Press Release - March 31, 2016
Velocity Technology Solutions Enhances SAP GRC Cloud and SAP Services Depth With Winterhawk Consulting
CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired - March 31, 2016) - Velocity Technology Solutions, a global leader in enterprise application cloud services, announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Winterhawk Consulting, Ltd., to jointly pursue SAP Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) projects in the Cloud for customers throughout the world. This relationship enables the companies to enhance the breadth of their services for their growing SAP practices.
Velocity's private cloud platform offers secure cloud environments for customers with stringent security and compliance requirements. Winterhawk Consulting offers rapid deployment templates that simplify and accelerate SAP GRC implementations. Through this arrangement, both companies will provide an industry first, innovative alternative to traditional GRC deployments. This will enable companies to purchase SAP GRC software, SAP Cloud Certified Hosting, and SAP Implementation Solution with the use of Rapid Deployment Solutions and Functional application management services. This combined offering -- SAP GRC in the Cloud -- will enable companies to now rapidly deploy SAP GRC solutions, all on a monthly operating expense basis.
The two companies are now capable of providing SAP deployments that are secure, meet all compliance standards needed for the particular customer's vertical market, and significantly reduce risks of customers SAP environments in the Cloud. The organizations will pursue market opportunities jointly.
"This partnership enables Velocity to offer customers more services to help them manage their businesses effectively," said Ralf Suerken, Vice President of the SAP line of business for Velocity Technology Solutions. "Our SAP practice has grown significantly and the relationship with Winterhawk will create even more opportunities for us as we can now offer customers SAP GRC Cloud solutions for a predictable monthly fee."
"Companies are adopting Cloud solutions at an increasing rate, and through this relationship with Velocity we can offer customers private and public cloud options immediately," said Steve Hewison, CEO of Winterhawk Consulting in EMEA and Asia Pacific. "Organizations are seeking trusted partners to deliver these kinds of solutions and together our companies offer distinct capabilities to SAP users that are as comprehensive as any other available in the industry."
Velocity is SAP® Certified in Application Management Services, SAP® Certified in Cloud hosting and SAP® Certified in hosting services.
About Velocity Technology Solutions
Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com), a global enterprise application cloud services leader since 2003, delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. The company's portfolio includes application-focused cloud managed services, professional services, with data analytics and optimization solutions. Velocity's expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patent pending Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform, gives customers required availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. 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 with private equity investments in leading, growth-oriented technology companies. For additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.
About Winterhawk Consulting
Winterhawk Consulting Ltd is an SAP Services Partner and global provider of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) services, providing dedicated services to the SAP and GRC markets. Winterhawk offers comprehensive solutions and services related to SAP® GRC and SAP Security, using experienced resources, sophisticated methodologies and tools to provide cost effective, high quality customer focused solutions that enable customers to optimise their value in SAP Security and GRC spend. Winterhawk Consulting Ltd was founded in 2012 and has head offices in both Florida, USA and London, UK.