Microsoft, SAP to offer joint Cloud solutions

Microsoft Corporation and SAP SE on Tuesday announced integrated offerings to provide enterprise customers with a clear road-map that will help them drive more business innovation in Cloud.

Deploying Cloud solutions internally, the companies will co-engineer, go to market together with premier solutions and provide joint support services to ensure best Cloud experience for customers.

“Building on our long-time partnership, Microsoft and SAP are harnessing each other’s products to not only power our own organisations, but to empower our enterprise customers to run their most mission-critical applications and workloads with ‘SAP S/4HANA’ on Azure,” Satya Nadella, India-born CEO of Microsoft, said in a statement.

SAP “HANA Enterprise Cloud” — SAP’s private managed cloud service — on Microsoft Azure will allow customers to run “SAP S/4HANA” in a secure, managed Cloud.

Microsoft will deploy “SAP S/4HANA” on Azure to help run its own internal finance processes and SAP will move its key internal business critical systems to Azure.

“The world’s significant businesses trust Microsoft and SAP. Together, we will help companies win the customer-driven growth revolution,” added SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

Both companies will document the internal projects to provide customers with guidance and enterprise architecture for deployment of SAP applications on Azure.