The intended market includes organisations wishing to deploy new systems as well as those looking to move their existing in-house SAP installations into the cloud for greater flexibility or reduced costs.
"These new solutions will provide the ability for customers to move SAP into the cloud in a simpler, secure and scalable manner from a single, reliable source," said Mark Pratley, general manager cloud services at Telstra's enterprise and government unit. "Both Telstra and Accenture will continue to innovate and develop more hosted SAP solutions that will significantly reduce the cost of ownership and a new way to deliver business applications."
Jeremy Goddard, head of business solutions and cloud at SAP Australia and New Zealand said "SAP's cloud strategy is fundamentally centered around helping companies of all sizes to effectively leverage cloud computing according to their needs. This agreement with Telstra will provide customers with the options they need when choosing to move to a cloud environment by delivering flexible cloud offerings."
And Accenture's go-to-market alliance lead Glenn Heppell said "This announcement builds on the existing relationships between Accenture, SAP and Telstra, and further demonstrates the value we can provide to the Australian market by leveraging the strengths of all three organisations."
SAP certified Telstra's cloud infrastructure last year. The company has also achieved ISO27001 accreditation and offers round-the-clock network, security and operations monitoring.