Deloitte Belgium on track to become the "Standard Of Excellence"

Several recognitions confirm high performance of Deloitte’s Technology Services practice
8 June 2010

Brussels, 8 June 2010 – Deloitte Belgium, and more specifically its Technology Services practice, was recognized for its high performance by various organizations. Most recently, in April 2010, Deloitte Belgium received the Data News Award for Excellence as “Consultancy Company of the Year”. Earlier this year, Deloitte also won SAP’s prestigious Collaboration Award for the 4th consecutive year and was recognized by Gartner as the world’s largest Consulting Service Provider. In its strive to “become the standard of excellence”, Deloitte invests in partnerships with its clients, the academic world and selected alliances, and also contributes to the development of a strong CIO community.

Deloitte is the leading professional services firm in Belgium, whose vision is “to become the Standard of Excellence”. This vision is shared by all member firms worldwide, across all service lines, including the Technology Services practice which counts over 400 practitioners in Belgium. To receive such acclaim from the industry, emphasizes Deloitte’s focussed approach and commitment to meet its goal.

Deloitte Technology Services

Deloitte's Technology Services team advises executives on how to leverage technology to create more value, and then works shoulder to shoulder to gain the full potential from technology investments.

Deloitte's technology advisory services includes IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture, IT Organization and Risk & Compliance Management. From an implementation perspective, Deloitte has strong credentials with SAP, Oracle, and other leading enterprise applications and information management vendors. Furthermore, specialized expertise is available in enterprise content management, internal controls, security, VAT, trade management, risk management and compliance.

Partnership with Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School

Deloitte's Technology Services team constantly looks at improving its services and knowledge, and therefore engages in specific partnerships, such as with the Vlerick Leuven-Ghent Management School. This cooperation between Deloitte and Vlerick resulted in a recent study, which aims to bridge the gap between the corporate board and technology management, and which delved into how a turbulent environment was shaping technology-related decision-making and the relationships between information technology (IT) and business. In 2010, research continues and looks into the nature and quality of the CFO-CIO relationship.

Deloitte's Technology Innovation Executive Event

This year's central theme at Deloitte is "Winning in a changing world through innovation & entrepreneurship". Koen Vandaele, Partner and Technology Services Leader at Deloitte Belgium, points out: "We organised our first Technology Innovation Executive Event in March. During this event, we presented the most important technology trends and we offered advice on how these can be leveraged to create more value in organisations. We strive to constantly anticipate on innovations and trends in the world of IT. In view of the positive feedback from CIO's and non-IT executives who attended the event, we have started preparations for the next edition in 2011".

Contributing to the CIO community via CIOnet

Deloitte has also joined the CIOnet community as Premium Business Partner. CIOnet is the first online and offline network that allows CIOs to network more efficiently and effectively for business. Deloitte brings value to the CIOnet community by:

External recognition

Deloitte recently received the Data News Award for Excellence as "Consultancy Company of the Year". A jury of CIOs selected Deloitte from a list of three companies nominated by Data News readers. Among the reasons that earned Deloitte to receive this recognition, is its positioning as business transformation consultants, combining technology expertise with competencies in business process management, risk management, tax, etc. An additional key element is Deloitte's broad local resource base, combined with near-shore and offshore delivery capabilities. According to Data News, Deloitte stands out because of its ability to implement its strategic advice and the jury furthermore praised Deloitte's SAP expertise.

Earlier this year, Deloitte also won SAP's prestigious Collaboration Award for the 4th consecutive year.

Deloitte was also recognized by Gartner as the world's largest Consulting Service Provider.

Koen Vandaele emphasises: "We wish to thank all of our clients for choosing us as their consultancy partner and giving us the opportunity to help them achieve their ambitious goals. We are proud of this recognition – it encourages us to continue to go the extra mile on our journey 'to become the Standard of Excellence'".