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May 05, 2020

United VARs Network Receives 2020 SAP® Pinnacle Award: Global Platinum Reseller of the Year

MIAMI, FL – May 5, 2020 – Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group and member of United VARs, is excited to announce that United VARs has received a 2020 SAP® Pinnacle Award as the Global Platinum Reseller of the Year, recognizing its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner.

SAP presents these awards annually to the top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better. Winners and finalists in 34 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback, and performance indicators.

United VARs was established in 2006 by All for One Steeb AG and Seidor S.A, Barcelona with six SAP resellers in 10 countries. Today it consists of 50 market-leading valued added resellers (VARs) operating in over 90 countries, serving as a powerful one-stop provider for the SAP activities of its global clients.

United VARs addresses the requirements of multinational implementation projects by offering one integrated project team with global project management responsibility. The concept is designed around the best-of-breed strategy from the local market leader with a profound knowledge of the country, market and culture, which results in a delivered solution that optimizes business processes, reduce costs, and complements business strategies.

“Answerthink is proud to be a partner in this prestigious group.  Over the years this unparalleled network has provided a portfolio of SAP solutions, services and local support globally for projects in over 100 countries,” said John McGrath, a United VARs director and the managing director of Answerthink.

From more than 21,000 partners worldwide, only 27 partners were chosen to receive an SAP Pinnacle Award for their commitment to value creation, exponential growth, and simplification. These outstanding partners demonstrate the ability to understand customers’ business needs, deliver unmatched value, offer solutions that reduce complexity, and help every customer become a best-run business.

SAP Pinnacle Awards shine a spotlight on SAP’s partners’ remarkable contributions, acknowledging their dedication to teamwork, innovative approach and capacity to challenge what is possible to help customers achieve their goals.

 

About Answerthink

Answerthink is a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), an SAP platinum partner that develops and offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One solutions, industry-specific software, business intelligence, cloud solutions, implementation, hosting, services, support and training packaged solutions. By leveraging the best practices database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink helps clients improve performance and maximize returns on SAP software investments. For more information, please visit: www.answerthink.com.

 

About The Hackett Group, Inc.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm to global companies, offering digital transformation including robotic process automation and enterprise cloud application implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics, working capital management and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle and SAP practices.

The Hackett Group has completed nearly 18,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 90% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the DAX 30 and 59% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, best practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group’s clients and partners to achieve world-class performance.

 

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About United Vars

United VARs is a leading alliance of SAP solution providers for the midmarket. It consists of 50 market-leading VARs (Value Added Resellers) operating in over 90 countries, with 10,000 certified SAP consultants serving over 8,000 customers worldwide. To ensure the best possible service for SAP customers, potential member companies of United VARs must research and consult with SAP to ensure that they are among the best in their region For more information, please visit: www.united-vars.com.

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