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Jan 2016 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US40961316

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA in Manufacturing 2016 Vendor Assessment

Authors: Heather Ashton, Robert Eastman, Kimberly Knickle
Abstract

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents a vendor assessment, through the IDC MarketScape assessment model, of service providers offering professional services for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA (Suite on HANA) to the manufacturing industry. While the market for Suite on HANA services is still relatively early, and 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.

"Manufacturers are looking at new technologies such as Suite on HANA to help them achieve greater operating efficiency and faster decision making. They need service providers that bring both the SAP and manufacturing industry experience to help them leverage Suite on HANA and prepare for the transition to SAP S/4HANA. At this stage of the market, there are service providers that are aggressively building their capabilities and offerings, as well as enabling manufacturers to realize value from running SAP applications on the SAP HANA platform. We expect to see this market continue to expand in the coming years," according to Kimberly Knickle, vice president, IT Priorities and Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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