Much has changed in the last year as work has become more virtual, increasing reliance on collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams for meetings and communication. To facilitate these business and societal changes, SAP and Microsoft are building new integrations between Microsoft Teams and SAP solutions, such as S/4 Hana, SuccessFactors offerings, and SAP Customer Experience. This can enable innovation, increase employee productivity and engagement, deliver collaborative learning and support global growth. These integrations are planned for delivery in mid-2021.
The companies also are expanding their endorsed cloud partnership announced in 2019, to introduce new offerings in cloud automation and integration for S/4 Hana on Microsoft Azure. SAP and Microsoft will provide customers with:
- Simplification when moving on-premises editions of SAP ERP to S/4 Hana in the cloud. In addition to the industry-specific journey maps to the cloud and reference architectures, SAP and Microsoft will continue to co-innovate around S/4 on Azure.
- Expanded joint engagements with customers and partners. In addition to product integration work, SAP, Microsoft and system integrator partners will continue to provide digital enterprise roadmaps for customers. This includes immediate and actionable reference architectures and technical guidance to help customers on their journey to the cloud.
- Increased investments in platform and infrastructure. The companies will further develop automated migrations, improved operations, monitoring, and security.