With the deal confirmed on January 25, BMW Group will move its entire SAP software landscape using RISE with SAP. The company will merge its cloud strategy with its existing SAP S/4HANA systems, allowing for joint innovation for critical business areas, from finance, parts supply, warehousing, supply chain, and production. This move will allow BMW Group to digitalize faster, more comprehensively and more efficiently.
RISE with SAP combines applications, platforms, tools, and services needed to drive business transformation, all in one contract. This will allow BMW Group to combine the latest SAP technology and cloud solutions to drive business innovation. Moving from the traditional licensing model, both companies will operate a model covering infrastructure, cloud applications and operations.
Thomas Saueressig, member of the executive board of SAP SE responsible for SAP product engineering, added: “Our two companies are closely connected through 30 years of trusting cooperation. By expanding our partnership, we are taking a decisive step toward a digital future. This shows how SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and our broad portfolio of solutions create the foundation for companies to drive innovation and ensure our customers’ long-term success in a competitive world.”
Alexander Buresch, CIO and senior vice president, BMW Group IT, said: “This strategic decision will help us to drive our digitalization leadership even faster forward. We are increasing the flexibility of our infrastructure and creating maximum global scalability. And most importantly, it allows us to bring business innovations to our customers and users much faster than before. That’s why I’m very much looking forward to the next steps on this joint journey with SAP.”