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In the wake of an extremely disruptive year, I take solace in the moments of connection we have  experienced in the many virtual meetings with customers, partners, and colleagues across the globe. It has been comforting to watch firsthand as my SAP Customer Innovation team members support each other and our network of stakeholders as we have all struggled to navigate these uncharted waters.

On the Customer Innovation team, we are privileged to be a sounding board for SAP customers and partners who come to us with their challenges and their opportunities, their stumbling blocks and their triumphs. What we are hearing now more than ever is this: the winds of change are reaching gale force. New technologies are shifting how we live and work, while COVID, climate change, and geopolitical tensions have exposed the fragility of the status quo. Only companies that can adapt quickly will thrive. Thankfully, SAP is a byword for exactly the kind of agility this era requires.

Holistic Business Transformation

Our customers know that they need to work more nimbly, more intelligently, and more efficiently, and they know that means more than just a technical migration to the cloud. A holistic business transformation is about changing the whole culture and mindset of an enterprise; it’s about redesigning business processes and adopting new technologies.

In a recent article on SAP’s MOVE initiative to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud by building upon SAP Business Technology Platform, I shed light on how this innovation engine fast-tracks better business outcomes. It aims at delivering immediate value for organizations, in the best and in the worst of times. And today, I am thrilled to share the news about a just-launched initiative that speaks to exactly what our customers need in this moment of uncertainty, another SAP game-changer: RISE with SAP.


RISE with SAP brings together everything you need to transform your business—regardless of your point of departure. Transformation is a journey, not a destination, and each organization’s journey is distinctly unique. That is why RISE with SAP allows your business to continually transform, changing course as conditions demand it, evolving instead of arriving, with SAP by your side every step of the way.

With RISE with SAP, we’re continuing our close collaboration with customers and helping them to shore up their organization’s business transformation in three simple steps:

  • Business Process Redesign to analyze processes performance, tailor recommendations, and establish industry standard benchmarks.

  • Technical Migration through tools and services from SAP to support your entire transformation journey including augmented support through a vibrant and well-established

  • Building YOUR unique Intelligent Enterprise with an infrastructure of choice to benefit from IaaS capabilities without data and system lock-in. This step includes SAP Business Technology Platform to easily complement, extend, and integrate with any other SAP, partner, or third-party solution. And, for a push to increase agility and responsiveness—not only at the edges but at the core—SAP S/4HANA Cloud also plays a key role. Lastly, your organization benefits from unified access to the world’s largest business network including SAP’s supplier, logistics, and asset intelligence networks to foster cross-company connectivity and collaboration.

RISE with SAP is your concierge service to the Intelligent Enterprise. A single offering, it provides a path for every customer, tailored exactly to your needs without any high upfront investments. RISE with SAP provides fast time to value and the flexibility you need in a world that never stops spinning. We look forward to supporting our customers’ transformation journeys, with fair winds and following seas.


We look forward to your thoughts, comments and feedback. Leave us a note in the comment section below and we will happily follow up with you. You may also reach out to us via @ email. If you are interested to learn more, check out the selection of SAP’s customer stories around SAP Business Technology Platform.