Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Deloitte Named 2008 BusinessObjects(TM) Global Alliance Partner of the Year, North America, by SAP(R)

Deloitte today announced it has been named the 2008 BusinessObjects Global Alliance Partner of the Year, North America, by SAP(R: 26.48, 0, 0%). Awards were granted by SAP America, Inc. and SAP Canada, Inc. at a special awards ceremony held on February 23 in San Diego at Partner Summit Americas 2009 to the top-performing SAP(R: 26.48, 0, 0%) channel organizations and SAP BusinessObjects(TM: 63.7, 0, 0%) organizations in North America for outstanding contributions in revenue, marketing and customer service.

The award celebrates the success of an initiative that began two years ago when Deloitte and SAP first expanded their long term alliance relationship and entered into a global agreement to collaborate in the development, marketing, selling and delivery of services and solutions to help clients in their efforts to improve governance, risk management and compliance. The collaboration has continually grown to include SAP's expanding portfolio of performance management and business intelligence offerings, most notably after SAP's acquisition of BusinessObjects in February 2008.

"By leveraging the full range of capabilities from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio and Deloitte's unique depth and breadth of skills and services in the information management arena we distinguish ourselves from the competition," said Jane Griffin, Deloitte Consulting LLP principal and leader of Deloitte's Information Management practice. "With solid relationships and strong collaboration, we will continue to leverage the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio to bring services and solutions to our clients to help them address their ever-demanding needs."

"The value of the Deloitte alliance to SAP cannot be understated. Deloitte has been a leading SAP BusinessObjects global alliance organization providing considerable value to both SAP and our customers," said Gord Breese, vice president, Global Service Partners, SAP BusinessObjects division. "Deloitte increased its focus on SAP BusinessObjects in 2008, which turned out to be an exceptional year as the alliance truly moved to the next level. Deloitte demonstrated leadership in providing world-class services and solutions to customers, in an effort to help them address their real-world business problems and improve their ROI."

The latest award builds on earlier successes. In May 2008, SAP recognized Deloitte with two SAP Pinnacle Awards for the same initiative. A key focus of the ongoing collaboration is on industry sector and functional offerings designed to help companies address their specific business needs. This includes investing in services and solutions designed to provide significant value to the customer, staying focused on their needs, and fostering continued growth of their professionals and capabilities in the business user arena.

About Deloitte Information Management Services

Deloitte is a market leader in Information Management consulting and implementation related services, covering strategy through implementation activities, with deep capabilities and service offerings in all of the relevant areas: Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Performance Management Technology, Master Data Management, Web Channel Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and governance, risk and compliance. For more information visit the Deloitte Information Management website.

About Deloitte

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