3. February 2017

It's Time: SAP Austria presents Partner Awards for 2016

On January 31, in the context of the annual SAP partner kick-off event, Rudi Richter, new CEO of SAP Österreich, Günther Patterer, head of Global Channels and General Business at SAP Österreich, and Gerhard Zeiner, Chief Operations Officer at SAP Österreich teamed up with Rinse Tamsma, Senior Vice President Global Partner Operations SAP Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE), to present the coveted SAP Partner Awards for the year 2016 in Studio 44 of the Austrian Lotteries.


Under the slogan “It's time”, the previous business year was reviewed. Rudi Richter and Günther Patterer stressed the strategic importance of working with the SAP partners and their extensive SAP product and solutions portfolio to support Austrian SMEs in the digitization of their business processes and to plan their initial access or relocation to the Cloud.

In a lively panel discussion on “new business models and revenue potential for SAP partners”, SAP managers Rinse Tamsma and Günther Patterer debated with confare CEO Michael Ghezzo and Klaus Schatz from KPMG Austria on the subject of where new business opportunities will arise in the future.

After the SAP Partner Awards ceremony, the stage routine of Ö3 comedian and cabaret artist Gernot Kulis brought the evening, which had focused on the business and networking talks of just under 200 guests, to a spectacular conclusion.

This year too, the partners with the best solutions for projects in 2016 were honored and a total of six Partner Awards presented. The SAP partners needed to meet an array of criteria for the popular awards: these included sustainably high quality in SAP projects, in particular in the Cloud and S/4 HANA fields, and positive assessments from customer surveys. The SAP partner ecosystem in Austria now features some 150 companies.

The winners of the different categories:


  1. SAP Partner of the Year 2016 for S/4 HANA
    SCC EDV-Beratung Aktiengesellschaft
  2. SAP Partner of the Year 2016 for HANA Cloud Platform (HCP)
    maihiro GmbH
  3. SAP Partner of the Year 2016 for New Customers
    Phoron Consulting GmbH
  4. SAP Partner of the Year 2016 for SAP Business One
    b1 consulting GmbH
  5. SAP Partner of the Year 2016 for Quality
    Scheer Austria GmbH
  6. SAP Partner of the Year 2016 for SAP Public Cloud Solutions
    B4B Solutions GmbH

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