SAP and Hitachi Consulting are partnering to provide the Industrial Machinery & Components industry with a complete cloud-based SAP integrated solution for their IT system needs. The offering is said to reduce costs by up to 25% compared to full on-site implementation.
The need to scalable and adaptable digital solutions has been on the rise in recent years, as third party cloud-based computing solutions come to compete with tradition in-house IT development. The benefits of cloud-based solutions vary depending on need. In the banking sector, for instance, such solutions provide a cost effective and scalable means for new entrants to compete, while in other sectors they provide, among others, a means of overcoming legacy systems.
In a bid to provide Industrial Machinery & Components players with a cloud based digital solution to varying needs, SAP and Hitachi Consulting recently announced a partnership. The two players will work together to provide clients with a fully integrated Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud for SAP, extending on the Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud solution offering unveiled last year. According to the firms, the subscription-based cloud solution is able to decrease the total cost of ownership by 25% compared to full on-site implementation, and eliminate traditional IT overhead and up-front perpetual licensing costs.
“Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud solution for discrete manufacturing allows us to help companies across multiple industries realise the potential of SAP applications in a simple, modular, easily accessible environment,” comments Michael Driessen, Senior Vice-President at Hitachi Consulting. “With our new solution geared specifically for discrete manufacturing, companies with the most intricate processes and fulfilment needs are now able to capture the operational benefits of SAP software in the cloud.”
Luis Verdi, Senior Vice-President Global Head of OEM & Partner Managed Cloud at SAP, adds: “SAP is pleased with its partnership with Hitachi Consulting as an easy, ‘one stop’ cloud opportunity for customers. The Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Framework delivers an integration solution across hardware, software, IT and business services. What’s exciting is that an SAP product can become the pillar of a company’s on-demand success in their market.”