Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sparta Consulting Now an SAP Channel Partner Delivering SAP® Business All-in-One and SAP BusinessObjectsTM Solutions to Midsize Businesses

Sparta Consulting, a KPIT Cummins (BSE: 532400) (NSE: KPIT) company, today announced it has become an SAP gold channel partner authorized to resell SAP® Business All-in-One and SAP BusinessObjects™ solutions to midsize and high-growth businesses in North America. This partnership complements Sparta's existing relationship with SAP as a services partner, expanding on Sparta's overall presence and investment in support of the SAP portfolio across the United States. Through this extended strategic partnership with SAP, Sparta will now provide a full range of software solutions and services, including SAP software licensing, implementation services, training and documentation, staffing and optimization, and support to successfully implement SAP solutions in midsize corporations.

SAP Business All-in-One is a comprehensive, proven solution with preconfigured, industry-specific business processes to enable predictable and affordable implementations. Optimized for midsize companies, SAP Business All-in-One has the flexibility to adapt and extend as a business evolves and grows. The SAP BusinessObjects™ portfolio includes solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small businesses and midsize companies. These powerful solutions offer intuitive, versatile and proven business intelligence, providing insight into business information and performance. They provide comprehensive features that support everything from flexible ad-hoc reporting and dashboards to data integration and performance management -- packaged and priced specifically for small businesses and midsize companies.

"Today's announcement underscores our commitment to deliver best-in-class SAP solutions to our customers," stated Lokesh Sikaria, SAP business leader, KPIT Cummins and CEO at Sparta Consulting. "As an existing SAP services partner, Sparta Consulting is already providing services in support of SAP solutions to a large number of midsize companies across North America. With this new partnership, we will help our customers further maximize the value from their investments in SAP solutions with industry-specific customizations. Sparta intends to broaden its offerings by providing the SAP Business All-in-One and SAP BusinessObjects™ solutions -- customized with Sparta's proprietary methodware, templates and accelerators -- to midsize companies in the utilities, wholesale distribution, high-tech and manufacturing verticals."

"SAP and its partners offer midsize companies the solutions they need to compete effectively and grow their businesses profitably," said Kevin Gilroy, senior vice president, SME North America, SAP America, Inc. "We look forward to this extended partnership with Sparta Consulting. Now as an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One and SAP BusinessObjects solutions to midsize companies, they can further help customers achieve their objectives of improved growth, lower costs and better understanding of business processes."

About Sparta Consulting

Sparta Consulting is a KPIT Cummins company, focused on providing unprecedented levels of service to clients in a cost-effective manner to become high-value partners in the mid-market. Sparta Consulting, an SAP services and channel partner, is now one of the fastest-growing consultancies providing services in support of SAP solutions in North America. Through its merger with KPIT Cummins, it now leverages the offshore capabilities of KPIT Cummins in addition to its India-based development center, further strengthening its ability to mix onshore expertise with offshore competencies to provide an unmatched value proposition to its customers.

About KPIT Cummins

KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited (BSE: 532400) (NSE: KPIT) is a trusted global IT Consulting and product engineering partner, focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for companies working in the Manufacturing (Automotive, Hi-tech, Industrial) and Energy & Utilities space to help them become efficient, integrated and innovative enterprises. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT Cummins currently partners with 100+ global Manufacturing corporations.

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