Soltius Sees New Opportunities for New Zealand Businesses with SAP Cloud Offerings

Local partner looks for growth for customers and itself through cloud solutions

Long-time SAP partner Soltius is gearing up to deliver SAP’s unified cloud portfolio, which will be introduced in New Zealand next week.

"SAP’s complete cloud offering will soon be available in New Zealand as a unified portfolio," says Nick Mulcahy, Soltius’ general manager – futures. "This means that New Zealand companies of all sizes will have access to world-class business tools and templates that allow them to manage their businesses and compete effectively, both here and in international markets."

"The introduction of SAP’s extensive cloud solutions in a unified portfolio means that Soltius can grow in areas that were previously unavailable to us," Mulcahy, adds. "We are in the process of taking on additional staff and will look to employ people with the new skills needed to introduce SAP’s cloud offerings to a wider market and support new customers."

Soltius was SAP’s first implementation partner in New Zealand and has traditionally focused on supporting SAP implementations in some of New Zealand’s largest organisations, as well as implementing SAP for large mid-market organisations as a reseller of the software. While these remain core markets for Soltius, the company recognises the opportunity represented by SAP’s cloud offerings and is already planning growth in new areas.

Survey findings by the Oxford Economics research programme found that small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) around the world are making major changes to their business models, products and go-to-market strategies. The survey of 2,100 executives from SMEs in 21 countries shows that SMEs believe they are equipped to compete with larger firms and have some clear advantages over them.

"Cloud computing offers SMEs access to reliable and scalable infrastructure resources, configurable platforms and rich applications that can be consumed on an as-a-service basis," Mucahy says. "This deployment method offers SMEs the opportunity to enhance IT capabilities in a way they previously could not, helping them better serve their customers, better work with their suppliers and attract, develop and retain staff."

About Soltius
Formed in 1996, Soltius was the first SAP implementation partner in New Zealand. The company has offices in Wellington and Auckland and currently employs more than 90 full-time staff. It has one of the largest SAP consulting teams in New Zealand covering the full range of strategic, functional and technical SAP requirements.

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 238,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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Perry Manross, Tel: +61 2 9935 4503, E: perry.manross@sap.com
Gavin Ogden, Tel: +64 9 303 3862, E: gavino@botica.co.nz

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