EY and SAP have formed an alliance to help clients address the challenges of digital transformation.

Frank O’Dea, chief innovation officer at EY Ireland, said this was “one of the biggest alliances that EY has in the world” at a recent launch event.

This particular event included talks on how digital transformation applies in finance and HR, particularly concerning the application of new technologies such as AI and machine learning.

Because of these technologies, data is typically a critical element of digital transformation in modern workplaces. O’Dea pointed out that, for many EY clients, SAP is “the main repository for their business data”. Yet while they may have the data, they still need to know where to start, and that’s where the assistance of this pairing comes into play.


Words by Elaine Burke