Foreign Firms SAP, SHORE Tie Up to Deliver 'Cloud' Solutions By Carmencita H. Acosta

posted on Oct 9, 2014

Darren Rushworth, managing director for SAP Philippines and Darcy Lalonde, chief operating officer for Shore, have signed an agreement for their respective firms to cooperate in providing Cloud Solutions to different technology outfits for the first time in the Philippines. Both firms have been operating for years in the country but it is only now that they put their heads together for better delivery of technological services.

For the uninitiated, cloud solutions refer to the storing of data and accessing of data in the Internet. SHORE is now a SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP cloud solutions software, in the Philippines. Cloud offerings from SAP provide customers the option of moving all or parts of business processes to cloud and keeping others on premise. Through this partnership, SHORE has the opportunity to address the fastgrowing cloud market and offer best of breed cloud solutions and suites to its installed base of customers and prospects. SAP was in fact looking for a Value Added Reseller (VAR) with a strong reputation and local presence. As a SAP channel partner in SAP PartnerEdge, Shore will have access to a broad range of software tools and solutions for its clients. SAP PartnerEdge offers tools and resources that provide a strong foundation of collaboration that supports mutual business success for customers, partners and SAP. And with cloud offerings from SAP that provide customers the option of moving all or parts of business processes to the cloud and keeping others on premise, SHORE is now more able to address the fastgrowing cloud market by offering bestofbreed cloud solutions and suites to its installed base of customers and prospects.

Meanwhile, SHORE intends to broaden its support for SAP solutions by offering cloud solutions to companies in die Philippines through its commitment to supporting the partner ecosystem in areas such as talent management, compensation management, succession planning, workforce planning and analytics, variable pay and more. SHORE delivers fully customized outsourcing solutions to capture the immediate requirements of clients and provide the optimum environment and flexibility to spur growth in the future. It currently has four locations in Manila and over 1,500 employees offering a solid suite of voice support services, with capabilities in technical and multitiered customer support engagements complemented by a superior outbound and inbound sales skillset. It also offers IT services for companies around the world, providing both onsite and offshore solutions and services relating to enterprise solutions.

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