Digital Transformation Gets Boost from Kyndryl-SAP Expanded Partnership

Kyndryl will offer services that complement the RISE with SAP solution.

Claudia Adrien

April 22, 2022

3 Min Read
Digital Transformation

Kyndryl, the IT infrastructure services provider giant that spun off from IBM, is expanding its partnership with SAP to support customers’ digital transformation needs. The partnership focuses on developing new solutions to help customers solve complex digital business challenges.

The partnership will leverage SAP’s Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and Kyndryl’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). Kyndryl’s data and cyber resiliency services will also be used to accelerate and enable what the company says is a cost-effective path to the cloud.

The extended collaboration means Kyndryl will offer services that complement RISE with SAP. This includes proven migration tools and scalable offerings, AI-driven business data management and analytics solutions, application modernization and more.


Kyndryl’s Madhuri Chawla

Madhuri Chawla is global head of SAP strategic partnership and alliances at Kyndryl.

“We’re thrilled to continue strengthening our offerings together to provide our valued customers a full suite of digital services as their business needs and challenges continue to change,” Chawla said. “As our customers embark on new and ongoing cloud transformation strategies, this joint effort allows us to streamline operations. It enhances visibility across their mission-critical workloads at unprecedented speed and scale.”

Digital Transformation Services

Kyndryl and SAP also will collaborate on the following ERP services and solutions:

  • Modernization services: Modernization and cloud adoption services for the full SAP software environment. This includes non-SAP applications to help companies accelerate their journey to RISE with SAP with a focus on SAP S/4HANA delivered as a cloud service.

  • Data and AI services for SAP BTP: Kyndryl consultants and data scientists will provide data assessment and integration services. This will help companies modernize the use of their SAP software. This includes the SAP Business Warehouse application to the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution. The services deliver cloud-based analytics to harness data insights across manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, telecommunications and finance industries.

  • Cyber resiliency services: To help customers quickly recover in the event of a cyberattack, Kyndryl practitioners will help customers enable the rapid, simplified and reliable recovery of an SAP software environment. Kyndryl’s cyber resilience capabilities complement RISE with SAP by providing the enterprise-level security required for today’s complex computing environments.


SAP’s Justin Battles

Justin Battles is global VP, strategic growth partnerships, partner ecosystem success at SAP.

“Kyndryl as a strategic partner brings technology integration expertise and landscape management capabilities to support the RISE with SAP offering. Our expanded partnership paves the way for our customers to begin or advance their cloud transformation with RISE with SAP. This move confirms the value of RISE with SAP and the impact it can have on organizations,” Battles said.

He added that this is regardless of where the customer is in their cloud journey.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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