IBM and SAP said they will aim to collaborate and integrate Big Blue's cloud and cognitive computing technology with S/4HANA and HANA Cloud Platform as the two companies court enterprises attempting to go digital.
The partnership builds on a long-running alliance between the two companies.
According to a statement, the companies will aim to collaborate on things like cognitive computing extensions, industry specific applications and user experiences and cloud and on-premise deployments. SAP's HANA technology appears to be the base enabler for the joint effort.
In addition, the two companies will co-mingle in Walldorf, Germany and Palo Alto, Calif. as well as showcase their joint wares at their respective innovation centers.
Among the moving parts:
- IBM and SAP will create cloud applications aimed at industries and expand existing HANA services that were created from a 2014 effort.
- The companies will work with customers on hybrid and on-premise deployments with SAP's HANA on IBM Power systems.
- Design centers from both IBM and SAP will collaborate on "predesigned experiences."
- Services from the two companies will be integrated under "collaborative consulting models."
- SAP and IBM will crate digital transformation roadmaps tailored to industries.