For Immediate Release - Mon, 2012-03-19
Global Software, Inc., the official author of the Automation Road Map Strategy for Microsoft Excel and the No.1 provider of Microsoft® Excel-based automation solutions to the leading ERP platforms, is pleased to announce the hiring of Fergus J van Niekerk as Director, Business Development & Channel Expansion EMEA LATAM.
Mr. van Niekerk will be operating out of many countries across multiple regions of the globe and will be tasked with the continued development of the Global Software Certified Partner Channel presence in EMEA and LATAM. Specifically, Mr. van Niekerk will be calling on his years of experience working for SAP in the capacity of Senior Manager, Alliances & Channels SAP AG in Waldorf, Germany. While at SAP Mr. van Niekerk's primary responsibilities included designing and managing SAP global top partner program, managing the Go-To-Market planning, development and execution of SAP's Global Alliances, including the development of sales, marketing and demand generation strategies across multiple lines of business and products. In addition, Mr. van Niekerk created & negotiated 'alternate' GTM strategies for SAP's SaaS business in North America.
“As a former global SAP Channel executive in the heartland of SAP, Fergus brings us a wealth of knowledge, relationships and strategic insight into the global SAP partner ecosystem," stated Spencer Kupferman, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs at Global. “Fergus is very talented and is known by his colleagues as one of the premier tactical thinkers in the SAP partner community around the globe. With the addition of Fergus, Global Software, Inc. has arguably the brightest and most accomplished partner team in the industry.” Kupferman continued, “We are excited to have Fergus at the tip of spear of our international campaign as we continue to build out our global channel.”
“There is only one address in the world for enhancing the SAP user experience via Microsoft Excel and that's Global Software, Inc.” stated Fergus J van Niekerk, Global Software, Inc.'s Director, Business Development & Channel Expansion EMEA LATAM “Global Software, Inc.'s Spreadsheet Server, Powered by the QueryExchange™ is quickly becoming a defacto standard industry wide. I look forward to bring this sound Microsoft Excel Automation strategy across borders to the world's leading SAP players and beyond.”
Founded in 1973, with global headquarters in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, USA, Global Software, Inc. is the official author of the Automation Road Map Strategy™ for spreadsheets and the No. 1 worldwide provider of Microsoft® Excel®-based automation tools for leading ERP systems including SAP®, Oracle®, JD Edwards®, PeopleSoft®, Lawson®, Sage® and Infor™ among others. Global’s Spreadsheet Automation tools, comprised of the flagship Spreadsheet Server powered by the QueryExchange™ and Enterprise Budgeting are the fulcrum of Global's applications suite. Global's products are used in 40 countries, by over 4,000 customers and 175,000+ users worldwide who are supported by Global’s 24/7/365 services and support infrastructure. In addition, Global’s worldwide partner channel is comprised of over 120 member companies. Founded in 1973, Global has regional offices in Greensboro, NC, Seattle, WA and New York, NY. Its EMEA headquarters is located in London, UK. For more information, visit globalsoftwareinc.com or in North America call toll-free 1.800.326.3444.
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