Quote Sheet: SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Partner Program

SAP-HANA-ecosystemORLANDO — SAP today announced the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud partner program, which will aim to provide participants access to enablement, best practices and other resources to leverage the recently announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. The new cloud-based offering intends to bring together the ease of the cloud with the industry-leading innovation and performance of SAP HANA in a simple and powerful model. Please read the following quotes of support provided by Initial pilot partners that have agreed to participate in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud partner program:

“Accenture is pleased to become a part of the SAP ecosystem for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. We believe that SAP HANA is a game changer for our clients, and offering the effectiveness of a private cloud combined with the power of SAP HANA will help enable us to bring more value to our clients quicker. This fits right in our sweet spot, given our private and public cloud offerings for SAP solutions and highlighted by our receipt of a 2013 SAP Pinnacle award as the Cloud Co-Innovation Partner of the Year.” – Eric Renouard, global lead, SAP Technology, Accenture

“Many companies — Deloitte included — have already invested in their futures with SAP HANA. As market adoption continues, SAP HANA in the cloud is an important new deployment option. We are pleased to participate in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud partner program.  We expect to provide more options for our clients as they deploy SAP HANA to address their critical business needs.” – Craig Hodgetts, global leader, SAP Practice and Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

“As part of our long-standing partnership with SAP, IBM expects that the combination of IBM’s broad portfolio of cloud analytics products and solutions, combined with the introduction of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will lead to a much faster and broader market adoption of cloud analytics by our mutual customers. Cloud-based analytics continue to drive a major transformation for clients around the world in delivering critical insight directly to business users.” – Jim Comfort, general manager of IBM SmartCloud Services.

“Many itelligence customers have already embraced the benefits of the SAP HANA platform, but because one size does not fit all, they demand multiple deployment options. By joining the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud partner program, we anticipate that we will be able to offer customers ‘freedom of choice’ in designing the real-time, in-memory computing solution that’s right for them. We expect this to allow us to operate more effectively as a strategic advisor and help our customers to leverage the power of SAP HANA.” – Mark Mueller, chief innovation officer, itelligence

“SAP HANA is designed to give businesses the powerful, real-time analytics capabilities to facilitate their success. Together with SAP, we empower these organizations with the global hosting infrastructure and long-time industry expertise to help them realize even faster time to market, lower total ownership costs and innovative performance for competing effectively.” – Jeff Von Deylen, president, Savvis, a CenturyLink company.

“The release of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will provide customers with multiple deployment options for SAP HANA: on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. Going forward, running mission-critical SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and new and unprecedented applications powered by SAP HANA will be possible in either deployment option. Together with SAP we are committed to providing our customers with immediate value resulting from innovative offerings.” – Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO, Virtustream

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