TORONTO — May 27, 2015 — SAP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), today announces the general availability of human capital management (HCM) solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, at its Canadian data center in Markham, Ontario. This latest move completes the full migration of SuccessFactors solutions to Canadian soil.
The general availability of SuccessFactors in Canada means all SAP customers can leverage HCM cloud-based solutions and services from a data centre provisioned in Canada. The Canadian offering supplements SAP hosting applications in European data centers, which aims to shorten implementation time.
“The benefit for our Canadian customers is in lessening their data privacy concerns around holding employee data outside Canada,” said Bob Elliott, managing director, SAP Canada. “This is a significant announcement in that respect, as cross-border data transfers and outsourcing of sensitive information are strong areas of concern for our customers. Private sector companies across Canada, as well as federal and certain provincial public sector companies, can now adopt innovative HR technology, using our data center, to increase productivity and lower overall costs.”
“Organizations in some Canadian provinces are prevented from entering into contracts with cloud providers because of the restrictive laws around data privacy,” said Elliott. “There is much to gain from modifying such legislation to allow them the same access to cloud that the private sector enjoys.”
The cloud-based suite of HCM solutions from SuccessFactors was integrated into the SAP HANA® platform following its acquisition by SAP in 2012. The SuccessFactors® Talent Management solution currently has more than 25 million users, while the SuccessFactors Learning Management System is used by more than 11 million. Many Canadian companies use SuccessFactors solutions to increase employee visibility and participation, optimize their workforces for improved productivity and lower overall costs by moving human resources (HR) to the cloud.
SAP’s data center in Canada hosts data for both government and other public and private sector companies. This latest announcement follows the general availability launch of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud in the Canadian data center in 2014. The data center opened in August 2014 to meet growing demand for cloud-based solutions in Canada, joining SAP’s worldwide footprint of 16 data centers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North America, China and Australia.
More than 73,000 companies and 80 million people use cloud-based solutions from SAP worldwide. SAP maintains rigorous data compliance, data accessibility and security standards. All SAP data centers and facilities run on 100 percent renewable energy, minimizing the carbon footprint of both SAP and its customers.
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