The company must accelerate the digital transformation or risk becoming obsolete


Ongoing restrictions and supply chain disruptions due to Covid-19 policies across the world mean organizations must respond to change faster than ever.

According to Christian Klein, Managing Director of SAP, in order to thrive in these uncertain times, it is essential that businesses become more agile and have the right technology to help them discover insights in their data to optimize business efficiency. process and enable innovation. they can prosper.

“In essence, companies need to accelerate their digital transformation or risk becoming obsolete,” he says.

“However, small and medium-sized businesses don’t have the budget or the resources to transform as quickly as they need.”

To address this common problem, RISE with SAP is a subscription service that makes digital transformation accessible to growing businesses.

Progress on the path to becoming a smart business
RISE with SAP is specially designed for small and medium businesses. It offers every customer the opportunity to migrate to the cloud and progress to a smart business, regardless of the starting point or the complexity of their systems.

“Companies that can quickly adapt their business processes will thrive and SAP can help them do that,” says Klein.

“That’s the goal of RISE with SAP – to help customers constantly discover new ways to run businesses in the cloud to stay ahead of their industry. “

Run better and innovate faster
RISE with SAP combines SAP’s intelligent ERP, SAP S / 4HANA, with the world’s best infrastructure provided by hyper scale customers’ choice, along with integrated tools and business services. It also includes the use of the SAP enterprise technology platform (SAP BTP), which makes it possible to develop smart and mobile applications much faster so that businesses can operate better and innovate faster.

It also includes access to the SAP Asset Intelligence Network (SAP AIN) and the global supply chain management platform, SAP Ariba, as well as the SAP Business Network: a new platform designed to connect business partners and strengthen collaboration.

Steffen Burger, SVP, SAP Partner Readiness, Partner Ecosystem Success, says: “Partners, and UVARs in particular, with their global coverage, their perfect scenario of collaboration to deliver and evolve innovations thanks to their strong network of partners, are extremely relevant when it comes to creating more value for our customers with the SAP product offering, supporting customer transformation and bringing customers to the cloud. “

Some United VARs members share their take on RISE with SAP

Estanis Font, THE Director of Business Development in the SAP Services business unit at Seidor: RISE with SAP has quickly become our clients’ first choice. It enables them to adopt agile and optimized business processes, powered by SAP applications and technologies, and move to the cloud in one step.

From Seidor’s perspective, RISE with SAP allows us to easily move our existing S / 4HANA packages while adding a new set of services. These include extensive end-to-end processes, innovation and other ongoing premium services to guide our customers to a smart business in a comprehensive setting and at their own pace.

Richard Taylor, Partner at Birchman Group: RISE with SAP is picking up steam and for good reason. It’s great to have the solutions our customers need bundled into one contract under the RISE banner.

I was recently with the IT manager of a global chemical company that was planning the implementation of S / 4HANA and he commented: Today we are working with several companies to purchase hardware, host it, maintain it. infrastructure and provide technical services. With RISE, we can simplify the model with just one subscription. For global SAP implementations, I’m not a fan of GSI (Global System Integrators). What I want is real local expertise for all our geographies with a flexible and pragmatic approach. United VARs delivers that.

Janus Srensen, Partner and Business Development Manager at 2BM: SAP S / 4HANA is the ERP of the future and is far superior to the old SAP ECC. However, most clients found the idea of ​​a transition too difficult to dare. RISE with SAP addresses exactly this challenge. By combining the known technical offerings of SAP SLO into a transition service, customers can now accelerate their migration to SAP S / 4HANA.

In addition, RISE with SAP also offers customers the switch from an on-premises model (CAPEX) to a true cloud model (OPEX). For the many customers with a cloud strategy, this was the missing piece of the puzzle as it allows them to secure previous ERP investments and achieve the desired end state when it comes to hosting and licensing structure. .

With SAP hosting the PCE (S / 4HANA Private Cloud Edition) via a hyperscaler, SAP becomes the service partner for the customer in terms of zero downtime securing, scalability and cybersecurity. This is also a reality that takes a bit of getting used to, but as one of our customers said, we already have our mail servers hosted by Azure, and who would be better to host our S / 4HANA PCE than SAP. Most likely we will never run into hosting issues like we sometimes do today, there will always be another company that catches the issues before us.


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