NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its contributions as an SAP alliance partner,Deloitte Consulting LLP announced today it has received a 2014 SAP® Pinnacle award in the Marketing Momentum category. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP alliance partners that have excelled in developing and growing their collaboration with SAP and driving customer achievements. Finalists and winners in 21 categories were based on field recommendations, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following five umbrella categories: Run Together (for co-innovation), Run Further (for market expansion), Run Clever (for service delivery), Run Sustainably (for sustainability) and new for 2014, Customers' Choice.
"Earning this recognition was truly a team effort," said Jan Waals, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and global SAP practice leader. "It reflects the effectiveness of our internal marketing team; the assistance of our practitioners and leaders; the support of our SAP counterparts who work as advocates for us; and the backing of our clients who are willing to tell their stories. The award serves as a tremendous confirmation of the collective impact we're making in the market."
"Leveraging global resources, programs and campaigns are important to our effectiveness," said Helen Tomas, associate director, Global SAP Alliance Marketing, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. "This award recognizes the amazing job of a superb team who knows how to stretch limited resources around the globe to inform and impress our joint customers."
The Marketing Momentum award recognizes the SAP partner that has leveraged SAP marketing resources to provide an impactful, industry-leading campaign demonstrating how SAP technology is making a difference in people's lives.
"Together with our partners – who are co-innovating with us, reselling and implementing our solutions – we offer choice and provide transformational value to our joint customers of many sizes," said Mark Ferrer, chief operating officer, Global Customer Operations and executive vice president, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. "Partners like Deloitte are our force multipliers, and today, more than ever, they are essential to our customers' success. We congratulate Deloitte for its outstanding collaboration with SAP and well-deserved 2014 SAP Pinnacle award."
In addition to winning the SAP Pinnacle award in the Marketing Momentum category, Deloitte was also named a finalist in four categories: Cloud Services Provider of the Year, Rapid-Deployment Partner of the Year, Services Transformation, and Quality Partner of the Year.
"Being named a finalist in four vital strategic areas reflects the depth and breadth of our services and our consistency in delivering them to exceptionally high standards around the globe," commented Waals. "This level of performance is only possible through close alignment with our SAP colleagues and a relentless focus on delivering business value to our joint customers."
Finalists were selected based on the following criteria:
Cloud Services Provider of the Year — recognizes the cloud services provider that has created, marketed, and sold innovative cloud-based solutions that have high-market impact and that exceed customer expectations – demonstrating a high level of commitment to SAP and our mutual customers.
Quality Partner of the Year — the services partner that has demonstrated the best overall performance as measured by number of escalations tracked by SAP, by customer feedback such as reference stories, and by commitment to high-quality deployments.
Rapid-Deployment Partner of the Year — recognizes the SAP partner that has demonstrated proactive, innovative technology adoption and expansion, as well as collaboration with SAP around its rapid-deployment solutions – leading to revenue-generation and customer success.
Services Transformation Award —the systems integrator and/or services partner that has demonstrated the largest expansion of its services capacity (SAP trained and certified consultants) in targeted growth markets and high-growth innovation areas.
The SAP Pinnacle awards shine a spotlight on SAP's partners' remarkable work, recognizing their intelligence and their capacity to challenge what is possible to help customers run better. Award winners will be formally recognized at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP's international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla., June 3-5.
About Deloitte's SAP Alliance Deloitte is an SAP global services partner and has received multiple awards from SAP. With more than 12,000 practitioners dedicated to SAP solutions in its global network, Deloitte has served more than 3,000 clients, assisting them in their efforts not only to efficiently implement SAP solutions, but equally as important, to realize business value from those investments.
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