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London, Greater London, United Kingdom, 2009/05/01 - ROC, the leading global SAP HCM consultancy, today announced that it has entered the North American market via its acquisition of Towers Perrin’s SAP HCM Practice. ROC Americas, Inc. forms a crucial element within ROC’s global business strategy.
ROC brings over 10 years of experience and a global capability to the SAP HCM services market in the US. The combination of ROC’s global reach and local expertise, together with the ability to provide cost effective offshore delivery, provides a compelling proposition and a genuine alternative to the established players within the North American market.
ROC and Towers Perrin have announced a strategic alliance, positioning ROC as Towers Perrin’s preferred partner for SAP related services. ROC and Towers Perrin have a history of collaboration, having worked together on a number of previous occasions. We believe that this move will further benefit customers by leveraging the best aspects of both organisations.
Les Hayman, ROC Chairman and ex global Board Member of SAP, champions the deal: “This is an exciting move both for ROC and for SAP customers. The reputation and experience this acquisition brings to us will strengthen our position in the global marketplace, as well as provide a strong foothold for ROC in North America, a key market for us. For customers, it provides access to a greater depth and breadth of knowledge and a larger scope of services, from a truly global provider, to help them address their HCM challenges.”
“We are pleased to be partnering with ROC, an organization that brings the right focus, experience, expertise and culture for our employee and our customers,” commented Thomas Keebler, practice leader for the global HR Function Effectiveness practice at Towers Perrin. “The pairing of Towers Perrin’s deep consulting expertise across the breadth of the HR function, and ROC’s singular focus on SAP HCM, will provide clients with a unique and robust combination to best serve their needs and drive business performance.”
Jerry Chilvers, ROC CEO, said: “I am thrilled by the prospect of this acquisition. ROC and Towers Perrin are both great organisations and I believe that customers in the US will be extremely well served by this unique blend of HCM business and technology expertise. In today’s challenging economic environment, organisations more than ever before require specialists that can deliver tangible business benefit cost effectively.
About Towers Perrin
Towers Perrin is a global professional services firm that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The firm provides innovative solutions in the areas of human capital strategy, program design and management, and in the areas of risk and capital management, insurance and reinsurance intermediary services, and actuarial consulting. Towers Perrin has offices and alliance partners in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
ROC (roc-group.com) is a leading global SAP HCM specialist, delivering HCM business and technology solutions across the employee lifecycle, from process design through implementation and application support. ROC also provides a full range of consultancy services – training and change management – to support HCM technology implementations. ROC is an accredited SAP HCM Services Partner and has achieved Special Expertise Partner status in the field of SAP HCM. The company has over 300 consultants globally and has domain expertise across all industry sectors.