Monthly Archives: September 2021

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3V Solutions for SAP

Trusted Enterprise Support (TES)

“At its core, the 3V Solutions Trusted Enterprise Support program is a partnership between 3V and our SAP customers who are on or need to be on SAP maintenance for their SAP environment.”

3V Solutions Trusted Enterprise Support Program – Whitepaper

I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Dendinger and Robert Doane of 3V Solutions for a few years now. 3V is an SAP Gold Partner and a Value Added Reseller (VAR) with an SAP Partner Center of Excellence (PCoE) practice that supports all of their value-added clients. This provides a layer of TLC between clients and SAP.

Currently there is an open enrollment period (closing at the end of Sept, 2021) called Trusted Enterprise Support (TES). This program allows SAP customers to transfer their maintenance license to 3V for as much as 30% off.

TES Details

Step 1. Right Size Current SAP Licenses—Know exactly how many licenses we are dealing with in what area and minimize maintenance spend.

Step 2. Calculate Trusted Enterprise Support Value—By right sizing the licenses we can calculate exactly what the savings back into your IT budget could be year by year. This calculation can be year by year or if you choose to pre-pay a maintenance contract for a two or three year contract, that benefit can be calculated and assumed immediately.

Step 3. Establish the Trusted Enterprise Support Contract—Based on the above calculation (step 2) a support contract is put in place for both parties, and SAP is notified and paid the maintenance fees they are due to keep compliant with the SAP Maintenance program.

Step 4. Deposit The Trusted Enterprise Support Customer Funds—fund amount calculated above are put in escrow with full visibility and access by the customer.

Step 5. Apply the Trusted Enterprise Support customer funds to your budget.

THERE IS STILL TIME, but the window is closing. Please contact 3V about this great opportunity today (click the Contact 3V button below). Click the button below to get in under the wire.

3V Solutions – Overview

Officially organized in 2010 as a business, 3V shares the DNA from an IBM VAR. The management team has been together since SAP initiated the reseller program in the 1990’s. In fact, 3V was the first North American Master Value Reseller for SAP in 2008. Now, with over 50 resellers and referral partners nationwide, 3V gained a deep understanding of SAP products and solutions, both on premise and cloud.

3V provides lots of SAP services to their VAR clients that are represented in bullet points 2 and 3 on my post, “I know a Guy.” Please check out that post and also refer to the What We Do page on their website.

With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, 3V embodies that ideal of Southern Hospitality. It shows in their customer care and in their commitment to SAP Best Practices standards. Not everyone can live up to the high bar set by SAP PCoE certification. It has been my pleasure to play a role in helping them earn this certification and their great reputation in the SAP Community.

Contact 3V Solutions today. Ask about TES and tell them I sent you.

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“I Know a Guy”

Networking: Making Strong Connections

“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” — Keith Ferrazzi

For the past 12 years I have been networking (making connections) in the SAP and IT communities; forging solid relationships. When I moved into Business Development, my job was essentially making connections by pairing customers who needed some solution with providers I knew or worked with to meet the need. Many times I found myself saying to a client or prospect, “I know a guy/gal.”

Now that I’m on my own, I am no longer a captive agent. I can freely connect anyone with a need to anyone with a solution, and that’s my business plan. Sometimes the solution comes from me; sometimes from a partner or colleague. So, I am embracing the idea that if I help enough people find each other, I will be successful as well.

The Value Proposition:

I have been privileged to network with some very gifted and talented people—both vendors and clients. These connections have formed the basis for the body of support partners whose specialties are listed below:

  • Business Development Solutions:
    • Sales SupportIMPROVED!
      • Sales & Marketing Copywriting
        • White-papers
        • Blogs
        • SEO-driven Content
      • RFP Responses
      • Email Campaigns
      • Outside Sales Services
    • SEO Analysis & Support
    • WordPress Support/Hosting
  • SAP Support Solutions:
  • Value Added Reseller (VAR)
  • No/low-code Solutions

Making a good connection in business is like pairing a great wine with dinner. Networking can be difficult. There should be an easier way to introduce someone with a problem to someone with a solution to it. But, it has to be the right person, the right fit; just like the right wine.

I have often played the part of a matchmaker in this way, even translating the technical to non-technical people. Shepherding the client through the solution process and functioning as their advocate (even swapping out partners early on who were not the right fit). This is my humble attempt at creating an SAP and/or IT marketplace.

If you have an SAP- or IT-related need, or you provide solutions, please press the Contact Us button below and tell me all about it. I’ll help you connect with the right partner.