In an exclusive interview with Legal Technology Insider, Donal Madden – SAP's head of channels for the UK & Irish markets – said Intalec (SAP's best known partner in the legal vertical market) still had the full backing of SAP and commended the company on its progress to-date. The announcement follows rumours that SAP was planning to drop Intalec in favour of another reseller/partner. Madden said that because SAP operates on the basis of non-exclusive arrangements, there was nothing to stop other partners trying to enter the legal market – which he felt was ripe for the type of integrated ERP solution that SAP can offer. However he added that he thought it would be very difficult for anyone to catch up with Intalec now.