Google Cloud and SAP Form Integration Between Google Workspace and SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Google Cloud and SAP are an expanding their relationship, unveiling new integrations between Google Workspace and SAP’s flagship cloud ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

These native integrations will allow customers to connect core SAP software designed for running all mission-critical processes in the cloud with the collaborative capabilities of Google Docs and Google Sheets to innovate how work gets done across the enterprise, according to the vendors.

“The move to hybrid work signals enterprises can no longer rely on legacy toolsets that can create silos and barriers to collaboration,” said Javier Soltero, vice president and general manager, Google Workspace. “With the expansion of our partnership with SAP, these new in-depth integrations will enable employees working in complex data sets within SAP S/4HANA to tap into the real-time collaboration capabilities of Google Workspace, enabling teams to simultaneously access SAP data and more efficiently drive projects forward.”

New integrations will allow customers to leverage collaborative features of Google Docs and Google Sheets directly from within their SAP software workflows

Google Docs and Google Sheets, integrated with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, will enable new business capabilities, use cases and opportunities for collaborative tasks within small and large organizations alike.

First scenarios are planned in finance and in many additional solution areas, where data exports and collaborative document management create a more seamless user experience, with more to follow. Customer benefits include:

  • The efficiency of ready integration, enabling users to adopt the solution quickly
  • The ability to export and import data between SAP software and Google Docs and Google Sheets for instant access to real-time editing and simultaneous collaborative engagements on these documents and spreadsheets
  • The confidence of having a clean data source due to the one-step integration, which enables version control and removes layers of potential translation when sharing application data and documents

“Native integration with Google Docs and Google Sheets has been a common request from many joint customers,” said Philipp Herzig, SVP, head of intelligent enterprise & cross architecture, SAP. “This integration will further pave the way for people to work collaboratively on any business documents and manage them closely along with their most critical business processes and data managed through SAP—all in the cloud.”

The initial set of features is planned to be included as standard functionality in SAP S/4HANA Cloud later this year. It is being built on SAP Business Technology Platform, enabling tight integration and a consistent user experience across SAP software supporting business processes end to end.

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