By Elizabeth Kelleher
SAP AG and Microsoft Corporation have announced the general availability of their joint product, Duet Enterprise software, which connects Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and SAP solutions.
Michael Reh, general manager and senior vice president, Information Worker Solutions, SAP AG, said Duet Enterprise extends the power of SAP applications for customers using Microsoft SharePoint.
“This provides users with streamlined productivity and better decision-making. It is built on project ‘Gateway,’ which enables easy and standards-based access to SAP applications. And together with SharePoint, the software delivers a layer of interoperability that allows customers and partners to focus on creating solutions that drive business growth while helping ensure that all technical integration aspects work reliably together.”
The companies have also announced the launch of the SAP-MICROSOFT Unite Partner Connection program.
Created in direct response to partner feedback and requests, it is designed to help members of the SAP PartnerEdge program and the Microsoft Partner Network identify, plan and deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions that capitalise on the full potential of SAP and Microsoft software.
Initial members of the SAP-MICROSOFT Unite Partner Connection program Atos Origin, Logica and Wipro.
“Customers and partners have frequently requested deeper integration between their two leading IT solutions from SAP and Microsoft. Duet Enterprise delivers on that need by combining the power of the SharePoint business collaboration platform and the familiarity of Microsoft Office 2010 applications with world-leading business process solutions from SAP,” said Eric Swift, Microsoft SharePoint general manager.
“The partnership between our companies has never been stronger, and we believe this release will provide substantial benefits to our customers and partners.”