SAP and Accenture are joining forces in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite from SAP.
According to both companies, the collaboration intends to accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA as well as industry and line-of-business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers’ journeys to digital businesses.
“Our enhanced agreement with Accenture signifies another key step to further strengthen our commitment to SAP S/4HANA,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, Products and Innovation, SAP. “We look forward to working with Accenture to drive digital transformation for businesses with even simpler solutions that accelerate time to value. Our comprehensive portfolio allows companies to successfully tackle the diverse challenges of the digital economy across the whole value chain, today and beyond, and make them ready for the future.”
In addition to co-development activities, Daugherty highlighted that a unique go-to-market approach will build on joint value-proposition capabilities and collaborative delivery efforts between SAP and Accenture. The result will be differentiated solutions with flexible delivery options for bundled industry cloud deployment. The companies will co-invest in resources and appoint dedicated executives to bring maximum value to mutual clients. The planned key benefits include:
- Enriching solutions by combining SAP and Accenture’s deep industry expertise, as well as extensive product knowledge
- Shortening time to market by leveraging Accenture delivery expertise for core and industry cloud solutions development for SAP S/4HANA
- New apps for SAP S/4HANA Finance using the SAP Fiori user experience to bring an enhanced and simplified user experience and increased productivity across finance functions
- Accelerating adoption of SAP S/4HANA and shortening clients’ time to digital value by aligning and scaling joint go-to-market efforts