Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will be available for Azure customers, allowing them to run the company's S4 HANA database products in Microsoft's cloud. In addition, both companies will begin using the other's software internally, they said. Moreover, SAB Ariba is in the process of leveraging Azure and exploring usage within its procurement applications. "Our collaboration with Microsoft opens up tremendous opportunities for our business, and we are committed to continuous development of solutions using the Microsoft Azure platform".

Mutual customers include Coca-Cola Co, Columbia Sportswear Co, Coats Ltd and Costco Wholesale Corp.

In an effort to compete with Amazon in the cloud market space, Microsoft announced it is expanding its partnership with German enterprise software company SAP.

"It's a partnership that was about to happen, the question is really what took both parties so long?" Together, SAP and Microsoft will help companies make the most of running SAP applications in the cloud. However, he warned that Microsoft and SAP still need to show they can deliver on customer traction, value and success. Microsoft also plans to connect SAP S/4HANA to Azure AI and analytics services for more efficient financial reporting and more powerful decision-making.

The announcement included customer testimonials from businesses using SAP solutions from Azure.

The companies also said they're using each other's products. Microsoft plans to use SAP S/4HANA from Azure, replacing its existing SAP implementation, for tracking its internal financial operations. Moreover, SAP is moving 12 or more "business-critical systems to Azure", including its Concur travel expense tracking software.

"We are taking our partnership to the next level with this new capability to run SAP S/4HANA in the Microsoft Azure environment", said McDermott.

"As technology transforms every business and every industry, organizations are looking for the right platforms and trusted partners to help accelerate their digital transformation", said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

The companies will document these internal projects, to better offer customers guidance and enterprise architecture for the deployment of SAP applications on Azure, according to the release.

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