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Global SAP Services through United VARs LLP / Power and Performance Booster

Strong growth signal: Global partner network becomes legal entity / Powerful marketing, sales and co-ordination platform / Wide range of services on site in 57 countries / More than 4,500 SAP consultants / Alliance sales volume of more than $1.5 billion / Headquarters within the SAP PartnerPort in Walldorf / Seeking SAP Global Partner status

Filderstadt, 14 November 2011 – Regarding the acquisition of Steeb Anwendungssysteme GmbH, All for One Midmarket AG, which holds a leading position as an SAP full-service provider in the German-language region, also enhances the strength and effectiveness of its products and services that can be provided to its global customer base. In conjunction with the start of SAPPHIRE NOW, in Madrid, the limited liability partnership United VARs LLP was established on 8 November 2011. This move gives the alliance, which had its beginnings in March 2006 as the United VARs partner network, a powerful marketing, sales and co-ordination platform that will not only enhance the globally co-ordinated service and support provided to established clients, but also promote the acquisition of new international client projects. And it will bring United VARs and SAP locations closer together. This is why United VARs LLP plans to have its registered offices within the PartnerPort at SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf starting in January 2012.United VARs is one of the world’s largest alliances of SAP consultants. Its 22 partner members, which share in the funding of the newly established United VARs LLP, employ more than 4,000 SAP consultants in 57 countries, including all of the world’s major commercial centres of the manufacturing industry. The partners together represent an SAP solutions related sales volume of over $1.5 billion. The members of this alliance are all leading SAP software resellers within the small to mid-size enterprise (SME) segments in their respective countries. They differ markedly from other SAP partners in the amount of regularly generated software licensing revenues, and the number and scope of newly acquired SAP implementation projects. As a result, most have earned Gold Partner status as part of the SAP PartnerEdge programme.Three member board: All for One, Seidor, CrysalisThe management structure of this newly formed United VARs LLP consists of a three member board of directors comprising Detlef Mehlmann (All for One Midmarket AG, Filderstadt / Germany), Alejandro Daniel O'Davoren (Seidor S.A., Barcelona / Spain) and Tomas Fertig (Crysalis Consulting Mexico S.A. de C.V., Huixquilucan / Mexico), along with a steering committee for the five regions of North & South America, DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Central Europe, EMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia Pacific, as well as one representative from the global SAP organisation. The guiding principle of United VARs LLP is to serve and support small to mid-size SAP users on site and across the globe through strong local consulting firms using uniform operating and quality standards, and to do this in their local language and in accordance with local legal requirements. In most cases clients will continue to contract directly with the respective United VARs partners. In addition to United VARs initially SAP Business All-in-One focus the alliance is having to become open for SAP Business One channel partners and SAP Business ByDesign solution resellers and is also seeking a SAP Global Partner status. Eric Duffaut, president, global ecosystem and channels, SAP: »Today’s successful SMEs are innovative, entrepreneurial and flexible. They are sometimes cross industries, and often have expansion and growth plans beyond their local market. They require a multi-industry and/or multi-country end-to-end support infrastructure, which United VARs is able to provide. United VARs promotes a full SME portfolio approach to cater to customers’ heterogeneous expectations regarding different deployment options, deep vertical depth, and the implementation expertise to provide customers with a ‘best fit’ solution. Further, as one of the largest alliance of SAP consultants for the midmarket, United VARs continues to be a leading voice in the SAP Ecosystem bringing innovation of our entire SME portfolio – SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One and SAP Business ByDesign – as well as our analytics solutions and mobility platform to customers.«Detlef Mehlmann, All for One Midmarket AG and Chairman of the United VARs LLP Board of Directors: »Even in its set up as just a partner network, United VARs already won and successfully implemented many SAP projects among internationally operating small and mid-size companies over the past five years and regularly generated outstanding results. For us as a United VARs partner, it is both an extra special challenge and a great pleasure to form United VARs LLP into not only one of the world’s largest, but also globally most powerful co-operations of leading SAP partners«.United VARs LLP (in alphabetical order)
ABM Global Solutions Inc., with seat in Makati City, Philippines
All for One Midmarket AG, with seat in Filderstadt, Germany
ATOS COVICS Business Solutions Co. Ltd., with seat in Shanghai, China
Augusta Reeves Group, with seat in Paris, France
BCS Business Consulting Services Ltd., with seat in Budapest, Hungary
Biztech & Ektimo Inc., with seat in Seoul, South Korea
Crysalis Consulting Mexico S.A. de C.V., with seat in Huixquilucan, Mexico
CSI Ltd., with seat in Leeds, England
Elsys Bilgi Sistemleri A.S., with seat in Istanbul, Turkey
Headstart OY, with seat in Espoo, Finland
ICM.S srl, with seat in Villorba, Italy
IKT Holding, with seat in Moscow, Russia
Implema AB, with seat in Bromma, Sweden
IPS Co. Ltd., with seat in Kobe, Japan
Ctac N.V., with seat in s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Oxygen Business Solutions Ltd., with seat in Melbourne, Australia
Process Partner AG, with seat in St. Gallen, Switzerland
S&T System Integration & Technology Distribution AG, with seat in Vienna, Austria
ERP Concept Ltd., with seat in Sofia, Bulgaria
SEAL Infotech Ltd., with seat in Hyderabad, India
Seidor S.A., with seat in Barcelona, Spain
The Hackett Group, Inc. dba Answerthink Inc., with seat in Miami, USA