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Program Benefits

The SAP PartnerEdge program is designed to deliver maximum returns for your business. Apply today to start realizing the full benefits of the program.

Unlike many vendor programs, SAP PartnerEdge offers engagement models that fit the way you work and engage with customers – and you’re not limited to one approach. You may wish to adopt our sales engagement model at first and expand the partnership to include build, service, or run models as your business grows. Our standardized fees, consistent benefits, harmonized discounts, and simplified contracts reduce administration and ensure the program grows along with your business and ambitions. 

Benefits that grow with your business
Higher level, bigger benefits

There are two program levels: silver and gold. The silver entry level entitles you to an impressive set of program benefits that increase as you advance to the gold level through our unique Value Points system. It's simple: the more points, the higher the level and the bigger the benefits.

Points that make prizes

Earn Value Points for your business performance and competency, and acceleration points for strategic alignment on key topics or solutions. You get recognized for your total business contribution across all the engagement models you've joined. Total Value Points determine your program level. 

Money for marketing

Partners at the gold level can accrue market development funds as a percentage of SAP software license or subscription sales. You can use this money to pay for qualifying marketing and demand-generation activities, as well as for select services found in our online partner benefits catalog.

Unlimited opportunities

At SAP, we don’t box you in. In fact, we actively encourage our partners to explore and join all our engagement models. Our straightforward program structure makes it easy to try new approaches, while harmonized benefits help ensure that your total contribution across all models counts towards your level and benefits. 

Stand out from the crowd
Distinguish yourself

Get valuable logos and branding assets that help you elevate your business, distinguish yourself in the marketplace, and show your customers that you have the power of SAP behind you!

Be recognized as an expert

The SAP Recognized Expertise designation describes a specialization and depth of expertise in an industry, or with an SAP solution, or both. The logo helps differentiate your business from the competition and instills confidence in prospects and customers. 

Get on the guest list

As an SAP partner you’ll gain access to a myriad of events throughout the year. Local and global, in-person or virtual – these events help you build knowledge, network, and promote your business and solutions to SAP customers.

Promote your business on

Gain exposure to the thousands of customers and prospects who visit each day. Maintaining your listing on the SAP partner finder tool will help generate interest in your company, solutions, and services.

Part of the SAP family
Partner-first philosophy

Our culture is built around putting you first, because we know your success is good for business – for you, for customers, and for us. Our sales teams are heavily incentivized to work with and through partners – while clear rules of engagement eradicate any potential conflicts.  

Work with SAP sales

At SAP, we rely on our partners to help provide the expertise and resources required to meet the needs of our small and midsize customers. That’s why partners and SAP sales teams often collaborate to deliver the solutions and services these growing companies need. 

Stay in the loop

We consider partners an extension of internal SAP teams. Keeping you informed about the latest news, tools, and resources is therefore critical to our joint success. Our profile-based newsletter delivers relevant news in a brief and concise format at a frequency of your choosing, while our social media channels keep you abreast of the latest stories as they happen

Help at hand

SAP partner business managers, dedicated SAP partner service advisors, and local SAP marketing directors are all ready to provide help and guidance. Whether you have technical questions, marketing queries, support issues, or need advice to take your business to the next level, our experts will help you make your business the best it can be.

The Cloud Choice

SAP PartnerEdge Cloud Choice helps partners establish a successful cloud practice with lower liabilities and risks.

Over 90% of businesses are using cloud technology in a public, private, or hybrid environment, providing a rapidly growing opportunity for your business. With a traditional resell model, the partner manages virtually every aspect of the transaction. However, with SAP PartnerEdge Cloud Choice, flex model, SAP minimizes your risk by taking on contracting, invoicing, and payment collection. With the flex model, the customer lifecycle is split in two; you can earn commission for sales activities and/or customer engagement activities. You will enjoy improved cash-flow as SAP will pay 10% commission on TCV for sales activities and increased commission rate on post-sales customer engagement activities including upsells and renewals. The flex model is also available in the large enterprise segment for sales activities.

Reduced Risk

Eliminate street discount risk and partner liability concerns and exposure because the customer’s service level agreement is with SAP. You will also be awarded Value Points for all deals – which counts towards your level in the SAP PartnerEdge program. 

My Partner Rewards App

Our My Partner Rewards app provides you with up-to-date visibility on the status of your payments with an easy-to-use interface and functionality for exporting payment data for reconciliation. 

Solution Innovation

Our business solution portfolio is comprehensive but customers still have unique business requirements that represent gaps that need to be filled.

Adding your own intellectual property (IP) is one of the largest opportunities facing partners today. Regardless of partner type, many customers’ cloud solutions benefit from extended functionality that can only be provided through deep expertise in a given industry or line of business. By adding your IP to SAP solutions, you can create faster time-to-value for customers and help them realize greater ROI on their solution investment. 

Co-innovation with SAP

Co-innovation with SAP is just one of the services offered by our Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services team. Simply put, it’s a comprehensive program of guided services that are designed to help you productize and take your idea to market. You can walk in with an idea and walk out with a fully-certified and market-ready solution.

Packaged solutions

You can build integrated solutions that combine SAP market-leading software and innovations with industry or line-of-business expertise, specialized services, customizations, configurations, or applications. Built, sold, and supported by SAP partners, these solutions offer rapid time-to-value, low risk, and high predictability. 

Our mission is to help customers solve complex problems through innovation. The days of a closed SAP are long behind us and our open application programming interfaces (APIs) allow partners to innovate and extend SAP solutions and technology platforms to help customers realize an intelligent enterprise. In turn, this helps customers do more with less, empower employees through process automation, and delivers a best-in-class customer experience by enabling a proactive approach to customer service. SAP’s partners are uniquely positioned to help customers achieve game-changing results, and this type of diversification can only help you achieve stronger growth.

Exclusive Access to Test, Demo, and Development Licensing Services

Gain access to SAP cloud services and on-premise solutions to develop, test, and demonstrate SAP software.

Non-Commercial Licensing

Complementary to your partnership agreement, you can order partner exclusive licenses to test and demonstrate or develop new applications for SAP cloud or on-premise solutions.

Get Recognized as an Expert

Stand out among competitors and send a clear and confident message to customers and prospects with an SAP Recognized Expertise designation.

SAP Recognized Expertise designations describe a specialization and depth of expertise in an industry, an SAP solution, or both. To attain a designation, you’ll need to meet specific employee training and certification standards, and demonstrate customer success. Along with other benefits, using the logo for SAP Recognized Expertise can differentiate your business from the competition, demonstrate a high level of competence, and instill confidence in your prospects and customers. 

Benefits of the designation

An SAP Recognized Expertise designation shows your customers not only your level of expertise, but also demonstrates that you have successfully worked with other companies to deliver value in a particular industry or solution area.

Become a recognized expert

To gain the SAP Recognized Expertise designation, your company must clearly demonstrate and meet specific requirements across delivery capability, product competency, and business performance.

Delivery capability

To meet our delivery capability criteria, you must meet or exceed a certain number of customer references or validated projects related to a specific solution or industry.

Product competency

We require that companies achieving SAP Recognized Expertise designation have a number of certified consultants for a specific solution or industry competence. Consultants must have a qualification from our eligible certifications list. 

Business performance

You will be asked to provide detailed business development information specific to each expertise. Information required includes go-to-market planning and evidence of successful execution of jointly-defined plans.

Continual monitoring

If you are successful, your SAP Recognized Expertise designation will be valid for one year. We will extend the designation following biannual checks to make sure that all requirements continue to be met. 

Support Delivery Options

Providing ongoing support for an on-premise solution is a critical part of the customer lifecycle, and a healthy addition to your bottom line.

At SAP, we let you decide whether to resell SAP Enterprise Support services or gain Partner Center of Expertise certification to deliver support directly to the customer yourself.  Whatever option you choose, the outcome for the customer will always be the same: high-quality support for their solution. 

Deliver support yourself

Providing support to customers directly offers a recurring revenue stream, helps strengthen customer relationships, and often presents ideal situations to sell additional licenses and consulting services. However, it requires a significant investment on your part.
To be eligible, you must first gain Partner Center of Expertise certification. This takes up to nine months and requires up-front investment in staff, infrastructure, and training before you can sell any maintenance services. You’ll also need a dedicated support hotline, a professional incident management system, support staff with relevant product certifications, and documented processes for customer onboarding, quality, and escalation measurement.

Resell support services from SAP

Reselling SAP Enterprise Support gives your customers the high service levels they demand. In addition, you’ll reap the rewards of an additional revenue stream without the time and resource investment required to become certified to deliver support direct to the customer yourself.
SAP Enterprise Support provides proactive support services to help customers take full advantage of integrated SAP and non-SAP solutions, while minimizing risk, accelerating innovation, and addressing application lifecycle management. SAP Enterprise Support helps identify risks before they become issues, provides 24x7 expert support, and includes clear service level agreements, significantly increasing the availability of applications supporting business processes.

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