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Fujitsu Receives 2012 SAP® Pinnacle Award

Munich, April 19, 2012


News facts

  • Fujitsu receives 2012 SAP Pinnacle award in the category Technology Innovator of the Year
  • Prestigious global partner awards presented to “Best of the Best” SAP partners delivering outstanding value to customers across wide variety of categories
  • SAP award recognizes Fujitsu’s commitment to SAP HANA platform



Fujitsu today announced it is the recipient of a 2012 SAP® Pinnacle award in the “Technology Innovator of the Year” category. The award recognizes Fujitsu’s technology partnership with SAP

and further underlines Fujitsu’s commitmentto widening overall availability of the powerful in-memory computing technology from SAP AG.

 

SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP) and driving customer success. Winners were selected based on over 150 nominations in 22 categories received from partners and SAP employees.

 

The SAP Pinnacle awards recognize the leading SAP partners across a wide variety of categories, including resellers, OEMs, sustainability, technology, support, services and outsourcing. They underscore SAP’s commitment to a sound ecosystem strategy, which SAP recognizes as a key driver in delivering unmatched value to customers and enabling SAP to reach its business goals.

 

Business Benefits

The award recognizes Fujitsu’s position as a technology innovator providing customers with an eco-system of datacenter solutions based around the SAP HANA platform. The most-recent addition to Fujitsu’s growing portfolio of solutions in support of SAP HANA was announced earlier in March: the world’s first certified, ready-to-run appliance for SAP® Business One, analytics powered by SAP HANA®.

 

Fujitsu and SAP have a long and successful history of collaboration to deliver innovative solutions that help streamline and enhance customers' business operations in SAP environments. Fujitsu already provides a broad choice of offerings in support of SAP HANA leaving headroom for future growth. As a total solution, Fujitsu’s end-to-end service concept supports the SAP HANA platform, helping customers meet the mission-critical operating requirements of today’s datacenters, with support for high-availability, backup and restore functionality, and dual-site disaster recovery.


SAP HANA has been designed for non-disruptive integration into SAP environments. Customers can benefit from fast implementation due to pre-installed delivery on a SAP-certified Fujitsu platform configuration to run SAP HANA. This is backed by a comprehensive service portfolio that includes integration and managed services, solution support up to business analytics consulting.

 

As a recipient of a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award, Fujitsu will also participate in the SAP Leadership Forum at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando, Florida, US from May 14 – 16. Visit Fujitsu at SAPPHIRE NOW, where it will be exhibiting in booth number 319.

 

Supporting quotes

Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP

“As a winner of a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award, we recognize and congratulate Fujitsu for its outstanding achievement in delivering strong value to our mutual customers and for its commitment to partnering with SAP. SAP has chosen to be an open innovator, with customers’ success as the ultimate goal. Through close collaboration with our expanding partner ecosystem, SAP provides customers with choice and value second to none. Together, we help our customers adopt innovations easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and ultimately run better with SAP solutions.”

 

Fujitsu SAP HANA customer Mr. Toru Nakajima, Associate Officer and General Manager of Information Technology Promotion Division, Mitsui & Co. Ltd

“We greatly value Fujitsu's early leadershipin support of SAP HANA,as well as Fujitsu's capabilities in providing global support for our IT platforms, and we intend to continue to work with Fujitsu in this area in the future. With the global cooperation from the team at Fujitsu, we have already begun implementing this technology, and look forward to continuing to work with Fujitsu to achieve our mutual objectives."

 

Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice-President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions

“The award from SAP underlines Fujitsu’s commitment to co-innovate with SAP in widening overall availability of the powerful in-memory computing technology. Just in March this year, Fujitsu has announced the world’s first certified, ready-to-run appliance for SAP® Business One, analytics powered by SAP HANA® delivering the benefits of the SAP HANA platform to small businesses and midsize enterprises. Furthermore we introduced an SAP-certified platform configuration to run SAP HANA last year.”

 

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Press Contact

Fujitsu Technology Solutions

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Corporate Communications Team
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Email: laura.bonamici@ts.fujitsu.com

 

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About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

 

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.

 

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