SAP and Lenovo have announced a multi-faceted plan to develop cloud solutions and several other programmes targeting stakes in what they call the “new digital economy.”
Under the plan, SAP and Lenovo say that their alliance will see them developing cloud solutions in China, create innovations between the SAP HANA platform and Lenovo systems and jointly execute global go-to-market programmes.
The partnership is planned to include Lenovo and SAP further strengthening joint execution, including developing innovative cloud solutions in China; engaging in new innovations between SAP HANA and Lenovo systems to explore and define new technologies that address the needs of the digital economy and jointly executing global go-to-market programs, inclusive of System Integrators and technology partners, to bring these new technologies to our joint customers, the companies announced.
Lenovo and SAP say they have a proven history of collaboration. SAP relies on Lenovo systems to power some of their most demanding applications, including its own solution development environments as well as the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service.
Furthermore, SAP is recognized as the preferred ERP provider to Lenovo which has deployed several enterprise solutions including SAP Business Suite software, the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application, and SAP HANA. Lenovo estimates implementation of SAP solutions has enabled a 45x improvement in reporting performance and a 50x improvement in data loading.
“With over 5,000 servers optimized for SAP HANA and shipped by Lenovo, our experience in helping transform and drive growth for customers continues a tradition of leadership related to mission-critical SAP applications and SAP HANA platforms,” Gerry Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer PC and Enterprise Business Group, Lenovo says. “Expanding our partnership with SAP provides a greater foundation to collaborate on new and innovative solutions to solve major challenges facing businesses today related to turning insights into action.”
“SAP and Lenovo have enjoyed a successful partnership, and we look forward to expanding our collaborative efforts to help companies become true digital enterprises,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, executive vice president and head, Business Development and Global Ecosystem, SAP. “Together, we are bolstering the development of innovative cloud solutions for customers in China, and exploring new technologies based on SAP HANA and Lenovo systems that will help address the needs of the digital economy.”