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SAP lines up first of six strategic partners

Satyam signed as first strategic partner for SAP in Middle East and North Africa region

IT services provider, Satyam Computer Services, has been named as SAP's first strategic services partner for the Middle East and North Africa region. The agreement is an extension of the companies' pre-existing alliance for business software solutions. Under the signing Satyam will be responsible for over 20% of the vendor's business across the MENA region.

The pair claims that through the partnership they hope to leverage opportunities that are becoming more frequent in end-to-end implementations, upgrades, migrations and a host of maintenance services.

"Building a vibrant customer-centric ecosystem is key to supporting our customers' business needs in the region," explained Sergio Maccotta, managing director of SAP Middle East and North Africa. "Satyam is a valued SAP partner and an integral contributor to SAP's global community of innovation."

The vendor revealed that it will also be selecting six other business partners from its list of global alliances to name as strategic service partners.

"The Middle East market is growing substantially and the timing of SAP MENA's formation is most appropriate. We, at Satyam Middle East, are privileged to be the first services partner and excited about the opportunities it brings to us," said Manojeet Chowdhury, head of Satyam's MENA operations.