SAP on Azure

The trusted path to enterprise-ready innovation in the cloud—bringing the intelligence, security, and reliability of Azure to your SAP applications

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Announcing new Teams, Azure, and SAP integrations

In Jan 2021, SAP and Microsoft announced an extensive expansion of our endorsed cloud partnership to automate migration and operation of SAP S/4HANA on Azure and integrate Microsoft Teams across SAP solutions. Read the announcement.

Cloud platform optimized for SAP

Azure is SAP certified to run your mission-critical SAP applications. Azure is the industry's most performant and scalable SAP cloud infrastructure, offering 192-gigabyte to 12-terabyte SAP HANA–certified virtual machines in more regions than any other public cloud provider.

New insights from advanced analytics

Tap into more than 100 Azure services, access SAP Cloud Platform, apply intelligent analytics and integrate with Microsoft 365, Teams, Power Apps and Power BI to discover insights that drive new customer experiences.

Unmatched security and compliance

Benefit from Azure security services, backed by 3,500 cybersecurity experts, and the industry’s largest compliance portfolio for workloads in the cloud and on-premises. Get advanced threat protection with Azure Security Center and identity management with Azure Active Directory.

Significant cost savings

A commissioned Forrester Consulting TEI study showed that organizations can experience a three-year ROI of more than 100 percent after moving their legacy SAP infrastructure to Azure, with investment payback in nine months. Save even more with the Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Innovate with Microsoft services

Use SAP apps and data with Microsoft Teams and Office apps in Microsoft 365 to improve collaboration and enhance the user experience. Extend your SAP applications and data by building new capabilities with services such as GitHub and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Enterprise experience and credibility

A 2020 IDC survey* found that 90 percent of customers believe Microsoft understands their enterprise technology and industry-specific needs, and 86 percent report they’re very satisfied that Azure isn’t a source of competitive threat.

SAP and Microsoft: A 25-year partnership you can trust

Expanded strategic partnership to drive collaboration and agility

The extension of the endorsed partnership between SAP and Microsoft helps you accelerate the migration of SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA workloads from on-premises to Azure through new joint investments to automate migration and operations, strengthen security, and modernize enterprise applications in the cloud. The expanded partnership also includes integration of Microsoft Teams across SAP solutions for improved collaboration and productivity.

SAP trusts Azure to run its core business processes

SAP runs several of its core business landscapes on Azure. Similarly, Microsoft is the only cloud provider that has run SAP for its finance, HR, and supply chain systems for the past 25 years. Watch migration webinars from Microsoft IT and SAP IT.

Joint engineering foundation and unified support

Future-proof your digital transformation with an ongoing roadmap of joint development from SAP and Microsoft engineering teams. Shared customer support ensures a single point of contact to streamline your move to the cloud.

Run the SAP solutions you already use on Azure

SAP HANA

Use Azure virtual machines that run the largest SAP HANA landscapes in the world.

SAP S/4HANA

Benefit from the Azure-SAP partnership with this suite designed for in-memory computing.

SAP BW/4HANA

Collect and connect to any data in real time with data warehouses built on SAP BW/4HANA.

SAP Business Suite

Develop and manage SAP and non-SAP apps across heterogeneous software environments.

SAP HEC

Run SAP S/4HANA in a managed cloud with seamless enterprise-grade sales and support.

SAP Business One

Increase control and agility with an ERP application that captures your data in one system.

SAP Hybris

Get more agility and lower costs with an on-demand virtual machine infrastructure by Azure.

SAP Cloud Platform

Build and extend SAP cloud applications faster using an open platform as a service.

Simplify your migration journey to the cloud

Prepare

Work with experts to discover and assess your SAP estate and map it to your vision.

Migrate

Use tools such as SAP deployment automation framework to bring your plans to life.

Run

Optimize your landscapes using services such as Azure Backup for SAP HANA and Azure Monitor for SAP.

Innovate

Apply Azure data services to get immediate business insights and to invent new customer experiences.

Customers across industries trust Azure to run SAP applications in the cloud

Delivering superior service with SAP on Azure

Walgreens Boots Alliance migrated 100 terabytes to SAP on Azure in just 20 hours, providing an improved customer experience, increased capacity, and a reduction in operational expenses through the decommissioning of physical servers.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Achieving supply-chain agility during a pandemic

Coats uses Azure to manage its supply chain and streamline processes. When COVID-19 hit, Coats, running SAP HANA on Azure, used its agile system to respond quickly to factory closures, redirect resources, and work with suppliers to produce PPE.

Coats

Building smart factories with SAP on Azure

Kennametal’s transition to run as a cloud-first business decreased its press setup times by 50 percent and increased press availability by 50 percent, leading to the most productive month ever in terms of pieces per day.

Kennametal

Achieving cost savings with SAP S/4 HANA on Azure

Daimler AG reduced operational costs by 50 percent and increased agility by spinning up resources on demand in 30 minutes with SAP S/4HANA and Azure, empowering 400,000 global suppliers.

Daimler

Supporting growth with SAP HANA migration to Azure

CONA Services increased its agility and performance to handle about 160,000 sales orders a day, worth USD21 billion of net sales annually, by running a 28-terabyte SAP HANA system on Azure.

CONA Services

Countering climate change with smart use of data

By migrating its SAP estate to Azure, PWN, a Dutch water utility combating water shortage, combined usage data from IoT sensors with customer data for personalized customer communication to drive optimal water use and better predict climate change.

PWN

Find an SAP on Azure partner

Browse SAP on Azure advanced specialization partners

Get help from an SAP on Azure advanced specialization partner. They’ve passed a rigorous validation of their deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success with implementing SAP partner solutions on Azure. See the list of SAP on Azure advanced specialization partners.

Explore our extensive partner ecosystem

Whether you're looking for a global systems integrator, a regional systems integrator, or an independent software vendor, Microsoft has a robust network of partners to help you on your journey to the cloud. See the list of SAP on Azure partners.

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Get started with SAP on Azure

Plan your move to SAP on Azure with this free collection of resources.

See SAP on Azure documentation

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*IDC Infographic, sponsored by Microsoft, Reasons Enterprises Use Microsoft Azure, doc #US46767220, February 2020