Why SAP Users Need Help Now, More Than Ever, from Cloud Business Partners

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By: Jorge Ros

An SAP-certified business partner can help with the migration to the S/4HANA platform

Following a very successful SAP Global Partner Summit, it’s clear that many enterprises running SAP software still have not started to migrate to the S/4HANA platform. 

IBM has migrated the most SAP clients to S/4HANA* (over 2,000), but there are still tens of thousands of SAP enterprises that need to migrate before the 2025 deadline. In many instances, this will involve the help of an SAP-certified business partner.

According to Adair Fox-Martin, SAP SE Global Customer Operations, the first keynote speaker at the Summit, “Partnerships are a market differentiator.” We agree! And that’s why we are building a diverse ecosystem of SAP-certified partners who can help migrate, modernize, build, or manage SAP applications and environments. “It is the customer experience that counts for more,” she continued. To help ensure a great customer and business partner experience, the IBM Cloud partner program aligns each business partner to an IBM Channel Seller to collaborate on a strong go-to-market program, helping partners to deliver technical excellence to their clients while also taking advantage of this vast market opportunity.

Why select the IBM Cloud for your clients and solutions?

  • Save tens of thousands of dollars on data transfers: IBM Cloud does not charge for data transfer within the IBM Cloud network so you can move data from anywhere to anywhere across our cloud for free.
  • Easily migrate SAP workloads to cloud with VMware: IBM Cloud is the only cloud provider with SAP-certified bare metal servers for VMware production and non-production environments
  • Proven and trusted cloud security—to the core: IBM cloud is the only global cloud provider with enterprise-strength security built-into the fabric at the hardware level.

Watch this video from the SAP Global Partner Summit’s Partner Live TV to learn why business partners choose the IBM Cloud for their clients or their solution:

I’d like to invite you to join the IBM Cloud Partner Ecosystem

All types of partners are welcome, whether you’re an ISV (independent software vendor) with an SAP application that needs a stable, secure, and enterprise-grade cloud to run your solution as a service; an MSP (managed-service provider) offering multiple cloud-based offerings including packaging up a robust and stable cloud for your clients; or a systems integrator (SI) working with SAP clients who need a cloud-platform that includes built-in AI, Blockchain, and IoT solutions at your fingertips to drive digital transformation. You can learn more here.

If you are an ISV, MSP, or SI looking to align with the industry leader and trusted advisor in SAP enterprises that provides demand generation support with co-marketing and co-branding to drive revenue—we are ready to support you.

*IBM Services received the 2019 SAP Pinnacle award for “SAP Integrated Delivery Partner of the Year” and has received 35 Pinnacle Awards from 2002-2019 in our 46-year alliance with SAP.

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