Back to top

The indispensable source for professionals who create, implement and service technology solutions for entrepreneurs to enterprise.

In the Zone

Business transformation with SAP software: Get trained with new Intel Partner University Competency

Peter Krass's picture

by Peter Krass on 08/03/2022
Blog Category: cloud-and-data-centers

If your customers include midsize to large organizations, you know how much demand there is for SAP skills. Now, with help from Intel and SAP, you can gain them.

SAP is where the money is. The company commands a leading 14% share of the ERP market, according to lntel. That’s an impressive number in a market with some 70 competitors. And SAP’s ERP products are used by nearly 33,000 companies worldwide.

SAP also offers products for customer relationship management (CRM), spend management, supply chain, HR and business tech — a powerful combo that has transformed SAP into an industry leader with annual revenue approaching $28 billion. Customers of SAP use these products for transforming their businesses.

There’s also a strong relationship between SAP’s S/4HANA relational database management system and Intel components. That’s particularly true for Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane Persistent Memory.

In a recent report, market analyst firm IDC says organizations that upgrade their data center infrastructures with these Intel components to run their SAP S/4HANA environments can realize big benefits. On average, these benefits are worth $4.7 million a year, or a bit over $30K per every hundred users.

New joint training for SAP transformations

To help you get up to speed on using SAP products for business transformation, Intel has created a new training program that features their joint offerings. A Competency in Intel Partner University, the program is called Business Transformation for SAP Software, and it’s the first Competency jointly developed by Intel and a partner.

Like other Competencies, it’s an in-depth training curriculum designed to help you build your expertise in a specific technology or product. Complete this Competency, and you’ll not only be smarter and better able to sell SAP products, but you’ll also gain a digital badge you can display online for up to 18 months, demonstrating your new skills and knowledge.

The Business Transformation for SAP Software Competency is intended for professionals holding a wide range of job titles. These include business-development managers, technology solutions specialists, cloud solution architects, SAP sales and pre-sales specialists, and other Intel partners who recommend, sell and implement SAP solutions.

Competency components

The new SAP Competency includes a core set of required courses. They include The Value Proposition of Running SAP Landscapes on Intel Platforms.

In addition, you can customize your learning journey by selecting solution industries that best support your business focus. These include healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, retail, supply chain and utilities. Here’s an example:

> Business Transformation with SAP: Industry Solutions: Utilities

Learn how to help your customers transform their business with SAP software and Intel hardware. Check out the Business Transformation for SAP Software Competency on Intel Partner University now.


Intel Partner University is among the many benefits enjoyed by Intel Partner Alliance members. Not yet a member? Learn more about IPA and register to join.


Back to top