SAP, a provider of many enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and treasury and financial management tools, has strengthened its links with Atos, an international IT services company, after signing a global value-added reseller (VAR) agreement.
Atos is now authorised to resell SAP products, services and support through a single global framework. As a global VAR of SAP Atos effectively becomes a one-stop provider of SAP solutions because of the deal.
The French headquartered IT services firm, which provides business process outsourcing (BPO) and other services in the payment arena and elsewhere, is now one of only three SAP partners participating in the global VAR program.
The deal capitalises on a 30 year relationship and leverages Atos’ existing status as an SAP channel partner, SAP global services partner and SAP-certified provider of application management and hosting services. With seven dedicated service centres, Atos already has expertise delivering application management services in support of SAP solutions worldwide.
“As our latest global VAR, Atos has transformed itself from a high-growth local reseller to a global, relevant partner that has strengthened its SAP expertise through deep investment,” said Eric Duffaut, president, ecosystem and channels at SAP. “This new level of cooperation will enable Atos and SAP to broaden our successful partnership and deliver increased value to customers. It will also open new opportunities for SAP, allowing us to benefit from Atos’ unique business technologist worldview.”