Printing from an SAP system can be a critical business activity for SAP customers; a delayed or defective document can impact a company's business operations. In addition, with thousands of printer models available and manufacturers continually adding new models to this $100 billion market, it is a challenge for customers to determine the right choice.
Demonstrating the value of our customer-focused ecosystem, SAP is collaborating with leading printer manufacturers such as Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett Packard, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Océ, OKI, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba TEC, and Xerox. SAP Printer Vendor program members co-develop solutions for broader support of printer models used with SAP software.
Want to know whether your printer vendor is participating? Check the list of members.
Enabling Best-in-Class Printing for SAP Customers
We recognize that printing is pivotal for business processes – and that the number and capabilities of printer models on the market are growing steadily. SAP and printer manufacturers are cooperating in implementing the best combinations of printer features and SAP technology to benefit our joint customers.
Benefits for Customers
Printing from SAP software can be a critical business activity for SAP customers. They want to know that they can rely on SAP to get the full benefit from their IT investment, including printers. Modern printers offer important new features – such as being able to communicate their status to a central monitor in SAP software, enabling rapid reaction to problems or optimizing cost-effective maintenance.
Now that printer vendors are contributing to the SAP printing environment directly, customers will receive SAP-delivered and -tested software with support included. They will be able to use vendors' printer models out of the box with their SAP software.
In addition to providing the development environment, support channels, and training, SAP is focusing on:
SAP is committed to reaching and satisfying as many customers as possible by offering industry-leading solutions. We recognize that co-innovation helps ensure success in today's marketplace. This combination of efforts can maximize performance, lower total cost of ownership, and accelerate return on investment for the growing SAP customer base.
Benefits for Printer Vendors
Printer vendors gain access to SAP development systems to develop the optimum support for their devices within SAP landscapes. Vendors can react expeditiously to their own developments – as soon as a new printer model is on the market, they can make it available for SAP customers. Using new enhancements that SAP provides to complement capabilities of today's printers, vendors can add value and differentiate their models from those of competitors.
Marketing benefit for Printer Vendors after joining the SAP ® Printer Vendor program:
After Printer vendor becoming a member (gold or silver) will get respective branding logo:
Printer Vendor program member can reach firstname.lastname@example.org for getting logo and branding guidelines
Get more information about joining the SAP Printer Vendor program.
Price List 5000 Euros per year (Euro currency applicable to all countries).
Thereafter the agreement will automatically renew for one-year terms, unless terminated by either Party upon sixty (60) days prior written notice.
Add value to your printer device types developed under our program and take one step further in reaching your customer by certifying it. Once the device types is developed successfully under printer vendor program, you can contact SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) team for getting it certified. For more information, refer our certification scenario page SAP NetWeaver – Printer Device Types Certification (BC-PRN-DT).
Want to learn more? Contact SAP for more information.