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28 Jan 2016

IDC Manufacturing Insights Evaluates Worldwide Services Firms for SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA in New IDC MarketScape

Three service firms stand out as leaders in the SAP HANA adoption market.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 28, 2016 IDC Manufacturing Insights today announced a new IDC MarketScape report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA in Manufacturing 2016 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US40961316), designed to provide end users with a comprehensive assessment of the professional services firms delivering services for SAP's Suite on HANA and a snapshot of the capabilities of these firms. The report evaluates nine vendors, including: Accenture, Atos, Deloitte, HP Enterprise, IBM, IGATE, KPIT, L&T Infotech, and Wipro.

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According to Kim berly Knickle, Research Vice President, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "While the landscape of vendors providing services for SAP products and solutions is quite broad, the market for Suite on HANA professional services is still relatively early. As a result, manufacturers should closely evaluate the service provider's current capabilities and roadmap. Manufacturers moving forward with SAP HANA, SAP S4/HANA, and other assets in the SAP portfolio will want a partner that can help them maximize the business value from their investments.

The new IDC MarketScape also provides essential buyer guidance on choosing and working with a service firm delivering services for SAP's Suite on HANA. IDC provides a sampling of the guidance provided to the end user:

  • Ask the services firm to demonstrate and document the intellectual property it is developing for Suite on HANA and what the services firm's road map is for the next 12 months and how it can facilitate the eventual transition to SAP S/4HANA.
  • Probe the service firm for its ability to deliver strong combined expertise in business consulting, technical expertise, and experience with Suite on HANA and the SAP HANA platform. This new SAP technology is being positioned and designed to have a business process transformative effect; to take advantage of this, manufacturers need to work with a service partner that can blend multiple competencies to deliver this transformation to your company.
  • Ask about the industry-specific SAP HANA-based offerings that the firm has on its road map and how quickly it is delivering these to the market. For manufacturing, this should be at the industry sector level, such as automotive or chemicals, not just manufacturing as a whole.

IDC MarketScape criteria selection, weightings, and vendor scores represent well-researched IDC judgment about the market and specific vendors. IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants and end users. Market weightings are based on user interviews, buyer surveys and the input of a review board of IDC experts in each market. IDC analysts base individual vendor scores, and ultimately vendor positions within the IDC MarketScape, on detailed surveys and interviews with the vendors, publicly available information and end-user experiences in an effort to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor's characteristics, behavior and capability.

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Kimberly Knickle, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact ; reporters should email

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About IDC Manufacturing Insights

IDC Manufacturing Insights assists manufacturing businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing asset intensive, brand oriented, technology oriented, and engineering oriented manufacturing industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-988-7900. Visit the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community at

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