23 May, 2023 – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has today launched an online talent portal designed to match the right, newly-qualified consultant with the right SAP partner – quickly and easily. The cost of hiring a consultant through the program is refundable through marketing development and business development funds (MDF and BDF).

SAP Partner Talent Initiative Connect is available to all SAP partners in the EMEA North region to help further the accelerate the hiring of new consultants and attract more talent into the ecosystem. To find out more and register to receive profiles of available candidates, click here.

Stephane Mermet, Chief Partner Officer SAP EMEA North, said: “The launch of this new talent portal is an important step to ensure that we can seamlessly match the brilliant new candidates coming through the Partner Talent Initiative program with the talent requirements of the SAP partners. It also furthers SAP’s investment and commitment towards supporting the capacity of our partners in EMEA North.”

Originally launched in 2022, the SAP Partner Talent Initiative is now producing a steady stream of new consulting talent, marking a significant milestone in SAP’s mission to address the shortage of digital skills in the EMEA North partner ecosystem.

Kaity Cloke, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Delaware, said: “To establish a strong pipeline of talent and meet the needs of our clients, we need to be bringing people with diverse skillsets into the business. Competition for talent in the tech market is high and the SAP Partner Talent Initiative connects us to people with the right skills that will drive our growth ambitions. We’ve already hired three people – two into our finance team and one into Success Factors.”

The program has attracted over 3,000 applications and produced nearly 150 certified SAP consultants to date. Newly certified consultants will provide support in cloud computing, digital transformation, and analytics to improve the quality of services offered by SAP partners to their customers.