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Skill Up for the New Year! The Transformation Path to a Next Generation Partner Enablement Experience.

 

Change the game and boost your enablement experience with new Outcome Based Guidance and Next Generation SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys.

 

Dear SAP Partners

You spoke – we listened.

With Next Generation Partnering becoming reality, we want to enable you to deliver a world class experience to our customers, through the best-ever enablement experience.

You spoke, and we listened. Based on your valued feedback, we are taking steps to improve your experience as a partner.

 

The steps to a Next Generation enablement experience.

On the transformation path to a Next Generation partner enablement experience…

  • … we want to make it the best in the industry, and help you deliver a world class one to our customers. We want you to find all enablement content easily and always in the same place. Therefore, we are driving significant enhancements to the learning experience, focusing on a one-stop-shop enablement consumption within SAPPartnerEdge.com.
  • … we are harmonizing our enablement offerings, starting with complete and easy-to-use SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys for each and every solution across the entire SAP solution portfolio, for all partner types and roles, including more applied skills enablement and coaching services. Learning journeys are interactive guides, designed to easily help navigate your learning path. Explore, filter and access a curated set of learning offerings.
  • … we have built Outcome Based Guidance for partner C-Level leaders, practice leads and decision makers, helping you drive guided decisions through specific outcomes, resulting in investment decisions to increase or change the partners’ footprint within the SAP Solution Portfolio.
  • … your feedback matters to us, and we are establishing a continuous listening and improvement cycle with you to make your enablement experience the best.

 

What’s in it for you?

The first wave transformation towards a Next Generation Partner Enablement Experience has been accomplished. The second wave is soon to come. Here’s what you can expect today:

  • Harmonized and complete SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP S/4HANA On-Premise, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP C/4HANA, SAP Ariba and the Intelligent Enterprise to ensure you are provided with all relevant applied skills enablement offerings available. Access and leverage these learning journeys in the SAP Learning Hub, Edition for SAP PartnerEdge. Alternatively, on SAPPartnerEdge.com select the SAP PartnerEdge Learning Room of your choice, and access the Learning Journey through the Training tab or tile.
  • A new Outcome Based Guidance tool to provide you with enablement consumption across the entire SAP solution portfolio, built with the purpose of accelerating the adoption with clear guided steps. We know that getting enabled is an investment for you. We want to make your investment decisions easier, linking them to business outcomes that relate to your strategy. This tool is now available to you through SAPPartnerEdge.com.
  • An improved, continuous partner enablement experience feedback loop, with the purpose of getting closer to you and receive your input based on your experience.

 

Want more details?

Harmonized and updated Next Generation SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys:

Next Generation SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys are role-based and available for Sales, Presales, Delivery, Development, CEE and Marketing. They are all structured alike:

  • Start with an overview: get a general understanding of the topic.
  • Become Competent: get an in-depth knowledge of the topic, as well as the respective requirements for product authorization.
  • Stay Current: find all the content you need to stay up-to-date.
  • Expand your skills: broaden your skills and skill-up in particular areas.
    • We have included direct access to the events calendar with an overview of available trainings, and sessions globally or in a particular region.
  • NEW: Apply your Skills: actively practice your skills.
    • Within this content area, we provide you with a new functionality. You can now apply your classroom competencies and your skills, get coached by SAP with hands-on experience and ultimately apply all the knowledge gained when interacting with the customer.

By following this structure, for any role, you will gain the training that develops all classroom competencies needed for a particular solution. Start leveraging today, and please provide your feedback through the thumbs-up / thumbs-down icons at the end of each Learning Journey

To take a first look at the new structure, as an example, please visit the SAP Success Factors HCM Solution Consultant and/or SAP SuccessFactors HCM Application Developer.

 

NEW: Outcome Based Guidance for Partner Decision Makers:

A new tool built to provide you – as decision maker in your organization – with enablement consumption and outcomes across the entire SAP solution portfolio. These outcomes are clustered by solution based on the various knowledge domains you possess: Marketing, Sales & Presales, Delivery, Customer Engagement, and Development (Build).

The tool will empower you to build the capabilities within your staff, required across all solutions and roles. It will also guide you to keep your skills current and up to date. With a fit and well-educated team, you will monetize your investment into SAP´s innovative and fast evolving solution portfolio more efficiently and faster.

Decision makers need clear, concise, and actionable guidance to find out what actions need to be taken to achieve critical goals.

  • Do my employees have the required skills and knowledge needed to effectively position, sell, and demonstrate solutions?
  • Do they need to improve implementation quality?
  • Do we need to develop packaged offerings with a compelling value proposition?

You will be provided with actionable outcomes to such type of questions. These will lead you to the relevant content and tools required to accelerate your adoption of SAP solutions, such as role-based SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys, web-applications, or downloads of required resources, and lay out the steps to quickly take appropriate investment decisions.

Start your experience on our dedicated page on SAPPartnerEdge.com and browse directly into outcomes for the product or domain of your choice, or access the new tool from here.

We encourage you to check back regularly, as we are continuously expanding the actionable outcomes to help you drive guided decisions. The following outcomes will be released in the coming weeks:

  • Expand your SAP S/4HANA Practice to SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • Expand your SAP S/4HANA Practice to the Intelligent Enterprise
  • Expand from HCM to HXM by adding Qualtrics Employee Experience to your SAP SuccessFactors Practice
  • Drive more Net New Names with Qualified Partner Packaged Solutions
  • Improve your win rates with demo excellence
  • Hire and ramp-up X new Cloud for Sales consultants right from University
  • Move your HCM on-premise installed base to SAP SuccessFactors

You don’t find what you are looking for? No worries. You have the opportunity to send-in ideas for missing or additional outcomes through the feedback button on the homepage of the tool.

 

In Summary

Both the new Outcome Based Guidance and the Next Generation SAP PartnerEdge Learning Journeys are a game changer and will boost your partner enablement experience one step further. Don’t miss out and start leveraging today. We have successfully accomplished the first wave, and the second wave is soon to come. Stay tuned and expect to hear and see more in the coming months.

We encourage you to provide continuous feedback based on the partner enablement experience you make along the way. Use the thumbs-up / thumbs-down icons at the end of every Learning Journey or the feedback button on the Outcome Based Guidance homepage. Your input matters to us, and we will soon announce a continuous listening and improvement cycle to make your enablement experience the best.

Thank you.

 

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