SAP’s cloud bets should pay off: IDC

Enterprises will respond positively to the ongoing extension of SAP’s hosted offerings and cloud-based delivery models, according to analyst firm IDC’s latest MarketScape report on major vendors in the worldwide SAP implementation ecosystem.

“The SAP implementation services market has evolved in four critical areas since our last evaluation in 2012; namely the development of SAP HANA as a platform, more industry-specific ad cloud-based SAP solutions, a new focus on customer experience and digital marketing, and an emphasis on intellectual property including Rapid Deployment Solutions,” said Ali Zaidi, senior analyst, IT consulting and systems integration business strategies, IDC.

The MarketScape evaluation for 2014 saw Accenture, HCL and IBM placed in the ‘Leaders’ category.

According to IDC, it was Accenture’s ability to provide functional and industry insights and competence in both of those areas, as well as their application of proven methodologies and tools, which saw them named as a leader in the market. HCL was commended for its ability to meet project timelines, as well as competence in relation to its technical and functional insights, while IBM scored high for its ability to meet timelines, integrate its team with the client’s project team, and its capability around communicating the value of its services or solution and delivery of methodologies or tools clients are consuming.

The report evaluated 14 vendors – Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, CSC, Deloitte, EY, Fujitsu, HCL, HP, IBM, Infosys, PwC, TCS, and Wipro.

 

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