LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) –SAP and Microsoft have joined forces to provide comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions to businesses, covering finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and more.
This partnership will offer ERP software, RISE with SAP, to customers across various global markets, including Africa.
Kholiwe Makhohliso, Managing Director for Southern Africa at SAP, emphasized the advantages of leveraging cloud technologies for increased efficiency, simplicity, and reduced complexity.
She noted that RISE with SAP enables businesses of all sizes to tap into business transformation-as-a-service for digital innovation.
Colin Erasmus, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft South Africa, highlighted the collaboration’s aim to deliver a top-tier cloud experience for customers.
RISE with SAP hosted on Microsoft Azure allows companies to access SAP’s leading enterprise software in Microsoft’s cloud, facilitating innovation and rapid expansion into new markets and capabilities.
RISE with SAP on the Microsoft Cloud streamlines business innovation and optimization with minimal risk, providing a clear path to cloud-based ERP software like SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
This partnership builds on a 30-year history of collaboration and co-innovation between SAP and Microsoft, offering organizations the tools to run intelligent and seamless cloud-based enterprises, promoting business transformation, growth, and optimization.
Since its launch, over 3,000 global companies, including Microsoft, Standard Bank, and Standard Chartered, have used RISE with SAP to transition their ERP systems to the cloud.
Vanessa Padiachee, Group CIO for Corporate Function at Standard Bank, emphasized the importance of trust in partners for successful migration strategies.
“Our partnership with Microsoft is a mission-critical aspect of RISE with SAP and has been driven by the most senior leadership in our respective organizations,” added Kholiwe Makhohliso.