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SAP Coder 2017 was the first online contest in Russia/CIS for individual developers, teams, and software vendors developing solutions based on SAP Cloud Platform. The participants were creating business apps to address real business needs of SAP customers from Russia and other CIS countries.

In the category "Solution developed on SAP Cloud Platform", the winning companies and solutions were:

  • 1st: TeamIdea, moTion: Service for Planning and Managing Ex-Warehouse Deliveries;

  • 2nd: EPAM Systems, IAcube—Intelligent Aggregator, Analyzer, Adviser (resume screening in the Internet);

  • 3rd: IBA IT Park, Smart Fridge (management system for refrigeration facilities).

In the category "Solution migrated to SAP Cloud Platform", three companies at once became the winners:

  • IPG, Single-Point Traffic Control Solution for Ambulance Vehicles;

  • Service Model, Optimization of Cash Management for ATM Networks;

  • SAPRUN, Price Calculation and Optimization for Retail Networks.

Prizes included a trip to SAP TechEd Las Vegas and training opportunities for individual developers, SAP Cloud Platform subscription and go-to-market support for the companies.

Wishing all the participating solutions turn into true products that are well-appreciated by the strictest jury of buying customers SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has offered free certification for the winners and discounted certification options for all the participants. The contestants welcomed the opportunity to raise customers' confidence in their solutions and use additional go-to-market benefits coming with certification: as of now two solutions have successfully passed certification with ICC already and four more are in the process.

To generate maximum value from the certification most vendors are investing extra efforts to enhance functionality of their products before having them certified. Thus, TeamIdea turned their contest prototype into "IDEALWMS 1.0: Optimization of warehouse resources" SAP certified solution now being offered at SAP App Center. IBA's Smart Fridge acquired more functionality too and became SAP certified "Stock monitoring center"—an IoT-based cloud extension for SAP ERP.

As Alexander Panin , TeamIdea Management Team, SAP Project Manager with 12+ years of experience, puts it: "indeed, the benefit of certification is really tangible because customers have a very different look onto SAP certified solutions. For them, certification means a guarantee of quality and efficiency of the solution".

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