A customers software lifecycle is a continuous process often involving three phases: a purchase decision, deployment, and adoption of the technology by end users. Through the delivery of SEDPS engagements, partners demonstrate their expertise as a trusted advisor in the deployment planning phase of customer projects which reinforces their role as an essential part of the customers software lifecycle and helps Partners win more business.
S&EDPS engagements are designed to produce a deployment, upgrade or migration plan while also helping the customer better understand the business value of adoption by trying out the technology firsthand within the context of in a hands-on lab. For a list of S&EDPS engagements, refer to the Conduct S&EDPS engagements page.
To deliver S&EDPS engagements to customers, your organization (and any consultants who will be delivering engagements) must meet certain program eligibility requirements. Refer to the Partner eligibility requirements and Prepare for and learn about S&EDPS engagements pages for more information.
L&EDPS at your fingertips
Submit the Planning Services Completion Report Submission Form after each Planning Services engagement, making sure to upload a copy of the customer deliverable when prompted.
Upon successful submission of the online form, you will be sent a confirmation email with a submission file receipt attachment and guidance to complete the next steps:
Redeem Planning Services voucher(s) in VVR
Invoice against Planning Services voucher(s) in SAVB
Review the Understand voucher process page for guidance.