Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Drive IT Landscape of the Future

Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Drive IT Landscape of the Future

Bentley Systems builds business case for competitive edge

Barry Carney, Senior Director of Global Business Services at Bentley Systems, shares how the global software provider is building a roadmap toward achieving a competitive edge. 

Bentley Systems runs a highly evolved, intertwined infrastructure. Essential for the company, says Barry Carney, Senior Director of Global Business Services, is keeping pace with innovations as they happen. To balance its complex SAP landscape with its ambition to develop an enterprise system of the future and provide first-rate service to architectural engineers around the world with its innovative software products, Bentley is building a business case for SAP S/4HANA. A cloud-first strategy is also driving Bentley forward, hosting its SAP footprint on Microsoft Azure. 

Carney’s team is responsible for the front- and back-office applications that support the business, including all the integrations and customer applications that Bentley employees use to run the business — from order-to-cash to reconciliation.  

Carney’s team on the architecture development and integration side glue all of Bentley’s systems and applications together, he says.  

“We’re structured to support our business, our customer and user facing operations and our internal colleague facing operations.” 

The team is taking a deliberate approach to its SAP S/4HANA roadmap to ensure its complex, integrated, highly customized system is well tuned to keep pace with change and positioned to seize market opportunities as they arise.  

During an exclusive interview with SAPinsider, Carney shared advice and early learnings. 

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