Symmetry today announced it has joined the SAP Partner Managed Cloud (PMC) program to offer turnkey, “SAP-as-a-Service” to its customers that are increasingly looking for simplified SAP cloud services and solutions.
An SAP partner since 2005, Symmetry specializes in cloud hosting and application management for SAP along with a range of SAP platform services, including remote Basis support, security services, upgrade and migration services, as well as a full suite of governance, risk and compliance software (ControlPanelGRC) designed to streamline SAP audit and compliance efforts. The PMC program allows Symmetry to combine these existing SAP services and expertise with SAP software licenses into a turnkey, subscription-based managed service customized to each customer’s business requirements.
As customers look to replace capital-intensive and complex on-premise IT deployments with the agility and operational expense model of the cloud, Symmetry’s PMC offering gives customers options for customized SAP solutions with minimal investment in new technology. More importantly, for existing customers who are on older versions of SAP software with no maintenance agreement, the PMC program allows Symmetry to bring them on to the latest version of SAP or upgrade to HANA without the customer having to pay back maintenance.
The PMC program gives Symmetry the flexibility to acquire term licenses for SAP software and offer it over two to seven years. The licenses can be purchased on a deal-by-deal basis or through a PMC master agreement to cover multiple customers.
“Global enterprises across multiple industries rely on Symmetry’s infrastructure, services and deep SAP domain expertise to power their day-to-day business operations and achieve their strategic IT objectives,” said Pete Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Symmetry. “As a leading provider of SAP and SAP HANA cloud solutions, PMC allows us to further increase our focus on managed cloud solutions that enable enterprise customers to define new solutions simply, strategically and with greater flexibility than with traditional on-premises implementations.”