HP and SAP Accelerate Journey to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion Managed Cloud

ORLANDO, Fla., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SAP SE  and HP today announced a new joint offering to help customers speed their transition to SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) utilizing HP Helion.

 This offering brings together both companies’ global consulting and software expertise to rapidly provision SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion Managed Cloud, accelerating customer time to value, without disrupting mission-critical processes. In addition, HP will serve as a premier strategic provider of cloud infrastructure services for business-critical SAP applications in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE NOW, being held May 5-7, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

The offering combines SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation business suite designed to help customers Run Simple in the digital economy, with HP Helion, HP’s enterprise cloud platform for deploying, managing and utilizing workloads in hybrid IT environments. Expertise in advisory, application migration and implementation services from both companies will help customers determine their ideal roadmap to SAP S/4HANA.

“By combining SAP S/4HANA with HP migration and cloud expertise, we are demonstrating our commitment to providing customers with simplicity and choice for their journey to the digital economy,” said John Hinshaw, chief customer officer and executive vice president, Technology & Operations, HP. “Customers can now execute their transition to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion Managed Cloud, confident in the knowledge they have two of the world’s best IT services firms working together to enable their success every step of the way. HP is also planning to use SAP S/4HANA to accelerate our own transformation.”

By integrating hardware, software, services and financing in a common framework, SAP and HP will provide an end-to-end solution for SAP S/4HANA, delivered in an accelerated transformation timeframe. Customers will now be able to define how SAP S/4HANA will benefit their business, determine the best implementation approach and migrate their business-critical applications to a safe and secure digital platform designed for the real-time economy. Customers can also expect to leverage existing IT investments and achieve value across all lines of business and industries.

Today’s announcement underscores a level of cooperation and innovation between two global technology leaders that have been partners for over 25 years. Customers will have unprecedented access to the deep expertise of both SAP and HP in the multiple disciplines that the journey to SAP S/4HANA requires.

“We are thrilled to be deepening our partnership with HP to deliver this unique offering,” said Michael Kleinemeier, member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE. “Today’s announcement combines HP’s implementation, migration and mission critical infrastructure expertise with SAP’s real-time applications and services, and will further enhance demand for SAP S/4HANA. It’s what the market is seeking, as businesses all over the world strive to Run Simple in a digital economy.”

This offering will benefit from the impact and reach of SAP’s new global Run Simple campaign, which will demonstrate how SAP and partners deliver on the promise to help customers master complexity in the digital age. The offering is available worldwide immediately with pricing dependent on individual customer requirements.

For more information, including additional news and coverage from SAPPHIRE NOW, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

With SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP offers customers, partners and prospects even more opportunities to engage in dialogue with peers, participants and thought leaders around the globe. Being held in Orlando, Florida, May 5-7, 2015, this enhanced, real-time event connects attendees on site with global participants through state-of-the-art broadcast studios and an online experience that incorporates the latest social media and community functionality. Whether on site or online, participants can gain insight as to how SAP is delivering on its strategy and helping organizations around the world Run Simple. For more information, visit www.sapphirenow.com. Follow SAPPHIRE NOW on Twitter at @SAPPHIRENOW and for news and coverage during the event, visit the SAP News Center at www.news-sap.com.

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About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 291,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.