WALLDORF, Germany, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the SAP® PartnerEdge™ program now supports an expanded portfolio of SAP cloud solutions. As a result, more than 500 partners of SuccessFactors, an SAP company, will be transitioned into the program in 2013. SAP PartnerEdge has been designed for partners that resell, build or provide implementation services for SAP solutions across the SAP portfolio. The integration of SuccessFactors partners is another step in strengthening the overall partner ecosystem and underlining SAP's commitment to making it easier to partner and collaborate with the company.
SAP delivered significant growth across all its innovation categories in 2012, as evidenced by 142 percent year-over-year growth in SAP HANA® software revenue, 71 percent year-over-year growth in mobile and a 13-fold increase in cloud revenues. Since launching a revamped cloud strategy in May 2012, SAP has infused the DNA of SuccessFactors into its business to create the most comprehensive portfolio of cloud solutions in the industry. SAP offers solutions and suites in the cloud, designed to optimize a company's most critical assets — people, finances, customers and suppliers. An integral part of the cloud strategy, together with platform, social and the business network, as of the fourth quarter of 2012, SAP cloud solutions exceed a US$1 billion annual revenue run rate — a 13-fold increase over the prior year — and boast 20 million users across more than 6,000 customers in the cloud.
By enabling existing SAP PartnerEdge members to resell, service and build solutions on top of SAP Cloud, these partners now have the opportunity to tackle the fast-growing cloud market and offer best-of-breed cloud solutions and suites to their installed base customers and prospects. SAP also supports partners' economic models, enabling partners that sell cloud solutions to boost profitability by offering quarterly payments in arrears for cloud solutions from SAP.