Certification gives customers orientation
“Companies are looking for implementation partners who are fit in the individual areas, processes, industries and technologies,” Mr. Schneider continues. The Competency Framework and the certifications reveal the specialization of the SAP partners and their areas of expertise. “Consequently, the Competency Framework points the way and has considerably more significance than the SAP Gold, Silver and Platinum awards in the on-premises sector,” adds Oliver Helms, Managing Director of Medienwerft.
Medienwerft and FIS have succeeded in achieving the CX Expert status within nine months since the introduction of the Competency Framework. The CX portfolio is made up of the Shop, Sales, Service and Marketing areas. At FIS and Medienwerft, the CX certification concerns the following products: Sales and Service Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Emarsys (Marketing Automation) and Customer Data Platform (CDP).
Expert status and Competency Framework: What is behind all this?
The Competency Framework covers a total of five cloud solution areas, which, in addition to CX, include ERP and supply chain, for instance. The authorization, certification and project levels are available for each area as well as the three Essential, Advanced and Expert statuses.
To obtain certification, the partner must prove that it has completed a specific number of projects and go-lives for the levels within 24 months – and the appropriate personnel, i.e. project managers, consultants and technology experts (Platform Experts). Ten go-lives are required for the Expert status. The Competency Framework is a rolling system: The partners have to keep up with the demands – a challenge in view of the long project runtimes in the commerce environment.
“Our incentive is to deliver excellence, to train and to develop. As a result, this automatically leads to certification,” concludes Mr. Helms.
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG
Together, Medienwerft and FIS – two companies of the FIS Group and certified SAP partners – cover the entire range of SAP Customer Experience. They offer the all-in-one package for marketing, sales and distribution, service and e-commerce: From consulting, conception and design to technical implementation.
FIS Informationssysteme und Consulting GmbH is the roof of the FIS Group. FIS mainly focuses on individual SAP consulting and the execution of SAP projects. In the area of Customer Experience, FIS is the expert for SAP processes and their technical integration.
Medienwerft GmbH is one of the most experienced internet agencies in Germany. Its core competence is the development of e-commerce applications, digital communication concepts and UX design. This makes Medienwerft an expert for demanding portal and e-commerce solutions.
Together, FIS and Medienwerft are strong partners for SAP and Customer Experience.