SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced details on the adoption of the SAP® PartnerEdge® program for Application Development, as well as extensions to its scope. Introduced in July 2013, the program offers a standardized approach that gives partners access to market-leading technologies from SAP relevant for building innovative applications for enterprises and consumers. It includes first-class enablement, technology support and a broad range of go-to-market options supported by SAP® Store as well as a runtime licensing model designed to enable the partner to sell self-sufficiently. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd, being held October 21-25 in Las Vegas.
SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development is enjoying rapid adoption worldwide. Today, SAP counts approximately 400 members in 43 countriesi with more than 150 partner apps already published on SAP Store. The program website, www.sapadpc.com, receives about 500 online visitors per day, resulting in an average of five new applications daily.
“With the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development, SAP has created an attractive program for partners across segments and geographies that offers simple, approachable paths to revenue,” said Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, enterprise software analyst, Technology Business Research. “The integrated nature of this program will increase near-term market opportunity for both SAP and its partners. We see this business model as innovative, and believe it to be a model for ecosystem development and expansion that SAP can template across the full extent of its partner base.”
Partners are able to choose from a set of innovation packs focused on the latest platform technologies from SAP to build applications that serve their customers’ evolving needs. Organizations such as Critigen are already finding significant benefits with the new program.
“This innovative SAP partner program provides unique market opportunity, with many new SAP technologies Critigen can leverage,” said Tom Turchioe, CTO, Critigen. “The program enables us to create best-in-class GIS-based SAP enterprise solutions that leverage the latest SAP platform technologies, including SAP Mobile Platform and SAP HANA. Matched with our core ESRI technical capabilities, we are well-positioned to deliver services and solutions to the SAP customer base that are in heavy demand. Critigen is thrilled to be a part of this cutting-edge program and we would highly recommend it to other organizations that would like to build innovative applications.”
In pursuit of its objective to make all SAP technologies relevant for building applications available within the program, the company also announced further extensions of the technology scope beyond the available innovation packs for mobile, SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, SAP HANA® platform and databases and application integration. Partners will be able to leverage SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions for building applications under the program and, via another new innovation pack, will be able to build add-ons for the SAP® Business One solution. Furthermore, the innovation pack for SAP HANA Cloud Platform is getting enhanced to support the integration of extensions to solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company.
The enhanced technology scope will enable partners to address further market opportunities and customer needs. Supported by its modularity, the program will continue to track the evolution of the SAP technology portfolio and offer partners prompt access to the latest technology innovations.
Jason Loesche, +1 (484) 437-0015, j.loesche@com, EDT
¹Includes 340 partners in parent programs for mobile and the SAP HANA Cloud Platform