Alibaba Cloud plans to help SAP China to launch three cloud-based solutions by end-2016

August 24, 2016

Alibaba Cloud and SAP China today announced plans to make three SAP cloud-based solutions available to China customers by the end of this year. These cloud-based solutions are SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP Business ByDesign. The move aims to deliver more comprehensive cloud products and services to Chinese enterprises and help them drive digital transformation. The announcement was made at the SAP Select held in Beijing today.

"Cloud computing has become the new infrastructure for businesses around the world," said Simon HU, President of Alibaba Cloud. "Through in-depth collaboration, Alibaba Cloud and SAP will join hands to bring more world-class cloud products with highly reliable and strong capabilities to companies in different industries."

"The cloud business is a key part of SAP's digital framework and one of the driving forces behind our rapid business growth in China." said Mark Gibbs, SAP Global Senior Vice President and President of SAP Greater China. "The three cloud-based solutions that we are about to launch with Alibaba Cloud will further expand SAP's cloud footprint in China, and meet the needs of more Chinese enterprises. It will help Chinese companies to effectively embrace the opportunities brought by digital transformation."

The three SAP cloud products that will land with Alibaba Cloud by the end of the year include:

  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer: A cloud-based SaaS CRM solution that seamlessly integrates marketing, sales, commerce, customer service and social CRM, and redefines customer engagement by providing rich and predictive insights, perfect execution and a contextual customer experience.
  • SAP HANA Cloud Platform: An open platform-as-a-service that provides unique in-memory database and application services. It is the proven cloud platform that enables the rapid development of new applications or the ability to extend existing ones. It helps business users and developers create better, more agile and mobile-ready applications, and integrate 3rd party solutions.
  • SAP Business ByDesign: Complete and integrated cloud suite for medium-sized enterprises that can run an entire company from a single solution that supports a wide range of business scenarios, and enables enterprises to allocate resources and respond to requests in the moment by maximizing IT simplification and optimizing integration of business processes.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group's cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support participants of Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem, including sellers and other third-party customers and businesses. Alibaba Cloud is a business within Alibaba Group.