GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's leading international insurance and financial services companies has chosen CIBER as a new framework agreement partner for application development and maintenance for its ERP financial systems. With this contract, CIBER is a multi-sourcing partner approved to supply and support SAP® solutions for the business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010927/CBRLOGO) CIBER was selected through a competitive bidding process against many top IT consulting companies, during which CIBER presented its collaborative design and development approach. The insurance and financial services giant was already familiar with CIBER and its capabilities, having been a client since 2002. CIBER professionals in Germany have managed services in support of SAP solutions for the company, while experts in the U.S. have provided additional consulting and development expertise. "Being selected as a framework agreement partner by this leading international firm to support its SAP solutions worldwide underscores CIBER's expertise with SAP applications and global delivery capabilities," said Jorg Dietmann, head of CIBER Germany and leader of the company's global SAP practice. "It also confirms CIBER's place as a top SAP consultant among the big names in the IT services industry." Based on revenue and market capitalization, the client in this contract is one of the world's largest insurance and financial services corporations, with operations in 70 countries. Along with underpinning its SAP practice, this contract boosts CIBER's reputation for serving financial services firms. "With this contract, CIBER is not only extending our existing relationship with this client, we're confirming our track record as a system and solution partner in the financial services industry," said Frank Langhardt, who heads financial services in CIBER's Germany operation. CIBER is an SAP gold channel partner, an SAP hosting partner and an SAP services partner. Since CIBER started supporting SAP solutions in 1989, it has served more than 2,000 satisfied SAP clients, and built the skills and experience to assist clients with all aspects of their SAP software implementations.