News | Arvato | Gütersloh, 05/30/2022

SAP Honors Arvato Systems As ‘Partner Of The Year’

Within its “SAP Diamond Initiative”, the software provider SAP Germany has honored several partners, including Arvato Systems, that have made special contributions to the development and expansion of cooperation. The Bertelsmann company received an award for “Partner of the Year 2022” in the category “Service Providers, Media & Telco”. In addition, the company received awards in five other areas as a focus partner.

Each year, SAP, one of the globally leading software providers for the management of business processes, honors several of its partners in Germany that have made special contributions to the development and expansion of cooperation with SAP within the “SAP Diamond Initiative”. Arvato Systems has been cooperating with SAP for many years and was recently honored once again. In addition to the certifications and awards already received, Arvato Systems has now been recognized as “Service Providers, Media & Telco – Partner of the Year 2022” within the “SAP Diamond Initiative”. In addition, the company received awards as a focus partner for the five areas Professional Services, Travel, Telco, Transport, Logistics & Media.

Within its “SAP Diamond Initiative”, SAP evaluates partners on the basis of various criteria and activities within a “diamond model” to ultimately select the best and most committed companies in the various categories as “Partner of the Year”. The criteria include the expertise a partner can demonstrate in relation to SAP services, as well as criteria such as innovation, services, sales sectors worked in, and the extent and activities in the various SAP “Lines of Business”. SAP partners who have received these awards have been working very closely with SAP for many years on projects, which in turn produces great advantages for customers. The evaluation is based on successful implementations and customer projects, proof of concepts, realized and SAP-related events, as well as demand-generation activities, among others.

Service provider for the Bertelsmann Stiftung and RTL Deutschland

Within the Bertelsmann Group alone, Arvato Systems is active in almost all corporate divisions as an SAP service partner and consultant, and actively drives the optimization of business-relevant IT processes of sister companies with its more than 400 SAP experts. For example, Arvato Systems supported the Bertelsmann Stiftung with an international team for the migration to the state-of-the-art ERP system SAP S/4HANA and thereby with the establishment of an important building block for the further digitization of all processes within the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Another example is the cooperation with RTL Deutschland: in just a few months, the IT service provider migrated a complex, global SAP system including countless modules to the Microsoft Azure Cloud for RTL. Arvato Systems, however, has proven itself as an SAP expert not only within the Group. The increasingly stronger presence in the external market is rewarded with positive customer feedback from companies, especially from the awarded industry areas. “Of course, the flagship projects which Arvato Systems implemented within the Bertelsmann Group have made a decisive contribution to achieving the award in these industry segments,” said Stephan Timme, Senior Vice President & Head of Service Industries and Member of the Management Board at SAP Germany. “I am very pleased that we were able to officially confirm the expertise and competence of Arvato Systems with this award.”  

Confirmation from analysts and media companies

For Arvato Systems, and especially the company’s entire SAP team, the award is a great recognition and also an incentive to further expand the excellent and trustful partnership with SAP in the future. “I am truly delighted about the level of intensity our partnership with SAP has achieved with this award and that both companies can create increasingly greater synergies,” said Max Ackermann, Head of Strategic Partner Management at Arvato Systems. “There is one more milestone that I am very proud of: in May, we received certification of our SAP outsourcing partnership for our SAP basic operations and SAP hosting solutions and services for the tenth consecutive year.” In past years, the SAP services and solutions expertise of Arvato Systems has also been confirmed by analysts and media companies. If you have any questions about the topic, please contact Max Ackermann of Arvato Systems at the e-mail address below