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SAP on Microsoft Azure specialization

Program Overview and Requirements

Program Overview

Partners who meet the comprehensive requirements to earn a specialization receive a customer-facing label they can display on their business profile in Microsoft AppSource, gain access to specific Microsoft go-to-market programs, are prioritized in customer searches to drive new business, and can generate a certified letter from Microsoft that verifies the specialization that they have earned.

An SAP on Azure Specialization assures potential customers that a partner meets the highest standards for service delivery and support and increases partner visibility through prioritized ranking in searches and referrals via solution provider.

For these reasons, this opportunity is available only to partners who meet additional stringent requirements.

Learn more about specializations.

How do I apply?

Only an MPN Account Administrator or a Global Administrator of an organization's Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the SAP on Microsoft Azure specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing into Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Membership > Specializations.


Eligible partners must meet the highest standards for service delivery and support. All requirements will be verified by Microsoft and/or a third-party vendor, either automatically or by manual review, and are subject to change. Partners must meet pre-qualification requirements and then submit additional evidence to demonstrate your company’s expertise in delivering successful SAP workloads.


Your organization must have an active Solutions Partner for Infrastructure (Azure) designation.


Your organization must meet the following performance thresholds.

Your organization must show USD10,000 average monthly Azure consumed revenue (ACR) (aggregated from all Azure workloads) from the last three (3) months, aggregated from at least three (3) customers.

Learn more about Azure ACR

ACR can be achieved through Digital Partner of Record, Partner Admin Link, and Cloud Solution Provider.

Government subscriptions (i.e. Fairfax) are not eligible for ACR via PAL association.


Your company must meet the following certification requirements, your company must have at least three (3) individuals pass the following certification:

Microsoft Certified: Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty.


Your company must pass a third-party audit. View the audit checklist.