Accenture and SAP Offer Combined Solutions for S/4HANA

SAP SE and Accenture are teaming up to provide inclusive solutions for Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA).

“We’ve shared a very strong relationship for many, many years and this is really a next step, a major step, in the evolution in our relationship between the two of us,” said Mark Willford, senior managing director of tech ecosystem and platforms at Accenture. “It’s really about how we can combine the strength of SAP and Accenture to bring richer, end-to-end, innovative solutions to our clients.”

This collaboration aims to accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA as well as business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers’ journeys to digital businesses.

“It’s all about getting the most market relevant business process and technology solution and getting that to market at speed,” Willford said. “The benefit for SAP really includes leveraging the IP of Accenture.”

The result of this partnership will further create differentiated solutions with flexible delivery options for bundled industry cloud deployment.

The companies will co-invest in resources and appoint dedicated executives to bring maximum value to mutual clients.

Benefits of the partnership include enriched solutions by combining SAP and Accenture’s deep industry expertise, shortened time to market by leveraging Accenture delivery expertise for core and industry cloud solutions development for SAP S/4HANA, the creation of new apps for SAP S/4HANA Finance, and accelerated adoption of SAP S/4HANA by aligning and scaling joint go-to-market efforts.

“We think this is really where the market is going more and more,” said Willford said. “It takes a process that maybe has been more sequential historically and makes it much more integrated which results in less risk for the customers and more speed to value.”

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