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Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services

Our global experts help SAP partners transform customer businesses by providing best-quality co-innovation, certification, and technical services.

Learn how the Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services group at SAP helps partners develop innovative solutions on SAP platforms and products 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 portfolios.

Our experts are ready to deliver the right services at the right time across our entire services portfolio. You can engage with one or more of the following teams:

  • SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC): Administration of an open certification program to boost customers’ and prospects’ confidence in partner products.
  • Outsourcing Partner Certification: Open certification program to help ensure high-quality, sustainable, and cost-effective operations of customers’ SAP solutions and SAP environments.
  • Partner Qualification: Premium Qualifications for SAP Solution Extensions in line with SAP 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, walk out with a market-ready product. We help you harness the power of co-innovation with SAP.

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 the hardware certification process.  

Outsourcing partner certification

Give customers the confidence to focus on running their business, not their IT. Get  your outsourcing operations services certified today.  

Technical services

Choose from a variety of available services to help you embark on your innovation journey with SAP.

Find certified offerings

Find best-in-class co-innovated and certified solutions, as well as certified hardware providers and certified outsourcing operations providers. 

Partner Benefits

Boost customer confidence in the innovative applications you've built to run on SAP technology with a co-innovated and certified offering.

By working with Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services, you can gain an official seal of approval from SAP that enables a high level of market penetration. Key benefits for partners 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, Website, and promotional activities. 
  • Exposure on Direct your prospects to the online listings at
  • Accelerated innovation cycle: Cut the length of time it takes to get your innovations market-ready.
  • Showcasing opportunities at SAP events: Use SAP events such as the SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd conferences to show your SAP-certified products, services, and hardware to SAP customers and consulting partners.      
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