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The SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development is SAP’s fastest growing partner community with more than 1,000 members who are enabled to grow their business developing and monetizing innovative solutions with SAP’s open platform technologies such as Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data. Ultimately, customers gain access to beautiful applications consuming real time data with best in class user experience.

Partners in the program are enjoying key benefits, including:

  • Differentiation through innovation and ability to deliver expedited time-to-value for customers
  • Access to development resources, enablement services, and demand generation tools
  • Promoting their solutions through the SAP Store to 230,000+ SAP customers

How partners can innovate in the cloud

The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is a market leading Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) offering and the core foundation for partner innovation of cloud solutions. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is appealing to all Java developers which would like to build new or port existing Java-based applications to SAP HANA Cloud Platform. In addition, however, the Hana Cloud Platform is a great platform to develop native HANA applications with the ability to take advantage of exposed predictive analytics capabilities as well as additional platform application services like for example portal, mobile, collaboration, integration, etc.

While SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables the development of new stand-alone cloud solutions, it also offers the capability to extend existing customers’ on-premise solutions (hybrid scenario) as well building extensions for SAP Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions like SuccessFactors or SAP Cloud for Customer.

Traditional Cloud ISVs benefit from the opportunity to promote their SAP HANA Cloud Platform based solutions to the entire SAP installed customer base. SAP value-added resellers (VAR) and system integrators can leverage the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to offer value added solutions to their customers. Partners can improve their margins  via co-innovation and cloud extensions as they transform their business to the cloud.

As part of the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development, we also provide partners with the ability to embed the SAP HANA Cloud Platform licenses into their cloud solution. With this approach, partners act as a cloud service provider with the ability to market the solution with a fully enabled cloud service under their brand to customers.

Promoting Partner Success

We want to accelerate partner and customer success – that’s what the whole program is about. We’ve created and will continue to foster a mutually beneficial arrangement for all parties involved – our valued partners, SAP, and especially for our joint customers. Here are three examples of successful mobile partners:

Forest City (North America) improves productivity with Innovapptive’s mWorklist for mobile approvals

  • Activate new development opportunities and pursue operational excellence
  • Quick, informed and real-time decisions
  • Improved employee productivity

Prism Cement Limited (Asia), using SAP Mobile Platform mDepot by Arteria

  • Reduced stock outages
  • Improved order fulfillment, sales planning, and customer service
  • More accurate forecasting, reporting, and inventory tracking

Globus  (Europe), using partner app Contract2Go by Gicom

  • Intuitive contract handling with seamless integration
  • Transparent negotiations and controlling
  • Creative enhancement of vendor negotiations

Please visit our website to learn more about our program.

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