2 minute read 3 Sep 2019
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EY and SAP’s alliance can drive competitive advantage

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Frank O'Dea

Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Chief Innovation Officer

Great professional with buckets of energy. Exceptionally client-orientated.

2 minute read 3 Sep 2019

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The organisations that grow stronger and succeed are those that are successful at innovating and transforming faster than their peers.

In today’s shifting landscape, businesses must challenge themselves to embrace disruption and think differently for their customers. Reacting to change requires new thinking and new skills, which often requires an organisation to collaborate with partners.

At EY, we recognise the power of collaboration, which is why we have established a global alliance with SAP. We work with SAP to find new ways to solve old problems through experimentation and innovation, and to imagine fresh possibilities. It’s the combination of EY’s industry acumen and SAP’s technology solutions that can help organisations gain the intelligence and agility needed to thrive.

EY has been recognised as a leader in SAP implementation services by IDC.

SAP is used by 7 out of 10 EY clients and is a very important part of their future digital journey. A world-class platform, SAP integrates human capital, finance, customer engagement, procurement, supply chain and all the major business functions.

That future digital journey must embrace new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation. These technologies are impacting all sectors and affecting every function from strategy through to operations, creating both opportunities and threats. The pace of change is faster than anything we have seen before.

EY is among the first SAP alliances to incorporate robotic process automation (RPA) tools to help accelerate and streamline the move to SAP S/4HANA.

Organisations are often ill-equipped to deal with these new realities, even though being able to adapt and keep up with the digital revolution is critical for survival.

Our collaborative approach focuses on more than technology alone. We take a comprehensive, business-first view to address strategy, customer value, user experiences, processes, technology and operational impacts in tandem. 

EY has been named a 'Visionary' for SAP S/4HANA Application Services by Gartner in their SAP S/4HANA Application Services, Worldwide 2019 report.

EY’s alliance with SAP is an essential element of a disciplined approach to innovation, with a focus on realising tangible business benefits. Together, we help our clients to design better outcomes and realise long-lasting results from their digital transformations, from strategy right through to execution.

Summary

Reacting to change requires new thinking and new skills, which often requires an organisation to collaborate with partners. At EY, we recognise the power of collaboration, which is why we have established a global alliance with SAP.

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By

Frank O'Dea

Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Chief Innovation Officer

Great professional with buckets of energy. Exceptionally client-orientated.