SAP Partner Network Expands with New AppHaus Developments


Recent announcements have signaled significant growth for the SAP Partner Network, including the planned establishment of the first SAP AppHaus unit in Latin America and the selection of EPI-USE as the newest SAP AppHaus member in Africa.

The SAP AppHaus Network is a group of SAP partners that share a common belief that real-world problems can only be resolved by bringing together experts from a variety of fields to collaborate on innovative solutions. By combining Design Thinking with Architecture Thinking, this human-centered method paves the way for the creation of experiences that are appealing from a technical and economic standpoint.

There are now five SAP AppHaus units and 17 locations managed by partners that make up the SAP AppHaus Network. The endeavor is to enhance the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) user experience through the implementation of innovative approaches. The German enterprise software giant’s ecosystem relies heavily on the ever-developing SAP AppHaus Network.

Three years after their last in-person meeting, SAP AppHaus Network partners finally convened in Heidelberg last August to exchange ideas on developments and try out effective methods to software development. Team members from all around the globe were able to meet, network, and work together on projects owing to this opportunity. The SAP AppHaus Heidelberg is only one of several sites within the organization that promotes creativity and innovation.

Expanding the SAP Partner Network

In order to better serve its clients, SAP has announced this month that it will launch its first SAP AppHaus in Latin America. This venture marks a significant shift in the company’s strategy to co-innovate with customers by prioritizing the human experience. In 2014, the German tech giant established the first SAP AppHaus, and now the network includes 23 locations.  The Latin American unit is the 19th one to be managed by an SAP Partner. (InsideSAP Asia often references articles from websites in other languages to bring you as much information as possible.)

Commenting on the latest announcement, Birgit Fien-Schmalzbauer, Global Director of the SAP AppHaus Partner Network, shared:

“Our partners and customers exploit the capabilities and benefits of the SAP BTP in cloud and hybrid innovation environments, with hundreds of pre-built integrations for SAP solutions as well as third-party applications. Our goal is to ensure that new ideas solve the most pressing business challenges and can deliver real value to the business.”

SAP is currently working with a list of potential partners across Latin America to establish its first SAP AppHaus in the region. According to Guillermo Brinkmann, Director of Partnerships at SAP Latin America, partners will benefit from this global network by accessing specific training in this concept, testing new methods with other associates, learning from best practices and thus becoming pioneers in their business.

Africa’s SAP AppHaus Unit Joined by EPI-USE

Furthermore, SAP just added EPI-USE to the SAP AppHaus Network in Africa. A new creative space in Pretoria is now accessible for the benefit of EPI-USE customers from all over the globe and other organizations that use SAP technologies. The new EPI-USE AppHaus, located in a bustling commercial district, is poised to become a go-to spot for EPI-USE experts interacting with client end-users, user experience developers, and architects in search of solutions to pressing business and operational issues.

The SAP AppHaus Network is a group of coworking spaces managed by SAP or a select group of SAP partners that share SAP’s values and vision. Henrik Stammer, Managing Director and Head of the German-language Theatre of Operations at EPI-USE, said that the first AppHaus on the African continent would be a great way to promote the region’s creative spirit while also providing a venue for closer working relationships with existing customers and potential new partners. He explained:

“As the world’s foremost independent HR/Payroll specialist service provider for SAP technologies worldwide, we are leaders in designing, building, and implementing cloud-based, hybrid and on-premises HR/Payroll systems for large, complex multinational corporations and public sector agencies around the world. Our involvement in Africa’s first AppHaus will allow our clients to further benefit from the SAP Business Technology Platform, bringing together data and analytics, artificial intelligence, application development, automation, and integration in one environment.”

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