SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned SAP® Services in the Leaders quadrant of its July 31, 2014, report “Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, Worldwide” for the second year in a row. The report evaluated service providers on their “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.”
As Gartner defines it, “Leaders are performing well today, gaining traction and mind share in the market; they have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. The players in this quadrant generally have a global client base, a track record of implementing complex SAP programs globally that support business transformation, and well-balanced business, process and industry consulting and implementation capabilities that are supported by rigorous tools and methodologies. SAP executes on this through its more than 16,000 global delivery consultants who specialize in technologies such as SAP HANA, mobile, cloud, analytics and others. With a robust portfolio of services offerings that help SAP customers identify the correct solutions, implement it effectively, train the workforce and keep the solution running smoothly, SAP Services helps customers succeed with their IT solutions every step of the way.”
“SAP Services is committed to delivering excellent results across every single project our consultants work on around the globe,” said Anand Eswaran, executive vice president and head of SAP Services. “SAP offers the best combination of technical expertise in implementations and first-hand experience with how the products were developed, helping customers minimize the total cost of ownership and maximizing return on investment. SAP Services works to find the perfect solution for the customer’s specific needs every time.”
The majority of SAP consultants have more than 12 years of experience and have helped support more than 200,000 customers by offering them start-to-finish guidance and coverage with SAP solutions. On average, the SAP Services organization trains more than half a million individuals each year on how to successfully use SAP systems, and has thousands of consultants specifically for the SAP HANA® platform and mobile and cloud technology. SAP Services delivers innovation via productization and engineering at an elite level to help customers reduce total cost of ownership.
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