“The clock is ticking in the SAP market.”
Those are the words from a new article in the Danish IT magazine Computerworld, announcing the best SAP integrators in Denmark. GP Strategies came in second out of 100 Top SAP Integrators.
They are of course referring to one of the biggest challenges facing SAP customers these days, namely the emerging deadline for moving from SAP on premise to cloud. SAP has announced that all maintenance on the old system stops in 2025. As SAP is moving in a far more user-friendly direction, we have seen a shift of paradigms when it comes to technical knowledge.
The old way of viewing technical competences is disappearing from the market, as technical outsourcing is becoming less common, and the demand for consultants with SAP cloud experience and business intelligence is on the rise.
A small, local SAP SuccessFactors partner goes global
How did Effective-People in just a few years grow from a small local SAP SuccessFactors partner to a global practice with +175 SAP SuccessFactors consultants and +650 delivered SAP Successfactors projects?
As a small Danish consultant house with increasing international growth the last couple of years, we wanted to focus on having more representation in our EMEA customers’ countries and markets. We found it increasingly harder to attract qualified SAP competences in the Nordic countries. So, we started to think bigger.
Going from Effective-People to GP Strategies
Going from Effective-People to GP Strategies meant for us an opportunity to gain access to talent within a much larger geographical area than the Nordic countries. We found our strength in diversity, and in our merge with GP Strategies Corporation, we were able to meet the rising demand for highly skilled and global workforce.
Our typical customer is a global operator, headquartered in one country, but with employees and clients all over the world. As an increasing number of large companies in various countries have invested in SAP cloud, an increasing demand for local resources has arisen. Locality, price and language are important factors to be considered.
From small Danish Company to Global Operator
In just a few years, we have gone from being a small Danish company to a global operator, with +4000 employees in 32 countries and a global customer base. When SAP bought SuccessFactors, the need to become a global player became even more important in order to maintain a position in the market.
So, instead of loosing innovation while outsourcing, or try to attract international SAP experts to Denmark, we decided to simply let our company go global.
We are now an international company with an ability to deliver our services over a broad geographical area. This is possible because we have a lean and effective delivery model where we have peeled off all unnecessary processes and shaped our organisation to suit our market and clients expectations. As a result, we have great customers, awesome colleagues and we work with great partners.
Get in touch if you want to know more about how we can assist you on your cloud journey.