SAP, a multinational software corporation and the market leader in ERP software for businesses of all sizes, is making great strides in Dubai. As one of Dubai’s leading producers of software for the management of business processes, SAP develops solutions that enable effective data processing and information flow across organisations.
Founded in 1972, SAP has grown from a small five-person startup to a multinational enterprise with more than 100,000 employees and over 440,000 customers in 180 countries and an ecosystem of over 21,000 partners in the SAP PartnerEdge Programme. The top SAP Partners in Dubai are making the lives of major corporations and businesses a lot easier, and with SAP’s latest software technology innovations to be highlighted at the Expo 2020 Dubai, we are sure to see expansive market growth in the area in 2021 and beyond.
SAP AT THE EXPO 2020 DUBAI
Postponed to October 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai will be using solutions from SAP to help optimise processes and costs and deliver personalised experiences to visitors from 192 participating countries.
“SAP is helping Expo 2020 Dubai transform the on-site experience for its visitors,” said Luka Mucic, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer, SAP SE. “We are using global best practices so Expo 2020 Dubai can combine customer experience data, so-called X-data, with operational data, O-data, in real-time. This helps Expo 2020 Dubai listen, understand and act on millions of participant and visitor data points in real-time as part of our commitment to helping organizations become intelligent enterprises in the experience economy.”
Expo 2020 Dubai is currently using SAP S/4HANA for back-end financials, HR and procurement and the SAP C/4HANA Suite for real-time visitor information. It is using the SAP Analytics Cloud solution and SAP Digital Boardroom for real-time analytics and visualized reporting for enhanced decision-making.
Expo 2020 Dubai is also planning to implement the SAP Customer Checkout application to process retail sales transactions from hundreds of points of sale across the site.
Additionally, SAP will demonstrate PODium, its interactive technology platform to assist People of Determination to navigate the Expo 2020 site. As an innovative enterprise software partner, SAP has co-developed the platform with Expo 2020 Dubai through the SAP Co-Innovation Lab location in UAE.
The platform optimizes experiences for People of Determination based on their accessibility requirements, using analytics and experience management technologies from SAP – coupled with input from the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile tracking technologies.
“SAP is key to helping Expo 2020 Dubai deliver a seamless, integrated experience for organizers, participants and visitors,” said Mohammed Al Hashmi, Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai. “We’re using the latest solutions from SAP in areas such as analytics and customer profiling to help tailor the Expo experience for millions of visitors based on their personal preferences.”
WHAT IS THE SAP PARTNEREDGE PROGRAMME FOR SAP PARTNERS IN DUBAI?
The SAP PartnerEdge programme, an initiative to broaden the scope and application of SAP software and help SAP capitalise on the rapidly-growing small and midsize enterprise (SME) market, offers savvy businesses in Dubai the opportunity to participate in the SAP ecosystem through different categories and partner levels. SAP service partners can be consultants or systems integrators (SIs) that provide strategic business consulting, system design, solution integration, and project implementation of SAP solutions. SAP has dozens of certification types that are maintained by a department called the SAP Integration and Certification Center, or ICC.
SAP’s outsourcing and operation partner certifications help customers identify best-in-class service providers that meet their quality, scope, and geography requirements. These certifications provide the endorsement that customers need to entrust an SAP partner to manage their SAP solutions and SAP software environments in the cloud or on-premise.
A statement from SAP highlights some of the benefits of the PartnerEdge Programme: “The relationship with our partners is one of our most valuable assets. The SAP PartnerEdge programme provides partners access to resources, services, and benefits to establish and maintain a successful partnership with SAP. SAP partner logos are a symbol of our commitment to work cooperatively with our partners and deliver solutions that build customer value and drive results.”
WHAT DO SAP PARTNERS IN DUBAI OFFER?
The top SAP Partners in Dubai offer fully integrated, proven SAP software solutions to manage critical business processes (BPO) for their customers. These solutions can be delivered using a private cloud-based offering or through one of SAP’s public cloud solutions such as SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Ariba, SAP S/4HANA, and more.
SAP Certified Partners in Dubai who are valid members of the SAP Partner Community is allowed to display the SAP logo on their websites and other media. The type of logo and service offered is based on the type of partner they are. Levels of SAP certification partners include Silver and Gold, based on a Value Points system that recognises business contribution, including performance, competency, and strategic alignment on key solutions. As partners advance through the programme, they have the flexibility to add other engagement models to extend their business into related areas of design, development, and support.
Third-party software solutions created by SAP Partners in Dubai are thoroughly analysed and tested by SAP to ensure that the software functions as it should in an SAP environment. Only then is the software fully certified with the official stamp of approval from SAP. To meet this rigorous threshold, third-party Certified Vendor Partners leverage SAP-endorsed integration technologies to develop interface software eligible for SAP integration certification. SAP tests the software for correct implementation of SAP-endorsed technologies and/or stability in an SAP environment, which varies based on the type of certification.
Within the Product Certification arena, there are several types of Certification Scenarios and thousands of solutions have been certified to date. Having Certified SAP Integration means that the software not only meets SAP’s minimum requirements but that it has also passed rigorous tests performed by the SAP team.
HOW DO YOU FIND THE TOP SAP PARTNERS IN DUBAI?
If you’re looking for an SAP solution consultant in Dubai, you should first make sure that you are working with an SAP Partner with the appropriate certifications, and not a company simply claiming to have them. You can find all SAP Certified Partners listed on the SAP Partner Finder website.
The SAP Partner Finder helps you easily find accredited SAP partners who best fit your unique requirements. Choose a partner based on your business need, your location or solution. Partners are listed based on their SAP PartnerEdge partnership level. Choose any combination to find the right partner for you.
There are dozens of third-party software vendors in Dubai, so be sure to check their SAP certification and level before installing any software that may damage or corrupt your current SAP environment.
MDSAP IS A SAP GOLD PARTNER IN DUBAI
As SAP Gold partners, we can help you empower your employees through process automation, deliver a best-in-class customer experience, and invent new business models and revenue streams for full digital transformation.
SAP Gold partners are fully certified to provide strategic business consulting, system design, solution integration and SAP solution implementation. This accreditation ensures that you get superlative service, support and strategy expertise from us at every touchpoint, from implementation and operation to elevation and innovation. SAP trusts us as a service partner, so you can too.