the initial set of features is intended to be included later this year as standard functionality in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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Google Cloud has expanded its partnership with SAP to enable new integrations between the Google Workspace cloud productivity and collaboration suite and the latter’s SAP S/4HANA Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

According to the parties, the native integrations will let customers in connecting core SAP software designed to run all mission-critical processes in the cloud with the collaborative capabilities of Google Sheets and Google Docs to innovate the way work gets done across the enterprise.

The integration of Google Docs and Google Sheets with SAP S/4HANA Cloud will facilitate new business capabilities as well as utilise cases and opportunities for joint tasks within small and large organisations, said the two firms.

Google Cloud and SAP plan the first scenarios for their new integrations in the finance sector. The firms also plan integrations of their solutions in several additional solution areas, where export of data and collaborative management of documents can build a more seamless user experience.

Some of the benefits for customers from the integrations include the efficiency of ready integration, which lets users quickly adopt the solution.

Besides, customers can export and import data between SAP software and Google Sheets and Google Docs for instantly accessing real-time editing and simultaneous collaborative engagements on the spreadsheets and documents.

SAP SVP and intelligent enterprise and cross architecture head Philipp Herzig said: “Native integration with Google Docs and Google Sheets has been a common request from many joint customers.

“This integration will further pave the way for people to work collaboratively on any business documents and manage them closely along with their most critical business processes and data managed through SAP – all in the cloud.”

The two firms stated that the initial set of features is intended to be included later this year as standard functionality in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. It is being developed on SAP Business Technology Platform to allow tight integration and a user experience that is consistent across SAP software that supports business processes end to end.

Google Workspace vice president and general manager Javier Soltero said: “The move to hybrid work signals enterprises can no longer rely on legacy toolsets that can create silos and barriers to collaboration.

“With the expansion of our partnership with SAP, these new in-depth integrations will enable employees working in complex data sets within SAP S/4HANA to tap into the real-time collaboration capabilities of Google Workspace, enabling teams to simultaneously access SAP data and more efficiently drive projects forward.”