Wow, what a week. From Monday starting with the SAP Partner Summit, then on to the show floor for three days at SAP Sapphire Now, and ending with a Cold Play concert sitting in the 12th row, it was as busy as it gets.
Somewhere in there we also managed to collect our SAP Pinnacle Award for Application Partner of the Year! It was an honor to to be recognized alongside other giants of the IT world (Hewlett Packard, IBM, Accenture to name a few) for our work on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP).
As an organization we started our journey with SAP HCP almost two years ago, and we felt confident that we made the right choice to build Macromicro OrgInsight (organizational mapping and analytics) as a native HCP application. Spending time at Sapphire reaffirmed that we had made the right choice. Everyone at SAP, from Hasso Plattner (Chairman) and Bill McDermott (CEO) on down helped to highlight the future of HANA and the cloud with SAP. This is across the board from SAP’s traditional lines of business to the ecosystem of third parties that include specialized solution providers like us.
In addition to our booth where we were able to connect with current and prospective future customers, Sapphire was invaluable for networking with the behemoth that is SAP. As a member of SAP PartnerEdge, communication and access to the right folks as been excellent, though there is no substitute for face time, and no better place to organize than one event where almost anyone you need to meet or know at SAP is in the same event.
We are all looking forward to the next year, and our growth with SAP HCP.