Newsbyte: SAP Recognises Quality Excellence in its EMEA Customers

SAP NEWSBYTESAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the winners of the 2012 SAP Quality Awards for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for their successful implementations of SAP technology. SAP presents these awards annually to recognise customers across the EMEA region that have achieved excellent standards of quality management in their SAP projects and quickly delivered significant benefits to their organisations. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE NOW + SAP TechEd, being held as a co-located event in Madrid from November 13-15.

Local Gold Winners from a number of countries across EMEA were shortlisted to present their projects to an external, expert judging panel. Customer projects were judged against adherence to SAP’s ten quality principles [PDF], demonstration of time to value and a focus of how quality excellence was achieved through the entire implementation cycle.

The winners, announced at a ceremony hosted by Franck Cohen, President of Europe, Middle East & Africa region at SAP and Michael Kleinemeier, Regional President DACH, President End-to-End Services, at SAPPHIRE NOW, in Madrid, are outlined below:

Innovation Category

  • Gold: Standard Bank of South Africa, Africa (supported by SAP and Sybase)
  • Silver: Rainbow Chicken Ltd, Africa (supported by SAP)
  • Bronze: Hillarys Blinds Ltd, United Kingdom & Ireland (supported by AgilityWorks)

Small Implementation Category

  • Gold: Dobla, The Netherlands (supported by Goldfish ICT Services)
  • Silver: INTERCRUISES, Iberia (supported by Accenture)
  • Bronze: Barclays Bank Plc, United Kingdom & Ireland (supported by Bluefin Solutions)

Medium Implementation Category

  • Gold: Rainbow Chicken Ltd, Africa (supported by SAP)
  • Silver: Daimler AG, Germany (supported by SAP)
  • Bronze: JD Wetherspoon, United Kingdom & Ireland (supported by Keytree)

Large Implementation Category

  • Gold: Standard Bank of South Africa, Africa (supported by SAP and Sybase)
  • Silver: National Grid, United Kingdom & Ireland (supported by Wipro)
  • Bronze: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Middle East & North Africa (supported by Wipro)

All of the finalists demonstrated excellent project management and execution, rapid time to value and the ability to effectively address the requirements of the business while minimizing complexity. Each winning organisation shows that the quality processes they put in place during planning and implementation phases were fundamental to their overall success, resulting in significant business transformation.

“The SAP Quality Awards celebrate customer projects that show the highest quality in project management and execution, as well as in the speed of delivering business benefits” said Franck Cohen, President of Europe, Middle East & Africa region at SAP. “I would like to extend my congratulations to all the finalists and to each and every one of our customers that have been recognised in the SAP Quality Awards. These winning stories clearly show that when quality principles are placed at the core of technology implementations, SAP innovation is helping organizations redefine their future.”

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