Datacom to offer SAP applications in the cloud across ANZ

Datacom has forged an agreement with SAP to offer SAP enterprise applications to Australian and New Zealand customers via its cloud platforms.

The initial focus of the agreement will be on people services, with Datacom delivering the SAP ERP Human Capital Management application, including payroll.

Organisations across the countries will be able to access a suite of back-office processes paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis with scale-up and scale-down capabilities.

“By delivering SAP applications via its cloud platforms, Datacom can help customers avoid the up-front capital costs often associated with traditional methods of software deployment,” Datacom stated in a press release.

Delivery of the SAP solutions will be offered through two service options: Software as a Service (SaaS) or full business processing outsourcing.

Datacom is the largest provider of payroll services in New Zealand and processes more than 180,000 payments each month in Australia.

The additional cloud offering is expected to create a need for more service centres across the country, with the potential to generate new jobs.

“In the current economic climate, chief financial officers have been cautious about entering into large new capital commitments,” said Mark McWilliams, investment director, Datacom.

“Through this new agreement, we can help organisations reduce their capital and up-front investments and achieve greater economies of scale by deploying SAP applications via Datacom’s cloud platforms. Our analysis shows that savings can be achieved upwards of 30 per cent.”

Beth Ryan, general manager, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP Australia & New Zealand, says they know their clients have embraced the concept of cloud and consumption economics with open arms.

“Through this agreement, we expect to give businesses more options in how they deploy enterprise applications,” she says.

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