Quality Awards

2014 Quality Awards categories

Find out which of the five award categories best fits your implementation profile.

All SAP customers with successful implementations of any SAP product can submit a nomination for the SAP Quality Awards as long as they have gone live in 2013 or 2014 and have been live for at least two months. The project size, duration and effort must be considered in order to determine the most appropriate category as well as which solution(s) in scope.

Three rowing crews in a race, representing the SAP Quality Awards

Award Category Details

  • Rapid Delivery Category


    Two of the three criteria should be met in order to apply in this category:

    • There are fewer than 500 users, including self-service users, on the system.
    • The project lasted 7 calendar months or less from kickoff to first significant go-live.
    • The estimated implementation effort for the project used fewer than 1000 person days, including external consulting days and the customer's time (excluding time for end-user training).*


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  • Business Transformation Category


    Two of the three criteria should be met in order to apply in this category:

    • There are more than 400 users, including self-service users, on the system.
    • The project lasted 6 calendar months or more from kickoff to first significant go-live.
    • The estimated implementation effort for the project used more than 900 person days, including external consulting days and the customer's time (excluding time for end-user training).*
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  • Cloud Innovation Category

    • One or more of the cloud solutions (whether public or managed cloud) in the SAP portfolio is an essential part of the nominated project.
    • The project can contain any number of users, calendar months and effort.
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  • HANA Innovation Category

    • The SAP HANA in-memory platform is an essential part of the nominated project whether it is used with SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BI Business Objects, SAP Business Suite on HANA, etc.
    • The project can contain any number of users, calendar months and effort.
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  • Mobility Innovation Category

    • One of the mobility solutions in the SAP portfolio plays an essential part of the nominated project with various employee groups on one or more devices and/or tablets.
    • The project can contain any number of users, calendar months and effort.
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* Estimated Effort Sample Calculations:
This metric is calculated by multiplying the number of implementation days by the number of full-time equivalent resources. Examples:
An implementation with a 3-month duration using 3 full-time and 4 half-time resources: (3 x 20 working days) x [(3 people x 100%) + (4 people x 50%)] = 300 project days
An implementation with a 9-month duration using 6 full-time and 8 half-time resources: (9 x 20 working days) x ([6 people x 100%] + [8 people x 50%]) = 1,800 person days