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Birlasoft: Unleashing the power of RISE with SAP in partnership with Google Cloud

About Birlasoft

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Birlasoft combines the power of domain, enterprise, and digital technologies to reimagine business processes for customers and their ecosystem. Its consultative and design thinking approach makes societies more productive by helping customers run businesses. As part of the multibillion dollar diversified The CK Birla Group, Birlasoft, with its 12,200+ professionals, is committed to continuing its 160-year heritage of building sustainable communities. For further information, visit www.birlasoft.com.

Industries: Technology
Location: India

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Birlasoft carried out a complex RISE with SAP migration with zero delays, optimized business transformation solutions, enabling the development team to focus on its creative mission with SAP on Google Cloud.

Google Cloud results

  • Optimizes RISE with SAP rollout with unlimited scalability in zero-latency environment
  • Empowers creative mission by freeing DevOps team from management and provisioning of SAP platform
  • Enables critical platform resilience with 99.7% service level agreement for application availability
  • Drives industry differentiation by enabling proprietary accelerators built upon powerful SAP platform

Zero service interruptions in complex RISE migration

As a global enterprise IT solutions leader, India's Birlasoft is driven by a mission to "Reimagine the future" of business processes with unique digital innovation. A pillar of that goal is to spearhead custom SAP systems for global clients, transforming their enterprise processes through intelligent automation.

When SAP launched RISE with SAP (RISE) in 2021, Birlasoft spotted a unique opportunity to bring a new dimension to its enterprise solutions, through customization of SAP's new "business transformation-as-a-service" platform. As a cloud native solution, RISE is a fully integrated suite of SAP services, including Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Intelligence, Business Platform and Analytics, Business Networks, and Outcome-driven Services and Tools.

Since its origins, Birlasoft has driven a philosophy of gaining deep firsthand knowledge of the solutions it offers. To offer clients best-in-class RISE transformation, Birlasoft therefore felt the need to first migrate its own SAP systems from on-premise to the new cloud-based RISE platform. That required selecting the right public cloud hosting infrastructure, one that offered unlimited scale and agility to unleash the full power of RISE.

After considering a range of providers, Birlasoft tapped SAP on Google Cloud, the custom solution of Google Cloud to build, deploy and manage SAP systems. According to Brij Mishra, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Birlasoft, SAP on Google Cloud hit the sweet spot for the RISE migration by offering world class compute capabilities, secure-by-design infrastructure, and intelligent cloud tools for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) transformation.

The clincher was Google Cloud's proactive attitude toward teamwork to drive the future of enterprise transformation, says Brij Mishra. In fact, Birlasoft's journey to RISE migration turned into a publicly announced partnership with Google Cloud to help organizations accelerate their digital transformation strategies globally.

For Birlasoft itself, the partnership with Google Cloud is putting the firm on track to complete its ambitious migration to RISE with zero delays and a 99.7% service-level agreement from SAP on application availability.

"Through proactive partnership to onboard RISE with SAP on Google Cloud, we have a clear path to transforming our SAP services to global customers," says Brij Mishra "Implementation is only the beginning. With Google Cloud, we're excited to take our joint learnings to help global enterprises take digital transformation to a higher level."

"Through proactive partnership to onboard RISE with SAP on Google Cloud, we have a clear path to transforming our SAP services to global customers. Implementation is only the beginning. With Google Cloud, we're excited to take our joint learnings to help global enterprises take digital transformation to a higher level."

Brij Mishra, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Birlasoft

Building unique SAP solutions for customers through firsthand intelligence

By implementing RISE in partnership with Google Cloud, Birlasoft is gaining critical intelligence on how to optimize RISE for its extensive portfolio of SAP clients. This translates into a veritable treasure trove of credibility, insight and experience that enables Birlasoft to differentiate itself from competitors, delivering tailor-made RISE solutions.

"By showcasing our own ease of bringing enterprise intelligence to a new level on RISE, hand-in-hand with Google Cloud, we can build confidence for our customers that we'll deliver outstanding value in their own enterprise transformation," says Shashank Roy, Global Alliance Manager, Birlasoft.

In essence, says Brij Mishra, the deep experience of carrying out a complex RISE migration with Google Cloud provides Birlasoft an open-ended blueprint to deliver transformative SAP services to global clients in any sector.

"By executing this journey with Google Cloud, we can give our clients crucial intelligence," says Brij Mishra. "It enables us to answer questions like 'What are the do's and don'ts?' 'What are the exciting scenarios?' 'What is the appropriate timeline?' For customers, it inspires great confidence when they can look at us and say, 'These guys have done it themselves'."

Freeing up developers for creative tasks with a fully managed SAP platform

For Birlasoft, a key selling point of SAP on Google Cloud was the way it supports SAP applications with significantly reduced downtime. This is due to a live migration that allows configuration changes with zero interruptions, and continuous hardware maintenance without forced outage windows.

Equally importantly, partnering with Google Cloud relieves the Birlasoft team of mundane SAP configuration and cloud infrastructure provisioning, freeing up developers for their core mission of enterprise innovation.

"We gain one fully-managed, comprehensive RISE package with SAP on Google Cloud," says Brij Mishra. "All of the computing and network resources are from Google Cloud itself. That relieves us entirely of the burden of infrastructure provisioning, while giving us unlimited scale in a zero-latency environment."

"We gain one fully-managed, comprehensive RISE package with SAP on Google Cloud. All of the computing and network resources are from Google Cloud itself. That relieves us entirely of the burden of infrastructure provisioning, while giving us unlimited scale in a zero-latency environment."

Brij Mishra, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Birlasoft

Creating innovative custom solutions through SAP and Google flexibility

According to Brij Mishra, one of the key benefits of the migration to RISE with SAP on Google Cloud is platform agility that enables Birlasoft to add its own proprietary accelerators on top of the SAP platform. That means Birlasoft can showcase its own expertise in tailor-made accelerators for specific industries, with advanced analytics dashboards using SAP data.

"Our ability to serve individual client needs in specific sectors, from financial services to manufacturing, gains a brand new dimension with RISE and SAP on Google Cloud," says Brij Mishra. "It means we can add even more business value moving forward."

An open-ended partnership to invent the future of enterprise transformation

Birlasoft's RISE implementation journey with Google Cloud has opened new avenues for collaboration to bring value and innovation to global enterprises. As part of their partnership, for example, Birlasoft and Google Cloud will also launch a Google Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) with 200+ Google Cloud specialists. The CoE will focus on building services and solutions in the areas such as AI advanced analytics, specialty workloads like ERP on Google Cloud, and hybrid cloud strategies.

"Birlasoft is excited by the possibilities for collaboration and new solution building for customers that we're seeing by working with Google Cloud," says Brij Mishra. "This is thanks to a shared ethos of creative partnership that unlocks innovation at the frontier of business transformation-as-a-service."

"Our ability to serve individual client needs in specific sectors, from financial services to manufacturing, gains a brand new dimension with RISE and SAP on Google Cloud. It means we can add even more business value moving forward."

Brij Mishra, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Birlasoft

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About Birlasoft

Challenge The Norm
Birlasoft combines the power of domain, enterprise, and digital technologies to reimagine business processes for customers and their ecosystem. Its consultative and design thinking approach makes societies more productive by helping customers run businesses. As part of the multibillion dollar diversified The CK Birla Group, Birlasoft, with its 12,200+ professionals, is committed to continuing its 160-year heritage of building sustainable communities. For further information, visit www.birlasoft.com.

Industries: Technology
Location: India