HPE continues its track record of SAP success by winning yet another partner award

By Urs Renggli


winner image for blog.jpgThis year, it is the SAP® North America Partner Excellence Award 2017 for SAP HANA Technology Innovation. This award recognizes top-performing SAP partners in the North America region that have made outstanding contributions to driving digital transformation for HPE – SAP’s mutual customers.

HPE has won partnering awards from SAP on a yearly basis, including the Pinnacle Platform Co-Innovation Partner of the Year, Rapid-Deployment Partner of the Year, and many more. Just last year, HPE came away with the SAP Pinnacle award for “Customer’s Choice – Build.”’

Not the first award, nor the last
The reason for this impressive winning streak is simple. Throughout the course of our 30+ relationship, HPE and SAP have perfected the process of developing and delivering solutions that are an ideal match for our customers’ needs. This is clearly reflected in our current portfolio of assets that helps customers combine the right-fit infrastructure, software, and services to create an integrated Digital Core (i.e., S/4HANA) that:

  • Simplifies and consolidates IT landscapes and applications
  • Reinvents competitive business models to drive new revenue and profits
  • Provides real-time insights into all business processes to reveal new opportunities
  • Delivers the agility needed to change at the speed of business
  • Optimizes business services and user experiences

How and why SAP chose us
Candidates for this year’s “SAP Partner Excellence Awards” awards were selected from SAP’s wide-ranging partner base. Nominations were ns for the SAP Partner Excellence Awards were based on internal SAP sales data. A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners in each category according to numerous criteria such as sales achievement and performance. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including overall sales, innovation, technology, services and solution-specific areas.

As for HPE’s award, Rodolpho Cardenuto, President, Global Channels & General Business, SAP, stated: “I am extremely pleased to recognize and congratulate Hewlett Packard Enterprise as the recipient of the SAP NA Partner Excellence Award 2017 for SAP HANA Technology Innovation. Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates the values, commitment and amazing work that allows them to continuously deliver at the highest level. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners to grow their opportunities with SAP and to jointly deliver value for our customers.”

We received the award during the SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting Las Vegas.

The real winners: our customers
Although the award itself lists HPE as the winner, we feel that customers like you are the ones who come away with the real victory. You and your business are the true beneficiaries of the advanced joint solutions available from HPE and SAP. To see exactly what you can win, check out the HPE – SAP Alliance site. To collect your “winnings,” contact your HPE or SAP representative.

Urs Renggli is part of the Corporate Strategic Alliances team at HPE. As Evangelism Lead for the EMEA region, he works closely with a number of strategic alliance Partners, including Microsoft, RedHat, SAP and VMware. Urs has over 26 years of experience in the IT industry, including 20+ years in a variety of different marketing, sales and alliance leadership roles at Compaq, HP and HPE. He also spent 6 years in a number of regional and global roles at Microsoft Corporation. 

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