Microsoft and SAP team up

SAP and Microsoft have announced plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP’s suite of services to help customers migrate to the cloud.

The two companies have formalised an expansion of an existing strategic partnership to accelerate the adoption of SAP S/4HANA on Azure and have plans to build new integrations between Microsoft Teams and SAP services to facilitate the increased reliance on Teams for meetings and collaboration.

The integrations are planned for mid-2021 and aim to enable innovation, increase employee productivity and supports business growth.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, said: “The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent. By bringing together the power of Azure and Teams with SAP’s solutions, we will help more organisations harness the power of the cloud so they can more quickly adapt and innovate going forward.”

Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, said: “New ways of working, collaborating and interacting completely transform how we operate. By integrating Microsoft Teams across our solution portfolio, we will bring collaboration to the next level, jointly determining the future of work and enabling the frictionless enterprise. Our trusted partnership with Microsoft is focussed on continuously advancing customer success. That’s why we are also expanding interoperability with Azure.”