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Case Study

Future-proofing innovation

How a collaboration among Accenture, Microsoft and SAP to evolve our enterprise system is helping to drive insight, agility and efficiency

Call for change

“Our digital platform of SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure was a key enabler for us to roll out our new global organization model with a laser focus on our evolving business needs.”

— KC MCCLURE, Chief Financial Officer, Accenture

When tech meets human ingenuity

“We were extremely pleased with the smooth implementation of SAP S/4HANA on Azure and are already benefiting from the enhanced agility supporting our Finance journey.”

— RICHARD CLARK, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller, Accenture

“A good relationship and close collaboration between Accenture and Microsoft throughout our journey to Azure were key reasons this effort in innovation achieved our strategic goals.”

— ELI LAMBERT, Managing Director – Global IT, Finance Applications, Accenture

“While costs are lower, the scalability of the cloud allowed us to double our production size seamlessly with no impact to our business. This has been the true benefit of this migration of SAP S/4HANA to Microsoft Azure.“

— ANAND RAVAL, Associate Director – Global IT, SAP Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio, Accenture

A valuable difference

Scale fast

We can scale up our production environment when needed.

Be more agile

We can quickly create new environments to support the business in exploring new capabilities.

Close headroom

We’ve gained performance improvements on key business processing that increases the headroom for future growth.

Improve security

Public cloud meets or exceeds the highest levels of security standards and certifications.

Simplify operations

The cloud environment provides advanced tools to streamline operations and enhance environment management.

Lower TCO

A reduction in total cost of ownership is anticipated over time, including savings from the closure of a data center facility.

Meet the team

Richard Clark

Chief Transformation Officer, Business Enablement

Carsten Poulsen

Managing Director – Finance, Transformation Technology

Eli Lambert

Managing Director – Global IT, Finance Platforms

Anand Raval

Director – Global IT, SAP Enterprise Architecture