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SAP Outsourcing Partner Certification – Over 20 years… and still going strong

20 years is a long time in the dynamic IT industry. Also, for SAP where reorganizations are part of the company DNA, which really emphasizes the outstanding durability of the Outsourcing Partner Certification team and its certification program. As a part of Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services (PILS)*, it has been certifying outsourcing providers for over 20 years. With a certification validity of 2 years, some partners have already gone through the rigorous assessment 10 times. The Outsourcing Partner Certification team is very proud of this long-lasting relationship with several partners.

In 2000 the first certification was for Hosting Services, since then the portfolio has evolved and now comprises 8 certifications* covering platform and application management services. This specialization of the certifications guarantees the customer to find a best-in-class outsourcing provider most suited to their business requirements.

SAP-certified partners are uniquely positioned to provide a scalable and secure environment for optimal performance of SAP landscapes. They play a major role in helping their customers to use SAP solutions to transform and run their business. Furthermore, with a certified SAP partner, customers can make sure they are working with a company who is up-to-speed on the latest technologies and best practices, and who is focused on process improvements to keep systems up-to-date and operating at peak performance.

On October 26, 2021, the first golden certificate of appreciation was handed over to BTC Business Technology Consulting AG during a ceremony in Walldorf. BTC obtained its first certification for their operations capabilities back in 2002 and have this year successfully passed their 10th certification for the following operations capabilities:

  • hosting operations
  • SAP HANA® operations
  • cloud and infrastructure operations
  • SAP Business Suite solutions operations
  • SAP S/4HANA® solutions operations

BTC have underlined the importance of the certifications for their business in a short interview.

A delegation from BTC Business Technology Consulting AG with members of the Outsourcing Partner Certification team during the handover of the certificate of recognition on October 26, 2021.


* In July 2022 a new certifiation for SAP BTP operations was launched. The certification portfolio counts 9 certifications at the moment.

All certified partners can be found in the SAP Outsourcing Operations Partner Guide.

All About SAP Outsourcing Partner Certification on YouTube

* Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services is a global team of experts who help partners develop innovative solutions on SAP platforms and products to enable customer success. They offer a comprehensive set of guided services to partners who provide hardware, IT operations, and software extensions. These include co-innovation, certification, and technical services to help customers transform their business and run intelligent enterprises. Watch this brief video.


Visit PILS at PartnerEdge.COM

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