Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure, will provide complete support to allow running of SAP HANA apps on the platform. The partnership between the two tech giants extends to integration of Office 365 — communications, collaboration, calendar, documents and other data — with SAP’s business software, including Concur, SAP Fieldglass, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Ariba solutions.
These new capabilities will be available starting in third quarter of 2016, with plans to release additional integration features in the future.
“At Microsoft, we are focused on empowering organizations to advance their digital transformations,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft.
“Together with SAP, we are bringing new levels of integrations between our products that provide businesses with enhanced collaboration tools, new insights from data and a hyper-scale cloud to grow and seize new opportunities ahead.”
The new offerings for SAP HANA are built to handle customers’ largest and most demanding workloads. Coats LLC, Rockwell Automation and Nortek are three enterprises already using SAP on Azure.
“We believe the IT industry will be shaped by breakthrough partnerships that unlock new productivity for customers beyond the boundaries of traditional platforms and applications,” said SAP CEO Bill McDermott.
“SAP and Microsoft are working together to create an end-user experience built on unprecedented insight, convenience and agility. The certification of Microsoft Azure infrastructure services for SAP HANA along with the new integration between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP are emblematic of this major paradigm shift for the enterprise.”
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