Orlando, Florida, USA - May 19, 2010: Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has been awarded two 2010 SAP® Pinnacle Awards in the categories “IT Outsourcing Partner of the Year” and “Run SAP Partner of the Year”. SAP Pinnacle Awards are granted to leading SAP partners that have excelled in enhancing the customer experience, addressing critical issues such as accelerating co-innovation and improving return on investment. Winners were selected based on over 230 nominations in 27 categories received from partners and SAP employees. Wipro received the award at a special awards ceremony held on the eve of SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando through May 19.
Upon accepting these awards, Sangita Singh, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Application Services, Wipro Technologies, said: “This recognition brings into spotlight, our commitment to driving operational transformation for our customers. Wipro has been at the forefront of innovation and we have made significant investments in automation of to drive predictable, scalable and cost-effective solutions. We believe this is validated by the success we have had in delivering operational transformation programs to our clients.”
Earlier this year, Wipro became the first SAP partner to become SAP-certified in solution implementation using the Run SAP methodology and an SAP-certified provider of application management services. This was following a stringent audit process of its ability to deliver application management services with high-quality service operations based on SAP technology.
“The SAP ecosystem, through our partners and communities, continuously drives growth and success for our joint customers,” said S. Singh Mecker, senior vice president and head, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP. “Our partners play a vital role in SAP’s innovation efforts and in helping customers meet their most essential business challenges. We applaud Wipro on its commitment and dedication to the SAP partnership. They have excelled in co-innovating with SAP to deliver unparalleled value and mutual business success to our joint customers.”
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
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