This morning we announced that Capgemini had received the SAP Pinnacle Award as SAP HANA Adoption Partner of the Year. You can read the full press release here.

I spoke to Capgemini SAP UK lead Gary James about what this meant for the Capgemini SAP team here in the UK. He said:
Gary James - SAP - CapgeminiObviously we are very proud to win the HANA Adoption Partner of the Year award for 2014 because it validates our investments made so far, the quality of the projects delivered with our customers and underpins our position as thought leaders in this critical technology for all SAP customers moving forward. The HANA Adoption award recognises not just collaborative selling or customer satisfaction but a combination of all factors that deliver a highly successful outcome for customers, SAP and Capgemini.
 
Capgemini has led the market, particularly in the retail sector, through innovative HANA solutions and engagements with some of the UK’s most well-known retail brands. These engagements have significantly contributed to Capgemini’s selection for this award and they prove that Capgemini sees HANA as more than just a fast, new database.
 
We recognised early on that a new wave of customer benefits not only from faster reporting, but also new and enhanced applications, and new customer insights driven by HANA. Through our on-going collaboration with SAP, it’s exciting to see these benefits being delivered.
 
Looking forward we see this as just the start. We have only just scratched the surface and we look forward to continuing to develop SAP HANA with our customers in the future.

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