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Clarkston Consulting Mentioned in Gartner Report on SAP S/4HANA Service Providers

Durham, NC | February 22, 2018

Clarkston Consulting announced today that leading advisory and research firm Gartner mentioned the company in the report, Competitive Landscape: SAP S/4HANA Service Providers¹.

Since 1991, Clarkston Consulting has delivered transformative value through strategy, operations, and technology solutions tailored for businesses in the consumer products and life sciences industries. Clarkston’s executive leadership views this mention as validation of a digital-first mindset and strategy, adopted to meet the needs of Clarkston’s core constituents.

Clarkston president Paul Garrison explains, “For our core clients in the consumer products and life sciences industries, it’s been clear for years – digital business is the future. Knowing that, we’ve strategically invested in S4/HANA capabilities over the years to ensure that our organization is not only bringing the industry expertise we’ve built our reputation on but the functional expertise our clients need to launch their business into the next phase.”

The report offers a competitive analysis of global SAP S/4HANA service providers; it mentioned Clarkston Consulting for the North America region.

Clarkston managing partner Mike Hackett has led the strategic efforts to ensure the firm is well-prepared to offer clients a broad spectrum of S/4HANA capabilities.

“Preparing for S/4HANA and by extension, digital, has been years in the making. We’ve hired new talent, created more robust learning and development programs, and invested in training our people in every dimension so that we have a sound understanding of both the technical and business challenges that can present themselves before, during, and after implementation,” said Hackett.

Clarkston Consulting has previously been recognized by Gartner as a Representative Vendor in the 2017 Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning System Integrators² and as a Representative Vendor (Specialty Service Provider) in the 2017 Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy and Operations Consulting

From Clarkston’s view, this recognition further strengthens Clarkston’s dedication to providing their clients with the most innovative capabilities in the consumer products and life sciences markets. Hackett explains, “When S/4HANA was first debuted, our team was excited to explore all that it had to offer. Years later, we’ve got a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the platform and now we’re innovating more using some of the latest next-generation tech, such as SAP Leonardo, big data, robotic process automation, and more. We’re thrilled to have, in our view, the opportunity to break through the next frontier with our clients.”

¹Gartner, “Competitive Landscape: SAP S/4HANA Service Providers,” Susan Tan, 09 February 2018.

²Gartner, “Market Guide for Supply Chain System Integrators,” Michael Dominy, Amber Salley, 10 October 2017.

³Gartner, “Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy and Operations Consulting,” Michael Dominy,  Greg Aimi, Kamala Raman, 9 February 2017.

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About Clarkston Consulting

Founded in 1991, Clarkston Consulting provides management, operations and implementation consulting services for life sciences and consumer products companies worldwide. Clarkston has achieved a 17-year average client satisfaction rate of 97% by continuously pushing for success for its clients, its consultants, and its company. Clarkston Consulting has offices in Durham, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit and New Jersey. Learn more about Clarkston Consulting at