Microsoft and SAP announce expanded cloud partnership

Microsoft and SAP announce expanded cloud partnership

However, he warned that Microsoft and SAP still need to show they can deliver on customer traction, value and success. The two companies also plan to use each other's applications internally, reports Enterprise Cloud News (Banking Technology's sister publication).

Big business software companies Microsoft and SAP have joined hands to expand the use of each other's cloud-based products and services. SAP Ariba already is using Azure and looking into using it within its procurement applications, according to the joint announcement. Indeed, Microsoft announced as far back as 2014 it was working to certify some of SAP's core business applications on its cloud.

McDermott stopped short, though, of saying whether the agreement between the longtime software partners calls on SAP to give Azure preferential treatment over rivals, including Amazon. SAP S/4HANA is an ERP system designed for large enterprises.

At AutoMobility LA™ Cubic Telecom will demonstrate how its data analytics solution powered by Azure Location Based Services will help city planners, automotive OEMs and third parties to more effectively manage Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station locations, occupancy rates and overall efficiency of the infrastructure.

SAP also plans to move about a dozen of its own internal business critical systems to Azure. This includes the SAP S/4HANA software supporting Concur, an SAP company.

Over the past couple years, Microsoft has increased its effort to get major software vendors to run their software and services on Azure.

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"The strategic partnership announced between Microsoft and SAP is an extremely important development for the Coca-Cola System", states Barry Simpson, senior vice president and chief information officer at The Coca-Cola Company. "We're excited to collaborate with Cubic Telecom to explore opportunities with a focus on maximizing the many benefits for the automotive ecosystem".

The deal is a win-win for both Microsoft and SAP, said Marty Puranik, CEO of cloud hosting provider Atlantic.Net. "We produce innovative products that allow our customers to pursue and enjoy their outdoor passions".

Microsoft expanding its long-running partnership with German enterprise software giant SAP SE. "The Microsoft and SAP alliance provides us with the assurance we need for our innovation in the cloud". Parts of the website may not work as expected without them.

The projects focused on pressing issues such as education, employability and skill building, healthcare and sanitation, environment sustainability and empowerment.

Digital Innovation Conclave was hosted to bring out the importance of a public-private partnership.