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Accelerate ROI, minimize downtime

By relying on Cognizant’s expertise in large databases, network connectivity and other factors related to migrating SAP to the cloud, you can accelerate your return on investment, minimize downtime and transition your S/4HANA digital core on cloud.
Hosting SAP solutions on the cloud can present challenges—from building a business case and defining the roadmap to choosing the best solution and migrating instances to integrate with your existing IT landscape. 
As a certified SAP Global Solutions Integrator, Cognizant offers you the partnership, experience, frameworks, tools and accelerators to overcome these challenges. 
Cognizant’s SAP cloud consulting team can orchestrate your SAP cloud migration end-to-end, whether it’s an isolated portion of your landscape—such as disaster recovery, or training or prototyping—or a fully provisioned S/4HANA cloud integration with ongoing managed Platform as a Service (mPaaS).
By deploying SAP on the cloud, we can help your organization to:
  • Transform your SAP landscape into an agile, cost-efficient, scalable and secure platform 
  • Run better and respond faster to changing demands
  • Take advantage of new technologies and business models to enable digital core on cloud
  • Bring in greater operational agility
  • Improve IT governance with user-defined automation, zero-touch monitoring and auto-remediation of the application environment.


A holistic approach to cloud

Cognizant’s SAP on cloud offering spans the full scope of SAP requirements to deploy any or all production and non-production, SAP and non-SAP applications to the cloud, quickly and efficiently. It includes consulting on public cloud adoption, architecting the design for deploying or migrating SAP to cloud, preparing a detailed deployment/migration plan, and execution and ongoing optimization and support.

Prepare and design

Cognizant provides top-notch consulting for deploying SAP on public cloud, benchmarked with industry standards. We first build a use-case storyline for deploying or migrating SAP to public cloud, with measurable benefits and improvements on productivity and performance.

We then design a foundational architecture for solutions such as SAP S/4HANA in public cloud, with complex integrations. Finally, we develop a detailed execution plan to adopt SAP on public cloud. Cognizant is your trusted partner for meeting all compliance, technical and business objectives.

Visualize a detailed end-state

To design a fail-proof infrastructure architecture for deployment and migration of SAP to public cloud, you must visualize the end-state with great detail. Cognizant helps you do so, by:

  • Capturing key business and security requirements
  • Establishing a set of design principles to clarify objectives and priorities 
  • Making design choices for hosting. 

We help you leverage multiple advantages of operating SAP systems in public cloud, including: 

  • On-demand infrastructure provisioning
  • Scheduled automated startup and shutdown 
  • Automated backup management, monitoring and alerts
  • Automated technical monitoring for optimizing operations and management costs.

Our unique SID-based pricing model gives you a truly consumption-based pricing approach, from both an infrastructure and managed SAP platform perspective.

Accelerate, build, migrate, deploy

Teaming with our partners, Cognizant utilizes best practices for deploying your SAP landscape on public cloud, for a green-field implementation (SAP Cloud Fit) and migration of your existing on-premise SAP workloads (SAP Cloud Shift). With deep experience delivering SAP S/4HANA engagements on public cloud, we’ve configured business-critical systems such as SAP S/4HANA with 99.9+ percent platform availability and fail-proof disaster recovery.

Cognizant can improve your business agility, reduce TCO, accelerate provisioning and give you a zero-defect transition to cloud. We’ve invested in building Cognizant’s SAP Cloud Assessment and Transformation Framework and SAP HANA Assessment and Transformation Framework; combined, they help us swiftly adopt and execute your cloud strategy and speed your SAP migration from on-premise to cloud—eliminating high capital expenditures on SAP.

Conducted jointly with a cloud provider

Cognizant has delivered multiple high-profile SAP engagements, including SAP Cloud Hosting, SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA Adoption projects. All of these demonstrate the value we bring to SAP and our customers. 

Our SAP Cloud Assessment Workshops for customers typically include:

  • A three- to four-day cloud assessment workshop, conducted jointly by a cloud provider and Cognizant, at your location
  • Review and assessment of your current SAP Landscape
  • Discovery of how cloud technologies and Cognizant’s SAP migration and operations expertise can best help modernize your SAP systems.

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