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SAP Launch New Solution Partner Program

Friday 23 January 2004 09:49 CET | News

SAP has launched the SAP Business One Solution Partner Program, a global network of certified partners that will develop new capabilities and product extensions for SAP Business One.

SAP Business One is a powerful and easy-to-use business management solution for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Under the two-tier program, solution partners and premium solution partners will develop applications that add new business processes and industry-specific functionality to SAP Business One solutions. The new functionality -- ranging from Internet sales, reporting and logistics to advanced warehousing, customer relationship management (CRM) and data management -- will tightly integrate with the products core business automation capabilities to ensure ease of implementation, ease of use and cost effectiveness. The SAP Business One Solution Partner program will include a rigorous two- tier certification process for potential partners to ensure quality. The program leverages the flexibility of SAP Business One as a simple yet effective business automation software tool as well as the SAP Business One software development kit -- one of the most advanced development environments available in the SMB space -- for partners to develop applications. Participating partners will receive training, marketing and other support from SAP, with multiple participation levels to accommodate partners of varying resources and involvement. The solutions will be offered in individual markets by the existing SAP Business One partner sales channel. The power and flexibility of the SAP Business One software development kit allows SAP Business One partners to enhance the value proposition of SAP Business One to customers by providing significant advantages such as a high degree of adaptability to business processes and management, powerful customizations, formatted search and user fields and smooth upgrade processes. The program will include partners in all countries where SAP Business One is available, selected for their expertise in specific industries as well as core business processes. Praxis Software Solutions is a U.S.-based SAP Business One solution partner that provides the NetPoint Suite, a robust online selling solution with integrated online community and collaboration tools. The NetPoint Suite application integrates with SAP Business One to enable small businesses to increase sales and improve customer service by managing interaction between prospects, customers and partners. Other initial partners include American Express Tax and Business Services Inc., a U.S.-based solution partner extending a wholesale distribution solution; Azur Group, a manufacturing solution provider headquartered in the United Kingdom; Radio Beacon, a Canadian solution partner with a warehouse management and mobile solution; Simultan, a solution partner based in Switzerland offering a cost accounting and fixed assets solution; Straton, a company headquartered in Germany that provides a product configurator specified for technical and fashion solutions; and Targit, a Denmark-based company offering a business intelligence solution that includes reporting and budgeting.


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