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Subsea 7 Collaborates with Accenture and Avanade for Public Cloud Transformation of SAP Enterprise Resource System

Project includes implementation of SAP Suite for HANA® for Microsoft Azure.

NEW YORK; June 12, 2017

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Avanade are collaborating with Subsea 7, a world-leading seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry, to migrate its SAP enterprise resource planning systems to a Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

Subsea 7 looked to leverage greater efficiencies and cost savings from its SAP system. The new solution is being implemented by Accenture and Avanade and features SAP Suite for HANA on Microsoft Azure to take advantage of the latest technologies that deliver greater efficiencies.

Avanade is teaming up with Microsoft to design and implement the infrastructure in the cloud environment including all virtual machines, monitoring and security. Accenture will manage the SAP migration, as well as provide infrastructure support and application management services.

As a result of the project, Subsea 7 expects to realize a number of business benefits, such as:

  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Increased agility through flexible, fast provisioning to manage workload changes
  • Ability to handle large HANA instances
  • Built-in regulatory compliance and security services

“Under the challenging market conditions it is key that Subsea 7 provisions a SAP landscape capable of flexing to our needs whilst driving greater efficiencies within the business,” said Euan Davidson, SAP and Business Solutions Director, Subsea 7. “Implementing SAP Suite for HANA on Microsoft Azure will help us realize a range of benefits through improved user interfaces, increased mobility, greater speed and better integration to other strategic platforms, making for informed business decisions, all on a platform that is easy to scale and customize.”

“The future belongs to those who manage and operate their businesses in a Cloud First approach that ties together strategy and implementation with a long term digital roadmap,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology & innovation officer and chairman of the Avanade board. “Subsea 7 will benefit from Accenture’s broad industry experience and strong relationships with Microsoft and SAP to swiftly and safely migrate to the cloud. Ultimately, Subsea 7 can unlock new business value as they continue along their journey to the cloud.”

“Avanade is excited to bring our Microsoft expertise to Subsea 7 to help them unleash new levels of agility not possible with on-site systems,” said Adam Warby, CEO of Avanade.

Accenture and Avanade were chosen based on their global delivery capabilities, cloud services leadership and the right vision to support Subsea 7’s SAP journey to the cloud. The platform will be managed by the Accenture Cloud Platform and transfer all SAP applications and associated data to support Subsea 7’s global operations.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

About Subsea 7

Subsea 7 S.A. is a leading global contractor in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry. We provide technical solutions to enable the delivery of complex projects in all water depths and challenging environments.

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Subsea7 SAP on Azure

Accenture and Avanade are collaborating with Subsea 7, a world-leading seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry, to migrate its SAP enterprise resource planning systems to a Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

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Jennifer Grimes Douglas
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Jennifer.c.grimes@avanade.com

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