and we aspire to achieve similar success under the SAP PartnerEdge Programme.”

Stephen Read, Director, Small And Midsize Enterprises, SAP UK & Ireland commented: “We are excited about Blueprint joining the PartnerEdge Programme, and are sure that their commitment to building an SAP Practice will result in great success.

SAP and SAP BusinessObjects are now fully integrated as one organisation and we believe that there is significant cross-sell and upsell opportunities for those partners willing to invest in the broad portfolio of solutions that the combined organizations offer. In the SME market, SAP is counting on its partners to deliver its growth objectives and I look forward to working with Blueprint over the coming years to deliver on those objectives,”.

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 86,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit www.sap.com.

About Blueprint
Blueprint specialises in the creation of business intelligence, performance management, and budgeting and financial planning systems. The company provides strategic and technical consultancy, project implementation and systems support, as well as accredited training services to thousands of people every year. For more information, visit www.bpms.co.uk

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.

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