How SAP is Accelerating Deutsche Telekom’s Cloud Journey

Europe’s largest telecommunications provider Deutsche Telekom is using RISE with SAP to accelerate its journey to the cloud

One of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom has more than 252 million mobile customers, 25 million fixed-network lines and 22 million broadband lines.

With a presence in more than 50 countries, and listed as the most valuable brand in Europe, the company provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers.

Today, Deutsche Telekom is developing from a classic telephone company into a service company of a completely new type: the software company that sells telecommunications services, with a mission to become the leading digital telco.

To help it achieve this goal, SAP has announced that Deutsche Telekom has chosen the RISE with SAP solution to accelerate its journey to the cloud. 

Deutsche Telekom is the first enterprise to implement RISE with SAP through SAP’s recently expanded partnership with T-Systems as a premium supplier of RISE with SAP, marking a significant milestone in the relationship between SAP and Deutsche Telekom.

SAP helping Deutsche Telekom achieve its mission to become the world’s leading digital telco

Aligned with the company’s vision to be the leading digital telecommunications provider in the world, Deutsche Telekom – Europe’s largest telecommunications provider – has chosen RISE with SAP to transform a major part of its ERP landscape to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. 

Launched in January 2021, RISE with SAP helps companies seize the advantages of cloud computing in their mission-critical, core systems.

As a premium supplier of RISE with SAP, T-Systems will migrate, consolidate and manage more than 300 systems into the public and private cloud using T-Systems’ Future Cloud Infrastructure (FCI) and select hyperscalers. This is designed to enable customers to meet all German and European data protection requirements, as well as to benefit from tailored migration and orchestration of complex landscapes. 

“SAP is a trusted and important partner for Deutsche Telekom in both reliably running core business processes and accelerating innovation in the cloud,” says Peter Leukert, Chief Information Officer of Deutsche Telekom. “Through RISE with SAP, we can drive business transformation and take our partnership to new heights. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Deutsche Telekom will be able to drive efficiency across key business functions such as logistics, procurement and finance.” 

“Deutsche Telekom’s decision to select RISE with SAP to migrate and streamline more than 300 of their systems to the cloud marks an important milestone in their business transformation and continues a long history of our two companies innovating together for our customers,” said Scott Russell, member of the executive board of SAP SE, customer success. “This investment by Deutsche Telekom will give them new capabilities, drive greater efficiencies, and allow them to access key insights from across their enterprise so they can adjust to changing market conditions and seize new opportunities faster than they could before. We look forward to supporting Deutsche Telekom in this exciting new era of their cloud transformation.”

As a premium supplier of RISE with SAP, T-Systems offers “Thrive with T-Systems,” a collection of end-to-end transformation services that include consulting, migration, implementation and operation of RISE with SAP and support for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition.


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