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Golden Rules for Partner-built Fiori Apps Now Available

 

I am delighted to announce the availability of Golden Rules for partner-built Fiori apps. Partners or developers who are interested in Fiori app development now have the definitive set of rules for development thanks to the SAP Fiori team that made this possible. These Golden Rules meant specifically for partner-built SAP Fiori apps are derived from the ones used internally and serves as a great complement to the information already available as outlined on the SAP Fiori homepage.  It is definitely worth a look if you are an SAP partner or ISV developing your own new Transactional Fiori apps.

 

I would also like to remind everyone of the availability of the Transactional Fiori App certification for partner-built apps. For those who are interested or already on the path of developing their very own apps, the Integration and Certification Center is putting at your disposal this integration certification scenario in order to help you in your journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

How to Access Golden Rules

 

The Golden rules are available on SAP JAM, SAP's cloud-based collaboration platform to anyone who is interested. More specifically, the document has been posted on the JAM group SAP Partner-built Fiori Apps which was created to serve the partner community interested in developing new Transactional Fiori apps.

 

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Please note that the group is external and so it is a private group by design (as defined by SAP JAM).

Therefore, access must be granted beforehand to access the content of the group.

There are a few options:

1- simply contact me directly (click my name above, use Direct message tool),

2- request access by emailing icc-info@sap.com using subject "Access to Fiori Golden rules on JAM group"

3- if you are already registered on SAP JAM, you can request access to the group "SAP Partner-built Fiori apps".

 

My thanks to the SAP Fiori team for taking the time to share this with the broader SAP developer community !

In today’s interview, we sit down with Imran Khan, Vice-President for the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) to discuss the latest offerings for certification with partners and ISVs, as well as milestones, successes, and adoption of certification within the SAP ecosystem over the past 20 years.

 

BARAJAS: This year, 2016, marks 20 years of enabling the SAP partner ecosystem with various cross-portfolio product certifications provided by SAP ICC.  What is SAP ICC’s mission and how has it contributed to its long term success with the SAP partner ecosystem?

 

KHAN: From its inception back in 1996, SAP ICC’s mission has been to help partners and ISVs adopt the latest SAP technologies and solutions, and test the integration or deployment of third-party applications resulting in high quality solutions provided by the SAP ecosystem.  We ensure customers and prospects purchase with ease and peace of mind, since the partner applications have gone through a series of in-depth testing in order to gain SAP’s technical stamp of approval in the form of a certification.  Our partners demonstrate technical alignment at the integration layer and ideally strategic alignment with SAP’s portfolio of solutions.

 

In addition, SAP ICC’s success is due to our ability to adjust rapidly to market demands, see beyond the trends, and create programs and services of value to aid the needs of partners and ISVs.  Our certification program integrates partner solutions of acquired companies like BusinessObjects, SuccessFactors, Sybase, and Hybris, as well as innovations such as SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and SAP Fiori.  In our 20 years of service, we have performed more than 9,000 certifications for more than 3,000 partners and ISVs worldwide across different solutions and technologies with many today interested in seeking certifications with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP S/4HANA.

 

BARAJAS: Given SAP ICC’s success with various certifications across different solutions and products with partners and ISVs, why was it important to establish certification centers around the globe and what does it look like today?

 

KHAN: In order to cover the multiple time zones, cultures and languages, where our partners and ISVs are located, SAP ICC established a strong regional presence.  Today, we have certification centers in Palo Alto in the United States of America, Toronto and Montreal in Canada, and São Leopoldo in Brazil. In EMEA, we haves offices in Walldorf, Germany and Moscow, Russia.  In APJ, we have offices in Bangalore, India, Beijing, China, and Sydney, Australia. Each location is composed of integration experts with expertise across the diverse portfolio of SAP solutions to drive joint certification projects with partners and ISVs.

 

Even though SAP ICC interacts with hundreds of partners each year, the regional presence allows us a personal touch and good rapport often over a long period of engagement with our partners.  We hold many face-to-face meetings at events, such as regional SAP Forums, partner summits and SAP TechEds, so partners understand the value of certification for their customers and prospects.

 

BARAJAS: Given SAP ICC’s history and success with its evolution of certification programs and enablement services, how can partners and ISVs offer input and provide feedback to address future needs and areas of improvement?

 

KHAN: Today, SAP ICC is interacting with partners and ISVs via partner meetups like in SAP Silicon Valley and in the future, Walldorf and Bangalore will host them as well.  Special breakfast engagements and private partner pre-events before SAPPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEds are also opportunities to network with partners and ISVs.  So meet with us, or engage with us via Twitter using #SAPICC and on the SAP Community Network (SAP SCN).

 

BARAJAS: It has been interesting to see, how SAP ICC has grown over time since 1996, and to revisit the many important initiatives that our partners took part in.  Now in 2016, how is SAP ICC going to highlight more of its milestones and share with the partner and ISV community?  What does SAP ICC have in store for the future?

 

KHAN: To learn more about the different milestones by SAP ICC throughout its 20 years of dedicated service to the SAP partner ecosystem, please visit our timeline with facts and figures throughout 1996 to 2016:

 

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Throughout 2016, SAP ICC will use blogs, special engagements and events at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEds, along with other interactive ways to show case and highlight different milestones to share with the SAP partner ecosystem its success in driving many innovative and successful joint certification projects across the portfolio of SAP solutions.

 

Currently, SAP ICC offers various options for certification with SAP S/4HANA, along with offering partner-built extensions the opportunity to certify with SAP HANA Cloud Platform.  In addition, we now offer an SAP S/4HANA system, so partners and ISVs can explore and test their integrations, while offering SAP HANA Hardware Certification, Premium Certification, and many other innovative services to come in 2016.

 

BARAJAS: Thank you, Imran for sharing SAP ICC’s milestones and successes across its 20 years of dedicated service. Enjoy the celebrations!

 

To learn more, please visit with the SAP Integration and Certification Center to explore potential certifications with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.  In addition, explore the latest promotional offers available with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for future certification projects.

In today’s interview, we sit down with Rustem Rymkulov, ICC Consultant and Partner Engagement Lead for SAP ICC Russia to discuss engagement activities with the newest certification center, unique insights into the local partner ecosystem, and plans for evangelizing SAP ICC’s certification programs and enablement services.


BARAJAS: With the establishment of ICC Russia, you will need to build a network of trusted resources from the ground up to help evangelize SAP ICC’s certification programs and enablement offerings for the local partner ecosystem.  With that stated, when was ICC Russia founded and how do you engage and build awareness for ICC services?

 

RYMKULOV: In September 2015, ICC Russia was formed and I was hired to work with the local partner ecosystem to help evangelize SAP ICC’s certification program and enablement services. Currently, I have a dual role as an ICC Consultant and Partner Engagement Lead.  As an ICC Consultant, I work with partners and ISVs as a trusted technical advisor to ensure they are successful with their ABAP Add-On Certification.  As a Partner Engagement Lead, I meet with partners and ISVs at various events to discuss the different options available for certification, along with meeting customers to educate them on the value of buying a certified solution.

 

BARAJAS: Since being with ICC Russia, you have met with partners and ISVs as a technical trusted advisor to build rapport and understand their integration needs with SAP solutions. Using that information, you have leveraged your extended network of allies to help partners and ISVs offer seamlessly integrated solutions into the Russian market.  Given your initial impressions, what additional insights can you offer about the local partner ecosystem found within SAP Commonwealth of Independent States (SAP CIS)?

 

RYMKULOV: SAP CIS has a unique region, where the local business economy tends to have highly educated people with vast knowledge about mathematics and IT.  Partners and ISVs use this knowledge to build strategic engagements with customers and prospects, since the market isn’t too big – it’s extremely small, which puts some limitations and restrictions on some opportunities.  The majority of customers are a part of the government, which is beneficial to partners and ISVs, since SAP is a globally recognized brand with a great business reputation.  This leverage gives the SAP partner ecosystem an opportunity to build, integrate, and certify solutions specific for this segment of the market.  With certification, they are able to build market awareness with an SAP certified logo and an online listing, which provides proof of technical alignment with SAP via a technical stamp of approval in the form of an e-Certificate.

 

BARAJAS: Learning about the local business economy helps to understand the needs of partners and ISVs, especially to ensure ICC’s certification programs and enablement services are successful. Since you help to enable and guide partners and ISVs through the engagement and certification process, where can they find out more information about ICC services and what are your plans for the rest of 2016?

 

RYMKULOV: At the earliest, Partners and ISVs can meet with me to discuss their certification projects in June at the SAP Partner Forum and SAP Co-Innovation Day in Moscow, Russia, along with the SAP Forum Astana in Astana, Kazakhstan.  In the fall, I’ll be attending the SAP Partner and ISV Forum in Minsk, Belarus or Kazan, Russia.  This will be an additional opportunity to discuss the benefits of certification with partners and ISVs and share best practices for using SAP-endorsed APIs to build and certify applications.  In addition, I’m also planning to offer webinars in the local language to have broader reach with the SAP partner ecosystem to educate them on the go-to-market benefits for certification.  Of course, they can always visit us on the SAP Community Network (SAP SCN) to learn about the latest certification programs and review some of the partner success stories as well.

 

BARAJAS: Thank you, Rustem for providing insight into the local Russian market.  I hope 2016 will be a successful year for SAP ICC Russia!

 

To learn more, please visit with the SAP Integration and Certification Center to explore potential certifications with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.  In addition, explore the latest promotional offers available with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for future certification projects.

city.jpgThe SAP Business One Innovation Summit 2016 will bring together partners, consultants, sales and marketing executives, and developers from around the world. Attendees will hear about the latest SAP innovations, initiatives, and strategy; receive updates on the product vision for the SAP Business One application; and learn about selling, implementing, and developing solutions for SAP Business One. In 2016 the event will take place in Phuket (Thailand), Barcelona (Spain) and Orlando (USA).


SAP ICC will be present in Barcelona and Orlando, and invites you to attend an interesting session that will give you in-depth understanding about the opportunities to enhance your business value through certifications.

 

SAP Business One Innovation Summit - Barcelona (CCIB) 12 - 14 Apr 2016
Session: Enhance the business value of your add-on through certification
Date and Time: April 13th at 09:55 am

Presenter: Shmila Saleem (shmila.saleem@sap.com)

SAP Business One Innovation Summit - Orlando (Rosen Shingle Creek Resort) 26 - 28 Apr 2016
Session: Enhance the business value of your add-on through certification
Date and Time: April 28th at 09:00 am
Presenter: Felipe Grandi (felipe.grandi@sap.com)

If you are looking for a 1:1 meeting with your Partner Program Lead to discuss about your integration scenario, please contact them directly through the e-mails above.


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The SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services (SAP PLS) will host an SAP Partner and ISV Forum: Build, Integrate, and Certify Apps with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things for partners and ISVs at SAP Forum Brazil 2016.  Join us for an in-person and interactive half-day event on Monday, March 14, 2016.


This exclusive and complimentary event will have limited seating in order to offer partners and ISVs an engaging experience with an interactive environment aimed at accelerating the technical foundation and knowledge required for building, integrating, and certifying applications with SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things.

 

At this half-day event, you will have the opportunity to attend and view exclusive overview sessions focused on:


12:00 PM - 1:00 PMRegistration
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMWelcome: SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services

Introduction to Developing Apps on

SAP HANA Cloud Platform

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Overview: SAP HCP
  • Development of New Apps for SAP HCP
  • Integration Interfaces for SAP HCP
  • Extending Apps with SAP HCP
  • Demo
  • Overview: SAP HCP Certifications
2:10 PM - 2:20 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
Introduction to Building ABAP Add-Ons on SAP HANA Platform
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
  • Mandatory Steps to Prepare Custom Code for SAP HANA
  • Adjust Your ABAP Code for S/4HANA
  • Optimize ABAP on S4/HANA and HANA
  • New Possibilities with SAP HANA
  • Change and New Functionalities of SAP Add-On Assembly Kit 5.0
  • Demo
  • Overview: SAP S4/HANA and SAP HANA Certifications
3:05 PM - 3:15 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
Introduction to Building Add-Ons with SAP Business One


3:15 PM - 3:50 PM
  • Overview: SAP Business One
  • Development of Add-Ons:
    • SQL with 32-bit and 64-bit
    • SAP HANA
    • SAP Cloud
  • Overview: SAP Business One Bundle Certification
3:50 PM - 4:00 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
Introduction to IoT Apps
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Overview: IoT
  • Demo: In-depth Scenario with IoT
  • Around the World with IoT
  • IoT and Industrie 4.0 at SAP
  • Demo: IoT Scenario from Scratch
4:40 PM - 4:50 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
4:50 PM - 5:00 PMNext Steps: SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services

 

Register today to access and attend a half-day forum filled with exclusive overview sessions to help reinforce the technical knowledge that is relevant and essential for building and certifying applications with SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things.


The half-day event will start with registration between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm.  The SAP Partner and ISV Forum will start promptly at 1:00 pm and finish by 5:00 pm.

 

To register for this forum, please contact: Alejandro Barajas.  The SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services team looks forward to meeting you in Sao Paulo!

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The SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services (SAP PLS) will host an SAP Partner and ISV Forum: Build, Integrate, and Certify Apps with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things for partners and ISVs at SAP Forum Mexico 2016.  Join us for an in-person and interactive half-day event on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.


This exclusive and complimentary event will have limited seating in order to offer partners and ISVs an engaging experience with an interactive environment aimed at accelerating the technical foundation and knowledge required for building, integrating, and certifying applications with SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things.

 

At this half-day event, you will have the opportunity to attend and view exclusive overview sessions focused on:


12:00 PM - 1:00 PMRegistration
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMWelcome: SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services

Introduction to Developing Apps on

SAP HANA Cloud Platform

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Overview: SAP HCP
  • Development of New Apps for SAP HCP
  • Integration Interfaces for SAP HCP
  • Extending Apps with SAP HCP
  • Demo
  • Overview: SAP HCP Certifications
2:10 PM - 2:20 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
Introduction to Building ABAP Add-Ons on SAP HANA Platform
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
  • Mandatory Steps to Prepare Custom Code for SAP HANA
  • Adjust Your ABAP Code for S/4HANA
  • Optimize ABAP on S4/HANA and HANA
  • New Possibilities with SAP HANA
  • Change and New Functionalities of SAP Add-On Assembly Kit 5.0
  • Demo
  • Overview: SAP S4/HANA and SAP HANA Certifications
3:05 PM - 3:15 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
Introduction to Building Add-Ons with SAP Business One


3:15 PM - 3:50 PM
  • Overview: SAP Business One
  • Development of Add-Ons:
    • SQL with 32-bit and 64-bit
    • SAP HANA
    • SAP Cloud
  • Overview: SAP Business One Bundle Certification
3:50 PM - 4:00 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
Introduction to IoT Apps
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Overview: IoT
  • Demo: In-depth Scenario with IoT
  • Around the World with IoT
  • IoT and Industrie 4.0 at SAP
  • Demo: IoT Scenario from Scratch
4:40 PM - 4:50 PMQ&A: Partners and ISVs
4:50 PM - 5:00 PMNext Steps: SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services

 

Register today to access and attend a half-day forum filled with exclusive overview sessions to help reinforce the technical knowledge that is relevant and essential for building and certifying applications with SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things.


The half-day event will start with registration between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm.  The SAP Partner and ISV Forum will start promptly at 1:00 pm and finish by 5:00 pm.

 

To register for this forum, please contact: Alejandro Barajas.  The SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services team looks forward to meeting you in Mexico City!

Bienvenidos a la Economía Digital

 

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SAP Forum México, el evento de negocios y tecnología más importante de Latinoamérica, diseñado para altos ejecutivos y gerentes de negocio, en 2016 regressa a Expo Bancomer Santa Fe con una renovada propuesta de innovación: descubra el poder de la simplificación en la transformación digital de su negocio.

 

SAP ICC estará presente en el evento con un stand. Desde ya le invitamos a visitarnos para hablar acerca de cómo integrar una solución de software con productos de SAP, así como para proporcionar más información acerca de los diferentes escenarios de certificación.


Consulte abajo las pláticas del SAP ICC en el evento.

 

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Feb 11

12:45 - 13:00

Campus Industrias

  Stand SAP ICC
Como certificar su producto utilizando SAP Fiori15 min

Feb 11

13:15 - 13:30

Campus Industrias

Stand SAP ICC

SAP HANA Cloud Platform: Explora las oportunidades de certificación15 min

Feb 11

16:30 - 16:45

Campus Industrias

Stand SAP ICC

SAP S/4 HANA: Descubre las posibilidades de integración y certificación15 min

Feb 11

17:00 - 17:15

Campus Industrias

Stand SAP ICC

Integrando y Certificando su producto con Hybris15 min

Feb 11

17:30 - 17:45

Campus Industrias

Stand SAP ICC

SAP Business One: Certifica su add-on en SDK, HANA y Cloud15 min

 


Para más información acerca del evento haga clic aquí


El día antes del evento tendremos el SAP Partner and ISV Forum. Este es un evento exclusivo con vagas limitadas para ofrecer a socios de SAP y ISVs una experiencia atractiva, con un ambiente interactivo con vías a acelerar la base técnica y los conocimientos necesarios para la construcción, integración y certificación de aplicaciones con SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP HANA, SAP Business One, and Internet of Things. Para registrarse por favor siga las informaciones en este link.

SAP Integration & Certification Center (ICC) invites you to participate in the 2nd Co-innovation Day held on 10th of June in Digital October, Moscow , Russia.

 

SAP continues to support ISVs to innovate on SAP technologies and products to strengthen global collaboration with customers and partners in Russia as well as in other CIS countries. We are happy to announce the local presence of ICC to strengthen the support for Russian ISVs.

 

This year’s Co-Innovation Day will present a latest update on both technical and business aspects, and also announcement on some special offers. Some local partners will also be on stage to share their experiences having worked with SAP. Please get acquainted with the detailed program of the event

 

 

PROGRAM:

 

TimeAgenda
10:00 AMWelcome coffee
10:30 AMWelcome speech by SAP Dmitry Armjakov, MD ofSAP Labs CIS
10:40 AMHow to engage with SAP R&D as a partner Nandu Prasad, Head of PLS
11:00 AMGlobal trend in partner co-innovation Rudolf Held, Head of COIL
11:30 AMGetting certified for the integration with SAP software Imran Khan, Head of ICC
12:00 PMSAP product localization for CIS market by ISVs AndreyTregubov, Product Management, GS
12:30 PMPanel discussion Part 1 - Voices of partners with SKB-Kontur & Docflow ISV partners and SAP
12:55 PMAward ceremony for most contributing partners
13:00 PMLunch break and networking
14:00 PMBusiness value for ISVs to work with SAP Evgeniy Matveev,OEM & ISVs, SAP CIS
14:30 PMPanel discussion Part 2 – VIST, ASU-Project (OIS) and Navigine ISV partners, moderated by ArtemSherekh, SAP CIS
15:30 PMIoT examples and architectural reference model Rudolf Held, Head of COIL, SvetlanaMatzkevich, COIL Moscow
16:15 PMCo-innovation service offerings for Russian and CIS market ICC and COIL
16:45 PMNetworking

 

For more information on the event, please contact us via e-mail icc-info@sap.com.


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Certificación SAP Business One

 

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Más de 47.000 empresas en 150 países confían en SAP Business One para manejar sus negocios. Este magnífico producto de SAP está apoyando estas empresas a crecer, simplificar procesos y alcanzar otros mercados. Sin embargo, mismo con el mejor sistema de su clase en el mercado, hay necesidades específicas en países y  negocios que sólo pueden ser atendidas por un ecosistema de socios profesional y dedicado. Cientos, si no miles, de empresas de software en todo el mundo desarrollan productos que complementan las funcionalidades de SAP Business One.

 

Los proveedores de software más fiables para SAP Business One son precedidos por sus add-ons certificados. SAP Certification es una prueba de la calidad y confiabilidad requerida por la mayoría de los clientes de SAP antes de cerrar un trato. Pero no sólo los clientes se benefician de la certificación.

 

 

Las empresas, una vez que deciden certificar un add-on para SAP Business One, reciben la herramienta SAP Business One Test Environment Tool con la certificación, que permite:

  • Perfilar la ejecución en la fase de optimización de performance en el desarrollo
  • Solucionar problemas de tiempo de ejecución en las instalaciones del cliente
  • Comprobar posibles roturas de compatibilidad en el add-on
  • Seguimiento de las llamadas a la API DI y comprobar si la interfaz de usuario desarrollada se ajusta a la apariencia de SAP Business One

 

Hay otras ventajas para la certificación SAP. Más informaciones pueden ser exploradas aquí. Además le invitamos a ver un video de una entrevista, grabada durante el último SAP Forum México, con un socio que está logrando más en el mercado con la certificación SAP. Compruébelo aquí!

 

 

Certificando para HANA y Cloud

 

 

Además del escenario tradicional SAP Business One Add-On Solution Certification ahora contamos con otros dos escenarios muy relevantes para el momento: SAP Business One Add-on Certification for SAP HANA 1.0 y SAP Business One Cloud Certification 1.0. Para ambos escenarios el SAP Business One Add-On Solution Certification es pre-requisito.

 

Una buena opción es el SAP Business One Bundle. En esta modalidad, el producto puede ser certificado en los tres escenarios arriba por un valor muy especial. Se debe considerar para esta modalidad:

 

  • Las certificaciones son válidas para una misma familia de productos
  • Son ofrecidos nueve meses para completar las tres certificaciones

 

 

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SAP Business One Innovation Summit 2015

 

 

 

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En los próximos 2-4 de junio el evento más grande e importante acerca SAP Business One ocurrirá en Miami, FL. Empresas de América del Norte, América Latina y Caribe se encontraran con desarrolladores, personal de ventas y marketing, gerentes de producto, y todos juntos intercambiaran informaciones para pavimentar el camino del futuro para SAP Business One.

 

SAP ICC estará presente y podrá ser contactado en el evento para platicar acerca de cómo integrar una solución de software con SAP Business One, así como para proporcionar más información acerca de los diferentes escenarios de certificación. Más información en: www.b1summit.com/miami.

 

 

 

Si usted va a estar presente en el evento y le gustaría platicar más acerca de su escenario de certificación, por favor envíanos un correo!


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SAP Business One Certification

 

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Over 47,000 companies in 150 countries trust on SAP Business One to run their businesses. This great SAP product is supporting these companies to grow, simplify processes and achieve further markets. However, even with the best-in-class software, there are still specific needs in countries and businesses that can only be covered by a professional and dedicated ecosystem of partners. Hundreds, if not thousands, of software companies worldwide develop products which complements the SAP Business One functionalities.

 

The more reliable software providers for SAP Business One are preceded by their certified add-ons. SAP Certification is a proof of quality and reliability requested by most SAP customers before closing a deal. But not only the customers benefit from the certification.

 

 

The vendors, once decide to certify an add-on for SAP Business One, receive the SAP Business One Test Environment tool with the certification, which allows to:

  • Profile the execution in the performance tuning phase of development
  • Troubleshoot run-time issues in customer installations
  • Check possible compatibility breakages in an add-on
  • Track the DI API calls and verify if the self-developed UI are in compliance with the look and feel experience of SAP Business One UI

 

There are further advantages on SAP Certification. More information may be explored here. Additionally we invite you to watch an interview video, recorded during the last SAP Forum Mexico, with a partner that is winning in the market with SAP Certification. Check it out here (in Spanish)!

 

 

Certifying for HANA and Cloud

 

Besides the traditional SAP Business One Add-On Solution Certification scenario we now count on two other scenarios very relevant to gain momentum: SAP Business One Add-on Solution Certification for SAP HANA 1.0 and SAP Business One Cloud Certification 1.0. For both scenarios the SAP
Business One Add-On Solution Certification scenario is pre-requisite.

 

A nice option is the SAP Business One Bundle. In this modality the product can be certified in the three scenarios above for a very special amount. It may be considered for this modality:

 

  • Certifications are valid for a same product family
  • Nine months offered to complete the three certifications

 

 

 

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SAP Business One Innovation Summit 2015

 

 

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Next June 2-4 the biggest and most important event about SAP Business One will takes place in Miami, FL. Vendors of North America, Latin America and Caribbean will meet developers, sales and marketing personnel, product managers, and all together exchange information to pave the road of the future for SAP Business One.

 

SAP ICC will be present and could be accessed in the event to discuss about how to integrate a software solution with SAP Business One as well as to provide further information about the different certification scenarios. Further information on: www.b1summit.com/miami.

 

If you will be present in the event and would like to discuss further about your certification scenario, please e-mail us!

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Are you looking to gain an in-depth understanding of end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)?  Do you plan to build and certify applications on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform?


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SAP HANA Partner Engineering (SAP HPE), dedicated engineers and architects and SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will offer partners and ISVs an introductory 4-day workshop in Mexico City, Mexico (May 11-14, 2015).  As an incentive, participants will receive a 30% discount upon completing registration.  After each training module, partners and ISVs will reinforce their skills via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate their knowledge of the SAP HANA Platform via end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and IoT.  The SAP HANA Enablement Workshop will outline the underlying knowledge needed to allow for the development, integration, and certification of an application with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

 

By attending this enablement workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end native application development for SAP HANA
  • Gain in-depth expertise with end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Understand end-to-end cloud scenarios for SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Reinforce knowledge with skill-builder modules via hands-on exercises
  • Understand the certification roadmap and process for application certification
  • Leverage a 30% discount for application certification to enable Go-to-Market plans
  • Engage with SAP HPE product experts and SAP ICC certification team via Q&A sessions


Registration Fees and Deadlines: Due to the popularity of this enablement workshop, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.  Please note, these enablement workshops will be held in English.


MEXICO:
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore May 1, 20151600 EUR**Sign-up here!
RegularBefore May 11, 20152500 EUR**Sign-up here!
GROUP REGISTRATION - THIRD OR MORE GET A DISCOUNT
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore May 1, 20151200 EUR**Sign-up here!
RegularBefore May 11, 20151600 EUR**Sign-up here!

**Upon registration receive a 30% regional discount for Latin America!


Event Logistics and Agenda:


DATESMonday, May 11, 2015 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
TIME9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MCT)
LOCATION

SAP Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico


The agenda for this enablement workshop will highlight some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Development Platform
  • Introduction to end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • SAP HANA Application Development Tools: SAP HANA Studio and Eclipse
  • Introduction to SQL Basics and Debugging
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Native and Cloud Development
  • Introduction to Data Modeling with SAP HANA
  • How to Certify your Application with SAP HANA

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to plan, build, and explore the various certification programs for SAP HANA and leverage a 30% discount when submitting an application for certification with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform!  For any questions or inquiries relating to this enablement workshop, please contact icc-info@sap.com.

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Are you looking to gain an in-depth understanding of end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)?  Do you plan to build and certify applications for Big Data and IoT on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform?


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SAP HANA Partner Engineering (SAP HPE), dedicated engineers and architects and SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will offer partners and ISVs an introductory 4-day workshop in Palo Alto, California (April 20-23, 2015) to facilitate a general understanding of SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform with a special focus on Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).  After each training module, partners and ISVs will reinforce their skills via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate their knowledge of the SAP HANA Platform via end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and IoT.  The SAP HANA Enablement Workshop will outline the underlying knowledge needed to allow for the development, integration, and certification of an application with SAP HANA.


By attending this enablement workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end native application development for SAP HANA
  • Gain in-depth expertise with end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Understand end-to-end cloud scenarios for SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Reinforce knowledge with skill-builder modules via hands-on exercises
  • Understand the certification roadmap and process for application certification
  • Leverage a 30% discount for application certification to enable Go-to-Market plans
  • Engage with SAP HPE product experts and SAP ICC certification team via Q&A sessions


Registration Fees and Deadlines: Due to the popularity of this enablement workshop, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.  Please note, these enablement workshops will be held in English.


UNITED STATES:
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
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Early BirdBefore April 6, 20151600 EURSign-up here!
RegularBefore April 20, 20152500 EURSign-up here!
GROUP REGISTRATION - THIRD OR MORE GET A DISCOUNT
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Early BirdBefore April 6, 20151200 EURSign-up here!
RegularBefore April 20, 20151600 EURSign-up here!


Event Logistics and Agenda:


DATESMonday, April 20, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
TIME9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
LOCATION

SAP Labs

Palo Alto, California


The agenda for this enablement workshop will highlight some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Development Platform
  • Introduction to end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • SAP HANA Application Development Tools: SAP HANA Studio and Eclipse
  • Introduction to SQL Basics and Debugging
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Native and Cloud Development
  • Introduction to Data Modeling with SAP HANA
  • How to Certify your Application with SAP HANA

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to plan, build, and explore the various certification programs for SAP HANA and leverage a 30% discount when submitting an application for certification with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform!  For any questions or inquiries relating to this enablement workshop, please contact icc-info@sap.com.

Dear ISVs / Partners,

SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will be conducting a workshop for ISV/ Partners on ABAP Development on SAP HANA. The workshop is scheduled from April 20th to 23rd, 2015 at SAP Labs India, Whitefield. One of the main outcome from this workshop is to enable all participants to build a simple
SAP Fiori working reference application.

This workshop will be based on case study driven approach which will help you to connect the dots and build real time applications. After each training module, your skills will be reinforced via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate your knowledge on various components for the SAP HANA Platform.

Following are some of the topics that will be highlighted as part of the workshop:

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Detect:  Find tunable ABAP custom code using advanced performance analysis tools
Optimize: Push down data-intensive processing to SAP HANA
Explore: The different capabilities offered by SAP HANA to support real-time access to data at any level on any device

 

To attend the workshop, kindly register with the required details. To avail an early bird offer, please confirm your participation by registering latest by March 31st, 2015.

 

 

Date: Monday, April 20th, 2015 to Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 (4 days)

 

Workshop Location:  SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd
138 EPIB, Whitefield

Bangalore 560066
India.

 

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

 

Due to the popularity of this subject matter, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.

 

Individual Registration

 

 

Registration TypesDatesFee
Early BirdBefore March 31st , 2015500 Euro
RegularBefore April 17th , 2015800 Euro

 

Group Registration

 

Special discount will be provided for more than one participant from the same company.

 

Payment:

 

Please provide a purchase order (PO) reflecting the correct amount for an individual or multiple attendees within 5 business days of completing your registration with SAP.  The purchase order must be made out to SAP and e-mailed to icc-info@sap.com.  Failure to provide a purchase order within the required timeframe will result in immediate cancellation of your reservation.

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As part of the SAP Integration and Certification Center, I am fortunate enough to work with amazing partners and third-party vendors who integrate their solutions with SAP platforms and technologies. Among SAP's portfolio of products is the hybris Commerce Suite, a best in class omni-channel commerce solution that has witnessed an ever growing interest. In order to shed some light on the experience of developing extensions on this platform, I will be having a short Q&A session with Yasmin Sharp, Commercial Partner Manager at Worldpay.


My thanks to Yasmin for graciously partaking in this exercise and to Worldpay, one of the first hybris partners to have joined the vast and vibrant SAP Community through technical alignment and the successful completion of the hybris Commerce Suite 5 Extension certification.


 

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Hi Yasmin, please tell us about Worldpay

 

Worldpay is a global provider of payment, risk and treasury services, processing millions of transactions every day. We work with online businesses to implement a seamless payment experience across all distribution channels. With over 200 alternative payment methods and over 120 currencies, our country specific experts work with clients to make global reach a reality.


Can you provide a brief overview of Worldpay's area of expertise and the the technologies used?


Our global gateway, alternative payments, acquiring, risk management and treasury services are designed to lower operating costs, reduce PCI requirements, increase global acceptance rates and manage risk. We recognize that no one size fits all. That’s why we customize our technology to match the needs of our customers. We processes more than 8 billion transactions annually and our gateway has been honed through years of experience to bring smart and insightful functions. The communication method to access our suite of payment services is through a single integration to our payment gateway, preformed by passing an XML message that conforms to a pre-defined structure.


Can you give us a quick overview on your e-commerce initiative?

 

We are experts in payments. Our products and services power commerce across the globe. Our story started in 1989; as a payment provider that focused on point of sale transactions. Worldpay emerged later as one of the first online payments companies. By 2010, Worldpay had become the largest merchant acquirer in Europe and one of the largest globally today. We’re creating value by uniting our expertise and insight, and sharing it with our customers across the globe. We offer end-to-end payment services through a single integration, and deploy industry market insights and analytics to help retailers achieve their market expansion and growth targets.

 

How did your company get started on hybris?

 

At Worldpay, making our products and services accessible and easy for customers to use is king. By working with the hybris partner team and our mutual customers, we identified the need for a pre-built, pre-tested connection to the hybris platform. The hybris architecture is designed in a way that promotes ease of integration of reusable components. Therefore, an opportunity was identified where customers will need to do the same process over and over again (i.e. handling payments) and we could provide something that would streamline that process.

 

What motivated you to develop on the hybris platform?

 

Our strategy is to work and partner with companies that are aligned with our global vision. hybris was highlighted by the Worldpay partnership team as a fast growing innovative platform which mirrored our customer base, product capabilities and regions. Our Global Partnerships team worked with hybris’ System Integrator community and partner team to build the case to create an extension for companies who have global ambitions and want to control fraud.

 

Tell us about the extension your team has developed for hybris. Who is it for and what are the benefits?

 

The extension is for any business using the hybris platform (version 5 and above).

The key benefits are:

  • Faster and more effective global expansion through a pre-built, and accredited connection to our payment platform, including leading local payment methods
  • Reduced development costs and risk of integration – our extension saves up to 80% of the time needed to integrate. It also removes significant complexities by providing pre-built code and clear documentation on customization
  • Flexibility – the integration can be tailored for any customer or channel due to its unique and intuitive design
  • Increased revenue with an optimized check-out process that enables joint customers reach more shoppers, allowing them to pay in the methods they desire
  • Greater margins – reduced internal operating costs with a flexible API to help automate manual processes

 

Can you briefly describe how you developed the extension and your choice of technologies?

 

We wanted to build a robust extension, utilizing Java best practices. We built the extension in multiple layers to minimize the risk of communication failures associated with passing various messages on a standard call. A specific layer was implemented to handle the communication between the platform and Worldpay (marshalling all the messages). That specific layer is independent from the platform that is calling it, acting as ‘middle link’ before passing onto a layer that specifically knows how hybris handles payments. The communication between the extension and Worldpay is done by passing XML messages that conform to the message structure defined by hybris.

The hybris specific layer is called by the hybris platform which in turn calls the communication layer that calls the Worldpay gateway. The response from that call is then passed all the way back up the chain to the hybris platform.

The extension is designed to operate in both PCI compliant environment and non-PCI hosted environment and in both customer present mode (i.e. website storefront) and customer not present (i.e. customer services).

Worldpay sought the guidance of a leading hybris System Integrator with a significant experience in building extensions and eCommerce solutions for tier 1 businesses. Together, we performed market research and customer evaluations which we deployed to create a strategy that would ensure the production of an extension that can satisfy a variety of business needs. We shared our findings with the team at hybris to confirm we were developing an integration that would appeal to hybris’ customers and community.

 

Can you share with us the biggest challenges?

 

The main challenge was to select the right mix of Worldpay products to include in our integration. We wanted a ‘plug and play’ model for customers to select the features they want to deploy, and provide them with the right level of customization. Along side the hybris SI we developed a modular design that enables customers to select the functionality that works for their business. This method ensures that the integration is fully scalable, meaning customers can switch on functionality as they grow.

 

Which new feature(s) of hybris SDK available in version 5 do you like the most?

 

Overall, version 5 release has seen a vast amount of new market leading functionality but my personal favorite is the B2C Commerce Accelerator for China. Helping businesses enter new markets is crucial in today’s competitive landscape and a key part of our strategy. Features such as pre-built address models and store locator, available in version 5, can help businesses localize their online offering.


How would you compare your team’s experience developing on this new version?

 

We started on hybris version 4.7 and had a solid framework for developing new versions and features into our extension, so it was a simple process. It is clear that hybris is proactive about customer and market demands, as they continue to add new innovative features that keep the hybris platform a market leader.

 

What tips can you provide others who plan on creating an extension, if any?

 

The customer always comes first, so ensure that the plug-in you are creating adds value to the hybris customer base and eco-system. Align your business models, plans and strategy with the hybris proposition and work closely with the ISV team. Lastly, the extension should be supported by hybris specialists and needs to be ‘future proofed’ so that it’s simple to upgrade to the latest version.

 

How was your experience with the certification process?

 

Overall, the process was straight forward and clearly documented, which helped us meet the accreditation standards fairly quickly. We’ve participated in many accreditation processes in the past, and I can safely say this was the smoothest and most organized we came across.

 

Do you think that the certification process allowed you to better align with SAP and hybris?

 

Certainly – we are now building stronger ties with the hybris/SAP teams by aligning our joint roadmaps and future accreditations, as we continue our investment and progress.

 

Do you think that certification process promotes better quality extensions?

 

Yes – the additional certification process provides an extra layer of confidence for businesses who are looking to implement a hybris extension. In addition, a certified extension guarantees higher quality of code and a seal of approval for best practice integration. We’ve received positive feedback from customers about the certification as it clearly displays our commitment to work with hybris and embrace the broader SAP community.

 

 

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This concludes our Q&A session. My thanks to Yasmin Sharp from Worldpay for sharing her experience !

 

Please find the list of useful links below. If you want to learn more about the hybris Commerce Suite extension certification, please contact me or the SAP Integration and Certification Center.

 

 



Useful Links


Worldpay

 

SAP Integration and Certification Center

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