Bluekey Software Solutions, the No.1 SAP Business One Partner in South Africa specialising in the implementation, consulting, support, and extension of SAP Business One, has once again won the prestigious SAP Business One Partner of the Year Award for 2011.
Paul Marketos, Director, collecting the SAP Businss One Partner of the year award
Bluekey, which started in 2004, has won this prestigious award every year since 2005. Adding the 2011 award to its trophy cabinet is testament to the company’s success and skills – further strengthening their position as the most successful SAP Business One Partner in Africa.
Their current African footprint extends throughout South Africa and up into Kenya and Tanzania, with further expansion into Africa expected. To date it has helped customers in 16 African countries become best-run businesses. With the greatest number of SAP-certified professionals, 100+ employees, more than 220 successful implementations, and director experience in excess of 70 years it anticipates helping many more.
According to the company’s Managing Director, Dennis Marketos, Bluekey has consistently focused on understanding business requirements and implementing the most appropriate, value-adding solutions rather than just selling and deploying software.
“Our emphasis is on delivering solutions that enable businesses to run more efficiently and more profitably. Rather than just getting systems up and running on time, we strive to ensure that our clients get a return on their investment in SAP Business One within 12 to 18 months.
“Coming up tops when being evaluated by SAP against strict criteria which include sales, financial stability, skills and expertise, and most importantly, customer references, validates that we are on the right track,” he says.
Bluekey’s Director, Paul Marketos adds: “Some vendor partner programmes serve primarily to rank resellers in terms of their contribution to sales. With this programme, the standards are set high across numerous areas, amongst which is feedback from customers.
“The number of happy customers is telling of a company’s commitment to adding meaningful value to clients’ businesses. For us, it goes beyond sales and the product. It is the combination of the product, our industry expertise and experience, local industry knowledge and people on the ground that gives us the edge.
“While we are thrilled to have received this award again, we are by no means complacent and remain as committed as ever to delivering world-class solutions and real value to our clients in Africa,” he concludes.
Bluekey specialises in making SME’s best-run businesses through the sales, implementation, and support of SAP Business One throughout Africa. Bluekey is headquartered in Johannesburg and has branches in Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Bluekey is Africa’s largest SAP Business One provider, a SAP-certified Gold Partner and SAP Africa Partner of the year for SAP Business One 7 years in a row (2005 – 2011), and SAP EMEA Pinnacle Award winner.
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Bluekey Software Solutions, the leading Gold SAP Business One partner, has received multiple awards from SAP at the SAP 2010 Channel Partner Awards ceremony at the Sandton Sun on November 16, 2011.
Bluekey, which has grown its African SAP Business One footprint beyond South Africa and Kenya, and into Tanzania; has once again shown its dominance in the SME Channel Partner category (SAP Business One).
The rapidly expanding company, now with branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), had previously won the SAP Business One Partner of the year award in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, as well as the SAP Pinnacle Award in 2008.
For the year 2010, SAP recognised Bluekey with the following channel partner awards:
- Bluekey South Africa and Bluekey Kenya collectively won the SAP Business One Partner of the year for Africa
- Martin Robinson (Bluekey Business Development Manager) won the SAP Business One Most Successful Salesperson in Africa award.
“SAP awards are granted to leading SAP partners that have excelled in enhancing the customer experience by teaming with SAP to help them address critical issues such as accelerating innovation and improving return on investment”, says Dennis Marketos, Managing Director of Bluekey Software Solutions.
“Amongst all channel partners in Africa, this is the Partner that has delivered overall consistency and predictability measured by revenue, customer satisfaction and demand generation. This is a great all-round performance,” says Pankaj Pema, Head of SAP Business One Africa.
Bluekey said it was very proud to receive recognition for its efforts, which could not be achieved without the commitment and perseverance of its dedicated team, and support from its loyal customers.
“Bluekey is always looking for new and innovative offerings to help drive efficiencies for its customers. We knew when we picked SAP Business One as our product of choice that we were backing a winner. SAP Business One is a great platform for driving innovation and developing efficiencies in the SME market”, concludes Marketos.
ABOUT SAP BUSINESS ONE
SAP Business One is an affordable and easy-to-use business management software solution designed specifically for small and midsize businesses (SME’s). It enables you to manage your critical business functions in a single integrated business management system. With SAP Business One, you can instantly access complete and up-to-the-minute business information, so you can respond to customers faster and grow your business more profitably.
SAP Business One helps you bring sales, financial management, banking, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management, and customer relationship management all under one flexible, responsive system.
Bluekey Software Solutions utilise the latest SAP Business One technology to unify accounting, finance, logistics, production, CRM and other key business processes. The value proposition is that successful implementation of SAP Business One gives owners of SME’s better control and visibility, and drives efficiency, profitability and growth.
We love our partners. They’re out there every day, promoting Valogix, becoming supply chain experts and selling our software. We like to recognize the best of the best from time to time.
For two years in a row, Inforum in Latin America has topped our list. Not only do they close 20 sales a year, they are completely self-sufficient and conduct their own demos and implementations. They also assist in the sales and implementation process with other partners across Latin America. But, the biggest reason has to be that on their website, on the Valogix tab under Solutions they say that Valogix is “LIBERACIÒN DE MUCHO EFECTIVO.” I don’t know what that means but it sounds really cool.
In South Africa, Valogix awarded Bluekey for their commitment to training their consultants and sales staff to be able to conduct their own demos and implementations. As a result, Bluekey consistently uses the Valogix value proposition to lead SAP Business One sales and has closed 7 Valogix sales. We also thought anyone who has to chase lions out of their backyards deserved an award.
So by this point, I know you’re wondering to yourself, “how do I get a Valogix partner award?” We’ve defined a few keys for making your company stand out from the rest. Sharpen your pencils and take notes:
Valogix defines the keys for a successful partnership as:
- Being a supply chain expert
- Promote Valogix through various channels
- Invest in training for staff and consultants to be self-supporting