Singapore: SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) announced a new Regional Strategic Services Partner (RSSP) initiative on Wednesday. The SAP RSSP initiative is aimed to amplify partners’ capabilities and reach in the APJ region.
The SAP RSSP initiative will provide strategic support to eligible partners, which may include coordinated industry-aligned solutions, joint go-to-market strategy, and access to SAP regional and market unit industry expertise.
The SAP RSSP initiative will enable partners to scale their SAP practice more quickly across the APJ region and collaborate more closely with SAP to deliver joint customer success.
While, SAP’s existing Global Strategic Services Partner (GSSP) programme includes a select group of SAP’s most strategic global partners in the consulting, infrastructure, and technology space. The RSSP initiative aims to facilitate collaboration within partner entities residing in the region that demonstrate capability and capacity requirements specific to APJ.
To qualify for the RSSP initiative, candidate partners are required to meet or exceed a defined set of SAP criteria including geographical presence, vertical industry competencies, and alignment on a joint sustainability strategy.
SAP also announced ABeam Consulting, a Japan-headquartered integrated management consulting firm, as its first partner on board the RSSP initiative.
“APJ is one of the fastest-growing regions for SAP, and our partner ecosystem plays an integral role in customers’ transformation. With over 24,000 registered partners globally and close to 20% in APJ, there is a large SAP-certified community that can benefit customers and the broader ecosystem,” said Paul Marriott, President of APJ, SAP.
“Congratulations to ABeam Consulting on becoming our first partner to join the Regional Strategic Services Partner initiative. We look forward to amplifying ABeam’s SAP expertise across the region and drive more innovations for customers. And I look forward to welcoming more regional partners to the RSSP initiative,” added Marriott.
“It gives us great pride to know that ABeam Consulting is the first partner on board SAP’s Regional Strategic Services Partner initiative. This is a recognition of the fast growth of SAP business in Asia Pacific and the quality of our flexible and adaptive services that take into account diverse local business practices and needs,” said Tatsuya Kamoi, President and CEO of ABeam Consulting.
“It also highlights our advantages in delivering cutting-edge solutions and realising customer value, as well as the scalability of our integrated deployment across our Asian offices. This initiative further strengthens our partnership with SAP while driving the ABeam Consulting growth strategy aimed at making us the No. 1 consulting firm in Asia as a social change accelerator,” added Kamoi.