October 26, 2020

The Cloud, The Other SAP Bet … But Not Quite Like Everyone Else

After the launch of SAP C4 / HANA the day before, SAP announced on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 on the occasion of SAPPHIRE NOW its ambitions for SAP Cloud Platform and its extension to all major providers of cloud infrastructure. In addition to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, SAP signs with Google Cloud.

“All we will do now (…), we will do it through SAP Cloud Platform,” said Hasso Plattner, co-founder and president of SAP, June 6, 2018 at SAPPHIRE NOW, the annual event of the German company. Objective: to connect all the applications between them, those of SAP as the external applications, to “develop and especially launch products faster without touching the product”. According to the professor, this should reduce maintenance efforts and speed up the marketing of products.

Sap Cloud Platform Server Intelligent

SAP’s cloud platform is at the heart of all of the company’s solutions. An orientate that fits on his concept “The smart business”. “For business, intelligence is also about speed and accuracy, and how you apply it,” says Bjoern Goerke, CTO of SAP, President of SAP Cloud Platform in front of an entire audience. Customers and potential customers gathered for the occasion. This gives you a competitive advantage, which reduces your time cycle and helps you deliver better for a better customer experience. “And adding:” But it’s not just a matter of speed of execution. is also a question of how quickly to change market conditions and adapt to consumer behavior. It’s agility business “.

Ability to connect all SAP products to each other, as well as external solutions, possibility to link the frontoffice backoffice, propensity to be agile … All arguments put forward by the President of SAP Cloud Platform. The proof of success according to him: “In two years, we won 5000 customers,” he says. But Bjoern Goerke plans to go further. “SAP’s cloud platform is now a cockpit”, he says. A cockpit to control all the data of the company, whatever their origin or the solutions is used. Finally, not quite yet …

A Cloud Platform ” Almost”1 00% Open

To achieve this goal, SAP multiplies partnerships. The company takes advantage of SAPPHIRE NOW 2018 to announce its signature with Google. “SAP Cloud Platform is now available on Google Cloud Platform,” says Bjoern Goerke. Google joins Microsoft with Azure and Amazon with AWS. SAP also reports working with IBM for private publishing.

Bjoern Goerke also announced the addition of 150 additional connectors for cloud-based “non-SAP” business applications, including Salesforce, ServiceNow, Marketo, Zendesk and even the Oracle NetSuite ERP reader. Another novelty, after Apple’s iOS, SAP announces an Android SDK.

Rather than attacking front-end existing cloud platforms and an already highly competitive market, SAP is committed to partnering with market leaders. A reasoned to choice. Will it pay? The future will tell.

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