Accenture is a beacon of innovation in SAP technologies, demonstrating to our clients the value that results when technology meets human ingenuity. In addition to that, we collaborate with SAP in innovating solutions for Accenture and for SAP. SAP also invites Accenture to mentor and advise startups to help them on their journeys.

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These different facets of how Accenture innovates with SAP are ones you may be unaware of, so I thought I’d highlight some recent activities and recognitions that may be of interest. They include:

Accenture + SAP Sustainability
Accenture CEO Julie Sweet and SAP CEO Christian Klein participated in a joint announcement in April of this year about the formation of a powerful team to help clients deliver on the sustainability mission. Our two companies are combining advisory, innovation and next-generation solution development in a unique partnership to help our clients shape, deliver and measure their end-to-end sustainability transformations.

SAPPHIRE NOW 2021
Accenture had a fun and engaging month of SAPPHIRE NOW 2021 virtually sharing our Accenture Global IT and corporate function stories. We talked about IT, cash liquidity, supply chain and more. Looking forward to next year already!

SAP Innovation Award 2021
One of the programs we highlighted at SAPPHIRE—Accenture Treasury with Intelligent Cash—was recognized as an SAP Innovation Award 2021 winner in April. Read our story here.

RISE with SAP. SOAR with Accenture.
In May, Accenture launched SOAR with Accenture, a collection of assets and services that can enable business transformation across specific industries and functions. It’s a curated set optimized to support deployments of RISE with SAP, an SAP offering that helps companies use technology to redesign business processes for more valuable outcomes.

RISE with SAP aims to bring a holistic approach to transformation with business process intelligence capabilities, cloud infrastructure, SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Business Network and SAP S/4HANA. SOAR with Accenture bundles business transformation capabilities and assets—including industry and technology benchmarks and assessments, reference architectures, process models, change management toolkits, accelerators and industry cloud apps—to help companies plan for, implement and manage RISE with SAP projects.

CIO Dive
I recently shared with CIO Dive how we are creating powerful change and accelerating business value for Accenture with SAP. I talk about our multi-phased program to modernize our ERP and invest in the agility offered by the cloud to be ready for a future of growth. Check out the article and let me know what you think!

Forbes article
SAP chose to highlight “How Accenture Created an Intelligent Cash Treasury Solution” powered by SAP in this Forbes article.

SAP.iO with New York Foundry for Professional Services
Accenture, along with other professional services industry leaders, collaborated with SAP in a rigorous diligence and selection process to select startups to participate in SAP’s 12-week, virtual accelerator program focused on technology solutions relevant to the industry at SAP.iO Foundry New York. We then had an opportunity to have 1:1 mentoring sessions with a couple of the participants. It was fun and energizing to have exposure to the next generation of leaders in this space.

More about Accenture with SAP
To learn more about what Accenture has done and is doing with SAP, I invite you to read our stories on our Powered by SAP page, view this video to get highlights of our SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure journey, read Accenture: “Pivoting to the New” to Help Businesses Expand Growth Opportunities and follow me on LinkedIn.

Eli Lambert

Managing Director - Global IT, Finance Applications

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