CN Group appointed first SAP Business ByDesign Partner in Australia

Mid-market customers warm to business agility and IT flexibility on-demand solutions offer

SYDNEYSAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Australian IT services company, CN Group, has been appointed the first SAP Business ByDesign partner in Australia. CN Group will offer the solution to customers on demand, providing rapid implementation as well as ongoing service and support.

Launched in Australia this month, SAP Business ByDesign is a fully integrated business management solution that delivers the best of SAP software, on demand. Accessible via a web-browser and mobile devices, and localised to meet Australian regulatory requirements, SAP Business ByDesign helps manage critical processes such as financials, customer relationship management, human resources, supply chain, and project management.

Tim Wilkes, SAP’s Business ByDesign ANZ Partner manager said, “CN Group has a strong history in business consulting, systems implementation and infrastructure virtualization and as such, has a customer base that is ready to look at on-demand solutions as a strategic tool to future business growth.

“In addition, CN Group’s team has the right experience, the skills and the knowledge to help get SAP Business ByDesign to Australian customers quickly. We’re delighted to have signed them on as our first Australian partner,” Wilkes said.

Brian Pereira, CEO, CN Group said: “SAP Business ByDesign is a solution that is right for current market conditions in the mid-size business space. Many of our customers are ready to take that next step in terms of growing their own business, but may be concerned about IT investments required to help them keep pace with growth.

“SAP Business ByDesign offers affordable, flexible options that will give these customers the confidence needed to move their business into that next growth stage, supported by an integrated on-demand IT solution,” Pereira said.

“Less than a year ago our goal was to become a leading provider of SAP solutions to the mid market. Today’s partnership announcement is a key milestone in realizing that objective,” Mr Pereira concluded.

SAP Australia has also launched the SAP Business ByDesign Australian website, where potential customers and partners can learn more about the solution, run demonstrations and find out what analysts are saying about the solution.

About CN Group
The CN Group of Companies is a privately owned Australian IT services company headquartered in North Ryde, NSW. The Group is comprised of two business units: Computer Networks (technology infrastructure) and Consulting Networks (applications consulting). The Computer Networks division also has specialist regional offices for local customers in the Central Coast and Newcastle. The CN Group’s core competencies include IT consulting and infrastructure management for small, medium and large enterprises using Microsoft and SAP’s cloud based applications.

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For more information, press only:

Wendy Hill, Tel: +612 9935 4503, E: mailto:wendy.hill@sap.com
Andy Sephton, Recognition PR, Tel: +612 9252 2266, E: asn@recognition.com.au

CN Group:
Anthony Lowe. Tel: +612 8987 2132; Mob: +61409 925 917; E: alowe@porternovelli.com.au