WALLDORF, Germany — Microsoft is using SAP’s cloud enterprise software planning (ERP) software.
Microsoft adopted the RISE with SAP platform on Microsoft Cloud, shifting the company’s SAP ERP software systems to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, according to SAP last month.
Microsoft’s implementation of RISE with SAP is intended to deepen Microsoft’s expertise with SAP solutions and establish best practices that can be shared to benefit their joint customers.
Microsoft is the first public cloud provider to adopt RISE with SAP internally for some of its large SAP ERP deployments, according to SAP.
RISE with SAP will help Microsoft “deploy new capabilities and technologies faster” and run its business on a platform that is integrated with the other SAP cloud solutions that Microsoft uses.
Microsoft uses various SAP applications: SAP SuccessFactors; SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain; SAP Business Technology Platform; and other SAP software running on Microsoft Azure.
SAP has also migrated several of its “business-critical IT landscapes” to Microsoft Azure.
SAP will optimize IT operations for some critical internal business systems under the operations model used for the RISE with SAP platform hosted on Microsoft Azure.
SAP and Microsoft have a long-standing partnership of co-innovation and engineering, which “forms the basis for the mutual support” of their products. SAP is also a Microsoft customer, and Microsoft is an SAP customer.
“We will be sure to use the learnings from these deployments and share best practices with our customers,” said Florian Roth, chief digital and information officer, SAP.
Roth said that Microsoft’s move to RISE with SAP is “a testament to the commitment and strength of SAP and Microsoft’s ongoing partnership to simplify customers’ journey to the cloud.”
“Modernizing highly complex, legacy SAP systems is directly relevant to us at Microsoft and to many of our customers,” said Charlotte Yarkoni, president of commerce + ecosystems, Microsoft.
“Leveraging the power of the RISE with SAP solution on Azure will give us the flexibility and agility needed to scale quickly, meet the needs of our own business, and share that experience with our customers.”
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