Will teaming up with UiPath help SAP meet 2025 ECC maintenance objectives?

SAP and UiPath team up on bringing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to accelerate digital transformation for businesses and ease their migration to SAP S/4HANA®. Those solutions automate the regression testing process that normally takes months of work, and demands highly skilled labor. Such partnership has very obvious benefits for UiPath, but there is probably more to it for SAP, than what it might look from the first glance.

UiPath is a provider of RPA technology, which enables companies to automate repetitive tasks. UiPath has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for various organizations all over the world, and improved productivity and employee job satisfaction. UiPath attracted $568 million in new funding in its fourth investment round, and is currently evaluated at $7 billion.

UiPath showcased its RPA solutions in light of SAP partnership in May at the SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference.

“We see customers able to drive stronger ROI for their SAP investments with our RPA platform by simplifying the connection between SAP and non-SAP applications easily and with fast time to value; our software robots are able to move across applications seamlessly,” said Peter Villeroy, Global SAP Practice Director at UiPath.

Our Take

SAP has a big hole to dig out of with transitioning clients from ECC to S4/HANA. With just 5 years left to go before the announced SAP ECC support freeze, SAP has roughly only 20% of its customer base switched to S/4HANA. Such situation leaves a lot of room for speculations as to how real the December 31st 2025 date is. Easing transition of their ECC clients with RPA or any other means would make this target more attainable, and we should expect more of those types of partnerships in the nearest future.

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