€400k deals for SAP Business Objects training firm

22 Apr 2010

A Stillorgan-based training specialist has won a number of deals in the past six months valued at €400,000 for its work in SAP training and software services.

Olas, whose clients include customers such as the International Criminal Courts in The Hague, CMC Coal, and MSI Signs, as well as a major Irish food company, has also announced that SAP has awarded it the sole Education Partner for its SAP Business Objects portfolio in Ireland.

“Olas has supported the SAP customer base with quality SAP training services for a decade,” commented Fiona Walsh, business development manager at SAP Business Objects Ireland. “We look forward to their taking part in the growth of our Business Objects business.”

“Today’s international organisation needs to achieve more business value from fewer, better trained employees,” added Ruairi Boland, managing director, Olas. “Some of our customers are with us for 28 years because they recognise the value of working with a training specialist and not taking chances on employee productivity.”

Founded in Dublin in 1981, Olas provides industry and government with software training on SAP, Microsoft and Adobe.

Olas, which works with 17 of Ireland’s top 30 companies, also develops e-learning and bespoke software applications that improve productivity and reduce costs.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Ruairi Boland, managing director, Olas Software Training & Development Ltd, and Fiona Walsh, business development manager, SAP Business Objects Ireland

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years