Ernst & Young LLP expands alliance with SAP to provide go-to-market programs for SuccessFactors human capital management suite

Expansion includes design and implementation services; focus on HR transformation and talent strategies

Oct 03, 2013, 10:00 ET from Ernst & Young

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced today an expansion of its strategic alliance with SAP to include design and implementation services for solutions from SuccessFactors, a SAP company.


"To meet the growing demand for human resources (HR) transformation initiatives, EY is combining leading services from its Human Capital Management practices with consulting services relating to SAP® solutions to help clients drive performance through their HR organizations and talent strategies," said Eric Ernst, principal and leader for SuccessFactors services, Ernst & Young LLP. "This expansion allows us to help companies rethink how they deploy the next generation of technologies, while leveraging what they already have in-house."

"Many companies are seeing true HR transformation through a hybrid approach of leveraging new cloud services with on-premise systems to accelerate their business performance," said Geoff Vickrey, principal and leader of the SAP practice, Ernst & Young LLP.  "SuccessFactors' solutions can be part of a new approach to manage talent as the competition for top people increases in today's market. Our work with SAP and SuccessFactors is a natural progression of our existing strategic alliance."

Ernst & Young LLP earlier this year received the SAP Regional Partner Excellence Award 2013 as the Top Services Partner – Growth, in North America. It was honored as a leader in helping organizations drive growth and achieve their performance objectives.

"EY is seen as a major player in organizational consulting and considered to be better than its competition at helping companies leverage talent, as well as providing a spectrum of business consulting services," said Lisa Rowan, IDC Research vice president, HR and Talent Management Services. "EY aims to provide its clients with a full service capability, whether they are going through a major transformation or undertaking a discrete project within their HR function. This includes strategy and planning around HR policy frameworks and the execution of HR performance improvement. In addition, EY helps clients with operating model and organization design, process design, technology advisory, establishing shared services, outsourcing advisory, HR risk and compliance, and data and reporting."

EY is a gold level sponsor at SuccessFactors' annual SuccessConnect conference – one of the top HR events of the year, where industry thought leaders, current customers, technology partners and solution experts come together to share experiences, best practices and new innovations. The conference will be held October 9 – 11, at the Venetian Hotel Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Please join Ernst and Marty Pitkow, vice president of Employee Central, Products Strategy and Sales, SuccessFactors, for their panel on October 11, titled, "Building a better workplace and using SuccessFactors to take it to the next level."  The session will be held from 10:45 – 11:30 am  PT in Marcello 4503/4505.

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