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Attenda is first Local SAP Partner to gain new SAP Cloud Accreditation

Attenda Limited, the UK’s pre-eminent IT Service Operations company, today announced that it is the first local SAP Partner (outside of Germany) in the world, to gain the new SAP Cloud accreditation: “Cloud Services Certified by SAP”.

This new certification has been introduced by SAP to ensure ongoing high standards for management of SAP solutions. As a certified SAP Hosting provider, Attenda undertook an extensive assessment by SAP to validate the operational integration of its Cloud Services with supported SAP applications. Currently, it is only available to local UK SAP partners.

As a SAP-certified provider of cloud services, Attenda has the capability to provide its mid-market enterprise clients with a cost –effective cloud delivery model, as an alternative to traditional infrastructure, to support the entire SAP solutions portfolio and SAP Netweaver® stack.

Commenting on the certification, Paul Morris, VP Client Service Delivery, says, “SAP Cloud certification is an important endorsement of the validity of our Cloud computing platform for enterprise class SAP applications, providing a flexible, scalable infrastructure that can cope with current and planned demand, to future-proof clients’ investment.

The SAP Cloud audit included technical reviews of the physical and logical processes supporting these cloud services and extensive testing to validate the operational integration of Attenda’s cloud computing platform with supported SAP applications.

“Attenda is a key partner for SAP Value Added Resellers who are at the forefront of the exciting new subscription and “Cloud” based hosted solutions from SAP in the UK under the Business All-in-One Fast-Start programme” said Robert Furnivall, Director of Channels, SAP UKI.

Attenda’s enterprise clients are deploying mission and business critical applications such as SAP onto the Attenda Cloud platform. With significant experience in Service Transition and the rapid deployment of new SAP solutions in a fully hosted environment, Attenda is helping its clients to speed up development whilst reducing change-related risks.

As Morris concludes, “Enterprise clients that choose to outsource their SAP applications deployment to Attenda now have a new option that will enable them to benefit from a highly available, highly secure and highly agile infrastructure as a service, supported by business process and transaction based Service Level Agreements.”