SAP partners with Microsoft to modernise cloud migration

Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts on 21 October 2019
SAP partners with Microsoft to modernise cloud migration

SAP and Microsoft have extended their close partnership with a three-year agreement to modernise and accelerate customer transitions to SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure.

As part of the agreement and project called Embrace, Microsoft will re-sell components of SAP Cloud Platform alongside Azure, to help customer migrate SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SAP S/4HANA customers from on-premises to the public cloud.

“This partnership is all about reducing complexity and minimising costs for customers as they move to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud,” said Jennifer Morgan, co-chief executive officer of SAP. “Bringing together the power of SAP and Microsoft provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders so they can confidently and efficiently transition into intelligent enterprises.”

Project Embrace on Microsoft Azure aims to provide customers with road maps and recommended solutions for digital enterprise and a collaborative support model for Microsoft Azure and SAP Cloud Platform to improve communication.

“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 of worldwide commercial business at Microsoft. “[This] news also reflects our commitment to a customer-first mindset and supporting their cloud transformation, which continues to drive how we at Microsoft approach everything from partnerships to product innovation. It takes co-selling to a whole new level.”

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