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SAP rewards implementation partners

FOR the fourth year running, SAP New Zealand has recognised its top mySAP partners.

The SAP Partner-Customer Awards of Excellence focus on the successful alignment of IT and business strategy.

Geraldine McBride, CEO and managing director of SAP ANZ, says the alignment of business and IT strategies is emerging as the key driver for IT investment and project development.

“It is the responsibility of the IT vendor community to deliver the technical expertise and vertical domain knowledge that enable business agility and provide a platform for competitive advantage,” she says.

McBride believes the awards acknowledge the importance of vendor relationships by recognising the exceptional project delivery in SAP environments.

Peter Hind, judge and IDC analyst for end-user research, says this year’s awards reflect the changing justification for IT investment that has occurred in the last year.

“Cost cutting continues to be a driver for IT investment but increasingly businesses are looking to IT partners that can deliver business-oriented solutions that improve their ability to respond to change,” he says.

Best mySAP ERP implementation was awarded to Telecom New Zealand and its three SAP partners - BearingPoint,

Intelligroup and EDS.

Carter Holt Harvey and Oxygen Business Solutions won Best mySAP supply chain management implementation.

Deloitte won two awards for its partne-ring with the Auckland Regional Council and Inland Revenue Department.

In the emerging SMB market Realtech received the Most New Customers award and Intelligroup won the award for fastest mySAP All-in-One implementation.