SAP partner programme to drive digital innovation

By James Henderson
SAP SE has more than doubled the number of digital innovation solutions and significantly expanded design-led engagement services with the launch of the...

SAP SE has more than doubled the number of digital innovation solutions and significantly expanded design-led engagement services with the launch of the SAP Leonardo Partner Medallion Initiative.

In a statement, the company said the new initiative enlists an initial 13 SAP partners to develop and deliver new industry innovation solutions to help customers across the globe innovate faster and with less risk.

The initiative expands the number of solutions and teams available to organisations seeking to innovate with SAP-certified technology from a global network of trusted providers.

It is designed for system integrators and technology providers and includes both global and regional organisations to serve SAP customers worldwide. Initial partners include ABeam Consulting, Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, HCL, Hitachi Consulting, KPIT, Mindtree's SAP practice Bluefin, NTT, PWC, TCS and Wipro.

“The number of organisations seeking transformation is immense,” said Mala Anand, president of SAP Leonardo and Data & Insights at SAP.

“The SAP Leonardo Partner Medallion initiative brings the strength of SAP's trusted ecosystem to deliver digital innovation to help our customers solve strategic business problems.

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“Together with our partners, we are enabling industry innovation and offering customers easy, progressive paths to achieve specific use cases with quick time to value.”

Under the initiative, SAP provides support and certification for new industry innovation accelerators —collections of tools and materials for specific industries and business functions that can be tailored for each customer in a fixed-time, fixed-scope enablement process.

Partners already have introduced 35 industry innovation accelerators, with an additional 43 planned.

New solutions from partners address innovation scenarios including connected shelves and inventories for retailers, derailment prevention for railway operators, and cold chain logistics for pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and medical device industries.

Additional solutions address business process innovation serving multiple industries, including supply chain and logistics, digital customer engagement, sales forecasting and cognitive controlling.

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