SAP PartnerEdge Obtains Five-Star Channel Program Rating

SAP PartnerEdge was certified as a five-star channel program for its innovative design that recognizes and rewards partners of all sizes for not only sales success but also capability-building activities such as training, solution development and customer reference activity. The award acknowledges SAP’s commitment to IT integrators, resellers and consultants. Of the 250+ vendor-program entries reviewed for the past year, only 60 companies received the coveted five-star honor in the magazine’s 13th annual Partner Programs Guide survey. The VARBusiness Partner Programs Guide is available here.
“Nowadays, the structure of vendor channel programs is too often reduced to a checklist of must-have elements,” said Lawrence M. Walsh, editor, VARBusiness. “The VARBusiness Five-Star Partner Program honor recognizes those select vendors, like SAP, who have the programmatic structure to best serve their solution providers in their specific markets segments and technologies. These programs reflect vendors who have built channel programs that have the capacity to execute on key elements for channel success.”
SAP PartnerEdge is a world-class partner program that enables SAP partners to develop, deliver and service solutions for companies of all sizes. Partners play a vital role in SAP reaching its goal of passing the 100,000-customer mark and doubling its addressable market by 2010. SAP PartnerEdge provides a global framework for partners involved in developing, delivering and servicing market-ready solutions that address evolving business challenges.
“This recognition is particularly gratifying because of the resources and time SAP has invested in building the SAP PartnerEdge program and providing world-class resources for our partners to realize the enormous opportunity,” said Hans-Peter Klaey, president, Global SME, SAP. “This rating underpins the continued rollout of the global program and delivery of the tools and incentives to help partners succeed. With SAP PartnerEdge, SAP partners will continue to leverage a collaborative vendor relationship to develop market-ready solutions and pursue business opportunities worldwide.”

Source: SAP AG