(PRWEB) April 19, 2007
SAP has named Sapphire as one of the first UK SAP Gold Partners following Sapphire's early adoption of the PartnerEdge program.
Ian Caswell, Managing Director at Sapphire, says, "We are of course extremely pleased to be an SAP Gold Partner -- not least because it enables us to provide the highest level of service and support to our customers thereby ensuring them exceptional value. We pride ourselves on being market leaders dedicated to giving our customers the best possible service and being one of the first Value Added Resellers awarded SAP Gold Partners is testament to this."
He goes on to say "Our Product Development team has done some great work in creating SAP add-on solutions that our customers require and everyone at Sapphire is delighted that their efforts are being recognised. This new status will afford Sapphire and our customers the greatest benefits available from SAP which can only be a good thing for all concerned."
A recent independent research report by Gartner Inc. states, "SAP's PartnerEdge channel program is visionary and well-planned from both the vendor and partner perspective". Dataquest Insight stated that: "SAP's PartnerEdge sets a new standard for innovation in channel development for the small-and-midsize-business application market. Execution at the operational level will be challenging and will ultimately decide the program's success or failure." In addition, the report went on to say that in the SME application space the program will be a "major competitive differentiator."