Verizon, SAP tie up for cloud application

By : |March 16, 2011 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Verizon, a provider of integrated IT and communications solutions and SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP AG, announced on Wednesday that they will jointly deliver the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon’s flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service.

Workers will now be able to access SAP CRM from their desktops or their mobile devices. The SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution can help enhance the productivity of enterprise sales, marketing and service professionals, said a press release.

Enterprises can benefit from easier and faster deployments

By accessing SAP CRM and subsequent applications in the cloud, enterprises can benefit from easier and faster deployments. The SAP solution offers enterprises a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined services and pre-configured content at a pre-defined price that can be deployed much more quickly.

Additionally, enterprises can now integrate their SAP applications with Verizon’s Managed Mobility platform by leveraging the Sybase Unwired Platform to mobilize applications including the Mobile Sales for SAP CRM application, added the release.

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“Enterprises are truly changing the way they do business,” said Kerry Bailey, group president, cloud strategy and services for Verizon. “Verizon and SAP have joined forces to harness the true potential of the cloud by delivering proven enterprise applications that enable workers to enhance their ability to serve clients and to better business outcomes. Together, we are opening up a whole new world that allows clients to truly work without boundaries.”

He added that this is yet another step in their path to deliver ‘everything-as-a-service’ – a path that offers increased flexibility and better economics for our business and government clients.

Robert Viehmann, senior vice president, solution assembly and packaging, SAP AG, said “By offering SAP Rapid Deployment solutions via the cloud, SAP is helping companies to expand the strategic capabilities of their workforces. Today’s announcement with Verizon accelerates the value companies can gain from our offerings, while controlling costs for an immediate business benefit.”

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