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WALLDORF, Germany and REDMOND, Wash.Jan. 22, 2021 SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft Corp. announced plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP’s intelligent suite of solutions. The companies also formalized an extensive expansion of an existing strategic partnership to accelerate the adoption of SAP S/4HANA® on Microsoft Azure. This builds on a joint commitment by the companies to simplify and streamline customers’ journeys to the cloud.
“New ways of working, collaborating and interacting completely transform how we operate,” said Christian Klein, CEO of SAP SE and member of the Executive Board. “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 focused on continuously advancing customer success. That’s why we are also expanding interoperability with Azure.”
Much has changed in the last year as work has become more virtual, increasing reliance on Microsoft Teams for meetings, communication, and collaboration. To facilitate these business and societal changes, SAP and Microsoft are building new integrations between Microsoft Teams and SAP solutions such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Customer Experience. This can enable innovation, increase employee productivity and engagement, deliver collaborative learning and support global growth. These integrations are planned for delivery in mid-2021.
“The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “By bringing together the power of Azure and Teams with SAP’s solutions, we will help more organizations harness the power of the cloud so they can more quickly adapt and innovate going forward.”
The companies are also expanding their endorsed cloud partnership announced in 2019, to introduce new offerings around cloud automation and integration for SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure. Together, Microsoft and SAP are expanding the ability to run a mission-critical intelligent enterprise on Azure while helping customers modernize their enterprise applications. SAP and Microsoft will provide customers with:
Customers broadly favor Azure when moving on-premise SAP S/4HANA to the cloud.
“As part of our overall transformation we transitioned to SAP S/4HANA,” said John Hill, Carhartt’s chief information officer & senior vice president of Business Planning. “Running it on Microsoft Azure provides the velocity, availability, scalability, and elasticity we need for more visibility and better efficiency across our business. The pandemic struck as we were in the middle of our SAP implementation, so by using Teams, we were able to continue to work on the project, stay on schedule, and keep everyone informed. The combination of SAP and Microsoft was especially helpful during a challenging time.”
“SAP S/4HANA has given us real-time visibility into our inventory, which is crucial for us as a pharmacy and healthcare retail company during the pandemic,” said Francesco Tinto, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s senior vice president, global chief information officer. “We chose to run SAP S/4HANA on Azure because of its agility and flexibility to scale up and out quickly to meet our business needs. Now we have access to our data in one place so we can offer the best possible customer experience online and in our stores. Microsoft Teams coupled with SAP solutions helped us overcome business continuity challenges and enabled our employees to collaborate very effectively despite the shift from office to remote work.”
“When it comes to our customers delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) we can’t be late, so we rely on SAP and Microsoft to provide the digital backbone that’s essential to keeping our supply chain running smoothly,” said Helge Brummer, Coats’ vice president, Technical Infrastructure, Support & Operations. “The combination of Microsoft Teams with our SAP solutions has given our employees the ability to work from anywhere while ensuring orders are delivered on time to our customers supporting the people putting their lives at risk working on the front line.”
SAP’s endorsement of Azure for ERP cloud migration is reflected in positive customer feedback on the collaboration between the companies. SAP and Microsoft will continue to make migration simpler and increase customers’ confidence in running their digital enterprises in the cloud. At the same time, many customers express a desire to maintain multi-cloud environments. SAP continues with its long-standing policy of supporting choice for those customers who request alternatives based on business requirements.
SAP and Microsoft recently announced an update to enable customers to design and operate intelligent digital supply chain and Industry 4.0 solutions in the cloud and at the edge.
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SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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Unit4 CEO Mike Ettling on people-centric, HCM-inflected ERP – TechTarget

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Unit4 CEO Mike Ettling discusses the midmarket vendor’s evolution to multi-tenant SaaS ERP and the “people experience” of ERP for service industries.
There is a guilelessness in how Mike Ettling talks about software as a vehicle for helping people reach their potential. Consistent messaging over many years isn’t exactly proof of sincerity, but finding higher purpose in technology truly seems to be a motivating force for Ettling.
He has had ample opportunity to apply his philosophy over nearly three years as CEO of Unit4, a 41-year-old ERP vendor based in the Netherlands, as he led the firm’s  transition to the cloud and put the “people experience” at the center of its ERP design and marketing.
The South Africa native is a high-profile player in ERP and human capital management software. He was president of SAP SuccessFactors for nearly four years until February 2018. This experience at one of the biggest vendors of SaaS HCM after SAP acquired the company, plus an earlier stint as chief executive of NorthgateArinso, an HR services provider, makes him one of the few executives — along with the founders of Workday — to bring an HCM mindset to ERP.
The resulting people-centric strategy at Unit4 informs not just its new, SaaS-based ERP platform, ERPx, but also aligns with the markets it targets. They’re all service industries: professional services, nonprofits, the public sector and higher education.
In an interview for the podcast, Ettling discussed how his SuccessFactors experience has influenced Unit4, the migration from on-premises ERP to multi-tenant SaaS and how customers are taking to the microservices architecture of ERPx. He also previewed the out-of-the-box, industry-specific integration “meshes” to enable workflows between applications that were introduced at Unit4’s Experience4U annual conference.
In a blog post about what it means to be people-centric, Ettling named the following as guiding principles:
Despite the strong HR bent, Ettling was quick to point out in the interview that Unit4 started from a finance perspective, unlike some ERP competitors who emphasized HCM. He, too, has a strong background in finance, with a master’s in finance from the London Business School and years as an investor, advisor and twice founder of tech startups.
“It’s not just about how people experience an HR system,” he said. “It’s about how they experience all of these things, and how it comes together in a professional services firm.”
As for Unit4’s migration to the cloud, Ettling said it is going well.
“We will finish 2020 with about 49% of our recurring revenue being cloud. Next year, we will tip over the 50% mark, which is a great kind of tipping point to get on the on-prem-to-cloud journey,” Ettling said.
The COVID-driven need to support remote work was a factor, but the bigger driving force is companies wanting to digitize, he said. “The best tools for digitizing are in the cloud. You don’t read about great digitization tools which are still on premise anymore.”
Other things go into modern ERP besides multi-tenant SaaS, according to Ettling. It’s also microservices, open APIs, extensibility and more tools for integrating the ERP and improving the user experience with technologies such as chatbots. Not coincidentally, those are the same features Ettling emphasizes when pitching Unit4 ERP.
Also discussed in the interview:
To hear the podcast, click on the link above.
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PHILADELPHIA, June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phenom, the global leader in Talent Experience Management (TXM), today announced that its AI-powered TXM platform, including the Phenom Career Site, Chatbot, University Recruiting, Gigs and Internal Mobility is now available on SAP® App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings. The Phenom TXM platform integrates with SAP® SuccessFactors® Recruiting and optimizes recruitment and retention strategies for customers.

“Powerful alliances offer invaluable offerings to organizations,” said Saumil Gandhi, vice president of strategic alliances of Phenom. “We are thrilled to be part of the SAP PartnerEdge program and to provide our AI-driven talent experiences to businesses using SAP solutions. The Phenom TXM platform integrates with SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting to unlock an employer’s ability to rapidly recruit and retain talent during critical times.”
Businesses using SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting with the Phenom TXM platform can now take advantage of:
At SAP App Center, businesses can discover approximately 1,500 innovative partner solutions that integrate with and extend SAP solutions. There, customers can find the SAP-validated partner apps they need to grow their business. Find, try, and buy SAP partner solutions digitally at www.sapappcenter.com.
As a partner in SAP PartnerEdge, Phenom is empowered to build, market and sell software applications on top of market-leading technology platforms from SAP. The end-to-end program provides the enablement tools, benefits and support to facilitate building high-quality applications focused on specific business needs—quickly and cost-effectively. The program provides access to all relevant SAP technologies in one simplified framework under a single, global contract, including the ability to bundle licenses of SAP Cloud Platform with partner applications.
View the partnership capabilities within the App Center.
Request a demo to see what the benefits of this integration can do for you.
About Phenom
Phenom is a global HR technology company with a purpose to help a billion people find the right job. We do this through an AI-based SaaS platform called Talent Experience Management.
For more information, please visit our website.
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