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How SAP helps a „hidden“ industry to improve their business by mobilizing processes

Mobile applications – a phrase that is meanwhile on everyone’s lips. And yet, first that comes to mind are consumer apps. Some of us might have thought about enterprise mobile apps, but here again we rather focus on typical processes of the enterprise asset management, mobile sales and consumer integration. What is common to all is the question “Will this app help people get whatever task they’re doing done quicker?”

Keeping this in mind, have you ever thought about who is picking up your waste in an efficient way? I’m sure you haven’t. There are usually two reasons.

For one, humans prefer to imagine nice things.

Second, the costs for your waste related services are usually so low that you don’t really take notice.

Just few people (in the SAP organization) know that SAP software helps to make sure that at least the latter statement stays true. By using the related SAP products and SAP technology platform utilities companies are able to streamline their processes and provide their services very efficiently, which not only keeps down their operating costs but reduces our overall impact on the environment. By end of this year SAP Waste and Recycling customers will have rolled out > 500 mobile units.

During the last 2 years another 3000 mobile units carrying the SAP software were deployed in utilities companies around the world. See also the following user story to learn how SITA, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, has benefited from the software and is now able to get their services done quicker and more efficiently.

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