Long-term Intapp partner Pinnacle has announced that its Business Acceptance practice lead Ash Nanda has become the vendor’s first Cloud certified professional in Europe.

With Intapp continuing to develop its Professional Services Platform away from a solely on-premises offering, the certification ensures that firms looking to leverage new Cloud capability can tap into qualified solution design and application support.

Pinnacle’s Mike Bailey comments: “The immediate challenge for most firms is coping with the realities of the hybrid environment – there’s now this attractive option to do more in the Cloud with Intapp while keeping finance systems on-premises. But how do you make a successful transition, how do you manage that hybrid blend, how do you optimise systems to get even more benefit? Ash’s accredited skills and our continuing investment in Cloud expertise will help clients meet these challenges, maximising the returns and minimising the risk.”

Ash Nanda adds: “We have a ‘Partnering for Success’ philosophy at Pinnacle and that means having the ability to support our clients at every turn. Intapp Cloud is opening up new opportunities and having the first certification in the whole of Europe means that we are ready and able to help firms fully capitalise on them. We already have our own Intapp Cloud instance within Pinnacle, allowing us to get fully hands-on as we build up more certified resource.”

Ash will lead a Pinnacle Cloud team offering a complete consultancy, design and implementation service for those either migrating existing Intapp Open instances or deploying new instances to the Cloud.