Accenture and SAP AG today said they created a new business group to accelerate development of news solutions based on cloud and other digital technologies.
The Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group helps facilitate a combination of Accenture’s intellectual property and expertise with solutions that are powered by the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to rapidly enable customers to harness the benefits of digital technologies including cloud, analytics and enterprise mobility.
Accenture said the goal is to significantly expedite the joint-solution development process to help allow the two companies to quickly bring breakthrough solutions to market across a range of industry sectors, with an initial focus on retail and consumer goods, automotive, energy and utilities.
Accenture and SAP are structuring the new Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group to simplify the process of purchasing SAP solutions and Accenture services for clients. For example, a goal is for new industry solutions to be available through a single-contract business services model and on an “as-a-service” basis.
“We expect that this will be a game-changer that can go far beyond the traditional boundaries of how enterprise-grade software and platform companies and technology services companies collaborate, innovate and deliver solutions to the market today,” said Marty Cole, group chief executive of Technology, Accenture.
Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group will be based in San Jose, California, and the joint team will include solution development talent, supported by a dedicated team of sales, marketing, finance, legal and commercial professionals.
Experts from both Accenture and SAP will collaborate to identify business needs, develop solutions, execute go-to-market strategies and help implement new solutions for clients.
Rob Enslin, president, Global Customer Operations and member, Global Managing Board, SAP AG, said: “They want solutions to be simpler and more relevant to their specific business challenges. Through the Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group, we will be able to work closer than ever with Accenture to accelerate the development and delivery of industry solutions that our customers are demanding.”