Google Cloud and SAP SE have announced an expanded strategic partnership to help customers execute business transformations, migrate critical business systems to the cloud, and augment existing business systems with Google Cloud capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Under this expanded partnership, Google Cloud will be a strategic cloud partner for the RISE with SAP offering. The two companies will partner to accelerate customers’ cloud migrations and business process migrations. In addition, customers can benefit from the planned global availability of multiple SAP® services and products on Google Cloud’s reliable, scalable cloud infrastructure and high-speed network, including the SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solutions within SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP).

Commenting on the development, Paul Marriott, President, SAP in Asia Pacific Japan, said, “We are seeing incredible momentum of RISE with SAP across Asia Pacific and Japan. Customers are leveraging RISE to not only accelerate transformation to the cloud, but to also lead in industries and empower their sustainable future. This expanded partnership with Google Cloud will give customers in the region more choice as they embark on business transformation in the cloud and innovate with speed, scale and agility.”

Meanwhile, Karan Bajwa, Vice President, Google Cloud in Asia Pacific, said, “Companies have learned the value of world-class infrastructure and the need to make their data work harder for them during the pandemic. Businesses that will be successful in ten or twenty years are the ones that are starting to harness the power of their data and run their core systems on next-generation infrastructure today. Wipro, Ocean Network Express and Siam Cement Group and many more in APAC have embraced digital transformation at speed and scale and moved to S/4HANA running in Google Cloud, and we look forward to partnering with SAP on RISE to help even more organizations in the region accelerate the migration of their most critical business systems into the cloud.”

SAP and Google Cloud drove successful joint customer adoption throughout 2021, with mutual customers such as AES Corporation, Energizer, MSC Industrial, and others selecting RISE with SAP on Google Cloud.