Microsoft and SAP today announced a new extensive go-to-market partnership to accelerate cloud migration of joint customers. Microsoft and SAP will provide customers with unified reference architectures, road maps and market-approved information. This will simplify the migration process to SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on Azure for customers. As part of this partnership, Microsoft will also re-sell components of SAP Cloud Platform alongside Azure.
Highlights of the partnership:
- A simplified move from on-premise editions of SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANAfor customers with integrated product and industry solutions. Industry market bundles will create a road map to the cloud for customers in focused industries, with a singular reference architecture and path to streamline implementation.
- Collaborative support model for simplified resolution.In response to customer feedback, a combined support model for Azure and SAP Cloud Platform will help ease migration and improve communication.
- Jointly developed market journeys to support customer needs.Designed in collaboration with SAP, Microsoft and system integrator partners will provide road maps to the digital enterprise with recommended solutions and reference architectures for customers. These offer a harmonized approach by industry for products, services and practices across Microsoft, SAP and system integrators.
“SAP’s decision to select Microsoft Azure as its preferred partner deepens the relationship between our two companies in a differentiated way and signals a shared commitment to fostering the growth of the cloud ecosystem,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft.