In today’s interconnected world, media companies have had to become digital end-to-end, literally in order to survive. This means that to stay competitive, they look for the benefits of large-scale business-management solutions that won’t require large-scale effort. The good news is SAP has a full suite of business solutions to help them run like never before.
With cloud solutions by SAP; media companies no longer have to invest in expensive IT infrastructure to support core back-office applications. SAP’s OnDemand solutions have been designed specifically for growing companies as software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, hosted in the cloud and managed, monitored, and maintained by SAP experts in world-class data centers so that you can focus on running your business – not on running IT.
For example, SAP Business ByDesign provides an entire suite of solutions to support Financials, Human Resources, Sales, Procurement, Customer Service and Supply Chain functions in your company. It’s designed to put the tools at your fingertips so you can concentrate on maximizing revenues. Business ByDesign helps reduce your operational costs to offset the smaller margins seen from digital products.
Social Customer Engagement OnDemand is another great tool to help you be more competitive. You can monitor customer sentiment from every Facebook, Twitter or in fact any published press statement about your company, brand or product. It also enables you to define the topics you want to search for and monitor social networks for negative comments. You can even configure automated responses, or manage alerts so they get directed to specific individuals in your company who can take decisive action to limit any negative damage to your brand.
SAP also has a powerful collaboration tool called Streamwork, where you can invite colleagues, customers and/or business partners to participate into private conversations about a project or topic. Any updates in the form of messages or attachments will instantly be shared with the team, kind of like the news feed in LinkedIn or Facebook. SAP also has tools for the iPad, where you can brainstorm with colleagues to spark off and refine new creative ideas, or even start a video conference to help get your ideas across in real time.
As the world’s leading Cloud solutions company, SAP offers an entire suite of OnDemand products for a low monthly cost per user. Here are a few examples of SAP’s cloud solutions with links to SAP’s website for more detailed information:
1. Business ByDesign (Financials, HR, Sales, Procurement, Customer Service and Supply Chain)
2. SuccessFactors BizX Suite (Human Capital Management/HCM)
3. Sales OnDemand (Customer Relationship Management/CRM)
4. Travel OnDemand (Travel Expense Management)
5. Social Customer Engagement OnDemand (Sentiment, Listening & Response Tools)
6. BusinessObjects BI OnDemand (Analytics and Data Visualization)
7. Sourcing OnDemand (Procurement and Contract Management)