SAP Expands Israeli Development Operation to Support Cloud Partnership with Alibaba

SAP and Alibaba have partnered to market and adapt SAP’s cloud business suite SAP S/4HANA for the Chinese market

Hagar Ravet 12:3120.09.18
German enterprise software company SAP SE recruited additional engineers for its research and development center to support the expansion of SAP’s joint venture with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.


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On Wednesday, SAP announced it is expanding its collaboration with Alibaba to offer its cloud business suite SAP S/4HANA in China. SAP S/4HANA offers businesses cloud-based automation and predictive management technologies. The two companies will collaborate on marketing and adapting the product for the Chinese market.


Alibaba CEO Jack Ma (left) and SAP CEO Bill McDermott. Photo: PR  Alibaba CEO Jack Ma (left) and SAP CEO Bill McDermott. Photo: PR


According to the company’s statement, SAP Labs Israel, the company’s local research and development center, will lead the project in collaboration with Alibaba Cloud. SAP has recently recruited dozens of engineers in Israel that will join the company’s cloud platform development team, Orna Kleinman, managing director of SAP Labs Israel said in a statement.
The partnership between SAP and Alibaba Cloud was first announced in 2016.
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