Together with its ecosystem, SAP has diversified its PartnerEdge for Application Development program. To get more information about the evolution of this program, I interviewed Thorsten Leiduck, Vice President of Platform Ecosystems and eChannels, SAP to learn more.
In his interview, Thorsten outlined the PartnerEdge for Application Development Program objectives and 2014 updates. I learned that the program is offered to anyone who is interested in developing applications on SAP's Platform technologies like SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud or SAP Mobile Platform to name a few. Furthermore, the PartnerEdge for Application Development teams work directly with developers and partners to support application projects from download of free SAP technology to certification to ensure quality before release to market, and specifically SAP Store where 230,000 SAP Customers are actively searching for innovative apps. Watch the interview to hear the entire story.
The most exciting part of this chat was when Thorsten announced the SAP 2014 Application Challenge series, He explained that once again, SAP is looking for the most innovative applications from our ecosystem that will deliver the highest value to our customers' businesses and showcase the best use of SAP technology.
The SAP 2014 Application Challenge series includes the following opportunities:
- SAP and Google Application Challenge
- SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development Challenge for SAP HANA
- SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development Challenge for Cloud
- SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development Challenge for Mobile
All partners are invited to develop and publish their Big Data/HANA, Cloud, Mobile or integrated Google enterprise application on the SAP Store for a chance to win BIG!
How to join and be part of the game?
- Register today and submit your application idea to one or more SAP Application Challenge
- Become an SAP Partner- or Explorer-Member now to receive program benefits
- Publish your app/application on the SAP Store
All winning partners will receive valuable go to market support for their application via the SAP Store and more.
Visit the Application Development Partner Center to learn more about the 2014 SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development Challenges including timelines and additional benefits.
Best of luck to all, looking forward to seeing your innovative apps this year!