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Sage ERP X3 Certified

Development Professional
Program details and application

November 2014

Introduction
Welcome to the Sage ERP X3 Certified Development Professional Program! Sage is
committed to the success of our solution provider community. The Certified Development
Professional Program was established to provide individual developers with the training
needed to build quality integrations to individual Sage products.
The requirements outlined in this document apply to individual developers who want to build
integrations to Sage products. To apply for the program, developers must complete and
submit the attached Sage Certified Development Professional application.
We encourage you to review this document in its entirety before submitting an application, as
it outlines a number of program requirements.

The Sage Certified Development Professional program will first become available for
Sage ERP X3 beginning in October 2014. The program will open to additional Sage
products later in 2015.

Program benefits
A solution provider must have at least one Sage ERP X3 Certified Development
Professional on staff to purchase a Sage ERP X3 Development Care Plan. A Sage
Development Care Plan provides access to development resources and development
support for individual Sage products.
In addition to providing solution providers with eligibility to purchase a Sage Development
Care plan, the Sage Certified Development Professional program offers the following
benefits to developers:
Access to required training courses and course material
Ongoing new product version training as new versions become available

Program application steps


The following outlines the process individual developers must follow to apply for the Sage
Certified Development Professional program. Sage will evaluate and consider each
application to determine the eligibility of each developer. Sage may approve or reject an
application at its sole discretion.
1. Complete the application
To participate in the Sage ERP X3 Certified Development Professional program, each
developer must submit the attached application. To apply, the developer must supply
background information, indicate which products on which he/she wants to be certified,
and supply the necessary professional and customer references.

Certified Development Professional is an individual designation, not an


organizational or company designation.

The following provides an overview of the application process.


Section 1: Fees
Indicates the fees associated with the application; the Sage ERP X3 Certified
Development Professional program includes an initial fee of $3,000 per product on
which the developer is certified.
Fees are paid through Sage University when registering for the certification training
and testing.
Section 2/3: Contact and background information
All applicants must provide contact information and background information about
their previous software development experience.
Section 4: Requested product certifications
Applicants must select the Sage product(s) on which they want to be certified.
Please note that each product selected is a separate annual fee.
Section 5: Provide professional and customer references
To apply for the Sage Certified Development Professional program, a developer must
provide three (3) channel partner, professional, or customer references. While
current Sage channel partner, professional, or customer references are preferable, a
developer may include non-Sage-related references if necessary. Sage may contact
these references to discuss your previous development and product experience.
Section 6: Sign the application
Please ensure that you print your name and job title, then sign and date the
application before submitting it to Sage.
2. Submit the application
Applicants can submit their application using one of the following methods:
Send the application by mail to:
Sage
Attn: Development Partner Programs
6561 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 98618
Scan the completed application (in its entirety) and attach it to an email
message to:
o stephen.sklarew@sage.com for Sage 100 ERP, Sage 100 Contractor,
Sage 300 ERP, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, and Sage CRM
o chris.corder@sage.com for Sage ERP X3 and Sage 500 ERP
Note: If you selected products for more than one contact person, please email your
application to both contacts.

Processing your application


Once Sage has reviewed your application:
Sage will process your application.
Sage will notify you if your application has been approved or rejected.
Certification training and assessments
Applicants can begin the required training courses once Sage has approved their application.
To obtain Sage Certified Development Professional status, a developer must complete the
required training courses and pass the corresponding assessments with a score of 80% or
better. While many of these training courses are online, some products may require live
classroom trainings. on page 6 provides an overview of the training courses required for
each Sage product.
ANY REQUIRED SAGE CERTIFIED DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING MUST
BE COMPLETED WITHIN 180 DAYS OF APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION.

Completing certification
Sage will notify the applicant electronically when he/she has successfully completed all of the
training courses and assessments. Upon receiving this email, the applicant is considered a
Sage Certified Development Professional. A Certified Development Professional must be
recertified on an annual basis to maintain his or her certification.

Accessing development resources and support


Sage provides development resources, not-for-resale (NFR) software, and development
support with the purchase of a Sage Development Care Plan. Sage Development Care Plans
are available in different levels; each level provides access to different resources and
developer support.
A solution provider must have at least one Sage ERP X3 Certified Development Professional
on staff to purchase a Sage ERP X3 Development Care Plan. Please see the Sage ERP X3
Certified Solution Program details and application document for information about Sage
Development Care Plans.

Questions
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sage:
For Sage 100 ERP, Sage 100 For Sage ERP X3 and Sage 500 ERP:
Contractor, Sage 300 ERP, Sage 300
Construction and Real Estate, and
Sage CRM:
Stephen Sklarew, VP Product Chris Corder, Sr. Product Manager
Management 6561 Irvine Center Drive
15195 NW Greenbrier Pkwy Irvine, CA 98618
Beaverton, OR 97006
chris.corder@sage.com
stephen.sklarew@sage.com
Direct: 949-864-7159
Direct: 503-439-5023

Submission of this form confirms the request of the undersigned applicant to be considered for admission into the
Sage Certified Development Professional Program.
1. Program fees
Fees
$3,000 USD initial fee; $1,000 annual renewal to maintain certification status with Sage.
2. Applicant company and contact information
Name
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Company name
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Street address
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City
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State
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ZIP
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Work phone
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Title
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Email address
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Mobile phone
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3. Applicant background
Development experience (years)
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What development platforms do you use to develop integrations:
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Describe your previous development experience:
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Please list any Certified Solutions or other applications that integrate to Sage products which you developed:
Product name and description
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# of customers
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# of customers
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# of customers
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List other companies with which you have developed Sage integrations:
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Indicate the Sage products for which you are already a Certified Developer:

Sage ERP X3
Sage 500 ERP
Sage 300 ERP
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Sage 100 ERP
Sage 100 Contractor
Sage CRM
If you are applying to be a Sage ERP X3 Certified Development Professional, please answer the following:
Current Sage ERP X3 Certifications
Financials
Distribution
Manufacturing
Implementation
Technical
Developer
Geographical coverage
United States
Canada
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United Kingdom
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4. Sage product certifications
Which Certified Development Professional program are you applying for?

Sage ERP X3

5. Solution provider/channel partner/customer references (please provide company name, contact, phone, email
address, and type)
1.
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