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SAP Partner Solution Progression and SAP Endorsed Apps Initiative Launched as Integral Components of Next-Gen Partnering

SAP Partner Solution Progression and SAP Endorsed Apps Initiative Launched as Integral Components of Next-Gen Partnering


June 3, 2020

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By Darryl Gray, Global Vice President, Software Solution Partner Success, SAP Global Partner Organization
Partner Solution Progression
The Partner Solution Progression framework is part of SAP’s next-generation partnering movement, which represents a new level of partner commitment – a promise from SAP to help partners successfully navigate today’s market challenges by providing them with best-in-class experiences and empowering rapid innovation to fuel customer success.
The Partner Solution Progression helps innovators quickly scale by collaborating with SAP – from developing applications to identifying opportunities and showcasing these applications on our global marketplace, SAP App Center. We collaborate with partners through this journey, and if we both see the potential for growth, there’s a path that brings additional opportunity, backed by marketing and sales support from SAP. And because this progression is flexible, partners can find the spot that best fits their application, plan, and priorities.
SAP Endorsed Apps
We’re excited to announce the new SAP Endorsed Apps initiative! SAP Endorsed Apps is a new category of solutions from SAP’s partner ecosystem, launching this week at SAP Global Partner Summit Online, designed to help customers become best-run intelligent enterprises. SAP Endorsed Apps deliver proven value with desired outcomes – quickly, effectively, and with great confidence.
SAP Endorsed Apps can round out your solution offering and deliver proven results to help solve customers’ business challenges. Through this designation, customers will be able to quickly find partner apps that they know they can trust on SAP App Center, the digital marketplace for partner solutions. SAP Endorsed Apps on the newly redesigned SAP App Center highlight this category. This new initiative allows your business to take advantage of complete, proven solutions, with the most innovative technology brought to you by partner apps endorsed by SAP.
SAP Endorsed Apps is an invitation-only program, part of the Partner Software Progression, through which SAP identifies the top-rated partners and apps that are verified to deliver outstanding value to customers. Once a partner has been invited to participate, their solution must undergo a series of stringent tests – beyond standard SAP certification – to ensure they meet the requirements of premium certification. Premium certification is specifically designed to recognize SAP Endorsed Apps, denoting a higher level of security, ensuring less risk for customers. As more business moves online in this current climate, mitigating risk has never been more important. This level of certification is achieved through added technical quality checks conducted by SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC), during which code is analyzed and custom recommendations are provided for enhancing and optimizing the solution.
Partners in this initiative are offering CX, HR, and Platform & Technology apps on SAP App Center right now. Find them here.
Our goal is mutual success. The SAP Partner ecosystem is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers and partners and the new enhancements available to partners benefit customers by providing the ideas and innovations they want. SAP partners can tap into SAP data, systems and brand to deliver new value to new audiences and expand offerings to existing customers. SAP and partners are working together to deliver the intelligent enterprise to customers, empowering all of our businesses to succeed and evolve.