Huawei becomes SAP's first Chinese global technology partner
INDUSTRY| July 27, 2012, 9:06 a.m.
Huawei and SAP have signed an agreement making Huawei SAP’s first Chinese Global Technology Partner. Through their partnership, SAP and Huawei will deepen their technical integration and support, build an interoperability competency center and carry out joint sales and marketing activities worldwide. The announcement was made at the 2012 China SAPPHIRE being held in Beijing on July 26 and 27.
Huawei said in a statement that by collaborating to create technical synergy and joint innovation, SAP and Huawei will help customers accelerate application development, reduce the overall cost of ownership, and improve flexibility and operating efficiency with an end-to-end integrated system.
This is expected to help customers enhance businesses' competitive strength and performance. The companies will together provide integrated products with enhanced availability and scalability, enhancing customers' insights from enterprise information. Their joint offerings will help customers reduce implementation and operation costs based on the optimization of infrastructures and software solutions. In the future, Huawei and SAP will make their solutions available to 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."
"We are pleased to forge a Global Technology Partnership with Huawei, the leading innovative Chinese technology enterprise," said Ms. 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."
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