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Mar 2015 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # EI255091

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for SAP Suite on HANA in Utilities 2015 Vendor Assessment

Author: Robert Eastman Research Manager
Abstract

This IDC Energy Insights report presents a vendor assessment, through the IDC MarketScape assessment model, of service providers offering professional services for SAP Suite on HANA to the utility industry. While the market for SAP Suite on HANA services is still relatively early, and clearly many of the service providers are still building their skilled resources, capabilities, and offerings, this research study provides a comprehensive current look at the Leaders and Major Players in the market.

The IDC MarketScape model reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that describe current market demands and expected buyer needs for professional services. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses the offerings and capabilities that service providers are delivering to the market, what they have to offer relative to the other service providers in the assessment, and the key success factors expected to be the most significant over the short term and the long term.

"Utilities are looking at new technologies that can help them achieve greater operating efficiency and manage through the multiple disruptions hitting the industry. SAP Suite on HANA, with its potential for business transformation, is just such a technology. Utilities need service providers that bring both the SAP expertise and the utility industry experience to help them leverage SAP Suite on HANA," according to Robert Eastman, research manager, Utility IT Strategies, IDC Energy Insights. "Even at this early stage of this market, there are service providers that are aggressively building their capabilities and offerings, and we would expect to see an even more robust picture of the Suite on HANA service provider landscape a year from now."

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