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SAP honors EY with two prestigious Excellence Awards 2017 for Safeguarded Quality and for Growth

London, 20 February 2017

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EY is the proud recipient of two distinguished Partner Excellence Awards 2017 from SAP. The awards are:

  • SAP EMEA Partner Excellence Award 2017 for Safeguarded Quality
  • SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2017 for Partner Growth

The two awards were presented by SAP (NYSE: SAP) to the top performing SAP collaborators in Europe, Middle East and Africa and North America regions that have made outstanding contributions to driving customers’ digital transformation. In collaboration with SAP, recipients of this year’s awards helped customers use SAP solutions to adopt innovation, generate positive results rapidly, grow sustainably and operate more efficiently.

Commenting on the EMEA award, Markus Heinen, EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, SAP Leader, says:

“We are thrilled to receive this award as it confirms our commitment to continue growing our cutting-edge SAP consulting services organization and it speaks to the strength of our strategic alliance with SAP. The award is testament to our hard work and we look forward to delivering more to clients and reaching new heights each year.”

Commenting on the North America award, Michael Yadgar, EY Americas SAP Leader, says:

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious award as it is evidence that clients value EY’s ability to support business transformation using SAP’s latest solutions. EY’s technical capability combined with a comprehensive, business-led perspective allows us to address issues related to all aspects of an organization. The result speaks for itself — SAP has rated EY the leader in growth specific to S/4HANA® and cloud.”

Nominations for the SAP Partner Excellence Awards were based on internal SAP sales data, selected from its wide-ranging partner base. A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners in each category according to numerous criteria, such as sales achievement and performance. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including overall sales, innovation, technology, services and solution-specific areas.

Arlen Shenkman, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Ecosystem, SAP, says:

“I am delighted to congratulate EY for receiving both of the awards. EY demonstrates tremendous commitment to our alliance and has generated terrific momentum in delivering value to our joint customers. We look forward to working closely with our partners to grow their opportunities with SAP and deliver the promise of digital transformation to our customers.”

As part of our ongoing alliance with SAP, EY recently launched EY Agile Business – Finance Transformation, a comprehensive service that builds on the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Finance software and is designed to help CFOs and others in the finance function to better realize the benefits of advanced technologies that include in-memory and cloud-based computing, as well as an enhanced user experience.

Notes to Editors

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit

This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients.

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