Stefanini, global IT services provider, and Keneos, leading European SAP-focused consulting company, announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership that will mutually strengthen their activities by further enhancing Stefanini’s SAP capabilities in EMEA, while providing Keneos with a more global offering in IT services.
The two new partners complement each other in focus, presence and delivery capabilities. In terms of focus, Keneos has a 100% SAP-based focus, while Stefanini focuses mostly on technology and innovation. Regarding presence and capabilities, Keneos is strong in EMEA where it delivers SAP capabilities, whereas Stefanini has a global presence with ICT delivery capabilities. Both companies expect that this partnership will strengthen their global growth strategies and help them serve customers even better.
Jo Leunis, Director Stefanini Applications Services Europe, explained: “Establishing strategic IT Solutions partnerships is an essential component of our corporate vision. This way, we provide our clients with added value to the wide range of services currently offered in the EMEA region. More specifically, our partnership with Keneos, on the one hand, supports our strategic plans and, on the other, brings proven region-specific SAP expertise in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Resource Planning. Keneos is a recognized expert in these fields and we value the complementarity with our delivery capabilities.”
Philippe Chaudron, Keneos International Director, stated: “We have come a long way since 2005, but through our expansion we have always kept SAP solutions at the center of our attention. This makes us a leading provider of SAP solutions in EMEA. Stefanini has a global presence and a great deal of technical expertise in IT sourcing, application development and IT solutions. Thanks to our new partnership, Keneos can now also offer these services to a worldwide client base. By combining Stefanini’s expertise with our own, we will better anticipate the technological changes and challenges facing companies around the world.”
Stefanini (stefanini.com) is a global IT services company with over 70 offices in 30 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia speaking a total of 35 languages. Since 1987, Stefanini has been providing offshore, onshore and near-shore IT services, including application development, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting and strategic staffing to Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world.
With a client base of over 500 active clients, including more than 300 multinational clients, Stefanini maintains a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector, and utilities. Clients benefit from Stefanini’s financial stability, sustained year-over-year growth, and zero net debt. The corporate global headquarters is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in metropolitan Detroit.
After its foundation in February 2005 and with its exclusive SAP-partnerships, Keneos (keneos.com) has quickly become a leading European SAP-focused consulting company. Keneos is a SAP services provider with over 500 highly skills consultants, present in 11 EMEA countries, and has over 300 customers. The company aims to help large and medium-sized enterprises to realize the full potential of SAP based solutions to optimize their business. Anticipating the changes and challenges of the SAP ecosystem, that is Keneos’ business.
Keneos ensures clients the optimal balance between IT and business users by offering value-added services in SAP consulting through Keneos Consulting, having a local presence where needed through Keneos International, and offering a range of selected SAP-certified Solutions Extensions through Keneos Software. It has headquarters in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland.