SAP and Huawei announce global co-operation
Huawei becomes SAP Global Technology Partner, pair to collaborate on solutions
SAP and Huawei have announced a new tie-up to improve technical integration and interoperability between their solutions, and to carry out joint sales and marketing activities worldwide.
Under the agreement, Huawei becomes SAP's first Global Technology Partner from China.
The two companies will works on technology integration, to help customers to accelerate application development, reduce overall cost of ownership and improve flexibility and operating efficiency. SAP and Huawei will build a joint interoperability competency centre.
The partnership will target global customers across a variety of industries, including government, utility, telecom, finance, transportation, energy, commercial and digital.
"We are excited to establish a Global Technology Partnership with SAP. As a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, we have a decade of experience in ICT technologies. We believe it's a win-win cooperation with SAP, a global leading supplier of enterprise application software and solutions," said Zheng Yelai, president of IT Product Line, Huawei. "Guided by the idea of openness and collaboration, we will work together to provide highly efficient, customer-centric, cost-saving ICT solutions for our customers."
The deal is expected to give SAP improved access to the Chinese enterprise market, and to also allow it to go with Huawei into markets such as Africa where Huawei has a growing presence.
"We are pleased to forge a Global Technology Partnership with Huawei, the leading innovative Chinese technology enterprise," said Hera Siu, senior vice president and president of SAP China. "Our partnership highlights SAP's customer-centric ecosystem, which, together with partners, creates and delivers more value and innovations to customers. Through the collaboration between our two world-leading enterprises, we can offer powerfully integrated solutions to help global customers reduce implementation costs, improve profitability and achieve greater success. We also hope our partnership will provide SAP the opportunity to work with more Chinese enterprises and deepen our cooperation with China's entire IT ecosystem; thereby advancing our global technology innovations and business practices."
The announcement was made at SAP's China Sapphire event. SAP had previously announced a $2bn investment in China, and the company reported 30% growth in software licence revenue in the country in Q2 2012.