SAP on AWS Partners Raise the Bar for Customers

December 21, 2022 Joe Barkley

Customers continue to choose Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their mission-critical SAP applications due to our secure, extensive, and reliable global infrastructure, our wide selection of SAP-certified Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance types, our unmatched experience supporting SAP customers in the cloud, and the track record of success of our AWS Partner Network SAP on AWS partners. In this blog, we’d like to acknowledge some of the achievements of our partners and how you can work with them to accelerate your own SAP migration and transformation on AWS.

Highlighting Customer Success

In 2022, our partners showcased customer success through case studies, videos, blogs, and webcasts.

Nissan in Europe turned to Accenture to support their complex migration that included over 200 interfaces. Dole Food Company leveraged a decade of trust in Syntax to provide a seamless transition from private cloud to public cloud. Marc O’Polo trusted Lemongrass for their SAP migration due to their long-term experience and scale-out approach for greenfield systems. Beautycounter worked with Protera on their transformation to SAP S/4HANA, which greatly expanded the capabilities available to end users. Klimasan chose RISE with SAP on AWS with partner NTT DATA Business Solutions to transform their use of data across manufacturing, sales, accounting, and post-sales. Mila worked with Horsa to migrate their data warehouse, ERP system, and document management system in less than a month. UnionBank partnered with eCloudvalley on the migration of SAP S/4HANA to AWS, and the addition of multi-AZ high-availability design to meet business requirements. PCBL Limited worked with IBM to identify processes to modernize and provide training and support to get their data and employees comfortably settled in their new SAP landscape. YPF worked with SNP to migrate 33 productive instances, 120 environments, and 1,500 interfaces that connect with other business applications to the cloud. Schneider Electric utilized Wipro to move their on-premises SAP system onto AWS, improving digital supply chain operations.

Validating Expertise

Customers have requested additional mechanisms to evaluate and confirm the technical skills and cloud expertise of our partner network. To assist with that ask, we worked with our internal and external SAP on AWS community to develop the SAP on AWS – Specialty certification, launched in April of this year. Partners TCS, IBM, Capgemini, DXC, and Syntax showed their commitment to the certification by training and enabling their SAP teams through boot camps, worldwide training sessions, and participation in our multi-part AWS PartnerCast series.

Demonstrated Technical Proficiency and Proven Success

To ensure partners were proficient in implementing and innovating SAP on AWS, we launched the AWS SAP Competency program in 2013. Since its inception, 78 partners have taken this journey with us, and we welcome our partners Infosys, Tesselar, Alestra, Proatech, Telmex, Kyndryl, and Horsa who achieved the SAP Competency in 2022. The AWS Competency program gives customers confidence that they engaged with a partner who has the experience, tooling, methods, and best practices to streamline their SAP projects.

New Resources for Your SAP Migration to AWS

SAP customers rely on SUSE for their innovative, reliable and secure enterprise-grade open source solutions, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, a purpose-built Linux operating system optimized to run production-ready SAP workloads available in the AWS Marketplace. Our recently announced enhanced collaboration with SUSE will provide customers migration acceleration programs and additional investment areas to ensure smoother migration of customers’ SAP landscapes to AWS.

Getting More from Your SAP Data

Customers tell us that getting more value out of their SAP data is central to their enterprise strategy and partner solutions across data management and analytics help customers across all industries to get more value from their data. Atos’ AWS Data Lake Accelerator for SAP leverages the cloud-native properties of AWS for a secure, reliable, and scalable offering for companies looking to create a data lake environment with their SAP data. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform integrates seamlessly with your AWS and cloud data sources, including SAP HANA and SAP BW4/HANA. Qlik Data Integration for SAP enables modern analytics by getting SAP data into data lakes and data warehouses on AWS. SNP Glue is a data management solution that addresses siloed SAP data, fractured business analytics, and inaccessible data to allow for greater data flexibility. Syntax CxLink Suite consolidates multiple AWS tools into a single product that provides more efficient, faster document storage, access and recovery of SAP data. Boomi aXis for SAP delivers a unique user interface to extract SAP data in open easy-readable formats, alongside a framework for SAP developers to configure services. These solutions are available through AWS Marketplace, making it easier for customers to procure and start to realize value from their SAP data.

Choosing RISE with SAP

As customers reflect on their SAP cloud journey, many see RISE with SAP as a next step in an SAP S/4HANA transformation that maximizes simplicity in a fully managed offering. Each SAP customer has a unique set of business priorities and challenges to address, and our partner network is providing the guidance and expertise customers need as they navigate their RISE with SAP options. Partners like Navisite, Capgemini, Horsa, Accenture, BSG Partners, Seidor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, NTT DATA Business Solutions, Answerthink, and Deloitte continue to show customers that AWS is the best place to run RISE with SAP.

Services and Solutions that Begin with the Customer

AWS has the partner network to support SAP customers no matter the SAP system or adoption strategy. Even as needs and requirements change and evolve, SAP on AWS partners continue to innovate on behalf of customers and share those stories, validate their technical expertise, raise the bar by achieving the AWS SAP Competency, develop new migration programs, help realize more value from SAP data, and assist with working through RISE with SAP options. Take a few minutes to explore the customer successes, services, and solutions above and connect with these partners to support your organization’s SAP journey.

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