The companies have revealed plans to launch in-memory computing platform SAP HANA Cloud Platform and two other services in 2016.
The two other services are the cloud-based SaaS CRM solution Hybris Cloud for Customer, as well as SAP Business ByDesign, integrated cloud suite tailored for mid-sized businesses.
Alibaba Cloud president Simon Hu said the partnership is aimed at addressing the growing ubiquity of cloud services.
“Cloud computing has become the new infrastructure for businesses around the world,” he said. “Through in-depth collaboration, Alibaba Cloud and SAP will join hands to bring more world-class cloud products with highly reliable and strong capabilities to companies in different industries.”
SAP Greater China president Mark Gibbs said the company achieved triple-digit growth in the region from its cloud business in the first half of 2016.
“The cloud business is a key part of SAP’s digital framework and one of the driving forces behind our rapid business growth in China.” he said.
“The three cloud-based solutions that we are about to launch with Alibaba Cloud will further expand SAP’s cloud footprint in China, and meet the needs of more Chinese enterprises. It will help Chinese companies to effectively embrace the opportunities brought by digital transformation.”