Top Partner News of 2013

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For SAP partners, 2013 was the year to put strategy into action. To support partners in evaluating new SAP innovations and aligning strategy, SAP strengthened its partner enablement portfolio to drive initiatives for SAP HANA, cloud, mobile, and applications. New product launches and strategy road maps gave partners plenty to think about, and for many it was back to the classroom this year. If you are looking back at the year and wondering what you may have missed, has compiled a review of the most important topics of 2013.

One thing became clear: Education was the game-changer of 2013. This year, SAP pioneered the concept “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCs) for business, with thousands of students enrolling in online interactive courses to learn new skills for developing on the SAP HANA platform. The SAP Learning Hub took to the cloud to become even more agile and accessible to partners and consultants around the world. Webinars, boot camps, and 1:1 expert sessions ensured the knowledge transfer for partners to confidently deliver new SAP innovations to customers.

Develop your business and SAP skills

If the holidays afford you some time to reflect on your professional development, we’ve listed our top picks of articles in 2013 for partner enablement and education.  Be sure to check in with the SAP PartnerEdge – Partner Enablement Center (PEC) (S-user required), or talk to your SAP PartnerEdge Partner Service Advisor for updates and new ideas to develop your business and SAP skills in 2014.

Best wishes for a successful and prosperous year ahead!

Next page: Step up your SAP skills

Education: Step up your SAP skills

Tips for Partners Selling SAP HANA  It’s been hailed a competitive advantage, bolstered by an attractive partner economic model. So, how do partners start selling SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA? shares five resources that will get you started.

New SAP HANA Course for Developers  SAP pioneers the use of “Massive Open Online Courses” in the business world. More experts can learn SAP HANA fast.

10 Reasons to Partner on Cloud  SAP recently expanded its PartnerEdge program to provide more incentives and support for partners to start selling cloud solutions. Find out how you can offer cloud first to your customers.

Mobile and learning in the Cloud

SAP Offers Mobility openSAP Course  SAP builds on the success of its first “Massive Open Online Course” by offering a new course on creating enterprise-ready apps with SAP mobile solutions.

Flexible Learning in the Cloud  SAP Learning Hub delivers anytime, anywhere cloud-based training to help customers and partners get updated fast on the latest innovations.

Next page: Grow your SAP business

Strategy: Grow your SAP business

How SAP Helped Partners in 2013  Denis McGauran, global vice president of SAP Partner Service Delivery, talks with about new services to help partners grow their SAP business in 2013 and beyond.

Live Partner Qualifications  Started as a pilot project at SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 in Orlando, the live qualification of partners’ SAP Rapid Deployment solutions is now a standard feature at all SAP events. We explain what the process entails.

How to Build a VAR Network  With the SAP Extended Business Program, established channel partners can form their own ecosystem of IT experts to create greater customer value and drive VAR revenues.

SAP co-innovation in China

SAP Expands Presence in China  SAP continues its investment in China – this time with a new one-stop shop that provides co-innovation support for partners, and delivers value and choice for Chinese customers.

$220 Billion from Big Data Solutions  Analytics and Big Data solutions will open the door to revenues totaling $220 billion for SAP partners in the next five years, according to research by IDC.