Amsterdam / Walldorf, May xy, 2021 – Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint today announced that it received a 2021 SAP® Pinnacle Award in the Partner Application of the Year – Industry Cloud category, which recognizes its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner. SAP presents these awards annually to the top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better. Winners and finalists in 30 categories were chosen based on recommendations from SAP, customer feedback and performance indicators.

Our partners are key to turning the Intelligent Enterprise into reality. Despite challenging times, our ecosystem has once again demonstrated its innovation power, dedication and excellence in helping our customers unlock new ways of running their business. Together, we continue to deliver quality solutions, services and experiences, allowing our customers to thrive and succeed with SAP solutions.

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ETM.next demonstrates the innovative power of the SAP Industry Cloud strategy

The award recognizes BearingPoint’s partner-developed innovative industry cloud solution ETM.next, based on the strategic importance for joint customers in complementing SAP‘s industry cloud portfolio, and BearingPoint’s innovative use of SAP Business Technology Platform.

Donald Wachs, globally responsible for SAP on BearingPoint’s Management Committee

Winning the Pinnacle Award for the Partner Application of the Year in the SAP Industry Cloud is a very important achievement and a strong proof point of how we shape innovation and turn it into products together with industry customers and SAP. ETM.next impressively demonstrates the strength of the SAP Industry Cloud strategy, through which industry-specific features can be realized by partners as an extension of the SAP core model. I am very proud of the BearingPoint-SAP team and our long-standing common history. We help customers worldwide to improve and reshape their businesses with our solutions. Especially in the area of innovative software products, BearingPoint will develop more applications in the SAP Industry Cloud.

Donald Wachs, globally responsible for SAP on BearingPoint’s Management Committee

The business application addresses specific process requirements of the industrial project business such as shared resources, performance/outcome-based models, track and trace, field integration, advanced asset planning, safety and compliance, and rental.

ETM.next is an outstanding example of an industry solution from an SAP partner that meets the requirements of tomorrow’s IT architecture as part of the Intelligent Enterprise Model. ETM.next is deployed as a standalone solution and is available for SAP ERP ECC and S/4HANA including cloud releases.

SAP Pinnacle Awards shine a spotlight on distinguished partners to acknowledge their dedication to teamwork, exceptional innovation and capacity to help customers achieve their goals. From more than 20,000 partners worldwide, only 21 partners in 2021 were chosen to receive an SAP Pinnacle Award.

For descriptions of ETM.next and the Pinnacle Awards, visit https://www.sap.com/partner/find/award-winners.html.

About BearingPoint

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: The first unit covers the advisory business with a clear focus on five key areas to drive growth across all regions. The second unit provides IP-driven managed services beyond SaaS and offers business critical services to its clients supporting their business success. The third unit provides the software for successful digital transformation and regulatory requirements. It is also designed to explore innovative business models with clients and partners by driving the financing and development of start-ups and leveraging ecosystems.

BearingPoint's clients include many of the world's leading companies and organizations. The firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 70 countries, engaging with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success.

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