Capgemini and Microsoft Introduce ERP+
Under this agreement, Capgemini and Microsoft will jointly invest in marketing, demand generation and asset development to meet the needs of joint customers in a wide range of industries worldwide.
According to Microsoft, Capgemini also announces new services that are aimed at helping customers drive productivity improvement and cost reduction by leveraging the interoperability between their Microsoft and SAP investments as part of this partnership.
Microsoft has added that by partnering with the company, Capgemini will extend its portfolio of ERP solutions, enabling it to complement ERP services, regardless of technology, and enable broader access for more customer employees, regardless of location, industry or role.
Microsoft has also added that today, companies around the world are insisting on more ROI for their IT investments. ERP+ delivers against this imperative by empowering customers to leverage their existing SAP and Microsoft investments thereby and is expected to reduce costs and drive employee productivity.
Specifically, ERP + enables companies to combine the power of SAP and ease of use of Microsoft Office and SharePoint technologies, Windows phone and Microsoft Application Platform products to increase employee access to SAP data from the desktop and mobility devices, to improve worker productivity by reducing data re-entry and easily automating unstructured business processes, to reduce IT costs by enabling reuse of existing Microsoft software licenses and reduced user training costs.
Microsoft has more added that Capgemini will establish a Microsoft and SAP interoperability center of excellence and train 1,000 Capgemini architects on interoperability of the Microsoft and SAP environments.
Capgemini will conduct customer workshops to demonstrate the value of integration and establish an accessible SAP + Microsoft Interoperability environment and develop a suite of Microsoft SharePoint- and Windows Mobile platform-based accelerators to help automate industry-specific scenarios.
Simon Witts, corporate vice president of the enterprise and partner group at Microsoft, said: “SAP customers are already using Windows and Microsoft SQL Server to maximize reliability and minimize total cost of ownership (TCO) on over 50 percent of new installations. We are extremely excited to partner with Capgemini to help as many of these customers maximize employee productivity, extend SAP utilization, and further reduce TCO via SharePoint and Microsoft’s mobility solutions.”
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