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Kyndryl extends SAP partnership to aid digital transformation

By Catherine Knowles
Mon 25 Apr 2022

Kyndryl has announced an expanded strategic partnership with SAP focused on developing new solutions to help customers solve their most complex digital business transformation challenges.

The expanded partnership will leverage SAP's Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and Kyndryl's expertise. This expertise lies mostly in artificial intelligence (AI), data and cyber resiliency services that help to accelerate and enable a cost effective path to the cloud for customers.

Under the extended collaboration, Kyndryl states it will offer services that complement the RISE with SAP solution, including proven migration tools and scalable offerings, AI-driven business data management and analytics solutions, application modernisation and more.

Kyndryl and SAP also will collaborate on the following ERP services and solutions:

Modernisation services: Modernisation and cloud adoption services for the full SAP software environment, including non-SAP applications, to help companies accelerate their journey to RISE with SAP with a focus on SAP S/4HANA delivered as a cloud service.

Data and AI services for SAP BTP: Kyndryl consultants and data scientists will provide data assessment and integration services to help companies modernise the use of their SAP software, from the SAP Business Warehouse application to the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution.

The services deliver cloud based analytics to harness data insights and business value across manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, telecommunications and finance industries.

Cyber resiliency services: To help customers quickly recover in the event of a cyber attack, Kyndryl practitioners will help customers enable the rapid, simplified and reliable recovery of an SAP software environment. Kyndryl's cyber resilience capabilities complement RISE with SAP by providing the enterprise-level security required for todays complex computing environments, the company states.

Kyndryl global head of SAP strategic partnership and alliances Madhuri Chawla says, “We’re thrilled to continue strengthening our offerings together to provide our valued customers a full suite of digital services as their business needs and challenges continue to change."

Chawla says, "As our customers embark on new and ongoing cloud transformation strategies, this joint effort allows us to streamline operations and enhance visibility across their mission-critical workloads at unprecedented speed and scale.”

SAP global VP of strategic growth partnerships, partner ecosystem success, Justin Battles says, “Kyndryl as a strategic partner brings their technology integration expertise and landscape management capabilities to support the RISE with SAP offering.

"Our expanded partnership is paving the way for our customers to begin or advance their cloud transformation journey with RISE with SAP."

Battles adds, "This move confirms the value of RISE with SAP and the impact it can have on organisations, regardless of where the customer is in their cloud journey."

In November 2021, Kyndryl became SAP certified in the following areas: SAP HANA operations, global hosting operations, integration with SAP S/4HANA and DevOps.

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