Partner Delivery Groups: How Knowledge Sharing Breeds Better Decision-Making and Innovation
As new innovations, cloud capabilities, and service models continue to expand the technological landscape, questions are sure to arise for even the most experienced SAP partners – and impactful decisions that must be made for their businesses. Knowing where to turn to find the right information and guidance can be difficult – which led SAP to devise a solution: partner delivery groups.
What Are Partner Delivery Groups?
Hosted on SAP Community, partner delivery groups give partners a private platform to exchange information, share content, ask technical questions to SAP implementation experts and interact with SAP subject matter experts. These groups enable partners from all around the globe to interact and participate in discussions to help solve technical challenges. They provide a forum for SAP partner consultants and developers to ask questions, read and write relevant blog posts, share knowledge and access additional resources — all in one space.
Knowledge Sharing: All the Pieces to the Puzzle
IDC reports that Fortune 500 companies lose at least $31.5 billion a year by failing to share knowledge — indicating the importance of working together. Through collaboration, problems are solved more quickly, and teams can see the bigger picture more clearly to make better decisions.
Properly managed knowledge sharing systems can prove a huge benefit to enterprises, delivering business growth, streamlining operations and increasing profit margins. In this way, collaboration acts as a driver for innovation and amplifies its impact – when the right information has the right stage to meet the right audience.
By joining partner delivery groups and taking an active role in knowledge sharing, partners can both benefit from receiving and helping others discover the puzzle pieces they didn’t even realize were missing from their business strategy.
Carol Kinsey Goman, President of Kinsey Consulting Services, put it this way: “Knowledge management is change management, and, if you don’t understand people’s perspective, all the strategy and technology in the world means very little.”
Fresh Perspectives Help Increase Productivity
Companies with well-rounded work cultures have a distinct competitive advantage over those who don’t. Many individual perspectives make for more ways to approach a challenge — and ultimately — more ways to achieve a goal. It’s often the company with the most flexible problem-solving abilities who has the best potential to sustain success.
And – with the added benefit of interacting directly with SAP subject matter experts who can address your hardest hitting technical questions – partner delivery groups can pose an excellent resource for SAP partners, especially for those that come from smaller practices that don’t have as much access to technical support. In this way, partner delivery groups can help fill the gap, empowering partners to take action and make more informed decisions.
Get Connected Today
SAP partners looking to get connected can choose a partner delivery group for the following five areas:
- SAP Business Technology Platform
- Spend Management
- SAP CRM and SAP Customer Experience
- Human Experience Management
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Private Edition
Join today to start collaborating and engaging with your peers and SAP experts. The answers to your most burning questions are just around the corner.