Google Cloud will be a strategic partner for SAP’s RISE program, which aims to accelerate the migration of the enterprise software giant’s customer base to the cloud.
With the partnership, SAP RISE customers will be able to take advantage of Google Cloud services, including artificial intelligence. Initially outlined in January, the company is looking to simplify its deployments and move to a subscription model.
SAP is doubling the idea of an ERP in the modular cloud and is extending RISE with modules to generate human experiences, analytics and governments. The plan is to add more modules over time.
SAP and Google have launched new programs to win customers, including Energizer, MSC Industrial and Descente Japan. For example, Energizer used the RISE program to implement SAP S / 4HANA on Google Cloud for its financial operations.
Brian Duffy, who leads the RISE effort with SAP as president of SAP Cloud, said that SAP and Google Cloud have joint customers across multiple industries, but the offering of the two companies is broader. “This is a general offer relevant to all customers,” said Duffy.
Duffy said the deal between Google Cloud and RISE is a work in progress, but both partners have complementary offerings. “Our ideal point is the ERP. Google Cloud is at its sweet spot,” said Duffy.
“Our focus in industries is IA, big data and ML. SAP is focused on processes. We can add value and enhance some of these processes,” said Enslin. “BigQuery and SAP HANA.
Google Cloud generated $4.63 billion in sales in the second quarter of 2021, Google’s parent company Alphabet reported on Tuesday. This represents a 54% increase from the $3 billion in the previous year.
The cloud business posted an operating loss of $591 million, compared with a loss of $1.43 billion a year earlier.