ASAP Talent and our SAP Recruiting Team finished it’s strongest year ever in 2018 based on exceptional 3rd and 4th Quarter results. Strong demand for SAP Talent among both corporate clients in industry as well as SAP Professional Service firms drove the results for ASAP Talent in 2018. We recorded our best year in SAP Consulting Services, our SAP Staff Augmentation division offering clients hourly-contractors for short and mid-term project needs. Other notable revenue increases were present in the Executive Search Practice where ASAP Talent placed a CIO for a major CPG company in the South as well as several VP and Director level SAP Executives for clients in the South and Midwestern U.S.
2019 projections are strong though we may see a slight decrease in overall demand across the board. ASAP Talent Services will likely be supporting a major SAP COE Hiring project for a client in the Southeast and continued recruiting in the following areas: Hybris; Gigya; Callidus Cloud; SAP GTS; SCM skills in MM, PP, WM, IBP, and APO; SD/OTC, BI, HCM, FI/CO, Basis, ABAP, and SAP GRC/Security experts for Fortune 500-1000 clients in all major cities in the U.S.
Business demand is fueled by major customer transitions to SAP S/4 HANA, new installs, enterprise-wide upgrades, M&A activity, Business Transformation Projects, and a continued move to modernize infrastructure while reducing costs as customers trend towards Cloud Offerings.