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SAP and design? Not long ago, few people would have thought to associate the two. That, however, is changing fast.

This year to date, the company has received 18 design award recognitions from some of the most prestigious organizations in the world, including five Red Dot awards and two recognitions from Fast Company’s Innovation by Design. And these awards are not easy to win: for example, only .8 percent of Red Dot submissions for the Communication Design category were selected as winners. SAP, however, has three different winning projects in that category. Scroll down to learn more about the winning designs.

For SAP, the recognitions represent a pivotal moment that has been years in the making. “With these awards, we significantly contribute to changing the perception about SAP UX and Design,” said Sam Yen, the company’s Chief Design Officer.

As SAP climbs atop the world of design, the timing couldn’t be better. The role of design is moving upstream, and at the same time, enterprise technology is seeing renewed interest for its potential as a powerful, globe-shaping force. Considering all of this, and with the company’s impressive reach around the world, it seems design at SAP will be exciting for some time to come.

Learn more about some of the winning designs below:

BUILD

Fast Company’s Innovation by Design

BUILD is a comprehensive set of cloud-based design tools that enables anyone to create delightful SAP apps. Develop prototypes collaboratively with your project team, engage end-users for feedback, or jumpstart your designs with one of many prototype examples from the gallery – all while learning the design process. Learn more: https://www.build.me/splashapp/

Citizen-Centric State Government Portal

Red Dot, International Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

The US State Government Portal improves access to public information, increases transparency, and fosters citizen trust by serving as a one-stop-shop helping citizens find relevant information through an intuitive and elegant user experience. Learn more: http://sapdcc.wixsite.com/state-portal

SAP Consumer Insight 365

Red Dot

Consumer Insight 365 is cloud-based analytic platform powered by SAP HANA. By gathering millions of anonymous data points every day from mobile operators and organizing the information in a meaningful way, marketing professionals can now efficiently discover rich consumer insights and make well-informed business decisions. Learn more: http://designcoinnovation.wixsite.com/ci-365

Fiori Embedded Analytics

Red Dot

SAP Fiori Embedded Analytics is been designed to make real-time business insights available to users in all domains and roles during their everyday work. It builds on the strengths of the ground-breaking SAP HANA in-memory technology, allowing enterprises to see and influence their business as it happens.

Improving Cervical Cancer Screening

Design Management Institute Award

A solution that significantly accelerates and simplifies the cervical cancer screening process in fragile infrastructures. By significantly reducing the paper trail, valid test results are available faster. The solution also includes remote monitoring that can be done in real time. Learn more: https://experience.sap.com/designservices/work/saving-lives-through-cancer-screening

SAP Perfect Meeting with Customers

Red Dot

SAP Perfect Meeting with Customers is an application for Apple Watch that helps sales reps prepare for, manage, and follow up with customer meetings. Now it’s easier than ever to anticipate customers’ business needs in a timely manner. Learn more: http://jayjeong-sap.wix.com/perfect-meeting

Scenes

Core77

Scenes is a tool to quickly, collaboratively and iteratively create stories about products and services. It empowers business leaders and professionals of all industries to shape their ideas and scenarios in the form of fun illustrative storyboards without the need of refined drawing skills. Learn more: https://experience.sap.com/designservices/scenes

SAP Tennis Analytics for Coaches

Red Dot, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design, Core77, IxDA Interaction Award, Webby Award

SAP Tennis Analytics for Coaches is a tablet app powered by SAP HANA that gathers real-time data from ten on-court cameras and the score of the match, translating them into strategic insights that can be shared quickly and clearly. Learn more: http://timthianthai.wixsite.com/saptennisanalytics

For inquiries about any of the award winning projects or SAP UX and Design, please email:tyler.nickerson@sap.com

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