Press Release - January 30, 2015
Velocity Technology Solutions Achieves SAP Partner Recertifications
Charlotte, NC – January 30, 2015 – Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., (Velocity), a global leader in cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, today announced that it has achieved recertification as an SAP-certified provider of hosting services and application management services in the United States. These designations confirm Velocity’s ability to deliver high-quality hosting and application management services for customers running SAP® solutions.
“We share a common view about the power of cloud-enabled SAP applications, so building upon our success in delivering services around SAP software is strategic for us,“ said Robert Orshaw, chief operating officer for Velocity. “Customers gain the greatest cost efficiencies and functional results by engaging a single partner for hosting and application management services, which is why we invest in both. Velocity is proud to be one of a very few SAP partners in the United States currently certified in both hosting services and application management services.”
To achieve these certifications, Velocity’s infrastructure, physical and logical security measures, processes, portal and technical staff went through extensive review by SAP to validate the operational integration of its support of SAP applications. This process helps ensure compliance with SAP's requirements for quality, availability and security. As an SAP-certified provider of hosting and application management services, Velocity can perform a range of IT services related to SAP applications, from initial proof-of-concepts and rapid deployments to ongoing managed services.
Velocity provides application management, cloud hosting and consulting services for the spectrum of SAP technologies, including the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, SAP ERP application, ABAP® programming language, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application and SAP HANA® platform. Customers choose Velocity to host and manage their SAP applications because Velocity provides complete functional, technical and lifecycle support for SAP software and the many applications that customers integrate with SAP solutions.
In addition, Velocity recently acquired TITAN Technology Partners Europe Limited, an SAP channel partner, whose support organization has been accredited by SAP SE as a Partner Center of Expertise for Great Britain. Following an extensive audit of its service and support organization, TITAN has been verified as offering support to its customers in accordance with SAP’s current technical and organizational standards.
The Partner Center of Expertise certification is a support center certification offered by the SAP Active Global Support organization, supported by SAP’s Partner Services Delivery team. It covers a channel partner’s entire support center, including support staff, support processes and infrastructure. Certification validates that a channel partner’s support organization fulfills the minimum requirements needed to provide high-quality support services to its customers for the SAP Business All-in-One solution. The certification is mandatory for all partners selling, providing and delivering compliant customer support processes.
“Achieving this certification is a key differentiator in the marketplace for Velocity,” said Peter Nosek, vice president at Velocity. “It clearly shows that our operations and services in support of SAP solutions comply with SAP standards. As such, our customers can be confident that they are receiving high-quality support of their implementations of SAP solutions.”
To qualify for this certification, Velocity uses the SAP Solution Manager application management solution as a key element of its support infrastructure. Partner Center of Expertise certification is valid for two years.
To learn more about Velocity’s Application Lifecycle Services for SAP software, visit velocity.cc/SAP-solutions.
Velocity Technology Solutions is a global leader in enterprise and business application hosting services, which are fully managed and protected within velocity cloud. Velocity lowers operational costs, provides world-class customer experiences, and delivers application access at top levels of performance and availability. Velocity’s expertise managing software 24/7, combined with its proprietary infrastructure design and cloud management platform, support the availability, security and control over software.
Velocity is the trusted partner for rapidly deploying application software into a secure and resilient cloud.
Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader in private equity investments in growth-oriented technology and technology-enabled companies. (For additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.) For more information on Velocity: visit www.velocity.cc.
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