NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte today announced it is the recipient of the SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2015 for Cloud Services. SAP (NYSE: SAP) presented awards to the top-performing partners in the North America region for their efforts – in partnership with SAP – in helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. Recipients of this year's awards have made outstanding contributions that impact overall SAP sales and pipeline-generation goals.
For Deloitte, the award highlights a longstanding commitment to delivering measurable, lasting results to clients by leveraging cloud offerings from SAP.
"Given the importance of the cloud to our clients' business, we have been heavily focused on expanding our cloud footprint and expertise over the last two years by investing in training and relationships, co-innovating with SAP, and much more," said Jan Waals, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and leader of the global SAP practice. "It's that emphasis and concentration that has allowed us over the last year to grow our business in support of solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, by 63 percent, and our cloud practice by 60 percent."
Selected from SAP's wide-ranging North America partner base, nominations for the SAP Partner Excellence Awards were based on internal SAP sales data. A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners in each category according to numerous criteria such as sales achievement and performance. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including overall sales, innovation, technology, services and solution-specific areas.
"With our outstanding ecosystem of partners, SAP is helping customers run bolder, faster and simpler," said John Graham, head, global partner operations, SAP North America. "Partners extend our ability to bring SAP innovations to more customers and add their proven solutions to serve our customers. We congratulate Deloitte as one of our top-performing partners of the year in North America. Together, we are helping customers transform their business and delivering the innovation that fuels revenue and growth."
Deloitte received its award during the SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting (SAP FKOM) San Diego, an annual gathering of SAP executives, SAP field employees and partners held Jan. 20-22. It is SAP's largest yearly sales meeting, intended to drive success during the upcoming year. Colleagues across the region gathered in San Diego to gain and exchange updated information on SAP's strategy, sales methodology, best practices, business growth opportunities and product innovations. This year's SAP FKOM San Diego hosted approximately 5,200 attendees from the region.
About Deloitte's Alliance with SAP 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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