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SAP recently launch the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Partner program in order take advantage of the $17 billion SaaS market opportunity, creating a great opportunity for ISVs to build applications on the SAP HANA Cloud platform and reach more than 230,000 SAP customers. Read more below on the program, our partner Signavio’s success story and the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Challenge.

 

Why Should You Join the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Partner Program?

The software-as-a-service market represents a $17 billion opportunity in 2013 – a big opportunity to provide easy-to-consume business solution extensions for our customers. Offering solutions from the cloud provides advantageous total cost of ownership and improves customers’ business and IT agility. With the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP now offers a scalable, secure, modular, and open-standards-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on which such solutions can be readily built and deployed.

To offer our customers a rich portfolio of attractive, high-quality, ready-to-implement cloud applications across all industries, SAP’s strategy is to drive game-changing innovation and proliferation of partner applications on the SAP HANA application cloud by encouraging partners to join the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Partner program. This will provide them with a comprehensive set of enablement tools, benefits, and support to help them quickly and efficiently develop, market, and sell packaged cloud applications via the SAP Store.

The program is easy to join, has low annual fees, and enables partners to reach the vast SAP customer base of more than 230,000 worldwide. The starter package, with development licenses and resources for deployment and testing, enables faster, easier application development.

Once your solution has been certified, you will simply send us an e-mail to request your account on the SAP Store. You will then receive an e-mail with detailed instructions on how to publish your cloud application on the SAP Store, the leading enterprise application marketplace from SAP.

Join today and learn how you can monetize your unique strengths efficiently while leveraging SAP’s reach.

First App Based on SAP HANA Cloud Hits the SAP Store

 

Next-gen business process management app first to be SAP certified for integration with SAP HANA Cloud

 

The Signavio Process Editor is the first application to achieve SAP-certified integration via the new SAP HANA Cloud Applications Partner program, and is now available on the SAP Store.

Berlin-based Signavio has been providing software tools for business project modeling and analysis since 2009. But instead of targeting only a few modeling experts, which most of its competitors do, the company has focused on getting as many participants as possible involved in process design and optimization. Because of its focus on engaging all participants, the company has emerged as a leader in collaborative process design.  

Signavio was keen on offering a Web-based, certified application based on the SAP HANA Cloud for modeling business processes using Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0.  

To develop this solution, Signavio took advantage of the resources and tools available as a participant in the recently launched SAP HANA Cloud Applications Partner program. The company also leveraged its deep experience delivering business process management (BPM) solutions as a cloud service.

Through the integration with SAP HANA Cloud, customers using Signavio Process Editor have convenient access to a professional process-modeling platform that provides software quality and data protection.

This completely Web-based modeling tool requires no installation, and administration efforts are kept to a minimum.

“Delivering our application, now certified for integration with SAP HANA Cloud, provides an even more attractive technical solution to customers,” said Gero Decker, CEO of Signavio.

Join the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Challenge 2013

SAP has recently launched the 2013 SAP HANA Cloud Applications Challenge. Be one of the industry-leading partners to build cloud applications on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and reach millions of business users via the SAP Store, the leading enterprise software marketplace by SAP.

Partners who participate will receive special enablement benefits, including access to SAP training and expert coaching. Three finalists will participate in valuable marketing opportunities, gain exposure with an award at a key in-person or virtual event in 2013, and, best of all, receive monetary prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize for the winning application!

Open to all independent software developers (ISVs) and existing SAP HANA Cloud applications partners, SAP has created a certification program for packaged applications within the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Partner program to help ensure our customers receive robust, fully tested enterprise-class applications. Packaged cloud applications are built as solutions to be published on the SAP Store for use by multiple customers.

Applications certified for the SAP HANA Cloud are all qualified for listing on the SAP Store. Submit your applications for the SAP HANA Cloud Applications Challenge, and you could win big!

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