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German Enterprises Seek Vendor Help for Microsoft Products

ISG Provider Lens™ report sees customer demand for vendors that can help them run SAP on Azure and integrate Office 365

Company Release - 5/31/2019 11:18 AM ET

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Large enterprises and mid-sized businesses in Germany are looking for vendors to help them manage their Azure Cloud deployments, integrate Office 365 into their operations and run SAP tools on Azure, according to a new report from Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

The ISG Provider LensMicrosoft Ecosystem Report for Germany recommends that Microsoft-focused managed service providers serving that country continuously build and expand their Azure competencies to meet rising market demand. Providers should consider the Azure Expert MSP certification if they have not already done so, the report says.

German companies are increasingly moving their SAP workloads to the Azure cloud, the report adds. Customers are looking for options that make running SAP tools more stable and cloud-capable, it says.

"More and more SAP users now trust storing their core systems in the public cloud," said Andrea Spiegelhoff, partner, ISG DACH. "They are looking for Azure cloud providers to help them benefit from SAP innovations and try out new features."

In addition, many German companies are looking for vendors to help them move to a Workplace-as-a-Service (WaaS) model using Microsoft's Office 365, the report says. While many enterprises have implemented WaaS solutions for parts of their organization, others are seeking help with the integration of Office 365 into their businesses.

The ISG Provider LensMicrosoft Ecosystem Report for Germany evaluates the capabilities of 57 providers across five quadrants: Managed Service Provider for Azure; SAP on Azure; Office 365 Integration for the Midmarket; Office 365 Integration for Large Accounts, and SharePoint Integration.

The report names Accenture (Avanade), Arvato Systems, Atos and Devoteam|Alegri leaders in four quadrants, and Axians, CANCOM, Deutsche Telekom (TSI) and DXC Technology as leaders in three. All for One Steeb, Capgemini, Computacenter, GAB and Wipro are named leaders in two.

The ISG Provider LensMicrosoft Ecosystem Report for Germany is available to ISG Insights™ subscribers or for immediate, one-time purchase on this web page.

About ISG Provider Lens™ Research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG's global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG's enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe and Latin America, as well as in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., the Nordics, Brazil and Australia/New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.

The series is a complement to the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, which offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 70 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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