Whether you represent an enterprise using SAP products or an integrator helping companies to implement SAP solutions, you must have faced the challenge of hiring SAP consultants and developers. The demand for these professionals has always been high forcing businesses to fight for SAP talent and boosting their pay.
Trying to deal with the shortage of consultants, companies now often explore nearshore and offshore IT outsourcing destinations and hire SAP consulting service providers in Eastern Europe. The countries like Ukraine, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary offer a wide pool of skilled IT specialists (over 700,000 people), quality engineering services, and solid SAP expertise.
SAP consultants and developers in Ukraine
Unlike software development, SAP consulting is not the expertise you can easily outsource. So many companies prefer to keep their consultants in-house. However, the IT skills Eastern European countries offer, make them reconsider their strategies. Only Ukraine has over 230,000 professionals and 1,000 companies involved in its IT industry. Many of them specialize in SAP consulting and, currently, there are over a dozen Ukrainian companies partnering with SAP and implementing their solutions.
N-iX is an Eastern-European provider of a wide range of IT services with development centres in Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv) and Poland (Krakow). The company has been on the market for over 15 years and now employs over 700 IT specialists. Its Professional Services division has completed over 100 projects in 27 countries. It cooperated with such global brands as StreamServe, OpenText and others providing professional consulting services and 3rd line technical support.
N-iX consultants have profound expertise in SAP and OpenText integration, ABAP development, SAP Hybris integration, custom Java development etc. They possess the domain knowledge in such industries as Utilities, Manufacturing, Telecom, Energy, FinTech etc. In addition, the company’s broad engineering expertise allows it to deliver complex solutions to its clients and implement digital transformations of their businesses.
Ageless is a consulting company based in Kiev, Ukraine with around 100 specialists. It is mainly focused on the implementation of SAP ERP system but also provides integration of various SAP modules. The company consultants have experience with different areas of SAP implementations in banking, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications etc.
Ageless has cooperated with Rhenus Logistics, Real, Praktiker and other widely known brands. Its expertise encompasses SAP ERP, SAP HR, SAP Mobility, SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver.
Infopulse is an IT outsourcing company headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine. It has around 1,300 employees and a number of software development centers across Europe and the Middle East.
Infopulse specializes in SAP ERP, SAP HR, SAP SRM, SAP HANA, SAP Solution Manager, SAP Basis Administration, SAP ABAP, SAP NetWeaver, SAP Mobility etc. It also provides custom development services, deployment services, SAP systems management and application support.
Additionally, Infopulse develops data warehouses using the SAP HANA in-memory database as the primary Database. The Ukrainian company can boast over 30 successfully delivered projects and more than 10 active SAP projects.
SAP consulting service providers in Poland
The Polish IT industry comprises over 140,000 professionals and 450 IT companies. A lot of R&D centres of enterprise level companies are located in the country. Therefore, Poland has a vibrant professional services market. According to Linkedin, there are over 3,200 SAP consultants. Also, official SAP partners list includes 68 Polish companies.
4. SID Group
SID is an IT consulting company based in Warsaw. Founded in 2007, it now employs over 300 specialists and provides comprehensive IT solutions, integration and advisory services. The company also delivers complex implementation projects of business support applications such as ERP, HCM, CRM, e-Commerce or SCM. SID specializes in SAP HANA, SAP BI (SAP BusinessObjects, Sybase, HANA, Predictive) and SAP Professional Services (HCM, ERP, APO, BI/BW, NetWeaver, Security, ABAP, Java).
5. SI consulting
SI Consulting provides implementations and maintenance services for SAP systems. As of 2017, it employs around 200 professionals specializing in a wide range of SAP solutions. The company has operated on the Polish market since 1998 but now it also cooperates with a number of European clients. It has completed projects for British American Tobacco, Impel, US-Pharmacia, Kompania Piwowarska, Logstor Ror etc.
SI Consulting delivers SAP solutions for financial management, production and logistics, sales, staff management etc. Its IT outsourcing services encompass SAP BASIS services using SAP Solution Manager, migration to SAP HANA, identity and authorization management in SAP system etc.
BCC is a consulting company specializing in SAP services, IT outsourcing and software development. It employs more than 300 people including over 250 certified SAP and IT consultants. The company has one of the biggest SAP teams in Poland. BCC is headquartered in Poznań and has offices in Warsaw, Krakow and Bydgoszcz. BCC mainly provides services to big Polish companies and international corporations. Its SAP expertise covers SAP implementations and rollouts, SAP upgrades, SAP integration with other systems, ABAP and Java development, SAP Basis, SAP training, SAP administration and maintenance, SAP application management.
SAP professionals in Romania
Romania is another favourable destination for IT services outsourcing. There are over 95,000 IT professionals working in the country and more than 32,500 IT professionals graduate from its universities every year. SAP partners list features 21 Romanian companies and there are around 1,950 SAP consultants with Linkedin accounts in the country. Let’s have a look at some of its prominent SAP consulting firms.
RoPardo is a small Romanian software development and IT consulting company employing around 50 specialists. Founded in 1994, it specializes in mobile development, Java, PHP, .Net development services, Cloud Computing, IoT. RoPardo also offers ERP solutions and has relevant SAP expertise. The company provides SAP Functional and Technical Consulting, full cycle SAP roll-out, SAP application management and development, SAP customizations, SAP application and system Integration, SAP upgrades and migrations, SAP Support.
8. Fair Value
Fair Value is an IT company located in Bucharest, which employs almost 50 IT professionals. Its certified SAP consultants provide SAP implementation services, professional training, technical assistance and support, maintenance of SAP licences, ABAP programming, system integration etc. The company has delivered over 30 complex deployments in industries such as retail, distribution, services and constructions. It has cooperated with such clients as Vrancart, EOS Romania, Cadbury, Arabesque, Agricantus and others. Fair Value also offers SAP BI, SAP Analytics, SAP HANA, SAP Hybris professional services.
9. Computer Sharing Bucuresti (CSB)
CBS is an IT business consulting company based in Bucharest. It provides consulting, software development, information systems design, installation and implementation, integration and testing, customization, training, warranties and post warranties services, upgrades, and outsourcing. Founded in 1994, the company has over 70 specialized professionals, many of whom are certified by SAP, IBM, ISACA.
CSB delivered projects in utilities and manufacturing, public administration, telecommunications, banking and other financial institutions, food and beverages etc. SAP implementation is the key expertise of the company, which delivers enterprise performance management and Business Intelligence solutions, business process management, information systems auditing, and development of custom-made software applications.
SAP specialists in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has a large IT talent pool of over 156,000 ICT professionals and around 9,000 IT students graduating every year from its universities. There are many qualified SAP consultants in the country working both on local and international markets. According to Linkedin, there are around 1,500 Czech SAP consultants. 35 Czech companies as well as Czech subsidiaries of big international IT consulting firms are listed as official SAP partners.
Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Mobicon has provided SAP consulting services for almost 20 years. The company has over 140 employees with multi-industry expertise. Mibcon is SAP certified partner since 2001 and member of United Vars – an international organization of leading SAP suppliers. Besides SAP consulting services, the company also offers technological solutions in the areas of mobile applications, in-memory computing, cloud computing.
Mibcon has cooperated with customers from various industry sectors and implemented a number of SAP projects. It has built expertise in SAP Analytics Support, SAP Business All-in-One Support, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud, SAP Hybris etc.
Sabris provides solutions and services in the area of information technology to global clients and the companies of Central and Eastern Europe. It is based in Prague and has representative offices in Brno, Olomouc, Bratislava and Moscow. Sabris was founded in 1994 and now it employs around 180 people. Professional services have always been the main focus of the company so it has accumulated a lot of industry-specific expertise and completed many SAP, OpenText and Microsoft projects. Sabris has extensive experience with ERP SAP Business One. It has cooperated with Marvinpac, Continental, POS MEDIA EUROPE and a number of other clients.
con4PAS is a Czech consulting company that has provided SAP solutions since 2003. It offers professional services in the areas of Customer Management, Call Center Management, Supplier Management and Business Intelligence. The company implements both on-premise and cloud-based SAP solutions. It specializes in SAP Hybris C4C, SAP CRM, SAP SRM, SAP Workflow, SAP BI, SAP ERP, SAP Hana platform etc.
con4PAS SAP services encompass SAP licensing optimization and consulting regarding SAP licensing, SAP training, custom development in the SAP environment, implementation and upgrade of SAP systems, 24/7 service support of delivered solutions and applications.
SAP consulting service providers in Hungary
The Hungarian IT market is not as big as the Ukrainian, Polish or Romanian but the country also offers quality IT services and attracts many international businesses. Over 80,000 professionals work in its IT industry. Around 1,200 Hungarian SAP consultants are registered on Linkedin and 28 companies are listed as official SAP partners.
13. Angyal Business Consulting Zrt.
Based in Budapest, Angyal Business Consulting provides IT services to Hungarian and European medium and large-sized enterprises. The company employs over 100 professionals specialising in consulting and custom development services. Its main focus areas include SAP Consultancy, SAP logistics, SAP Warehouse Management (EWM), S/4HANA, Development of SAP enterprise mobile solutions, custom development (Java, .NET) for large enterprises etc.
Angyal Business Consulting has operated for over 10 years and developed industry expertise in car manufacturing, public utilities and financial sector. The company has cooperated with such clients as The Hungarian Raiffeisen Bank, The Audi Hungaria Motor Kft., DMRV Regional Waterworks, BorgWarner and others.
14. BCS Business Consulting Services
BCS is a consulting and IT services company based in Budapest, Hungary. IT was founded in 2003 and since then it has grown to 120 consultants. BCS professionals mostly focus on the implementation of SAP solutions as well as financial sector consulting. The company offers services all over Central and Eastern Europe. It delivered a number of projects in the energy, banking, finance, and aviation industries. BCS also provides front-end and back-end development of web solutions.
SysArtist is a small Hungarian IT consulting company founded in 2007. Besides management consulting and project management, it provides system integration and SAP consulting services. The company offers SAP solution design, systems engineering, implementation and development of SAP R/3 IS-U, FI-CA, RM-CA, CRM and core systems, ABAP and workflow development, operation support for SAP R/3 IS-U and core modules etc.
SysArtist has developed extensive expertise in the utilities sector, banking, telecom and pharmaceutical industries. The company has cooperated with many Hungarian and European clients including RWE IT Hungary, GDF Suez Hungary, ENI Gas & Power, Magyar Telekom, EGIS, Invitel, Richter Gedeon etc.
SAP services market is mostly dominated by big IT consulting giants like IBM, Accenture, Deloitte, Capgemini etc. However, not every enterprise can afford their services and a lot of these companies don’t provide technical consulting and development. In this case, cooperation with SAP consulting services providers in Eastern Europe offers many benefits. These countries have vast IT resources, good technical education, and a lot of skilled SAP professionals. Mid-size professional SAP services providers we’ve presented in this article have solid experience in implementing SAP solutions and can bring a lot of value for your business.