SAP will make its HR solutions available on Microsoft Azure over the next five years

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Microsoft today announced their expanded partnership with SAP to provide public cloud services for the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. SAP’s cloud -based HCM solutions will be made available on Microsoft Azure over the next five years. This is the first time SAP is offering its SuccessFactors solutions in a third-party public cloud.

“Microsoft and SAP share a commitment to empowering digital transformation across every aspect of business,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft. “The combination of SAP’s market-leading, innovative human capital management solutions with Microsoft’s intelligent cloud will equip companies around the world to help maximize the potential and skills of their most valuable asset, their people.”

SAP will have significant additional capacity to run operational workloads of SAP SuccessFactors solutions on Azure, beginning with demo environments, to support its continuing client user growth.

“SAP SuccessFactors is the fastest growing core HR solution, and offers an unmatched depth and breadth across the entire HCM suite, of any vendor in the industry,” said Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors. “We’ve seen exponential growth in the past two years, with 42 million users now benefiting from our market-leading solutions. In selecting Azure, we will be able to expand our reach even further, with the reliability that is required of these mission-critical applications, and continue to innovate and enhance services to meet client needs across additional environments.”

Microsoft already had several partnerships with SAP, including integrations between Office 365 and SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, as well as SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System, SAP Ariba and Concur solutions. It also includes broad support for the SAP HANA platform on Azure to enable companies to deliver mission-critical applications and data analytics from the cloud. SAP now also enables its customers to build and deploy custom mobile hybrid SAP Fiori apps on SAP HANA Cloud Platform that can be managed, deployed and protected with Microsoft Intune.

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