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Stay on Track with Latest Updates on the Next Evolution of SAP Recognized Expertise

Like a cup of good coffee, there’s a lot of good news brewing with the SAP Recognized Expertise designation initiative which has recently undergone enhancements as part of the strategy to evolve the program next year.

SAP Recognized Expertise is a designation that is awarded to partners within the SAP PartnerEdge program. This designation helps customers and prospects understand a partner’s specialization and depth of experience and expertise in implementing in a chosen SAP industry, or cross industry solution. It helps partners to differentiate their unique specialization in SAP solutions and industries.

Recognized Expertise is Transition Path to New Competency Framework

SAP has announced that SAP Recognized Expertise designation will evolve into a new competencies framework that will be available sometime in 2022. Having an SAP Recognized Expertise is an important layer that will make it easier for partners to transition to the new framework and get the appropriate competencies awarded.

And, having the right expertise, experience and specialization are key factors that are needed to drive customer success throughout the entire customer journey. There are more than 30 solutions and 20 industries available.

Business Booster

SAP Recognized Expertise is a logo-supported and text-based designation that a partner can use on their Web site, marketing materials to help highlight your company’s specific set of skills and expertise. With the SAP Recognized Expertise designation, partners get:

  • A logo-supported designation to display on your Web site and in your marketing materials
  • A printable certificate identifying your designation to include in your Partner Finder profile
  • Increased Value Points to bring you closer to our gold partner level

Latest Updates Announced July 2021:

New Logos Reflect Latest Updates for SAP Recognized Expertise

In July, partners were officially notified by email of the latest updates to the designation effective August 1, 2021, which included moves such as the alignment of SAP Recognized Expertise Category Names to match the current SAP Solution Portfolio; the merging of categories under new category names and the discontinuance of five categories. See an example of designation below:

Partners with current SAP Recognized Expertise designation logos can continue to use them until the end of the year, and SAP encourages you to use the new updated SAP Recognized Expertise font treatment logos as they may be more relevant to customers and prospects. The logos have been available as of August 1.  Access the new communications guidelines.

New Requirements Adjustments for Specific Recognized Expertise Categories

Also announced in July, we have adjusted the solution consultant qualification requirements and completed project requirements to be cloud-focused for the Recognized Expertise categories effective August 1, 2021. Pease help ensure that your company is meeting the new requirements.

To access the recent notification and learn more about the designation, go to the SAP Recognized Expertise page on SAP Partner Portal.

Keep your competency brewing with SAP Recognized Expertise and stay tuned for more developments on this topic.

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