Deloitte leads the SAP consulting partners honours list for 2023

06 March 2023 Consultancy.com.au 4 min. read
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Global professional services firm Deloitte has followed up on big win last year to once again bag a trio of SAP Partner Excellence Awards, with a host of rivals and smaller consultancies also recognised on the night.

Enterprise resource planning giant SAP has hosted its annual Partner Excellence Awards for Australia and New Zealand at an event in Sydney, with Deloitte backing up on last year’s efforts to once again bag three titles, including the premier award ‘RISE with SAP.’

The ‘RISE with SAP’ was awarded to Deloitte for “being the strongest partner in generating outstanding number of deals, pipeline growth, project delivery, partner certifications and authorisations,” stated SAP in a press release.

Deloitte leads the SAP consulting partners honours list for 2023

In addition, Deloitte also took home the accolades for ‘Cloud Customer Engagement’ and ‘SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud’ to equal its 2022 swag.

“We are very excited for our incredible people and for our amazing clients to have been recognised with three SAP Partner Excellence Awards as presented at SAP’s 2023 Partner Ecosystem Success Summit in Sydney last week,” said Deloitte’s national SAP leader Frank van Niekerk, whose longtime former boss, ex-CEO Punit Renjen, was last week named to succeed SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner as the company’s next global chairman.

“Our partners play a crucial role supporting our customers to grow and succeed,” said SAP A/NZ managing director Damien Bueno. “This was especially evident last year as we came together to help organisations across Australia navigate market uncertainty and the lasting impacts of the pandemic. The submissions received are testament to the innovation, creativity and collaboration that is flourishing in Australia and New Zealand.”

In 2022, Deloitte further ramped up its SAP operations in Australia with the launch of a SAP AppHause innovation centre in Sydney.

Other winners

Meanwhile, fellow big consultancies Accenture, DXC Technology, Ernst & Young and PwC also each received an award across the sixteen categories up for grabs, alongside a handful of smaller boutiques.

Accenture earned the award for ‘Cloud Sales Excellence’, EY went back-to-back in being named ‘Social Impact’ partner of the year (for partnering with social enterprises to create a social value with a positive humanitarian and environmental impact), and PwC was triumphant in a newly added category: ‘People Development’, which SAP introduced to recognise the importance of capability training in increasing local digital skills.

The remaining categories were awarded to smaller local advisories and implementation partners:

Partner Solution
Melbourne-based SAP and SuccessFactors specialist Discovery Consulting, which is led by former PwC partner Andrew Barlow and has a further office in Sydney.

Cloud Delivery Excellence / Rising Star
SAP HR/Payroll and S/4HANA specialist EPI-USE, which has outlets in Australia and New Zealand among a global network spanning every continent.

Move to SAP S/4HANA
SAP gold partner Dyflex Solutions, which is headquartered in Perth and has a focus on the heavy industries. Predecessor Courtland Business Solutions was acquired by ASG.

Solex (Solution Extensions)
Canadian consultancy OpenText which has its APAC headquarters in Sydney. The company emerged from a project to create the first online Oxford English Dictionary in 1991.

Trail-Blazer
Melbourne-based human resources software company LiveHire. Its Total Workforce Management solution integrates with both SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Fieldglass.

Sustainability
Bluetree Solutions, a planning & analytics solutions specialist and SAP gold partner with office in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. Founded by former Deloitte consultants in 2016.

Customer Business Transformation
IQX Business Solutions, which has operations in Australia and the US. Describes itself as providing the leading capital expenditure solution on SAP.

Partner Innovation
Brisbane-based SAP Business Technology Platform consultancy DalRae Solutions, which was founded in 2015 and has grown to a team of more than 50 specialists across A/NZ.