Pragmatek Announces New Vice President for Analytics and SAP Services

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Karthik Palanisamy is vice president for analytics and SAP services at Pragmatek, a Twin Cities-based management consulting firm. Palanisamy has worked with business leaders on leveraging analytic solutions, aligning business and IT strategy, and providing direction for new technology support, such as SAP's in-memory technology called HANA.

Karthik Palanisamy has joined Pragmatek, a Twin Cities-based management consulting firm, as vice president for analytics and SAP services.

Palanisamy is a strategic thinker and astute in planning, program development and execution. Clients will gain a strong partner in bridging the gaps between business strategy, processes and people.

Pragmatek announces that Karthik Palanisamy has joined the Twin Cities-based management consulting firm as vice president for analytics and SAP services. Most recently, he was senior managing director of analytics at GROM Associates, Inc.

In his new role, Palanisamy will work with C-level leaders to assess business needs and performance gaps, and create strategies to bridge those gaps with appropriate solutions. Further, he will oversee the delivery of these solutions to ensure goals are met.

Palanisamy brings more than 21 years of proven leadership qualities to Pragmatek. These include building and managing global teams, team development, and providing service to a global customer base. He has 15 years of business and technical experience, with an emphasis on strategic planning and project leadership in the areas of business intelligence and ERP implementation in SAP and other platforms.

At GROM, he assisted clients with analytics solutions through deep understanding of their business strategy and challenges. Prior to that, he was senior director of enterprise decision support and business relationship management for The Schwan Food Company. In that role, he worked with business leaders on leveraging analytics solutions, aligning business and IT strategy, and providing direction for new technology support, such as SAP’s in-memory technology called HANA.

“Palanisamy is a strategic thinker and astute in planning, program development and execution,” says Steve Bloom, Pragmatek’s CEO. “We believe clients will gain a strong partner in bridging the gaps between business strategy, processes and people.”

A frequent speaker at SAP-sponsored conferences, such as SAPPHIRE and BI conference, Palanisamy is adept at sharing his expertise and experience in business intelligence strategy and analytics with business and technology audiences alike. The Project Management Institute has accredited him as a project management professional (PMP).

Pragmatek is a Twin Cities-based management consulting firm that develops strategic partnerships with its clients to achieve significant payoffs: increases in revenue, net profit margin, earnings, productivity, on-time delivery, and more. Pragmatek’s leadership and experience helps companies to improve issues such as overall ERP and supply chain inefficiencies, order-to-cash processes and best practices. The result: Aligning people, processes and IT investments for greater customer service and ROI. This alignment while standardizing business processes includes implementing new SAP software. For more information, visit http://www.pragmatek.com.

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