Wipro, a key SAP business partner which has been SAP’s Global Strategic Services Partner since 2007, announces its plan to transition its core SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to SAP’s cloud-based S/4HANA solution, migrate the workloads to Google Cloud Platform, and roll out G Suite as a workplace productivity platform for its more than 180,000 employees.
Wipro president and COO Bhanumurthy B.M. said,
“We are upgrading our entire ERP systems to suit our new business requirements and migrating them to Google Cloud. It’s a big part of our roadmap.
This roadmap is the Indian multinational IT company’s internal transformation program, called Project Quantum—launched in 2006 and revamped this year—that aims to transform the company’s various business processes and operations across finance, sales, delivery, human resources, and other departments.
“As a provider of digital transformation services to some of the world’s most impactful businesses, it is critical that our own core systems and technologies are running on intelligent and modern platforms that encompass the needs of the future. This transformation program will help us to run our most business-critical workloads and applications with speed and agility, and to support our customers more effectively.”
In a report, research director at analyst firm NelsonHall, David McIntire, comments that the move will allow Wipro to gain customers’ trust and develop reusable assets in a relatively low-risk environment.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud said,
“Wipro is embracing digital transformation at speed and scale. By modernising their core systems and technologies with Google Cloud, they have a powerful and scalable foundation to accelerate their strategic enterprise priorities and build for the future.”
Bhanumurthy also notes that Wipro has already developed the toolsets needed to help customers simplify the migration of their SAP workloads to Google Cloud.
Moreover, Rob Enslin, Google Cloud’s president of global customer operations said that the move can be done in as little as six weeks, up to four months.
A Look at Wipro’s Business Partnerships with SAP and Google
Wipro has been enhancing value with industry-leading solutions for the utilities, mining, manufacturing and the consumer business sectors with SAP since 2007. The company is a certified SAP solutions reseller in the Middle East, India, Germany and Latin America. It is also a Global Partner for hosting, cloud, infrastructure operations, AMS and HANA operations and a global BPO partner for SAP Ariba.
The SAP business partner offers industry-specific solutions with help from its more than 1,025 trained consultants on SAP HANA and S/4HANA. Earlier this year, the IT company announced a new agreement with SAP to jointly go-to-market and co-develop solutions for the retail and fashion industry based on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
As part of its Project Quantum program, the company also recently invested heavily in the implementation of SAP HANA applications across departments to accelerate its digital transformation and speed up operations.
The technology provider has also been a long-time Google Cloud partner and recently announced an enhanced alliance that expands its strategic partnership to target enterprise customers across industry verticals such as consumer goods and banking, financial services and insurance, alongside semi-conductor and healthcare sectors.