NTT DATA Business Solutions

Navigating the Cloud: Key Trends in SAP Adoption

The latest PAC-study “SAP Goes Cloud,”* shows that more and more customers are moving into the “cloud”. Every second company uses SAP solutions, is already working on its own cloud strategy for business processes. And it’s also clear for SAP: 2015 will be the year of the “Cloud”. The world’s leading maker of business software already offers a multifaceted range of solutions from the “cloud”.

According to the study, the majority of customers expect a clear cloud roadmap from SAP and sound advice on the part of the partner companies. The right SAP cloud advice is a decisive competitive factor for the user companies in this phase. itelligence AG is one of the leading SAP consulting companies and the sponsors of the PAC study, because as one of the first SAP partners, the company has applied itself to cloud solutions for an, strategic advice and support to its customers on their way to the cloud ,

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants recognized this early on. The itelligence customer was awarded the BEACON AWARD FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION 2014 by Saugatuck Technology on November 12 in New York for its innovative cloud project. When choosing the appropriate cloud solutions (Roland Berger, for example, relies on SAP Business ByDesign) advice is of crucial importance.

Cloud products offer significantly greater flexibility when responding to new requirements when being used by the customer. This often raises the question of how SAP cloud solutions can complement the most complex and sophisticated on-premise SAP environments. Managed Services are a suitable way for companies to take their first steps into the “data cloud”.

Lars Janitz, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Managed Services itelligence AG: “In particular, multinational companies show an increased use of cloud methods to standardize and consolidate their most heterogeneous IT landscapes. We support them as a consultant in the planning, but also in the implementation of flexible products. These include its own public- and private cloud solutions as well as joint ventures and services with SAP, such as SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. “