SAP running IT departments often have to deal with the unspoken feeling on the customer side, they offer poor service at high cost. As a result they are at least indirectly, if not directly, in competition with external service providers. Reason is often an undefined service portfolio and cost model. When can a company really be satisfied with its own IT department? Advanced Customer COE(s) proactively addresses this question with transparency, efficiency and business acumen.
Advanced Customer COE(s) follow up with measurable goals through a regular exchange with their own business and achieve a tangible advantage over external service providers with the achievement and continuous improvement of all agreed services, and orchestration of external elements where needed.
Running a certified Primary Customer COE is a contractual element and demonstrates proficiency in important basic functions. The SAP Primary Customer COE Certification provides a solid foundation for interacting with SAP. This certification consists of self-service by filling out an online-questionnaire. A follow-up call in case of ambiguities is optional.
The Primary Customer COE Extended Certification as such is the bridge between both. The Primary Customer COE is led about participating in a benchmarking gradually to the continuous improvement process and thereby increased steadily its own maturity.
The Advanced Customer COE Certification confirms as optional basis an excellent integrated end-to-end solution orchestration and a KPIs driven continuous improvement process through an effective Quality Management System. This shall be renewed on an annual basis. This Certification is performed remotely and on-site.
- Rajendra Bhawanipursad