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Business transformation can appear in many forms. It can be an organizational change, IT-enabled compliance to new regulations and reforms, new processes and programs, or additional education. It can be a thorough or dramatic change in the technologies you use to reach important business goals. Or it can even be a small tweak that brings incredible value to customers.

But at the end of the day, the result is always the same – a company that is running better, stronger, and faster than before and offers its customers products and services that keep them coming back for more.

What are your company’s aspirations?

To get you inspired, here’s a snapshot of three organizations that aspired, perspired, and transpired to be the best they can be.

Kraft Foods transforms export business with design thinking

Kraft, a U.S.-based grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate, needed to reinvigorate its export business by modernizing its engagement with distributors outside of the U.S.

The company chose SAP Services to develop a custom mobile solution that supports its pricing and order entry application. This IT-enabled transformation helped Kraft’s export business move beyond manual, spreadsheet-based systems.

Through a design-thinking approach, executives and stakeholders were able to identify improvements to existing processes and document the “ideal” solution. Then the real work began – turning all of that information into a custom mobile application by using agile development methods.  As a result, Kraft delivered a mobile application that was widely adopted and accepted as part of standard export operations.

NBA scores big with fans, thanks to real-time stats

Overwhelmed by the fast pace of the game, basketball fans are always thirsting for more: more statistics, more video replays, more analysis, and more information. To drive greater fan engagement among its 380+ million fans, the NBA wanted to maximize the use of 65+ years of statistical data.

The organization teamed up with SAP Services to deliver a smooth, speedy rollout of a Web site that fans can use to compile all stats and videos of their favorite team and players and cross-reference that information against opposing players and teams. And with this kind of fun number-crunching, the NBA is seeing that their fans are hooked as the number of visitors to the site continues to grow each season.

Bonfiglioli powers up a new era of IT innovation

Bonfiglioli, a leading company in the global power transmission market, knew that it needed to link IT decisions with business strategy to keep up with customer demand for products that incorporate the latest technology innovations.

The value partnership service from SAP Services gave Bonfiglioli the guidance it needed to maximize IT investments. For example, the company is able to build a road map that helps ensure that the IT organization has the support and training it needs to drive sustainable innovation. In addition, best practices were implemented to better control costs, scope, and expected timelines.

After laying down the foundation for transformative IT innovation, Bonfiglioli’s IT employees are better able to deliver more projects that deliver value to the overall business and its customers on time and on budget – even as business requirements and customer demands change.

Feeling inspired?

Take a look at other business transformation stories of companies from a variety of industries and regions throughout the world.

If you are now ready for your own transformation, learn more about SAP Services.

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