SAP and Accenture Join Hands to Accelerate the Development of SAP S/4HANA Business Solutions

By CIOReview | Monday, January 11, 2016
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NEW YORK, NY: SAP and Accenture have collaborated in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA.

The collaborated effort is aimed at accelerating the development of SAP S/4HANA as well as industry and line-of-business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers’ journeys to digital businesses.

SAP S/4HANA is designed for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is developed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience (UX). It drives business innovation with simplicity by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It also helps accelerate the on-ramp to Internet of Things and Big Data.

Under the collaboration, the two companies will build a unique go-to-market approach, where differentiated solutions with flexible delivery are offered. The companies will co-invest in resources and appoint executives to bring maximum value to mutual clients. The key advantages of this partnership includes enriching solutions by joining SAP and Accenture’s deep industry expertise, as well as far-reaching product knowledge, shortening time to market by leveraging Accenture delivery expertise for core and industry cloud solutions development for SAP S/4HANA.

“Our enhanced agreement with Accenture signifies another key step to further strengthen our commitment to SAP S/4HANA. We look forward to working with Accenture to drive digital transformation for businesses with even simpler solutions that accelerate time to value. Our comprehensive portfolio allows companies to successfully tackle the diverse challenges of the digital economy across the whole value chain, today and beyond, and make them ready for the future,” says Bernd Leukert, member of Executive Board, Products & Innovation, SAP.  

The benefits of the strategic partnership also includes new apps for SAP S/4HANA Finance using the SAP Fiori user experience to bring an enhanced and simplified user experience, and enhanced productivity across finance functions. The combined forces helps in accelerating adoption of SAP S/4HANA and shortening clients’ time to digital time to digital value by aligning and scaling joint go-to-market efforts.