by Jake Bittner, Qlarion CEO
As a strategic public sector partner for SAP, Qlarion was invited to participate in last week’s in Global Public Services Summit in The Hague, Netherlands. This event was a unique opportunity for SAP’s Global Pubic Services team and their dedicated Public Services partners to share ideas, discuss the latest technology and trends, and learn how SAP is helping Public Services customers solve problems all over the world.
Adam Roy, Qlarion’s VP of Operations, was also invited to present on our joint success with SAP in the City of Boston, where we implemented Qlarion Community Center.
Looking back, Adam and I had two major observations from the event:
First, SAP is a very different company than it was just 5-6 years ago. The speed of SAP HANA, along with a renewed focus on cloud solutions, has enabled SAP to deploy new solution in a matter of weeks, not years. This ultra-fast deployment timeline translates into reduced time-to-value and near-immediate results for customers.
Second, it’s clear that SAP sees Public Services as opportunity, not an afterthought. SAP is investing in solutions specific to the Public Sector and is dedicating its resources to pursue this industry on a global basis. Like SAP, Qlarion is laser-focused on developing solutions for the Public Sector. We founded Qlarion with the vision of building the leading Business Intelligence and analytics company for the Public Sector, and we’re happy to see SAP sharing our commitment to improving the way the government uses analytics to run their organizations.
We thoroughly enjoyed both the event and seeing the host city of The Hague. We look forward to being at SAP SAPPHIRE June 3-5, where Adam will be presenting on our work with SAP in the City of Boston.