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SAP in cloud deal with China Telecom
18 May 2011
China Telecom is to launch cloud-based services in its home market, using software from SAP
software as a service
German enterprise software group SAP has signed a deal with China Telecom to launch a cloud-based version of its business software suite for China’s small and medium-sized businesses.
As part of the deal, China Telecom will start offering SAP’s Business By Design cloud-based software suite in a bundle with telecom services to small and medium-sized companies in China.
SAP has collaborated with a local provider to deliver the service and now fulfils the legal requirements in China for internet-based services, which includes cloud-based services to be hosted in data centres inside the country.
SAP, which launched its Business By Design suite in August 2010, has targeted nine markets, including the US, UK, France, Germany India and China for the service. GTB