This was a tremendous year for SAP and its partners. In 2012, SAP’s ecosystem extended to more than 12,000 partners, who powered exceptional growth through their specialized work with customers around the world. In Q3 alone, partners contributed significantly to a record quarter in which software sales topped U.S.$1 billion, with triple-digit growth across all key innovation categories, including cloud, SAP HANA, and mobile.
Carrying this momentum forward, SAP will continue to capitalize on the host of new programs and resources it launched in 2012 geared to help partners grow their SAP business. Throughout the year, SAP.info has covered the highlights around some of these SAP partner initiatives through our case studies of individual partner successes, focusing on resources for enablement, new opportunities for specialization, and lead generation activities with SAP Inside Sales and the SAP EcoHub.
In case you missed the news around the some of the latest offerings that were launched this year, take a moment now to catch up by reading these top partner-related stories from 2012.
Tools and resources to drive project delivery excellence and increase customer satisfaction.
An all new service portfolio from SAP Partner Service Delivery brings partners more tailored services for every market and industry.
Partnering with SAP hasn’t always been easy, admits Ira Simon, vice president of Global To-Partner Marketing/Communications. He explains how the SAP PartnerEdge Web site is helping the company better serve its partners.
For partners like T-Systems, SAP’s new Rapid-Deployment Solutions Adoption Partner Initiative boosts both visibility and credibility.
Dutch partner, Perfect for People, uses SAP Partner Service Delivery program to standardize project methods and drive customer satisfaction (with accompanying podcast).
SAP Partners and Inside Sales come together to more effectively engage prospects. Focused events deliver more efficiency and credibility. Everybody wins.
Smartsoft uses SAP’s new Mobile Apps Partner Program to bring added focus to its business strategy in mobile app development.