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SAP embraces cloud customization – with interesting partners (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)

Enterprise technology provider SAP is delivering customized cloud service with a little help from its rivals.

SAP is launching SAP Embrace, a new initiative to enable users of the SAP S/4 HANA ERP system to move it to the cloud, with platform, software, services and infrastructure customized to their specific industry needs. Interestingly, SAP is collaborating with cloud competitors Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud. SAP Embrace customers will be able to select one of those three cloud services providers as a hyperscaler, and also leverage SAP’s network of global strategic service partners.

Planned customer benefits include shorter negotiations, streamlined teaming and faster, risk-managed implementations. Embrace will include the following components:

“Our customers are very clear about the business outcomes they expect to achieve when migrating to the cloud — and that includes operational excellence and innovation,” said Jennifer Morgan, president of Cloud Business Group and executive board member of SAP. “Working together with the hyperscalers and global strategic service partners, we’re in a unique position to shape our customers’ journeys to becoming intelligent enterprises.”