Aphelion Solutions W.L.L has been signed up as the latest SAP Authorised Training Partner for GCC

Kingdom of BahrainSAP has expanded its training partner ecosystem in the GCC by awarding Aphelion Solutions W.L.L SAP Authorised Training Partner (ATP) status with the aim of expanding the coverage and accessibility of quality SAP training to the Gulf countries.

Aphelion Solution previously teamed up with Blue Pencil (ZA) in a joint venture, a move designed to secure qualified SAP training resources and leverage on the success of Blue Pencils training in South Africa, subsequently Aphelion has been in talks with SAP and has now successfully secured ATP status to become the latest SAP Training providers in MENA.

Stuart Johnstone SAP Training Director at Aphelion Solutions says “Obtaining SAP Authorised Training partner status is a milestone for Aphelion Solutions and is the start of what will prove to be one of the most outstanding SAP training outfits in the region. Our aim is to deliver on a promise of quality and quality only”

“Through the expert teaching delivered by our SAP Authorized Training Partners (ATP) such as Aphelion Solutions, our customers can maximize the effectiveness of SAP solutions enabling informed and swift decision-making, allowing companies to develop sustainable business models to outpace the competition, reduce cost and risk, limit exposure, and ensure business longevity,” said Sergio Maccotta, Managing Director of SAP Middle East and North Africa.

“As SAP continues to rapidly expand its footprint in the Gulf region, Aphelion Solutions will ensure that our customers have access to the most up-to-date educational offerings, enabling a measurable return on their software investment,” continued Maccotta.

The list of SAP courses that will be on offer at Aphelion Solutions will include SAP overviews, SAP foundations, SAP technical, SAP functional, SAP industry specific and SAP academy courses. Aphelion Solution aims to become the choice partner for SAP in the region focusing on delivering quality courses at world class training center.

Aphelion Solutions is forging ahead to ramp up their activities in the coming months and will begin by publishing its schedule of SAP course for 2010. The main objective is to begin training as soon as April 2010. Would be SAP students will be able to view a catalogue of SAP course offering and be able to register through the Aphelion’s website. http://www.aphelionsolutions.com/aphelion_sap_courses.html

With SAP’s continued investment and development in the MENA region, Aphelion Solutions hopes to leverage on this growth and provide Customers with a choice in SAP training partners.

About Aphelion Solutions
Aphelion Solutions provides the leading edge advisory and consulting in Organisation Change Management, Training Programme Development for SAP implementations and is an authorized SAP training partner based in Bahrain.
If you would like more information about us, or to schedule an interview with Uzair Waheed, please email Waheed on uzair.waheed@aphelionsolutions.com

About SAP
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