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Product and Topic Expert
It's the time of the year again!

For the past 3 rounds of SEEDx challenge, we have achieved a total of 44 solutions build for the intelligent enterprise from 26 partners across APJ&GC.
Congratulations to you every single one of you partners who has went way beyond understanding what Intelligent Enterprises are and continuing this journey with us!

Our 4th round of SEEDx challenge is now OPEN for registration!

If you're new to the challenge and wondering what is this all about;

  • an opportunity to innovate and build solution(s) for the intelligent enterprise.

  • can be a real customer use case or simply an idea you'd like to explore.

  • emphasis of your solution should be on harnessing advanced technologies and platforms, coupled with either one of these ERP systems: SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One or S/4 HANA.

Still not convinced? You may refer to the summary blogs below. Or reach out for a replay of our Kick Off.

View Submissions from SAP SME SEEDx Development Challenge 2017-18

View Submissions from SAP SME SEEDx Development Challenge 2018-19

View Submissions from SAP SME SEEDx Development Challenge 2019-20


Please note that this challenge is only for partners within the Asia Pacific Japan & Greater China regions. For EMEA & MEE partners, you may refer here.

What are you waiting for?
Start your journey now by forming your A Team, brainstorm for ideas with your customers and register your use case revolving any of these themes below!

Challenge Themes

Industry Disruptor

Build a disruptive solution for a specific industry/target market.

Digital Trailblazer

Harnesses the power of multiple
advanced technologies to rapidly
grow customer’s business intelligently.

Sustainability Innovation

Use of advanced technologies
to support sustainable practice.

Among the 3 Challenge Themes above, there is one special theme which supports Sustainability Innovation -- on how can you build an intelligent solution, not only by bringing business value to your customers but also support sustainability.

Some examples on how you can do so is to help businesses to control risk, achieve regulatory compliance, use resources efficiently, and innovate new business models to thrive in the digital and experience economy. Your solution could possibly help eradicate slavery from supply chains, propel a zero waste and circular economy, eliminate gender inequality, and educate people who have never had the chance to enter a classroom.
There are endless possibilities to it!

Read more about it here.

More resources on Sustainability Innovation:

Climate 21
SAP has launched a strategic program called Climate 21.
This Climate 21 community is a platform to promote dialogue between the SAP ecosystem about our sustainable low-carbon future and the impacts we can achieve together.

Climate 21 Solution Portfolio
SAP's vision is to support standardised metrics and operations around business processes, analysis, and reporting to enable companies to embrace sustainability in all business functions.

Creating an Intelligent Enterprise Sustainably!

SAP to Help Customers Track Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

SAP Purpose & Sustainability.


Timeline of Events

7 April 2021: Kick Off (Reach out to your Local Solution Experts / Business Leads for a replay)

31 May 2021: Deadline for Registration

15 October 2021: Submissions of Blog Post + Demo Video

22 October 2021: Evaluation

31 October 2021: Finalists Announced

November 2021: Innovation Summit



  1. Record a demo video (< 3 minutes).

  2. Create a SAP Blog Post
    Find references from past year’s submission as shared above



Trophy for all Finalists.

Certificate of Recognition for all Participants.

Additional Attractive Prizes to be announced soon, stay tuned!


Additional Info

Additional info that might help you partners in your knowledge-ramp-up

Thanks to my colleagues & experts from other regions whom has put together this wonderful enablement series. (Thank you marcomondino and mario.fetzner)

For more supporting materials, you may refer to this blog!

Tech Topic Meeting Type Date 
BTP SAP BTP overview & getting started SME Tech Hangout (APJ) 19.04.2021 Zoom Registration Here
BTP SAP BTP Workflow Enablement 21.04.2021 Zoom Registration Here
BTP General concepts on Loosely Coupled developments and usage of APIs in SAP B1/ByD Meet-the-Expert 22.04.2021 Zoom Registration Here
RPA SAP iRPA – Intelligent Robotics Process Automation Meet-the-Expert 26.04.2021 Zoom Registration Here
DT Design Thinking - How to develop new ideas? Enablement 29.04.2021 Zoom Registration Here
BTP (follow-up) SAP BTP overview & getting started SME Tech Hangout (APJ) 05.05.2021 Zoom Registration Here
AI SAP Conversational AI and Conversational UX Meet-the-Expert Enablement 06.05.2021 Zoom Registration Here
AI / ML SAP AI Business Services Enablement 11.05.2021 Zoom Registration Here
XM / AI Qualtrics and Face Recognition Meet-the-Expert 20.05.2021 Zoom Registration Here
IoT SAP Internet of Things Meet-the-Expert 27.05.2021 Zoom Registration Here
RPA SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation SME Tech Hangout (APJ) 09.06.2021 Zoom Registration Here
IoT SAP Internet of Things Hands-on Enablement SME Tech Hangout (APJ) 14.06.2021 Zoom Registration Here
AI SAP AI Business Services SME Tech Hangout (APJ) 04.08.2021 Zoom Registration Here


We look forward to your entry and hope to see you in the Innovation Summit towards Q4 2021.

All the best!


Initiative jointly supported by yatsea.li, sridharansapb1, jacobtan.