) has entered into a distribution agreement with enterprise
application software provider,
). This agreement is intended to expand the market reach of SAP's
enterprise mobility solutions. Ingram will use its value-added
reseller (VAR) channel to increase the reach of SAP solutions
into the Small and Medium Business (SMB) market.
From Apr 2013 onward, the VAR community of Ingram Micro
Mobility will have access to the SAP mobile platform, inclusive
of the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution. Ingram Micro
VARs will be able to access complex transactions across 24
industries, which use mobile technologies such as iOS, Android,
Windows and BlackBerry operating systems.
The use of Ingram's widespread distribution infrastructure and
technical knowhow will make the SAP apps available to a broader
section of the VAR community as well as end customers.
The BrightPoint acquisition positioned the company as the
world's largest technology distributor, in line with other
leading mobile device lifecycle management service companies. SAP
plans to capitalize on this opportunity to improve its position
in the market.
Thus, the agreement has turned out to be beneficial for IM,
resulting in more and more deal wins. Moreover, the company has
also derived some more clients through this acquisition.
Further, rumors suggest that Ingram might collaborate with
companies such as
MetroPCS Communications Inc.
Sprint Nextel Corp.
), which might be beneficial for the company going forward.
The company integrated BrightPoint's operation very fast and
the contribution is encouraging. Further, expected cost synergies
and sizable contributions in the near future could make
BrightPoint a key driver of growth.
Ingram Micro carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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