At CeBIT 2015, which is currently being held in Germany, Huawei revealed an expanded partnership with SAP in order to establish joint innovation efforts in Shenzhen, China and Walldorf, Germany.
The agreement focuses on establishing a technical collaboration between SAP and Huawei, and to advance research on the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide new products to market.
The initial stage of the collaboration will focus on developing agile manufacturing, smart energy and transportation products with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. This encompasses hardware and connected equipment integration, and applications and analytics tools integration, respectively. The companies will target deployment with customers in the transportation, shipping and vehicle analytics services, and maintenance and warning services industries in Greater China and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).
The two companies have previously collaborated on SAP HANA running on SAP-certified Huawei hardware and joint contact centre, big data, smart cities and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives. As part of the extended partnership, the companies will work on integrating Huawei’s ICT infrastructure and connectivity products with the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP applications and analytic tools.
William Xu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Huawei, revealed that: “Huawei values our win-win partnerships with SAP, a global leader in enterprise applications and software. Together, we are striving to develop a model of China-Europe cooperation. Following the two companies’ collaboration on SAP HANA running on SAP-certified Huawei hardware, joint contact center, big data, smart cities and bring your own device (BYOD), the establishment of the SAP-Huawei joint innovation efforts and partnership on Industry 4.0 and IoT is marking a new milestone for our strategic alliance. With extensive experience and expertise in ICT infrastructure, Huawei is committed to collaborating with SAP to leverage our respective technologies and market capabilities to develop differentiated IoT and cloud solutions. These solutions are designed to help global enterprises across different sectors deploy new technologies easily and quickly.”
Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, Products & Innovation, followed on by saying that: “Huawei and SAP complement each other: Huawei offers extensive experience in ICT infrastructure while SAP, amongst others, focuses on the development of an open platform and enterprise software. Our collaboration will be based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform to create value for our customers in the era of Industry 4.0 and IoT. We believe that technological collaborations that integrate our companies’ expertise will enable us to create enriched enterprise solutions and bring even greater value to customers in China, Europe and emerging markets.”