BMW Group Chooses RISE with SAP to Drive Business Transformation

SAP SE has announced that the BMW Group will expand its strategic partnership with SAP to accelerate its digital transformation.

On January 25, 2023, this was sealed by both companies. By using the RISE solution with SAP, the BMW Group will transform its entire SAP software landscape. The company will merge its cloud strategy with existing SAP S/4HANA systems, enabling shared innovation for key business areas including finance, parts sourcing, warehousing, supply chain and production. This will help the BMW Group digitize itself faster, more complete and more efficiently in the future.

Developing long-term strategic partnerships

The BMW Group and SAP look back on their long-term strategic partnership. As part of RISE with SAP, the BMW Group will have access to the cloud platform for end-to-end business processes.

“This strategic decision will help us to drive our digitalization leadership even faster forward. We are increasing the flexibility of our infrastructure and creating maximum global scalability. And most importantly, it allows us to bring business innovations to our customers and users much faster than before. That’s why I’m very much looking forward to the next steps on this joint journey with SAP.”
Alexander Buresch, CIO and Senior Vice President, BMW Group IT.
“Our two companies are closely connected through 30 years of trusting cooperation. By expanding our partnership, we are taking a decisive step toward a digital future. This shows how SAP S/4HANA Cloud and our broad portfolio of solutions create the foundation for companies to drive innovation and ensure our customers’ long-term success in a competitive world.”
Thomas Saueressig, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE responsible for SAP Product Engineering.

Together shaping the future of the automotive industry

RISE with SAP combines the applications, platforms, tools, and services needed to drive business transformation into a single contract. It will enable the BMW Group to combine the latest SAP technologies and cloud solutions to drive business innovation. The BMW Group and SAP will move from a traditional licensing model to an operating model that includes infrastructure, cloud applications, and operations. As part of this expanded partnership, the BMW Group and SAP will jointly shape the future of business process innovation in the automotive industry.