IBM joins forces with SAP, providing technology and consulting expertise to make it easier for customers to embrace the hybrid cloud approach and deliver critical workloads from SAP® cloud solutions to industries with or without extensive regulation , as the company states in a relevant announcement.
As customers seek out hybrid cloud strategies, moving workloads and applications that are the backbone of their business requires a highly secure and reliable cloud environment, IBM notes, adding: premium supplier for RISE with SAPcustomers will have the tools to speed up the transition of SAP software workloads to IBM Cloud, backed by industry-leading security features.
IBM is also introducing a new program, the BREAKTHROUGH with IBM for RISE with SAP, a portfolio of solutions and consulting services that help speed up and enhance travel on SAP S / 4HANA ® Cloud. Based on a flexible and scalable platform, solutions and services utilize intelligent workflows to streamline operations. They provide an implementation model that helps design, execute and support an overall business transformation. Customers are also provided with the flexibility and choice of switching workloads of the SAP solution to the public cloud with the support of in-depth industry know-how.
IBM’s announcement today as a premium vendor makes IBM the first cloud service provider to offer infrastructure, business transformation and application management services as part of the RISE with SAP solution. IBM’s designation as a premium supplier follows on from SAP’s long-standing effort to provide customers with choice and further support IBM customers who choose to implement RISE with SAP in IBM Cloud.
In addition, switching to SAP S / 4HANA ® on IBM Cloud from on-premise infrastructure can offer the following benefits, according to an IBM-sponsored IDC study:
Return on investment: According to users surveyed, the transition from SAP S / 4HANA ® to IBM Cloud provides revenue increases of up to 90% for transition organizations.
Reduced cost: More than 80% of the organizations surveyed reported a reduction in operating costs.
Higher productivity: 9 out of 10 companies in the study reported that they improved their productivity after the transition of SAP S / 4HANA to IBM Cloud.
“We are excited to promote our long-term partnership through the RISE with SAP solution,” he said. John Granger, Senior Vice President of IBM Consulting. “Our common commitment is to meet our customers, especially those operating in highly regulated markets, at whatever stage of their digital journey, providing options for moving or upgrading critical workloads. with a hybrid cloud approach “.
“The BREAKTHROUGH program with IBM is an excellent complement to the RISE with SAP solution, as it lays the foundation for our customers to embark on or advance their business transformation journey. In addition, it reaffirms the value our customers recognize in the RISE solution. with SAP and the impact and innovation opportunity that RISE with SAP offers to organizations moving to the cloud.I have every confidence that the combined expertise and experience offered by SAP with IBM will accelerate cloud adoption and business growth for customers worldwide, “he said Brian Duffy, President of Cloud, at SAP.
IBM and SAP have partnered with hundreds of customers worldwide on thousands of individual projects to modernize their systems and business processes based on an open, hybrid cloud approach. Recent examples include companies such as Coca-Cola European Partners, Parle Products, Harmont & Blaine, Puravankara Ltd and Virgin Megastore KSA.
Highlighting its commitment to SAP S / 4HANA ® both as a SAP customer and as a business partner for 50 years, IBM has also made a significant investment in RISE with SAP to help transform its own infrastructure. IBM is a new premium vendor of the RISE solution with SAP utilizing the IBM Hybrid Cloud, including the IBM Power-enabled Infrastructure as a Service, to enhance the performance, availability and security of SAP S / 4HANA private edition implementations ® Cloud.
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