SAP America, Bearing Point help clients improve enterprise performance

by Editor 12/11/2008 2:51:00 PM
BearingPoint, Inc., one of the world's largest management and technology consulting firms, today announced the signing of a new go-to-market agreement with SAP America, Inc. that will focus on helping customers better manage enterprise performance and proactively mitigate risk.

Under the new agreement, the two companies have established a go-to-market program that combines BearingPoint's experience in helping clients across all industries address their most pressing business and technology challenges with SAP's worldwide leadership in business software. In addition, BearingPoint, an SAP services partner, will offer services in support of “Office of the CFO” in North America.

Through this agreement, the companies will focus on helping chief financial officers (CFOs) optimize the information value chain with stronger, integrated performance and risk management measures using SAP® solutions for enterprise performance management and SAP solutions for governance, risk, and compliance (SAP solutions for GRC). Additionally, the companies will help chief information officers (CIOs) to implement SAP solutions for enterprise performance management and SAP solutions for GRC on top of a foundation of comprehensive, accurate enterprise data using the SAP NetWeaver® Master Data Management (SAP NetWeaver MDM) component of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform.

“This announcement underscores BearingPoint's commitment to help businesses harness the power of technology to drive performance and deliver meaningful, measurable results,” said Brian Snarzyk, executive vice president of Global Solutions for BearingPoint. “We're in tune with the 'stay awake' issues of executives and decision makers. Through this initiative, we'll be offering horizontal and vertical tailored, scalable SAP solutions and approaches to address tough business challenges.”

BearingPoint will augment its sales efforts for SAP applications with industry-specific marketing, targeted at the U.S. utilities, oil & gas, life sciences, retail, communications and media industries.

“BearingPoint and SAP share a long history of partnering together to support our customers' success,” said Stephen Spears, senior vice president, Office of the CEO, SAP Americas. “This agreement formalizes a focused effort to leverage BearingPoint's thought leadership and experience in areas of risk and information management and SAP's broad portfolio of unified performance optimization and risk applications. Together SAP and BearingPoint will help customers consolidate data to expose, manage and respond to an increasingly wide range of potential risks facing companies today.”

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