EPI-USE and VantagePoint Merger

“We are extremely excited to join the EPI-USE team. We are a natural fit from a technical, functional and cultural perspective. Both companies have a driving passion for client success. We bring complimentary expertise together to add value to our clients in a larger story for the enterprise. Our goal is to drive efficiencies, effectiveness, and agility across all business functions to empower people to make informed decisions.”

Greg Wright, CEO of VantagePoint Business Solutions.

ATLANTA, November 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — EPI-USE, a leading global SAP and SuccessFactors specialist, today announced that it acquired equity interest in VantagePoint Business Solutions, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in SAP solutions around planning, analytics, financial consolidation, and data intelligence using the SAP Business Technology Platform.

The combined services of EPI-USE and VantagePoint Business Solutions will provide clients with a broadened range of technology deployment options to support their cloud and digital transformation strategies across the enterprise, including ERP, HR and Finance. Recognizing that each client has unique needs, these services enable hybrid strategies that leverage entrenched, business-critical systems, whilst allowing for agility through strategic application deployments. Services include organizational assessments of technology strategies across the enterprise, migrations of on-premise systems to the Cloud and re-architecting solutions for the Cloud.


As a strategic global SAP Partner, EPI-USE provides consulting, hosting and support offerings across 34 countries through their global network to help clients roadmap and implement their digital transformation strategies utilizing state of the art technology such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors and other technologies such as Medix, for rapid application development. S/4HANA hosting services and Application Managed Support is also offered.

“Including additional Financial and Analytics expertise into our portfolio allows our clients to realize their vision to simplify and integrate traditionally separate but related business processes and gain competitive advantage through enhanced operational transparency across the enterprise”, said Rowan Hinton, Associate Partner at EPI-USE. “We have successfully aligned with key strategic business roles such as Human Resources and IT, and this merger with VantagePoint strengthens our commitment to the office of the Chief Financial Officer.”

About VantagePoint

VantagePoint Business Solutions is a Gold SAP Partner with deep experience and expertise in Finance and business processes such as Planning, Analysis, Reporting and Financial Consolidation utilizing the SAP Business Technology Platform. Traditional SAP platforms used to support these processes have been SAP Business Planning and Consolidation and SAP Analytics Cloud. VantagePoint has promoted using Finance as the launch pad to embark on digital transformation and S/4HANA journey, beginning with SAP Analytics Cloud for planning and reporting, and S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting to support financial consolidation. As a full-service provider, VantagePoint provides roadmap design and alignment, software training, application implementations, post go-live support, hosting services and application managed support. As an early adopter of SAP Analytics Cloud, VantagePoint has created multiple pre-built applications for effective business adoption, including a Work Force Planning and Analytics Application using SAP Analytic Cloud that integrates with SAP SuccessFactors, and can easily acquire data from other HR applications such as Workday and SAP HCM.



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