January 27, 2021

Accenture and SAP® to Help Organizations Transform Their Business through RISE with SAP

Accenture brings technology and industry services that simplify the move to cloud and boost innovation

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is working with SAP to help organizations accelerate business transformation through cloud-based deployments of SAP® solutions. With a goal of supporting clients at any stage of their transformation journey, Accenture is offering solutions and services that help lower the cost and risk of migrating SAP S/4HANA® to the cloud and pave the way for a reinvention of business models and processes.

New research from Accenture found that the vast majority of companies recognize that cloud provides the means to a variety of business benefits – greater cost efficiencies, improved service levels, and greater speed to market as well as enabling reimagined business models and improving business resilience. However, just 37% of companies say they are achieving the full value expected on cloud investments. Accenture and SAP are working together to help clients embark on business transformation through RISE with SAP, a new business transformation offering that uses the flexibility of public or private cloud infrastructure to provide the full intelligent enterprise experience, including the enterprise resource planning capabilities of SAP S/4HANA and integration with SAP Business Technology Platform.

Accenture is working with SAP to help organizations acceleratebusiness transformation
through cloud-based deployments of SAP solutions.

Accenture’s approach to building on cloud can reduce many upfront migration costs, allowing more resources to be invested in creating new ways of working and new innovations that add business value. With a core system based on SAP S/4HANA on an agile cloud infrastructure, clients can quickly implement industry-specific processes and use joint solutions and extend functionality on SAP Business Technology Platform to simplify deployments.

“There are many options for moving SAP applications to the cloud; the path to embrace these changes is unique to every organization. The newly launched RISE with SAP clarifies options for clients in their journey to transform into intelligent enterprises,” said Caspar Borggreve, global lead for the Accenture SAP Business Group. “With our experience in SAP solutions, SAP Business Technology Platform and cloud deployments, Accenture brings an exceptional combination of industry and functional expertise and innovation at scale to power transformation across every facet of the business. We deliver 360ᵒ value through a smart approach that uses automation, existing investments and modern implementation methods to deliver solutions with greater speed and less disruption.”

Accenture is recognized as a leading partner to the world’s major cloud providers and recently launched Accenture Cloud First, a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals focused on enabling organizations to move to the cloud with greater speed and achieve greater value for all their stakeholders at this critical time. Accenture also works side-by-side with SAP to help companies improve business operations with industry-specific solutions based on SAP Business Technology Platform and integrated with SAP’s intelligent suite and SAP Business Network.

“The RISE with SAP offering helps simplify and accelerate our customers’ move to the cloud and will help deliver continuous innovation throughout their journey to become an intelligent enterprise,” said Dr. Uwe Grigoleit, senior vice president and general manager, SAP S/4HANA, SAP. “Together with our strong ecosystem, we will help customers chart a course for their business transformation.”

Accenture offers a range of services and assets to help clients move faster and gain more value from SAP S/4HANA. For designing, developing and delivering industry-specific cloud solutions, clients can look to Accenture myConcerto®, an insight-driven platform with intelligent capabilities and pre-configured solutions for industry and business functions. Clients can also use Accenture myWizard® to bolster automation across the end-to-end software engineering lifecycle and drive seamless systems transformation programs with speed, quality and predictability.

In April 2020, Accenture was named a Leader and positioned furthest in completeness of vision in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for SAP S/4HANA® Application Services, Worldwide”. Accenture was also named a Leader by Forrester in “The Forrester Wave™: Global SAP Services Providers”.

About Accenture
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