Cognizant Business Consulting
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  • Working to reshape business models, modernize products and enhance customer experiences to drive growth.
  • Reinventing and managing your most essential business processes with new ways of working.
  • Simplifying, modernizing and securing the IT infrastructure and applications that are the backbone of your business.
Cognizant Business Consulting
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Our alliances power your business performance.

OVERVIEW

To enhance relationships with our clients and provide access to a broad range of services, Cognizant’s SAP Practice partners with some of the best companies in the business. Our alliances are formed based on our customers’ key business requirements, Cognizant’s requirements and influential market-drivers.

Cognizant views its alliances and partnerships along four lines.

  • Strategic partners: Cognizant’s strategic alliances are formed to deliver joint solutions that address our customer’s needs.
  • Technical partners: Cognizant aligns with industry leading technology companies to provide our customers with an all-inclusive set of solutions. The Cognizant team is well trained on our partners’ products and technology that gives us the ability to deploy a skilled team of consultants for a variety of projects.
  • Industry partners: Cognizant’s industry alliances are the experts in their field, providing specific vertical services and expertise. An industry alliance is assigned a dedicated Cognizant associate to ensure that we are at the forefront of the industry and able to offer our customers the best solutions available.
  • Consulting alliances: Cognizant is able to offer a complete solution for our customers by aligning with key consulting partners who provide specific skill sets, pertinent domain knowledge and valuable input.

PARTNERSHIPS

Listed below are partnerships established by Cognizant’s SAP practice.

SAP

As one of SAP's elite Global Services partners, Cognizant has been helping large organizations harness SAP's applications to achieve process excellence since 2005. In addition, we partner with SAP as a Certified Global Application Management Services (AMS) provider and a Certified SAP Global Hosting and Cloud Services provider. We have established ourselves as the primary SAP partnership for delivering transportation management solutions. In 2009, we launched the Cognizant Touchstone Center for the SAP practice. This center supports our joint efforts with SAP to facilitate product demonstrations, proofs of concept, pilots and joint customer workshops.

Today, Cognizant and SAP continue to work together to further develop strong industry leadership in business analytics and domain-focused solutions to meet specific industry requirements. Our shared goal continues to be to help our customers take SAP solutions to the next level to meet their evolving needs for process excellence.

Cognizant and SAP share expertise across five technology areas that are enabling innovative business capabilities today—applications, analytics, database, mobile and cloud. We merge our capabilities to help businesses improve operational efficiency, make better business decisions and enhance collaboration to meet the expectations and demands of today’s mobile world.

SAP Labs Engagement: Cognizant engagement with SAP Labs involves SAP development and validation services for next generation SAP products which allows Cognizant to gain knowledge about best practices and SAP products even before they enter the market.

Ariba

Cognizant is a Global System Integration Partner with Ariba for on-demand solutions. Cognizant provides end-to-end service offerings aligned with the entire Ariba product suite (on-demand and on-premise). The partnership is further extended with our Cloud Supply Chain Management (SCM) Practice, partnering with Ariba to deliver industry-leading, cloud-based SCM tools.

Cognizant service offerings are aligned with the entire ARIBA Product suite (On-Demand and On-Premise).

SuccessFactors

Cognizant is one of the industry leaders in providing cloud ecosystems that deliver value to clients within the Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud space. We proactively engage to drive client success through Cognizant’s implementation, integration and advisory support of SuccessFactors applications.

After SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors in 2012, Cognizant was named as a Global Strategic Partner with SuccessFactors. This is the highest level of partnership available, and Cognizant has made significant investment in the SAP/ SuccessFactors relationship over the last few years.

Our global Human Capital Management Cloud practice team has resources certified and trained on all modules of the SuccessFactors HCM suite. Some of the benefits of being a SuccessFactors partner include

  • Premier access to SuccessFactors’ solutions through our partner portal
  • Invitation to innovation design authority workshops for new products, solutions and functionality
  • Training and certification for Cognizant employees on SuccessFactors’ product suite
 

The strategic partnership with SAP SuccessFactors drives Cognizant’s edge over other HCM solution providers. It has enabled us to implement innovative and challenging projects locally as well as globally and become a trusted advisor with many of our clients. Since the partnership was formalized, Cognizant has grown our SuccessFactors certified workforce globally by more than 300 percent.

Cognizant and SuccessFactors have partnered in joint go-to-market solutions specific to HCM, including our Talent-in-a-Box and Talent-as-a-Service solutions. Today Cognizant is the only global consulting organization at scale that has a formal human resource outsourcing (HRO BPaaS) agreement in place with SAP/SuccessFactors. Cognizant supported a large food distribution company, who was awarded the prestigious President’s Award for Best Implementation in 2013.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud. AWS offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable customers to run virtually everything in the cloud—from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps—on an open, flexible, agile and secure infrastructure.

Cognizant is a Premier Consulting Partner and Channel Reseller of AWS. This designation highlights Cognizant as one of AWS’s top partners globally after distinguished ourselves by investing significantly in our AWS practice, building a mature solutions on AWS, providing exceptional service and helping a large number of enterprise customers run their applications on top of AWS.

Microsoft Azure

Cognizant is a Microsoft Worldwide Alliance Partner and Cloud Hosting Partner with Microsoft Azure. The key highlights of our partnership with Microsoft Azure are:

  • Partnership focus areas:
    • Data and analytics–Azure ML (Machine Learning), PowerBI, PDW (Parallel Data Warehouse), MS SQL
    • MS Hybrid Cloud
    • Internet of Things (IoT)–Azure ISS/IoT services
    • Productivity–Dynamics, O365, SharePoint, Yammer
  • CEO-sponsored initiatives on data, analytics and cloud
  • Rich and varied experience on Microsoft stack; significant part of Cognizant revenue is on MS stack
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