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SAP Announces First Certified University Competence Center at Technische Universität München

Newsbyte | September 23, 2014 by SAP News

MUNICH — SAP SE announced the University Competence Center (UCC) location at Technische Universität München (TUM) has successfully obtained the “SAP certified for SAP Hosting Services” and “SAP certified in SAP HANA Operations Services” statuses and became the first certified UCC worldwide. According to the rigid standards followed by TUM, the UCC location, led by Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar, offers excellent research and educational services within an international alliance of partners.

Upon successful completion of the certification audit session led by SAP, the UCC location at TUM proved it is capable of providing hosting services and solutions, including the operation and maintenance of SAP applications. Additionally, the UCC location at TUM demonstrated the ability to offer operations services for solutions powered by the SAP HANA platform with high quality operational standards to build a Big Data innovation center for SAP software.

“Our mission at the UCC locatino at TUM is the provisioning of outstanding educational and research services as community services,” said Harald Kienegger, co-executive director of University Competence Center at TUM. “To ensure ongoing high standards for the management of SAP solutions, the UCC location at TUM underwent a rigorous assessment of our delivery and support capabilities by SAP’s outsourcing partner certification group.”

“The SAP audit team was highly impressed with the organization and management of implemented IT Service Management (ITSM) processes,” said Ann Rosenberg, vice president and global head of SAP University Alliances. “The UCC location at TUM was very well prepared and has proven its ability to operate and maintain SAP applications on the latest standards. Additionally, the audit team appreciated the cooperation and assistance provided by the TUM staff during the audit.”

As the hosting partner of the SAP University Alliances program, the UCC location at TUM offers a full range of educational outsourcing services, including application outsourcing, infrastructure operations, educational services and shared services. While SAP University Alliances program members benefit from problem solving, the effort of installing and maintaining both hardware and software is minimized. Members have the opportunity to acquire and strengthen SAP competence, attend trainings and learn how to apply teachings to their classes and become part of a community of academics using SAP software in teaching and research.

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Susan Miller, +1 (610) 661 9225, susan.miller@sap.com, EDT
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