China Telecom will offer the SAP Cloud portfolio to small and large organisations in the nation.
As per the strategic agreement between the two companies, the solutions will be delivered by CDC or China Datacom Corporation.
CDC is a joint venture between SAP and China Communication Services (CCS), a subsidiary of China Telecom Group.
Cloud applications from SAP will provide flexibility to Chinese enterprises and help them to promptly respond to market changes. This will result in the creation of greater business value and a lower total cost of ownership.
Both SAP and China Telecom already share a business partnership and will now work towards promoting mobile development and device management. Previously they were cooperating on Internet Data Center (IDC) and now they are partnering on cloud offerings and application services.
"Through the cooperation with China Telecom and CCS, we are now able to provide world-class cloud solutions from SAP to our customers in China, from a data center in China," said Bill McDermott, co-CEO, SAP AG. "This is a significant milestone in our 'Innovation in China for China' strategy and our long-term commitment to the Chinese market."
Integrated cloud HCM offering
This alliance has made SAP the first international software vendor to deliver an integrated cloud HCM offering in China.
Partnership between the two companies has come at the right time as CCID Consulting predicts the cloud-based applications market in China to grow at 34.6 percent by the end of 2013.
Businesses will be able to use the complete, state-of-the-art suite of human capital management (HCM) solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company.
The SAP Cloud portfolio includes a large base of cloud users, a comprehensive suite of cloud applications, a social business platform, and a large business network.
China Telecom and SAP will leverage each other's best resources and speed-up Chinese enterprises' cloud implementation process.
"We, CCS, are very delighted to play the unique bonding role in this value chain. We have converged the leading cloud infrastructure, cloud products and technologies, cloud service expertise and customer bases from multiple parties, and thus provide advanced cloud services to governments and enterprises," said Li Ping, chairman of the Board of CCS.
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