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Symmetry™ and smartShift Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize SAP HANA® Migrations

Symmetry and smartShift Technologies today announced a strategic partnership designed to dramatically reduce the time, cost and risk for enterprises migrating their mission-critical SAP environments to SAP HANA in the cloud. Combining smartShift’s automated code analysis, remediation and migration technology with Symmetry’s SAP-optimised cloud hosting platform and application management services enables enterprises to migrate from legacy, on-premises SAP deployments to SAP HANA in the cloud – typically in a matter of weeks.

Under terms of the partnership, smartShift is able to resell Symmetry’s SAP-optimised cloud hosting and related services to its customers as part of its “ONE by smartShift” offering that gives customers the simplicity of a one solution, one vendor, one bill offering. In addition, Symmetry can offer its customers smartShift’s automation technology and migration expertise to help analyse, diagnose and optimise their code base and SAP environment before migrating it to Symmetry’s cloud hosting platform. For enterprises seeking a predictable transition to HANA with greater time-to-value, Symmetry and smartShift have de-risked the investment by combining agile development principles with automation and expertise for a clear and fast transformation path that doesn’t require massive up-front fees.

“Enterprise migrations to SAP HANA have stalled because companies feel they have no other option than what the global consulting firms and system integrators are telling them – that it will take years, require an army of consultants and cost millions,” said Seth Henry, CEO of smartShift. “By leveraging our code remediation and migration capabilities along with Symmetry’s SAP-optimised hosting platform and technical managed services, together we can transform an enterprise to a digital SAP environment for a significant reduction in cost and in a matter of weeks. More importantly, for ongoing SAP infrastructure and code management, we absolutely crush competitors by delivering far greater value with much less up-front risk.”

The two companies will soon complete a successful migration for Nilfisk, a large multinational industrial equipment manufacturer.  Nilfisk has engaged smartShift Technologies to use its “ONE by smartShift” cloud offering to migrate and run SAP Suite on HANA and SAP Business Warehouse on HANA on Symmetry’s SAP-optimised cloud hosting platform.

“For accelerating SAP HANA migrations, smartShift is the ideal partner. Their analysis and diagnostic tools provide an easy roadmap for the migration from on-premises or legacy hosted infrastructure to our cloud hosting platform that is tuned to the scale, elasticity and performance requirements of global SAP deployments – all delivered in weeks and at a fraction of the cost and complexity,” said Symmetry Chairman and CEO Pete Stevenson. “Whether you’re seriously exploring a HANA migration, or experiencing performance issues with your SAP code base or legacy infrastructure, smartShift can stop the finger pointing and guesswork and together we can migrate you to Symmetry’s modern, digital SAP environment.”