Solutions / Platinum Level Solutions

What is Platinum Colsultant?

The mission of a Platinum consultant is multi-faceted. Platinum consultants are, first and foremost, highly knowledgeable about their area of focus within SAP®. The group was meant to represent the top 5% of SAP’s consulting force; it’s a level above the traditional Senior or Principal consultant. These consultants generally span all functional and technical areas of SAP. If SAP has a product or industry focus, there is a Platinum consultant somewhere who specializes in it.

However, Platinum consultants are not limited to providing typical system-based consulting. As SAP customers and the industry have changed over the years, it is not enough to have superior product knowledge. The best consultants must also be change agents who can help customers architect new business solutions, solve problems, and extract more value out of their SAP solution. The qualifications of a Platinum Consultant cover a wide range of areas and map to the requirements of the job:

  • Superior product knowledge
  • Exceptional Experience over 10+ years
  • Certified
  • Recommendations and references directly from SAP
  • Possess and extensive knowledge-based network
  • Participation in non-consulting activities
    1. 1- Pre-sales support
    2. 2- Authors whitepapers and other publications
    3. 3- Presented at internal and external conferences

So… why is this all important? What is the value proposition to using an M10TEK Platinum consultant?

    1. 1- Their knowledge, and
    2. 2- Their network.

The number one criteria for a Platinum consultant is their product expertise. They need to have legitimately expert level knowledge in their area of focus above what one would expect from a Senior consultant. But since no one person has done everything in SAP - especially in some of SAP’s newest technologies like HANA - Platinum consultants tend to have extensive networks throughout SAP. They know the developers who wrote the solution, the trainers who author and teach the classes, the sales personnel who sell it, and maybe even those in AGS who support it. To find an SAP platinum consultant to assist on your next project, contact us today.