SAP has introduced its full portfolio of Cloud solutions to the New Zealand market, including a localised version of its Cloud-based suite SAP Business ByDesign.
Coinciding with the introduction, the company also announced investment in its local partner ecosystem, as well as its sales-delivery infrastructure to help New Zealand organisations in their journey to the Cloud.
“New Zealand organisations of all sizes now have access to SAP’s industry, business-process and integration expertise in a flexible, opex deployment model,” SAP New Zealand managing director, Graeme Riley, said.
SAP claims that its Cloud portfolio is the most comprehensive in the market, with solutions supporting organisations’ processes for managing money, serving customers, engaging and developing their people and working with suppliers.
Localisation of SAP Business ByDesign includes various enhancements to reflect New Zealand tax, employment, financial and formatting requirements.
A common Cloud architecture for all SAP solutions based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables real-time capabilities and a hybrid deployment model with SAP and non-SAP cloud and on-premise systems.
SAP’s Cloud solutions run on datacentres certified by leading standards organisations and exhibit advanced network and physical security, reliable data backup and built-in compliance, integrity and confidentiality.
SAP’s network of partners is also investing to deliver its Cloud solutions to the market. Long-time SAP partner, Soltius, has taken on additional staff and will work to employ additional people with the skills needed to introduce SAP’s offerings to a wider market and support new customers.
“The introduction of SAP’s extensive Cloud solutions in a unified portfolio means that Soltius can grow in areas that were previously unavailable to us,” Soltius’ general manager – futures, Nick Mulcahy, said.
SAP is also looking to widen its network of local and global Cloud partners in New Zealand as well.
Also supporting adoption, SAP has bolstered its sales delivery team with two new appointments:
- SuccessFactors area vice-president, A/NZ, Tony Armfield - He is responsible for bringing the value of cloud solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, to organisations of all sizes, helping them drive workforce strategies and insights with confidence and empower their people to take charge of their careers.
- Head of SAP Cloud solutions for New Zealand, Keir Garrett - Looks after the go-to-market and sales delivery of the SAP Cloud solutions portfolio, covering all customer and financial line-of-business solutions, excluding human capital management and supplier solutions.
SAP has also established a local sales support team, including Cloud presales and Cloud business development, to help deliver the value of SAP’s Cloud portfolio. The company will continue to hire in this space to best support New Zealand customers.
“Now that our entire Cloud portfolio is in place for New Zealand, as well as our partner and sales-delivery infrastructure, we expect to see a great deal more users working with our Cloud solutions,” Garrett said.