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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 January 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 optimised 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

Combine SAP and non-SAP data and apply advanced data services, such as analytics and AI, to extract real-time and predictive insights for improved business outcomes. Visualize data using Microsoft Power BI, and build low-code apps and workflows with Microsoft Power Platform.

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

Endorsed Cloud Partnership

Customers broadly favour Azure when moving on-premise SAP S/4HANA to the cloud. With new integration of Teams across SAP business solutions and expanded integration with Azure, customers can build their intelligent enterprise of the future with built-in collaboration and cloud automation.

SAP and Microsoft: Collaborating for Success

In this e-book, learn how SAP and Microsoft are bringing together their portfolios to help simplify collaboration, innovation and transformation.

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.

Read the SAP IT case study

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

Optimise 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 personalised customer communication to drive optimal water use and better predict climate change.

PWN

Explore industry solutions

The trusted path to intelligent manufacturing

Rely on an enterprise-ready cloud to power complex industrial operations at global scale. Learn more about Azure for the manufacturing industry.

Make supply chain operations resilient

Run your SAP digital supply chain solutions in a software as a service (SaaS) model in Azure. Reduce customers’ need to manage software and underlying infrastructure while accelerating time to value for supply chain applications.

Make factories more agile

Leverage integrated Azure IoT and SAP IoT services to combine business data from SAP with device telemetry data from the plant floor to the network edge for an integrated view of operations.

Empower the next-generation workforce

Monitor operations from a single dashboard to determine which machines are within operating specifications and which risk failure. Unify data for critical insights that empower workers to make timely, accurate decisions.

The trusted path to intelligent retail

Integrate third-party data to create a unified data platform and deliver a personalised approach for customers, an intelligent supply chain and a transformative retail experience. Learn more about Azure for retail.

Know your customers

Create accurate 360-degree profiles for your customers with world-class tools for big data processing and analytics from Microsoft and SAP. Predict which offers will capture customers’ attention with AI analytics.

Deliver a resilient supply chain

Run SAP digital supply chain solutions on Azure for a comprehensive view of your business. Internal data provides real-time product movement with external data from local news or weather.

Reimagine retail

Drive innovation and reach new markets by running SAP on Azure. Accelerate development, run test markets and validate new products faster to reduce time to market and get ahead of the competition.

Find an SAP on Azure partner

Browse SAP on Azure advanced specialisation partners

Get help from an SAP on Azure advanced specialisation partner. They have 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 specialisation partners.

Explore our extensive partner ecosystem

Whether you are 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

Explore detailed technical documentation and reference architectures.

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

1SAP insider survey: 'Deployment Approaches for SAP S/4HANA'