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Earn SAP Badge: Implementation Design Principles for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

🤝Implementation Design Principles for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions: What, Where & How?

You would have come across or even contributed to one of the most comprehensive & extensively reviewed implementation assets of the SAP SuccessFactors ecosystem called implementation design principles for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions (IDPs).  

These assets distill in them the industry leading practices & practical application of how to best implement, leverage & optimize SAP SuccessFactors solutions. There are documents, blog posts, and even webinars on implementation design principles for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions. To know more about them, please check out the following link: IDPs on SAP SuccessFactors Customer Community containing more than 40+ assets. 

These assets are owned & maintained by SAP SuccessFactors Product Management. Many are created in close collaboration with SAP Professional Services & SAP SuccessFactors Partners who bring in rich & diverse implementation experience. This collaboration has helped to document & holistically address many implementation challenges as well harmonize implementations across regions & industries. We are extremely glad and proud of this partnership. In order to understand the end-to-end IDP development process, please visit the blog post – Unveiling the Making of Implementation Design Principles for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions.

🎖🏆🎖Implementation Design Principles Champions (IDP Author Badge)

To recognize & appreciate the written contribution to these rich implementation assets, SAP SuccessFactors acknowledges and appreciates SAP SuccessFactors Partners & SAP SuccessFactors Internals by valuing their dedication through issuing the Implementation Design Principles Champion badge. See below for an example:  

 

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SAP SuccessFactors IDP Champion Badge  

👩🏻‍🎓✍🏻👨🏻‍🎓Are you are an experienced SuccessFactors expert and excited to contribute your expertise to the larger ecosystem by becoming an IDP author yourself? Here are the eligibility criteria to becoming an IDP author: 

  • Hold an SAP SuccessFactors Application Associate level certification valid at the time of writing and publication (mandatory). 🎓
  • Write the document based on the suggested word count depending on the number of co-authors & document size. Please note that word count is only indicative as additional activities around prototyping, validation, and documenting take considerable time. Authoring also includes incorporating feedback from reviewers. 🖋
  • Critically review the document and provide significant feedback that is both rigorous and constructive enhancing the overall quality of the document. 🔍
  • Contribute to the IDP blog post on SAP Community. 📡
  • Co-host the IDP webinar.🎤
IDP Size  Avg. No. of Pages 

Authors 

(Max. No. of Authors) 

Total Word Count 

(Indicative) 

Avg. Percentage breakup/author 

(Indicative) 

Small  6-10  2-3  ~3000-5000 

~50%- 33.33% 

 

Medium  11-20  3-5  ~5500-10000 

~ 33.33%- 20% 

 

Large  21-50  6-8  ~10,500-25,000 

~16.7% -12.5 

 

                                                                                                        (Avg. word count/page ~500) 

                                  IDP Author: Indicative Word Count Contribution  

You don’t need to fulfill all the criteria mentioned above. Certified experts who write the document will co-host the IDP webinar or contribute to the IDP blog post to qualify for a badge. Similarly, certified experts who critically review the document in this manner should either co-host the IDP webinar or contribute to the IDP blog post that allows us to categorize them as IDP authors & be eligible for IDP author badges. SAP SuccessFactors has the final discretion to categorize IDP authors & award badges based on the above-mentioned criteria.

🎖✍🏻🎖IDP Revision/Extension & Badges

IDPs are revised on a regular basis (once a year typically). New authors who have significantly contributed to a revision of any existing IDPs are also issued badges based on the above-mentioned criteria. Also, a badge is issued based on each IDP you have contributed as an author. So, you may get a similar product area badge multiple times based on the number of IDPs authored within the same product area but issued on a different date.   

🎖✍🏻🎖Badge Validity & Extension

IDP author badges are valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Keeping the validity of the badges is the onus of the author. You need to reach out to SAP SuccessFactors Product Advisory & Partner Success team by writing to sapsuccessfactorsidpdoc@sap.com at least 2-3 months in advance of badge expiry and be involved in a revision or inclusion of additional content to the IDP document that you have initially authored. 

If you are keen to be on this journey with us as an author, then do contact us. We look forward to your feedback or any questions on this topic. We will keep this blog post always up-to-date for full visibility with any future changes to the criteria.  

Happy IDPing!!😃

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      Author's profile photo Ashish Bhati
      Ashish Bhati

      Thank you Smitha for the nice blog. The last week discussion on IDP with you and Venkat was amazing. I will surely love to contribute in it.

      Author's profile photo Smitha Kondajji
      Smitha Kondajji
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ashish,

      Glad to know you attended our Partner Quarterly meeting last week. We are equally excited about the collaboration opportunity. You know how to contact us now 😊!

      Best regards,

      Smitha

      Author's profile photo Chris Paine
      Chris Paine

      Hi Smitha,

      Where will these badges be visible? Will these be searchable for customers to see which partners have IDP experience?

      Thanks,

      Chris

      Author's profile photo Smitha Kondajji
      Smitha Kondajji
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your query.

      The badges will be awarded on Credly (https://www.credly.com/)  just like any other SAP badges. The Credly plafform allows the awardee to share badges on LinkedIn and also add it to LinkedIn's 'Licenses & certifications' section.

      I will discuss with our teams on how we could make customers search for partners with IDP experience and keep you posted. Thanks for the suggestion.

      Best regards,

      Smitha

      Author's profile photo Chris Paine
      Chris Paine

      Thanks,

      I do think that making the IDP process valuable for partners is important.

      And given that IDPs are publicly available from SAP, with the authors' name in them, the Credly badge, whilst nice, isn't so important.

      But if it encourages quality contributions to the IDP library, then I'm all for it.

      Cheers,

      Chris

      Author's profile photo Girish Reddy G
      Girish Reddy G

      Hallo Smitha,

      Informative and handy. Easy to understand. Nice blog. Great job, well done.

      Thanks,
      Girish

      Author's profile photo Smitha Kondajji
      Smitha Kondajji
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Girish,

      Glad to know you found the blog post informative.

      Best regards,

      Smitha

      Author's profile photo Pradeep Kumar Katikere Ningappa .
      Pradeep Kumar Katikere Ningappa .

      Nicely written Smitha 🙂

      Author's profile photo Smitha Kondajji
      Smitha Kondajji
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you, Pradeep.