In SAP.info, I list “10 Reasons to Partner with SAP on Cloud” – a look at the new program from SAP PartnerEdge geared to making it easier and more profitable for partners to enter the market with SAP cloud solutions.
Still have questions about whether your business is ready to offer cloud solutions? Here are some additional points you might want to consider:
- Think about your domain expertise. Do you already have experience in Human Capital Management (HCM) or related solutions? If not, how much additional effort will it take to get you there and is it the right thing for you business at this time? Two possibilities are to hire strategically for this expertise, or to acquire another company that already has it.
- Create a sound business plan that takes into account the economics of the cloud. The real money from cloud investment will come in over an extended period of time. Can your organization commit to the upfront financial investment and adapt to the deferred revenue stream?
- Get the support of key people within your organization. Because of the cloud business model, it requires a high level of commitment. CEO buy-in is crucial to the success of cloud.
Your SAP partner account manager will be able to talk to you in more depth to find the right way forward for your business, or send a mail to cloudPartners@sap.com . You can also learn more by registering for the upcoming Business Fit Webinar on April 18, 2013.