“We are very proud to receive this prestigious SAP partner award – we invested early on with SAP on the SAP HANA platform, and this recognition acknowledges our leadership and market successes around SAP HANA,” said Olivier Sévillia, CEO, Application Services Continental Europe and Member of the Group Management Board of Capgemini. “We have built very strong capabilities including a dedicated centre-of-excellence, as well as differentiated assets such as Extreme Applications for Retail and our portfolio of Path industry solutions that are now available on SAP HANA.”

Leveraging its strong global network for SAP HANA, Capgemini has delivered numerous SAP HANA-based projects globally and has a comprehensive portfolio of service offerings to provide the value of SAP HANA to its customers, including services around analytics, big data and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. It is one of the leaders in a number of projects involving SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA and has a range of industry-specific “Path” solutions, which Capgemini has migrated to SAP HANA. Capgemini has also created Extreme Applications for Retail, which is part of its Ready2Series Intellectual Property portfolio of solutions, a strong differentiator for retail companies looking to adopt the SAP HANA platform.

“Together with our partners – who are co-innovating with us, reselling and implementing our solutions – we offer choice and deliver transformational value to our joint customers of all sizes,” said Rodolpho Cardenuto, president, Global Partner Operations, SAP. “Partners like Capgemini are our force multipliers, and today, more than ever, they are essential to our customers’ success. We congratulate Capgemini for its outstanding partnership with SAP and well-deserved 2014 SAP Pinnacle award.”

Also shortlisted as a finalist for the new Customers’ Choice Award category this year, Capgemini has a long-standing relationship with SAP, and has more than 15,900 practitioners focused on SAP solutions globally. It has developed numerous industry, business solutions and accelerators for services from SAP and has one of the broadest offerings of services globally for SAP solutions, including design, build, run, and operate services.

The SAP Pinnacle awards shine a spotlight on SAP’s partners’ remarkable work, recognising their intelligence and their capacity to challenge what is possible to help customers run better. Award winners will be formally recognised at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla., June 3-5.