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Column5 Consulting Achieves SAP Accreditation for Partner Quality Program

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP Gold Partner Column5 Consulting today announced it has received accreditation for a global partner quality program by SAP AG. The certificate was awarded by the SAP Partner Service Delivery organization for Column5's demonstration of clear quality standards and processes and in recognition of quality, risk and project management framework improvements in alignment with quality principles from SAP.

Column5 is closely aligned to the key principles of quality that SAP believes to be fundamental to the success of every implementation, designed to deliver high-quality software and support while providing the right processes, tools and services to drive successful projects and delivery.

Businesses today are continually challenged to manage risk in increasingly complex projects. As a certified member of the partner quality program, Column5 will be able to help SAP customers avoid escalations, maintain profits, reduce profit dilution and improve successful delivery through the program lifecycle. In addition, the program offers a quality approach for sales processes and delivery methodologies through access to enhanced SAP channel quality templates and processes. With a distinct focus on quality deliverables, the accreditation also helps partners improve the success of bids by providing a sales differentiator from other partners through quality wording and information as well as risk mitigation activities.

"This accreditation is a credit to our team and our commitment to providing customers with a clear view of SAP's ability to influence the success of its program," said Connie Folk, Global Director of Column5's Project Management Organization "By using SAP quality principles, we can help ensure that our customers achieve smooth implementations as we anticipate benefits as measured against business requirements. This accreditation reaffirms the work we do to enable effective implementation of business processes using SAP solutions and to fulfill requirements to the highest standard."

The annual partner quality plan and quarterly quality reviews form the basis for the global partner quality program by providing a way to monitor joint performance and measure success. Partners are required to submit an annual quality plan to showcase how they will improve quality in their own organization during the year. In addition, the quarterly quality review enables joint risk monitoring via open bilateral communication as well as identifying and preventing issues. For more information on SAP's global partner quality program, please view the following video:

About Column5 Consulting
Column5 is the world's leading-edge consulting firm dedicated to providing high-value services that help customers leverage the power of SAP's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite, including SAP BPC and BI. Column5 was founded in 2005 by key players from OutlookSoft, and is now a global team of experts who are uniquely qualified to design and deliver comprehensive systems, addressing a wide range of industry and process-specific requirements. Column5's custom-tailored solutions combine proven software with unparalleled technical skills and visionary process expertise to deliver prompt return on investment, long-term independence and a competitive edge for our elite list of discerning clients. For more information visit

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