Microsoft and SAP today announced their expanded partnership. Microsoft will adopt the RISE with SAP solution internally to transform some of its large SAP ERP deployments. Microsoft internally uses several SAP solutions including SAP SuccessFactors solutions, the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solution and SAP Business Technology Platform.
This move will allow Microsoft to accelerate its SAP S/4HANA modernization to develop greater expertise and best practices. Also, SAP will optimize its IT operations for some critical internal business systems using the RISE with SAP operations model on Microsoft Azure.
“Microsoft’s move to RISE with SAP is a testament to the commitment and strength of SAP and Microsoft’s ongoing partnership to simplify customers’ journey to the cloud by accelerating adoption of SAP S/4HANA Cloud on Microsoft Azure,” said Florian Roth, Chief Digital and Information Officer, SAP. “Likewise, SAP has optimized its critical internal business systems running on Microsoft Azure to benefit from its security, flexibility and scalability. We will be sure to use the learnings from these deployments and share best practices with our customers.”
“Our goal is to simplify and accelerate our own journey to SAP S/4HANA Cloud,” said Charlotte Yarkoni, President, Commerce + Ecosystems, Microsoft. “Modernizing highly complex, legacy SAP systems is directly relevant to us at Microsoft and to many of our customers. Leveraging the power of the RISE with SAP solution on Azure will give us the flexibility and agility needed to scale quickly, meet the needs of our own business and share that experience with our customers.”