SAP to bet big on the Cloud Future for IT Applications

Fingent Corp, a New York based IT solutions provider working closely with organizations to plan and implement their SAP needs welcomes the SAP shift to cloud.

Online PR News – 24-August-2014 – White Plains, New York – Bernd Leukert, Member of the executive board at SAP is betting big on cloud. “There’s no debate anymore in the IT industry that the cloud will be the preferred consumption model,” he said, in an interview to Bloomberg, while referring to the shift in strategy at SAP from a software model to a cloud based delivery model.

SAP provides sophisticated enterprise software that allows companies in the likes of Coca-Cola, BMW, Exxon Mobil Group to manage their business processes from manufacturing to sales. Providing enterprise clients with on-premise software since 1972, SAP understands the effort required needed to move their business model to the cloud as pressure mounts from SaaS competitors like or WorkDay Inc who free customers from having to maintain expensive hardware.

Lukert, after the sudden departure of Vishal Sikka, the Chief Technology Officer, was recently promoted to the executive board and is driving this change at SAP breaking his predecessor’s focus on HANA, a database management system competing with Oracle.

“This is indeed a great move for SAP. Cloud computing will lower the IT maintenance cost by and large. Moreover the customers can now choose between an on-premise, cloud or a Hybrid model based on the business need. With this flexibility partner companies will now have a great opportunity to help SAP customers adopt their best suited model." says Bindu KM, head of SAP practices at Fingent, a New York based IT company that works closely with organizations to help plan and implement their SAP requirements.

Paul James, Marketing Communications Specialist at Fingent also welcomed the move adding that “SAP should adapt to the fast changing IT industry with new innovations that will impact businesses positively”.