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Making Cloud Adoption Easier: How Services Bundles can Accelerate a Launch into the Cloud Network!

What could your company be doing right now with the time and money you’d save by moving essential business processes to the cloud? While the power and effectiveness of cloud technology is now something we almost take for granted, actually getting all the necessary pieces up and running is sometimes easier said than done.  When we’re helping a customer go live with solutions such as those for collaborative sourcing, contracts, supplier information, and performance management from Ariba, issues of time, complexity, and cost are always at the forefront. These tools have the power to transform the way your company does business, and our first priority is to reduce your time to value by getting the deployment up and running quickly.

Clearing your way to the cloud with intuitive service bundles

Each company has its own unique set of requirements, so SAP Services offerings are designed to ensure that your specific needs are addressed as efficiently as possible while delivering excellent value. For example, once you acquire an Ariba software subscription and the usual set-up bundle, taking your solution live and achieving the best result requires some degree of fine tuning and custom fitting. In the past, putting together a set of customizations could be a time- and materials-heavy process. Our customers and our markets rightly expect something more from SAP: a unified, consumable approach which will fit the solution to the service with clear and controllable outcomes and outgoings. That’s why SAP now offers a new service bundle, the accelerated execution service for upstream procurement for cloud.

This bundle unites the most common customer add-ons, customizations, and templates and offers them together for the sake of simplicity, efficiency, and value. This is the first time we’ve offered a bundle like this, and it’s only the beginning. With this service, SAP is taking the first step in a bigger strategy to help our customers simplify how they run and reduce their operating costs by providing high-value, easy-to-implement bundles for SAP cloud solutions. This way, we can ensure that all our customers have the power to tap into everything the cloud can do for their business – such as introducing smooth, dynamic, connected end-to-end processes for both upstream and downstream operations.

Rapid deployment solutions to streamline cloud adoption

Another way that we’ve been working to facilitate customers’ move into the cloud is in our packaged services and rapid deployment solutions for Ariba Network integration. Many existing customers may be almost ready to move functions such as payment orders and invoice collaboration to the cloud, but something is holding them back. For many customers, the Ariba Network Integration for SAP Business Suite rapid-deployment solution offers direct connectivity between your SAP ERP and the Ariba Network.

But for those using older legacy products or agencies operating in the public sector may have specific worries about the costs and complexities of such a move. Our engineered service for the Implementation of Cloud Integration with Regulated Procurement addresses these concerns by offering a preconfigured deployment of Ariba Network integration with the SAP ERP application in a secure and reliable mode. Our new engineered service adds additional capability to connect SAP Supplier Relationship Management or SAP Procurement for Public Sector to the network. Offering intuitive solutions gives these customers the ability to adopt Ariba with minimal risk, a guaranteed timeline, predictable results, and known up-front costs. Options like this integrated solution get legacy companies and public sector clients onto the network and into the cloud as seamlessly as possible.

These offerings allow us take the knowledge we have in more mature markets and offer the same sort of products and knowledge at an approachable price for everyone, including underserved and emerging markets – helping  them move into the future with SAP.

If you know your business is ready for the cloud, how fast can you make the move? Discover how SAP’s packaged services can help you start reaping the rewards of cloud integration more quickly than you might have thought possible. To learn more, find us on the web.

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