Christopher Carter (Approyo) – Best Performing CEO to Watch in 2020

Christopher Carter is the Founder and CEO of an IT company named Approyo, having over three decades of experience in the SAP industry, he is a force to be reckoned with. Chris works with businesses around the globe and assists them in usage of big data in the forms of Hadoop (Cloudera and Hortonworks) and SAP HANA. His experience has earned him national recognition by the American SAP Users Group, SAP, Hadoop World, Cloud Expo and more. In 2019 he was recognized as the US Gamechanger of the Year by ACQ5, and brought Approyo to make the list for ‘Best Entrepreneurial companies in America’. Chris is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council and is recognized as an SAP expert in the field.

Carter founded Approyo, an SAP consulting services company, in 2012. He built the company from the ground up, in hopes of bringing SAP forth into the Greater Milwaukee area. Approyo started off as a dream. Since then, the company has grown dramatically over the past few years. The Approyo headquarters is located in Brookfield, WI but there are six locations in total and over 107 employees around the world. Approyo now currently manages over 300 SAP environments throughout the world and growing every day.

“The decision to bring this company global was an easy one. Managing a team of remote workers throughout different countries allows us to provide 24/7 support to all of our customers no matter where they may be.” Carter stated.

Carter believes that good business practices start with transparency and trust from customers, adding a personal touch allows for better business relations. The company prides itself on working closely with customers and partners and supporting them in their SAP needs to drive positive results.

Approyo has received multiple awards of excellence in their time. In 2019 they were awarded the US SAP Solution Provider of the year and US Scale-up company of the year by ACQ5, among many more.

Approyo is a member of the SAP PartnerEdge open ecosystem (OE). As an OE member, they build and manage applications for SAP customers. Simply put, they provide SAP software as a service to companies around the globe. Approyo provides full SAP service technology with extensive capabilities in consulting, solutions architecture, hosting and managed services, in order to develop the right solution for their customers. Specifically, they offer a range of SAP Solutions, such as SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP Leonardo and SAP Hybris. Their services are designed for each company, to better their business and evolve it with innovative technology.

‘SAP Made Simple’ is their way of life and what their vision is for all companies running business ERP solution systems. Their goal is to take the hassle out of implementing an SAP system for businesses, no matter what size or industry. They provide all SAP services from consultation to management of cloud systems and everything in between. They tailor solutions to fit each individual business’s needs and manage them on a daily basis. Approyo does the dirty work, while your company benefits through quicker deployment, reliability, security, increased employee productivity and initial cost savings. With the 2025 deadline coming up, Approyo is pushing customers to migrate to the S/4HANA platform and educating people in the SAP community about the benefits. They not only want to help businesses run better, but they want to make sure they understand the entire process beforehand as well.

Approyo has a structured hierarchy for the organization. The entire Approyo Team is overseen by CEO, Christopher Carter, himself. CTO, Sean Gilmour oversees the team of technical experts and manages Approyo partnerships. The VP of Delivery Service, Tim Reiss, oversees all SAP Basis Administrators and IT professionals. On the sales side of the business, President, AJ Jennings and Vice President, Chris Ward oversee all sales team members.

The Approyo Service Delivery team implements, monitors, analyzes and manages customer’s systems on a 24/7 basis to ensure that all needs and requests are met.

Approyo is unique in the cloud software industry. They are the only SAP partner who is certified in SAP HANA Operations Services, Cloud Services, and Infrastructure Operations Services. The difference between Approyo and a lot of other IT companies is that they specialize in SAP and only SAP, meaning they are the experts you want to trust when it comes to running your business behind the curtains.

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