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Welcome to the "Select Partners" Blog. In this blog, we will feature the partners that provide outstanding SAP services that are relevant to visitors. Jon Reed specifically selects these partners for their excellence in a particular aspect of the SAP marketplace.
Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) Print E-mail

paclogo.jpgPartner Name: Pierre Audoin Consultants
Specialization: Global SAP Market Research and Analysis
Reason for Selection: PAC is a analyst firm with a global reach that has a real drive to excel in the SAP space. The team at PAC, based in 15 countries, has helped me to get a better grasp of international SAP market trends. You can read some of PAC's analysis in their Feeding the SAP Ecosytem blog. I am pleased to be an regular contributor to this blog, and you can find some exclusive content of mine there. Recently I was named a "PAC Fellow" to formalize my contributions to the PAC SAP Services Research Practice. I have served as the lead writer on a recent SAP BO market report for PAC - see the webinar replay where we presented our findings from that report. We've made a page on where you can view highlights from my PAC SAP blog entries and click on direct links for each one.

There are a number of analyst firms that serve the SAP community, but to me, PAC is different. Whenever I see the PAC team at SAP trade shows, they bring an international sensibility and a collaborative attitude with them. PAC has great information, but they also have some fire in the belly - something I like to think we have at as well. Look for more collaborations between and PAC going forward.  

Panaya: SaaS-Driven SAP Solutions Print E-mail

Panaya_logo_Small.JPGPartner Name: Panaya
Specialization: Cloud-based SAP solutions for streamlining SAP upgrades and support pack installation.
Reason for Selection: Panaya is creating a different level of value for SAP customers around major "pain points," and doing it in a collaborative way that emphasizes content sharing with the SAP community. 

I'm pleased to announce Panaya has joined the ranks of's partners. Panaya is offering a new kind of value to SAP customers during a time when every dollar spent on ERP projects must count. There are several things that impress me about Panaya and led me to this partnership: first, their solutions for SAP upgrades, SAP support packages, and ABAP code cleansing are all cloud-based. No client side installation they even provide prospects with a summary "audit" of their potential code problems at no cost. Second, like, Panaya is committed to offering real content and data on SAP trends to the SAP community as a whole (scroll down for links to some great stuff they have put out). Third, Panaya is looking to solve SAP user problems in a collaborative way. You'll see Panaya on Twitter and LinkedIn, and Panaya's team are frequent speakers at SAP events.

Too many vendors in the SAP world are still marketing to the community, rather than sharing important content with the community. Panaya gets this distinction. I've already collaborated with Panaya on some of these content sharing projects, and more are in the works.

Foote Partners: SAP Salary Surveys and SAP Skills Pay Data Print E-mail

foote.jpgPartner Name: Foote Partners
Specialization: Skills-Based SAP (and IT) Salary Surveys
Reason for Selection: Foote Partners has the most innovative and reliable skills-based SAP salary date in the market today. They have excellent free sample material and the actual SAP salary reports are best-in-class.

I have had the opportunity to get to know David Foote and his unique methodology for compiling SAP Salary Survey information over the course of the last couple of years. David is a real asset to SAP professionals and project teams because he is able to get to the heart of the skills that companies are paying a premium for. Without that knowledge, you can't succeed as a consultant, nor can you succeed in recruiting (and retaining) the right people for your project.

February 2009 update: Special Foote Partners "free SAP skills report" offer to readers! Listen to our most recent SAP skills and pay trend podcast with David Foote and enter their lottery to win one of five *FREE* 2009 SAP Salary+Skills Pay Survey reports (list price $2,000 - $2,500) that will be drawn daily during the week of March 2, 2009. Those who don't win the survey will still qualify for a 25 percent discount on purchases of any U.S. or Canadian edition of this report.

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Partner Name: Auritas
Specialization: ERP Project Management and SAP Consulting Services
Reason for Selection: Best-in-class SAP Lifecycle Management and BI services, excellent webcasts on data archiving and related topics.

Auritas offers ERP project management and SAP consulting services. Auritas stood out to me for a couple of reasons: first, they offer great webcasts on topics pertaining to SAP data archiving. Unlike many webcasts of this kind, I found theirs to be well-attended, and for good reason. The topics covered were based on practical implementation tips and their Q and A sessions were lengthy and helpful. I was also impressed because Auritas doesn't just offer services - they present their ERP services within their own methodology for approaching SAP Information Lifecycle Management.

Auritas currently has some exciting career opportunities in BI/BW and related areas. Check out their career page here.

B2B Workforce Print E-mail

b2b_mark2.gifPartner Name: B2B Workforce
Specialization: SAP Project Augmentation with Senior SAP Consultants
Reason for Selection: B2B Workforce is one of four SAP Premier Partners and is one of the best entry points for senior independent SAP consultants on high profile SAP projects.

I have worked with many of the Principals at B2B Workforce for more than a decade. In my opinion, B2B Workforce is the ideal option for senior independent SAP consultants who want to get access to the best SAP projects in the country while retaining their independence. Through SAP and their Tier One partners, B2B Workforce has powerful connections into the most cutting edge SAP projects out there.

One of the things I like most about B2B Workforce is that they don't pressure consultants to become full time employees. Over time, you can qualify for their benefits and rewards plans if you want, but B2B Workforce is one of the firms that has really figured out how to keep connected to consultants without giving them a constant sales pitch to join them on a salaried basis. If you have strong SAP project experience and you want to be in the loop with B2B Workforce's latest consulting openings, use their become a consultant page.


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