BackOffice Associates Announces Center of Excellence for SAP HANA

July 29, 2013 Press Releases

BackOffice Associates Establishes a Solution and Services Business Unit Focusing on SAP HANA

South Harwich, Mass., July 29, 2013

BackOffice Associates, LLC, a worldwide leader in data migration and information governance, today announced a newly established BackOffice Center of Excellence for SAP HANA® as part of the company’s initiative to help clients achieve a single data platform with the SAP HANA platform.  SAP HANA can now be deployed in a number of ways – on premise, in the cloud, or both. BackOffice Associates has proven expertise in data quality, migration and governance, which are essential components to help ensure that mutual clients of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and BackOffice can gain the full benefits of SAP HANA and achieve fast time to value with business-ready data in their real-time business environments.

BackOffice also announced expanded consulting services in big data strategy for its clients, and readiness assessments for SAP HANA. Clients can obtain both SAP HANA and the new consulting services directly from BackOffice as a result of its value-added reseller (VAR) and other partner relationships with SAP.

“We are distinctly qualified to help achieve successful deployments of SAP HANA, due to our ability to aggregate and harmonize data from over 100 different legacy data sources and ability to leverage state-of-the-art data quality tools from SAP,” said Mark Logan, chief sales officer, BackOffice Associates.  “We provide the highest-quality data to populate our clients’ systems running SAP HANA as part of their strategic initiatives.”

The revolutionary in-memory computing enabled by SAP HANA means faster access and processing of critical business data. Leading companies realize the importance of immediate access to business information and the need for the highest levels of data quality.

“BackOffice’s strategy for a single data platform on SAP HANA is expected to help organizations make real-time business decisions to obtain competitive advantage,” said Steve Lucas, president of global platform solutions at SAP. “BackOffice has already delivered hundreds of successful migrations to SAP environments. We welcome the launch of the BackOffice Center of Expertise for SAP HANA, through which it will leverage its global data expertise to focus on environments running SAP HANA.”

BackOffice is also investing in making its solutions and services enabled and ready for SAP HANA. To drive this effort, BackOffice announced the appointment of Elizabeth Schenker as vice president of the business unit at BackOffice for data effectiveness and real-time analytics with SAP HANA. Ms. Schenker will be responsible for sales operations for BackOffice solutions and services that are enabled by and ready for SAP HANA.

Ms. Schenker has significant experience in many regulated and big data environments in industries such as public sector, utilities and retail. “I am delighted to join BackOffice as it applies its deep domain knowledge and methodology to SAP HANA and big data projects,” said Schenker. “There is a growing need to address data quality and information governance at the point of intersection with real-time analytics, and BackOffice is perfectly poised to lead this market.”

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