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Qualification Criteria

As the SAP Recognized Expertise designation conveys a quality proposition to the market, you will need to demonstrate your solution or industry knowledge and delivery capability in order to obtain recognition of your competency by SAP.

For each solution/ industry and country which you would like to obtain an SAP Recognized Expertise in, you must meet all of the following qualification criteria:

 

SAP Recognized Expertise in an Industry

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3 certified consultants as outlined in the qualification criteria of the respective industry*


     

3 certified consultants as outlined in the qualification criteria of the respective solution*  


     

until release of updated training or SAP product release (but min. 3 years)

     

+

Delivery Capability

Checked customer implementations (CIV) as outlined in the qualification criteria for the respective industry or solution

     

for 2 years
(unless revoked by the customer)


     

+

Approved Business Plan

Some SAP subsidiaries require additional detailed business development commitments, such as:

  • A formal go-to-market plan for a specific recognized expertise area that the partner and the respective SAP subsidiary agree upon
  • A successful execution of a jointly defined and agreed plan

Required in: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, CEE, CIS

     

1 year

 

* In some industries or solutions, training requirements might apply in addition to or instead of the certification requirements. Please refer to the training and certification catalogue of the respective industry or solution.

For more information regarding certification and training requirements, please see our FAQ document or refer to the PartnerEdge Portal pages.

Do you meet all qualification criteria? Are you ready to apply? Please fill out the online application form to obtain an SAP Recognized Expertise for a solution or industry in your country.

Upon receipt, SAP will evaluate your application to ensure all criteria are met. Once approved, you will receive an SAP Recognized Expertise designation certificate.

 

SAP Recognized Expertise in an Industry

SAP Recognized Expertise in a Solution

Validity

Product Competency
Learn more

3 certified consultants as outlined in the qualification criteria of the respective industry*


     

3 certified consultants as outlined in the qualification criteria of the respective solution*  


     

until release of updated training or SAP product release (but min. 3 years)

     

+

Delivery Capability

Checked customer implementations (CIV) as outlined in the qualification criteria for the respective industry or solution

     

Go live date not older than 2 years
(unless revoked by the customer)


     

+

Approved Focus Plan

SAP subsidiaries in MEE require additional detailed business development commitments, such as:

  • A formal go-to-market plan for a specific recognized expertise area that the partner and the respective SAP subsidiary agree upon
  • A successful execution of a jointly defined and agreed plan
 
     

1 year

 

* In some industries or solutions, training requirements might apply in addition to or instead of the certification requirements. Please refer to the training and certification catalogue of the respective industry or solution.

For more information regarding certification and training requirements, please refer to the PartnerEdge Portal pages and check the Requirements overview for Solutions or for Industries.

Do you meet all qualification criteria? Are you ready to apply? Please fill out the online application form to obtain an SAP Recognized Expertise for a solution or industry in your country.

Upon receipt, SAP will evaluate your application to ensure all criteria are met. Once approved, you will receive an SAP Recognized Expertise designation certificate.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements for obtaining the SAP Recognized Expertise designation in the solution or industry you are applying for.

Upon receipt, SAP will evaluate your application to ensure all criteria are met. Once approved, SAP will notify you and issue a SAP Recognized Expertise designation certificate for your partner organization.