Microsoft and SAP provide technology backbone, amps up innovation opportunity.
Microsoft will supply the backbone cloud technologies for Woolworths’ SAP solutions as the retailer migrates its current SAP footprint to Azure, paving the way for the upgrade path to SAP S/4HANA®.
Woolworths CEO John Hunt said, “At Woolworths, we’re harnessing the cloud to provide evergreen infrastructures that foster innovation and improve speed to market.
“Our cloud transformation is making work simpler for our teams, streamlining our supply chains and improving the customer experiences across our vast network of stores and online channels.
“Azure is a trusted, resilient and high performing cloud platform, supporting our ongoing digital transformation and we are confident it will provide us with the performance and flexibility required to meet our ever evolving SAP requirements in providing an exceptional customer experience.”
Microsoft Australia Managing Director Steven Worrall said, “Microsoft is honoured to have been selected as one of Woolworths’ transformation partners, and trusted to run mission-critical applications such as SAP in addition to the existing online footprint.
“The cloud transformation underway at Woolworths will expedite the business for ongoing innovation, for agility and continued growth. Woolworths’ decision reflects our joint commitment to a customer-first mindset and to support their cloud transformation.”
SAP Australia and New Zealand President and Managing Director Damien Bueno said, “Woolworths has one of the largest SAP environments in the world, which supports business-critical processes, including retail operations and finance. Migrating SAP applications and platforms to Azure, including SAP ERP and SAP Cloud Platform, will enable this great business to innovate faster than ever. In time, this will also support Woolworths’ move to SAP S/4HANA.”
Woolworths is the first company in the Asia Pacific Japan region, and one of the first in the world to leverage the Embrace initiative – again reinforcing its pioneering approach to digital transformation.