SAP (NASDAQ: SAP) has announced a rapid-deployment solution to enable its customers to quickly adopt SAP cloud solutions in a phased manner rather than a rip-and-replace approach. The company designed its SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors rapid-deployment solution to assist its customers with keeping track of their implementation on track, on time, and on budget.

The approach, comprised of integration tools based on standard APIs and pre-packaged integration content, is designed to lower cost, increase speed and enhance simplicity for customers running hybrid deployment scenarios, according to the company. SAP combined extended pre-configuration and consulting services with prepackaged integration between the 6.0 version of the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution and SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite for its deployment of SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors solutions. SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) delivers implementation of bi-directional pay-for-performance process integration between SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors Compensation, and full and incremental SAP employee and organizational management data upload to SuccessFactors BizX, the company said.

SAP Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rapid Deployment Solutions Steven Birdsall noted that the solution is designed to simplfy the process. "SAP strips the traditional complexity attached to a hybrid cloud deployment," Birdsall said. "With this approach we are creating an express lane between the on-premise and cloud worlds for our customers, helping them enhance and extend existing on-premise investments quickly to the cloud, while enriching SAP cloud solutions with content and data from SAP Business Suite."

This is the fourth SAP Rapid Deployment solution supporting hybrid deployments. SAP has more than 150 rapid-deployment solutions across line-of-business, industries, mobile, analytics, database, and cloud segments. To become a SAP partner, visit the company's website for more information.