STC and SAP announced a strategic partnership agreement at GITEX to cooperate on the provision of cloud-based subscription model enterprise software solutions to organizations of all sizes in the public and private sector in the Kingdom. As per the agreement and arrangements between STC and SAP, most SAP solutions and workloads are now supported on the STC Cloud, allowing new and existing customers to rollout or expand current SAP based solutions without the need for CAPEX based investments in hardware or software. For public sector customers, adopting the STC cloud for future SAP system expansions represents significant savings in information communication technology (ICT) expenses. For private sector customers, small and medium sized enterprises can now scale up their business quickly through digitization based on SAP solutions running on the STC cloud. “Saudi organizations need smooth running digitized services to scale and remain competitive and contribute effectively to meeting the objectives of the National Transformational Program 2020, key to achieving on Vision 2030. Applying SAP based solutions structured on STC’s cloud gives decision makers at public and private sector organizations real-time insights for faster and higher impact decisions needed to scale up quickly,” said Sultan Bin Saeed, CEO of STC Solutions, the national operator’s system integration focused arm. The solutions will run on the SAP HANA in-memory platform via secure private clouds running on STC’s data centers in the Kingdom. SAP is seeing strong interest for the S/4HANA real-time business suite, the Digital Boardroom, Business Intelligence, and Customer Relationship Management. “With STC’s world-class network infrastructure and a cloud-based subscription model, Saudi organizations of all sizes and industries can easily adopt the solutions that will drive Saudi Vision 2030’s digital transformation goals,” said Ahmed Al-Faifi, Managing Director, SAP Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Bahrain. STC Solutions is a subsidiary of the national operator by the same name, focused on developing and managing state of the art information communication technology (ICT) services, as well as providing solutions in the same field. STC Solution provides system integration, network consulting and integration, and network and desktop outsourcing. Furthermore, the company provides solutions based on cloud computing, data centers, business continuity, and online services.