ORLANDO, Fla. – At the Sapphire Global Partner Summit, SAP SE opened up its App Center to channel partners. Now customers will gain real-time access to channel partner solutions that complement and extend SAP solutions.
SAP believes this move will enable digital transformation journey through solution providers. SAP App Center customers can buy solutions directly from solution providers partners and centrally manage purchases, billing and vendor communications.
Diane Fanelli, general manager, Global Channels and Platform at SAP, said providing partner solutions on App Center is about making it easier for customers to find, acquire and manage solutions from the broad ecosystem of strategic solution partners including startups, independent software vendors, and services and technology partners.
That wasn’t the only App Center update. SAP includes these new features:
- Broad SAP ecosystem coming together in one place: With more than 1,300 partner applications, SAP App Center makes it easier to discover and try new technologies to expand all SAP offerings including SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Hybris, SAP Ariba, and SAP Analytics solutions.
- Enterprise marketplace: Two-tiered and enterprise-grade procurement and payment methods include SAP Ariba solutions for payment and support for global procurement with multicurrency, POs and credit cards.
- Digital transformation acceleration: The combination of SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud Platform and cloud line-of-business solutions from SAP along with the multiplier of the thousands of partner apps in the ecosystem provides support for bimodal architecture for compatibility and agility —ultimately enabling innovation without disruption.