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SAP Projects to Increase to Over 60 a Year / United VARs Worldwide Alliance

More powerful thanks to new legal entity for the global United VARs partner alliance / An increase to more than 60 client projects a year is expected / Enlargement through competence circles with new partners for SAP Business One und SAP Business ByDesign / United VARs partner Answerthink Inc. named »SAP Channel Partner of the Year 2011 North America«

Filderstadt, 02 February 2012 – With the founding of the limited liability partnership United VARs LLP in conjunction with the start of SAPPHIRE NOW in Madrid on 8 November 2011, what began in March 2006 as a strictly partner network of SAP consultancies has since assumed a vastly greater degree of weight and influence. »For the current year we expect to see a big gain to more than 60 SAP client projects involving all the world’s major commercial centres,« said United VARs LLP Director and Chairman Detlef Mehlmann (All for One Steeb). What’s more, the newly established controlling company will be drawing nearer to SAP geographically as well when it takes up its registered offices within the PartnerPort located directly at SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf in April 2012. »At the same time, we are also planning to introduce SAP Business ByDesign, which in particular will allow us to more selectively identify and pursue projects spanning the globe,« added Mehlmann. United VARs is one of the world’s largest alliances of SAP consultants, whose core members are the leading SAP software resellers within the small to mid-size enterprise (SME) segments in their respective countries. Together these 20 partner shareholders of United VARs LLP employ more than 4,000 SAP consultants in 57 countries, and generate an SAP-related sales volume in excess of $1.5 billion. »In order to expand our activities even further, we have also made plans to implement a multi-level member structure using what will be called competence circles. In this way, we will bring on board additional SAP Business One channel partners and SAP Business ByDesign solution resellers from across the world to extend our capabilities beyond the current focus on SAP Business All-in-One solutions,« explained Mehlmann. The kind of strength and influence originating from these United VARs partners is also demonstrated by Answerthink Inc. of Miami, Florida, which SAP recently named its »SAP Channel Partner of the Year 2011 North America«.