Our tools are already certified. But we develop new versions of our tools.
Is a new certification necessary for every new minor release? For every new major release?
If so: Is it the same procedure as for the first certification or is there a shortened procedure for re-certification?
Alexandra Uhlherr-McGhee replied
Integration certification from SAP is release dependent. This means that in our <a href="http://www.sap.com/partners/directories/SearchSolution.epx">Online Partner Directory</a> and on the certificate SAP will always list your product's release that was actually tested during certification. The Integration and Certification Center has no way of knowing, whether or not a minor release change on your end will affect your integration - even though usually it does not.
On the other hand SAP cannot "force" you to do a re-certification, it is always your business decision, and will probably depend largely on your customer requesting it. The ICC recommends that you do your own due diligence, by testing the integration inhouse with every release change of your product. If you have new functionality introduced that affects the integration, by all means please do request re-certification from us.
The process is the same as for the initial certification (contracts, consulting, testing) and you will also get a new certificate and online listing for the higher release.