Global Partner Awards recognize SAP partners that made exemplary contributions to SAP's Ecosystem
Date: 27 May 2009
Location: Armonk, NY
IBM today announced that it has won four 2009 SAP® Pinnacle Awards, provided by one of its global partners, SAP AG. The awards were granted to leading SAP partners that have excelled in providing high-quality products, solutions and services to mutual customers.
The awards were presented at SAPPHIRE® 2009 in Orlando, FL.
Every year, SAP honors its partners with SAP Pinnacle Awards in different categories that support the mission and strategy of SAP. This year, IBM won the esteemed awards for Upgrade and Ramp-Up, as well as a coveted award in the Customer Satisfaction category. In addition, IBM Managed Business Process Services won in the Business Process Outsourcing category.
"We're proud to be selected for these significant awards and thank SAP for their recognition, particularly in the most important area of customer satisfaction," said John Leffler, SAP Global and Americas Leader, IBM. "These awards demonstrate IBM's strategic partnership with SAP and our commitment to providing our clients with delivery excellence for all our value-driven and innovative solutions."
The SAP Pinnacle Awards recognize IBM for its excellence in delivering world-class solutions to clients and addressing critical issues such as accelerating co-innovation, improving and accelerating time to value and establishing industry best practices. With a record total of 18 awards, IBM has received an SAP Pinnacle Award every year since its inception. Four 2009 SAP Pinnacle Awards represent the most given to any one SAP global business partner this year.
Winners were selected based on over 300 nominations received from partners and SAP employees. This year, 38 award recipients were chosen, and new categories were created to address partner and community successes related to the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio.
"SAP is committed to fostering an ecosystem that is driven by co-innovation and which uniquely provides solutions and services that help customers meet their most pressing challenges," said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP. "SAP Pinnacle Awards recognize those partners that have consistently demonstrated excellence in delivering value-focused and cost-effective solutions and services which help customers address their industry and business process needs. We thank IBM for their dedication and passion to teaming with SAP to help extend the value of a customer-focused ecosystem."
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