A global SAP AppHaus Network is growing — starting in spring 2020, it will be extended as far as Minsk and come to be located right here in our LeverX office, thus expanding its presence to Eastern Europe.
What is SAP AppHaus?
It’s a creative space designed to put customers, SAP representatives, and end users together to work on solutions, while following the Design Thinking methodology and a human-centered innovation approach.
These days, traditional IT project management methodologies may fail to tackle practical business questions.
It’s no longer enough to simply implement a product or service, without also focusing on a clearly defined purpose behind the list of functional business requirements.
At SAP AppHaus, specialists from different departments and with diverse backgrounds collaborate to create products or services, while focusing on solving real business issues and satisfying the specific needs of the end users.
How was the SAP AppHaus Network born?
With the aim of scaling up the concept across the globe, SAP decided to bring on board like-minded partners to take part in the process of expanding the SAP AppHaus presence. More and more creative spaces are now being opened by partners in the network, in order to provide opportunities for multidisciplinary teams to meet business challenges and demonstrate to customers how well the human-centered approach works in practice.
What are the core values that unite members of the SAP AppHaus Network?
There are six core principles followed by the SAP AppHaus Network representative companies:
DESIGN-DRIVEN is about interaction via prototyping, and creativity in collaboration.
PEOPLE-CENTRIC means an emphasis on humans’ expectations and objectives.
NETWORKED aims to strengthen the existing community of creative spaces throughout the SAP ecosystem.
AUTHENTIC seeks to find working solutions for real-life business issues.
VISIONARY provides new methods of collaboration with customers.
VALUE-GENERATING stands for establishment of long-term business relationships and discovering new business opportunities.
The Geography of the SAP AppHaus Network
The network already covers four continents — SAP AppHaus locations are in Heidelberg, Palo Alto, Korea, Berlin, and New York. SAP partners run creative collaboration spaces in Madrid, Minneapolis, Melbourne, Vienna, Pune, Calgary, Copenhagen, Bangalore, Hamburg, and Aarhus. Can you guess which spot on the map will be next?
We already have the answer — SAP AppHaus is coming to Minsk!
LeverX is delighted to announce that the official opening of SAP AppHaus will take place at our new office in Minsk. We are the first SAP partner in Eastern Europe granted the honor of becoming a member of the SAP AppHaus Network. We’re looking forward to sharing the best SAP AppHaus practices and contributing to spreading its values globally.
More information about SAP AppHaus in Minsk coming soon — stay tuned!