The Bulgarian company Next Consult Ltd., specializing in management consulting services, today announced its partnership with one of the world's leading business systems manufacturers, namely SAP SE today.
Upon signing of the contract between the two companies, Next Consult acquired the status of SAP VAR (value added reseller) for Bulgaria.
The partnership will allow Next Consult to encompass the "last mile" in business process improvement activities in the client organizations. "We did not function as a direct business system provider until recently, but rather as subject matter consultants in the field of business processes," Orlin Dochev, managing partner of Next Consult, explained. "As a result of our management consulting projects, however, the client organization inevitably comes to the conclusion that it needs to deploy an automated enterprise system for managing its business activities." In this phase, companies should choose the best business platform for themselves as well as the right provider.
“The risk that the process improvement our consultants have worked on along with the client organizations’ teams can be undermined during this phase due to the intervention of third parties" Peter Milenkov, Partner Business Development at Next Consult and current manager of sPro, explained. "This necessitated our decision to seek a way to offer the client organizations automated enterprise solutions for their business activities."
In the support of its partnership with SAP, Next Consult announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Bulgarian consulting company sPro Ltd., a company focusing on ERP system implementation. sPro Ltd. has been an SAP partner since 2008 and has a well-rounded solution implementation team. SPro Ltd. is a key partner in the development and localization of Bulgaria on SAP Best Practices Baseline. "The professionals in sPro have a very high level of competence and rich experience in implementing SAP solutions for business management", Next Consult commented on the occasion. "From now on, we will work on expanding the sPro’s SAP expert team and attract more of the very best Bulgarian experts in this field."
The rich consulting experience possessed by Next Consult’s experts, together with the depth and specialized expertise of sPro professionals, will help organizations in implementing the best-in-class business systems and enhance their competitiveness," remarked Rumyana Trencheva, Regional CEO of SAP's Southeast Europe and CEO of SAP Bulgaria.
For further information: Daniela Yonova Manager, Marketing and Business Development Next Consult Ltd. Phone: +359 882 876 700
About Next Consult Ltd: Next Consult is a leading Bulgarian management consulting company which assists its clients in increasing the added value to their business through introducing best business practices as well as through choosing and implementing specific solutions to improve their competitiveness. The company works with more than 100 client companies in the country and has completed hundreds of projects within the past six years. The company is an official representative of PPORF Development Institute Inc., author and owner of the Japanese methodology 20 Keys®, as well as a reseller of the most innovative cloud solution for sales and services in the world: Salesforce.com.
About SAP SE: As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 304,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, please visit: www.sap.com/bulgaria
About sPro: SPro is a Bulgarian consulting company, founded by a group of professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of ERP systems. The company has completed a number of implementation projects for Bulgarian and international client organizations. The company was selected to be a partner in the development of SAP Best Practices Baseline package and its localization in Bulgaria. The company is the first SAP partner in Bulgaria certified in SAP’s Active Quality Management program.