After the hype we see that companies of any size and industry dramatically speed up with the adoption of the cloud. More and more companies see the full amount of benefits that come along with the cloud, beyond just the reduction of total cost of ownership (TCO). The flexible extension and adjustment of IT Infrastructures give them the possibility to react much faster on changing market forces, to point out just one of those benefits.
There is one deployment model that sticks out of the bulk. According to a Saugatuck Technology research survey, hybrid cloud becomes the enterprise platform of choice through 2016 – a transitional platform; however, en route to a future dominated by public and private clouds.
Why? Let’s take an example from our daily life: We stay in our own houses or apartments and drive our own cars. But when going on vacation especially when we take the plane to somewhere far away, we don’t bring them. We book a hotel for that time and rent a car or take a cab instead. While doing business, companies have the same basic demands with some variability.
Some of their processes, characterized by “Best Practice” or “Non-differentiating” are highly standardized and perfect to be accessible via the cloud.
Others, identified as “Differentiating” or “Core Industry” processes, are not expected nor wanted to be standardized. These processes will be managed on premise yet and more and morethise also will be moved into a Managed Cloud.
Knowing what’s best for our customers ever since we are in the game, we at SAP, have therefore created various solutions and scenarios to give our customers a clear POV and also the choice to adapt the cloud in their way and pace instead of forcing them to a rip & replace.
If you are interested in integration possibilities between SAP’s Cloud solutions like SuccessFactors, Cloud for Customers or Ariba and SAP’s on-premise solutions such as ERP and the Business Suite you should have a look at SAP’s Service Marketplace for Hybrid Scenarios.
Our customers and partners can access now information about such “hybrid” integration scenarios in a simple way. It already covers key integration scenarios for People (LoB Human Resources), Customer (LoBSales, Service and Marketing), and Supplier (LoB Procurement):
Furthermore the page bundles relevant information to help customers and partners getting started by describing the integration and answering the most important questions:
- What are the key hybrid business scenarios per line of business?
- How does the integration work?
- What are the prerequisites?
- What rapid-deployment solutions support the integration?
- Where is more information available?
Come in and find out what’s in SAP’s knowledge base running worlds largest user base in the cloud 8currently 36+ million users) and cherry-pick those solutions that match to your very specific business and help you to simplify and accelerate.