HP and SAP AG today announced an agreement for HP Enterprise Services to provide cloud-based delivery of SAP applications that enable enterprises to deploy applications in a scalable and affordable manner.
The combination of these solutions will empower enterprise customers to dramatically increase the availability and speed of business information, leading to faster and more insightful decision making.
The first SAP application to be delivered by HP Enterprise Services via its cloud platform is the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution, which can enhance the productivity of enterprise sales, marketing and service professionals.
The SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution brings together software and services that provide essential CRM functionality, quickly and affordably, while helping clients reduce risk.
HP bundles the necessary infrastructure, platform and application services in an as-a-service model, enabling clients to pay on a per-seat basis for what they need to run the applications and processes.
“Cloud delivery models are becoming a top priority for clients due to their quick deployments, cost-effectiveness and overall flexibility,” said Ashton Steyn, Chief Technology Officer, HP Enterprise Services, South Africa.
“In collaboration with SAP, HP is empowering clients to dramatically increase the availability and speed of business information via the cloud, paving a flexible path toward future growth.”
“SAP is committed to providing customers flexibility in software deployment options and innovations in cloud computing,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, SAP Senior VP for Ecosystem and Channels.
“Through expanded cloud delivery options via HP, we can provide global users with secure, reliable access to essential business applications while helping companies contain hardware and management costs,” said Ichhpurani.