IBM, SAP share plan to boost clients’ digital transformation



IBM and SAP announced their plan aimed to modernise clients’ systems and processes and to help them grow in the digital era.

The plan is based on cognitive solutions enabled with SAP S/4HANA software.

According to a press statement, the companies intend to co-locate resources in Walldorf,Germany and Palo Alto, Calif. deepening their long-standing partnership.

Additionally, they will showcase new solutions and thought leadership to clients in IBM, SAP innovation centers around the world.

“The future of business strategy and business value will proceed from the foundational elements of this announcement — cognitive, cloud and the design of consumer-quality experiences in every industry,” said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services.

“We’re formalizing a complementary set of capabilities to simplify and speed outcomes for clients evolving to become cognitive enterprises.”

Rob Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, SAP said: “Today’s announcement builds on SAP’s commitment to enable strong, growing businesses that can seize the amazing opportunities of the digital economy.”

The companies expect that the collaboration will include cloud-based solutions, on-premise solutions, cognitive capabilities, customer and user experience, integrated services and industry-specific road maps.

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