The Deloitte global network signed a global value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with SAP. The deal will permit participating Deloitte member firms to resell SAP products and product maintenance support services under a single global framework.
The audit, tax consulting and financial advisory firm said the agreement means member firms will be able to offer more complete business solutions that include software and maintenance.
Deloitte consulting's enterprise applications practice Australian national leader, Peter Ryan, said the new agreement enables participating member firms to license SAP software directly to clients.
"Australian businesses are increasingly looking for a greater return from the investment they have made in their finance systems. This transaction boosts Deloitte Australia's technology capability, ensuring the firm is one of the leading providers of SAP skills nationally."
Deloitte is one of only a few SAP partners participating in the global VAR program. The German company apparently has very specific requirements such as global coverage, reseller capabilities and SAP services.
Deloitte's global VAR agreement with SAP adds to its existing relationship SAP and its strategic alliance program. The firm claims its member firms' worldwide practices dedicated to SAP solutions totals more than 11,000 practitioners in over 135 countries.
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