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Microsoft and SAP Expand Partnership and Plan Integration of Microsoft Teams across Solutions

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) have reported plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP’s suite of solutions.  The companies plan to expand its existing strategic partnership to push the adoption of SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure.  This is the next step to simplify and streamline customers on 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.”

Implementing and improving new innovations may increase employee productivity, engagement and deliver collaborative learning and support global growth.  “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 expanding their endorsed cloud partnership that was previously announced in 2019 t introduce new offerings surrounding cloud automation and integration for SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure.  “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.”