September 29, 2015
NEC Corporation joins United VARs alliance as strategic business partner / Focus on Southeast Asia / Cloud-based ERP solution SAP Business ByDesign increasingly in demand by upper mid-market companies and global subsidiaries.
Toronto – United VARs, in its own estimate the largest global alliance of SAP channel partners, has concluded a partnership agreement with NEC Corporation, to promote the SAP® Business ByDesign® cloud ERP solution to mid-sized companies with operations in Asia.
United VARs was named an SAP Global VAR in July 2015 and is now leveraging its enhanced position to accelerate the expansion of its cloud business.
”Many of our customers, such as those in Europe, North America, Canada, Russia and Australia, are converging on these growth markets. With NEC we have gained an extremely strong and effective strategic partner for Asia”, said Detlef Mehlmann, Director of United VARs.
”We are excited to be working with United VARs. We started our SAP Business ByDesign activities in 2014 after signing an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with SAP. Since then, we have developed fully localized country versions for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Hong Kong and finished some highly successful projects. Our global localization packages cover country-specific legal regulations and business practices”, said Yutaka Noguchi, General Manager, Global Products and Services Development Division, NEC Corporation.
“As a member of United VARs, we are excited about this new agreement. For Illumiti this means we can count on NEC to support our continuously-increasing number of engagements with customers having global operations, when we help them implement Cloud ERP” said Dror Orbach, COO of Illumiti.
United VARs LLP is the world’s largest network of leading SAP partners for the midmarket. With more than 5,000 SAP consultants, 5,500 customers, the alliance offers an extensive range of services and guarantees the best local support in over 73 countries.
Each of the partners of the Alliance are well-known local players, firmly anchored in the business networks of their respective countries.
The Alliance provides a high level of cultural fit with SAP solutions, services and local support delivered in the local language, together with a deep understanding of the local business rules, regulations and laws.
Beyond its global localization packages, NEC Corporation’s contribution to this strategic partnership with United VARs will also include a highly capable on-site organization for consulting, services and support as well as for the development of add-on solutions for SAP Business ByDesign.
Michael Schmitt, Senior Vice President & General Manager SAP Business ByDesign: ”United VARs and NEC are a great additional power for our global customers, and help us leverage our cloud solutions line of business, including Concur, Ariba and SuccessFactors. We count on our rich partner ecosystems and their knowledge of corresponding add-ons and additional functionalities.”
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