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Co-Innovation and Certification

Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services

Our global experts help SAP partners transform our customers’ businesses by providing high-quality co-innovation, certification, and technical services.


Learn how the Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services team at SAP can help you develop innovative offerings on SAP platforms and solutions to enable customer success.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to innovate with partners to maximize customer success. Our mission is to help accelerate market adoption of SAP and partner solution portfolios.

Our experts are ready to deliver the right services at the right time across our entire services portfolio through one or more of the following teams and programs:

  • SAP Integration and Certification Center: Boost customer confidence in your SAP partner products by participating in our open certification program.
  • SAP Outsourcing Partner Certification: Help ensure your customers experience high-quality, sustainable, and cost-effective operations of SAP solutions and environments through our open certification program.
  • Partner qualification: Receive premium validation of SAP Solution Extensions that meet our product standards.

Service Portfolio

We provide everything you need to plan, build, certify, test, operate, and deliver innovative solutions that help companies become best-run businesses.
Co-innovated with SAP

Walk in with an idea and walk out with a market-ready product. We can help you harness the power of co-innovation with SAP platforms and solutions.

Software certification

Validate the integration of your solutions with SAP technologies. We help partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) get certified.

Hardware certification

Certify your hardware to work with SAP solutions. We provide guidance to manufacturers on how to navigate the hardware certification process.  

Outsourcing partner certification

Give customers the confidence to run their business, not their IT. We can help you certify your outsourcing managed services quickly and efficiently.

Technical services

Choose from a variety of available services to help you kick off and navigate your innovation journey with SAP.

Partner Benefits

Boost your customers’ confidence in the innovative applications you built to run on SAP technology with a certified, co-innovated offering.

By working with the Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services team, you can gain an official seal of approval from SAP that enables a high level of market penetration. Key benefits include:

  • Rapid expansion: Grow your customer base faster and reduce the duration of your sales cycle.
  • Competitive edge: Stand out from the crowd by using SAP certification logos on your marketing materials, Web site, and promotional activities. 
  • Exposure on Direct your prospects to online listings on
  • Accelerated innovation cycle: Get your innovations market-ready faster.
  • Opportunities at SAP events: Use SAP events, such as the SAP Sapphire and SAP TechEd conferences, to showcase your SAP-certified products, services, and hardware to SAP customers and consulting partners.

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