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TekLink International, Inc.

TekLink International, Inc.
About us
TekLink International, Inc., headquartered in Naperville, IL, is a leading implementer and thought leader of SAP Business Intelligence (includes BW and HANA), Analytics and EPM solutions for many Fortune 500 companies. TekLink consultants are internationally recognized experts having deep industry knowledge combined with years of SAP implementation experience. Their expertise crosses many industries, including Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Distribution, Automotive, Utilities and High Tech.
TekLink now offers an onsite and offshore consulting practice focused on providing a cost effective Global DevelopmentModel for their Fortune 500 clients. Beyond functional consulting, TekLink has added a Technical Services practice focused on the optimization of each SAP BI infrastructure for EPM, BW, BOBJ, BODS and HANA.

Today, TekLink continues to grow and expand. As one of SAP's go to partners for standing up HANA solutions, TekLink has established itself for success; thanks to the confidence and support of TekLink's outstanding client base.
FOUNDED
1998
FOUNDED By:
Pankaj Gupta
KEY PERSON:
Pankaj Gupta
Co Founder
Pankaj Gupta founded TekLink with the vision of creating a world class SAP Business Intelligence (BI) company. He has more than 25 years of Information Technology and Business Intelligence Solutions experience. Prior to starting TekLink in January 2003, Pankaj was a BI Platinum Consultant of SAP America. As SAP's Platinum Consultant, Pankaj received the President's Top Performer award (1999) and the Circle of Excellence award for the BI Community of Practice (2001). He has been a frequent speaker at most of the SAP conferences. Pankaj received a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the India Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He also has a Diploma in Industrial & Business Management.
OFFICES:
Naperville, IL
CLIENTELE:
TekLink works with Fortune 500 companies using SAP to take their business analytics roadmap to the next level. TekLink prides itself in creating value for each project with their clients and forging long term partnerships with each and every new client while earning trusted advisor status.
INVESTORS:
Privately Owned
COMPETITORS:
TekLink has a variety of competitors, ranging from boutique firms to the Big 4 consulting firms to IBM Global Services and SAP Professional Services. TekLink is estimated to be the third largest BI firm in the US in terms of W2 employees focused on SAP BI. Clients select TekLink over the larger firms based on TekLink's distinct ability to continuously exceed their expectations, provide value across every facet of the project and for the rich product skills TekLink consultant's offers
WEBSITE:
PRODUCT OFFERINGS:
TekLink consists of 10 Technology Practices, or Service Lines, all supported by a robust Center of Excellence, Delivery Management and Project Management Office (PMO) teams, including:
  • Advisory Services
  • Technology Services (Infrastructure, performance tuning, sizing etc.)
  • Business Warehouse and Enterprise Data Warehouse (TeraData)
  • HANA(BWon HANAand Enterprise HANA)
  • Business Intelligence (Business Objects)
  • Data Services (BODS, IBMETL)
  • Enterprise Performance Management (BPC, Spend Management, etc.)
  • Mobile BI
  • Solution Manager
  • Application Maintenance and Support and (Global Delivery Model)
WHAT NEXT?
SAPas a technology has already touchedmillions of lives and will continue tomake a difference in a very big way in the future as well.As the business and technology trends change, cloud and in memory database adoption grows, TekLink will continue to show leadership with SAP as it has before with BW, HANAand EPM.

TekLink has also invested in the future through its R&D subsidiary, Red Punch. This think tank is where TekLink's outstanding starter kits are created for Rapid Deployment Service offerings, which provide TekLink's clients with a head start in their deployment. These preconfigured sets of SAP objects expedite the product delivery time, lower the development cost, increase the product quality and ensures better/best practices are integrated into clients deployments.
DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS
TekLink aims to help their clients achieve this by their key differentiating factors:
  • SeasonedConsultantswith an average tenure o 12+ years….leveraging the same foundation as TekLink was founded on….Platinum Consulting
  • Over 300 successfully completed projects over a 15 year time span
  • A Commitment to Quality and Custome Experience… "Once a Client, Always a Client philosophy
REVENUE MODEL:
Professional Services Organization