By Freya Purnell
CSC has signed a global agreement with Panaya Inc to adopt its cloud-based simulation service as a standard technology for analysing, planning and executing upgrades of SAP solutions and support package projects.
CSC said this collaboration will further enhance its ability to deliver SAP upgrades faster, while reducing client cost and risk.
“Working closely with Panaya, which is focused on developing tools in the cloud, has enabled us to take our upgrade solutions and capabilities, in support of SAP software, to the next level,” said Doug Whiting, partner, CSC Global SAP Practice. “Our ability to offer a cloud-based simulation of an SAP solution upgrade with our client’s code base is a critical step in our methodology to accurately scope, plan and execute modernisation projects, thereby providing the confidence our clients have come to expect from CSC.”
Amnon Drori, vice president, worldwide sales, Panaya, said the relationship had been expanded to the global level after a “promising start” with customers in North America.
CSC will leverage Panaya’s ability to simulate upgrades of SAP solutions, pinpointing which transactions and programs are used within their system, along with the possible risks associated with an upgrade, and will automatically fix most issues within 24 hours. Because the Panaya solution is delivered in a Software-as-a-Service model, there is no capital expense required for the client to purchase software, and setup typically takes no more than 20 minutes.
CSC and Panaya are currently collaborating on client engagements in North America, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Spain and Germany.