Only one month into 2015 and I’m reminded of the movie Back to
the Future. This movie franchise was the big budget summer blockbuster of its
day, back before action trilogies became status quo. And Part II has the main
character traveling forward in time 30 years from 1985 to… 2015!
Now that we’re actually in the year 2015, it’s a lot of fun revisiting the 1980’s
movie version of this year. Of course, as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20.
It can be easy to look back and have a good laugh at how off a movie version
of the future can be. And coincidentally, while writing this blog, I’m on my way
to SAP Innovation Days: an SAP event to discuss the latest innovations
in technology and business.
But back to the inevitability of a movie (or almost anyone) getting so much wrong
when trying to predict the future 30 years from now…
Unlike Back to the Future’s version of 2015, we don’t have flying cars,
hoverboards, or self-tying shoes as part of life today. And what really stood
out to me while revisiting the movie is just how easy it is to completely miss
the biggest innovations impacting our daily lives until they are already here:
the Internet, Mobile, Cloud, In-memory database, Internet of Things etc.
Luckily (or rather, very purposefully), we here at SAP are constantly striving
to bring you the future… now. Every customer I meet wants to take advantage of
the latest innovations available but usually there are concerns how to adopt
innovation in a predictable manner with minimal disruption. My team at SAP
strives to solve this problem by giving you best practices and rapid-deployment
solutions for predictably deploying the technologies involved with these very
same “future-now” topics listed above.
So let 2015 be the year that is the future now, and remember that we are here
to help you along the way of implementing that future in a way that reduces complexity
and minimizes risk. Check out SAP’s vast portfolio of rapid-deployment solutions and
take a look below for a more specific list of select “future-now” topics covered.
SAP HANA Big Data Intelligence rapid-deployment solution
SAP HANA Customer Engagement Intelligence rapid-deployment solution
SAP Best Practices for SuccessFactors Employee Central
SAP Best Practices for SuccessFactors Recruiting in SAP ERP HCM
Ariba Network Integration for SAP Business Suite rapid-deployment solution
SAP Fiori Apps rapid-deployment solution
SAP Mobile Secure rapid-deployment solution
SAP Mobile Platform rapid-deployment solution