SAP, Infosys Partner To Accelerate Enterprise Digital Transformation For Clients

Multinational software giant SAP is collaborating with Indian multinational corporation Infosys to create a joint go-to-market engagement model between project Embrace from SAP and Infosys’ Innov8 program.

SAP makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. It focuses on 25 industries and six industry sectors, including process industries, discrete industries, consumer industries, service industries, financial services and public services.

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. The firm enables clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. In May 2018, Infosys partnered with major Indian banks to develop Finacle Trade Connect, a blockchain solution that is designed to digitize trade finance business processes, including validation of ownership, certification of documents and making payments, while working on a distributed, trusted and shared network.

In a press release, Infosys announced the Innov8 program to accelerate enterprise digital transformation journeys using digital solutions of SAP. The partnership aims to enable Infosys to become one of SAP’s first global strategic service partners for project Embrace, designed to drive enterprise customer adoption of cloud and digital technologies from SAP.

“Infused with more than 70 ready-to-deploy use cases spanning artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics, the Infosys Innov8 program paves the way for clients to invest in purposeful innovation and build truly intelligent enterprises,” Infosys said. “Innov8 helps clients transform their business model to one based on predictable OPEX-based costs and offer flexible points of entry to the SAP environment for both existing and new cloud users, all within one comprehensive end-to-end business solution.”

Dinesh Rao, Executive Vice President of Infosys, said that navigating the cloud ecosystem requires a structured strategy that provides a consolidated view into a company’s overall transformation journey.

“Through Innov8, we are focused on leveraging our industry knowledge and experience to accelerate the delivery of business solutions,” Rao said. “Through this collaboration, we are focusing on ensuring that our clients are able to rapidly adopt tomorrow’s business models today.”

According to the firms, they will utilize Embrace reference architectures — including SAP S/4HANA, SAP® C/4HANA, Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics), SAP SuccessFactors software and others — and Infosys industry-specific business/IT services and intellectual property to deliver Innov8 for Embrace on a cloud hyperscale environment. This will reportedly allow clients to shift financial and human resources toward driving innovation and transformation for the enterprise.

“The value of SAP S/4HANA adoption extends beyond IT and into transforming how businesses operate,” said David McIntire, IT Services Research Director at NelsonHall. “Innov8 for Embrace has the potential to combine industry-tailored intelligence, applications and processes with simplified OPEX pricing and cloud hosting into an integrated offering aimed at helping companies maximize the business value of adopting SAP S/4HANA.”

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