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SAP Leonardo – Concept

4th wave of industrial revolution. IoT

Bob Caswell, Senior Product Manager, IoT Smart Connected Business

Internet VS IoT

Internet = product of people, by people, for people, is about people

IoT = Physical world(with ability to sense & interact) seamlessly interact with digital world(using internet). By things, for all(people & things).

IoT already exist since early as 1974 but why its booming now? Due this 3 factors are more feasible compare to yesteryear. Because IoT sensors are increasingly available, affordable and easily scalable even plug & play. And internet connections are reaching out to all corners of the world in rapid speed.

In short IoT changes a standalone machine to a “Connected Good”. Which not only can do its pre-programed task but also gather information for various purpose from basic maintenance of the machine to holistic planning & solution in a given area or industry.

By 2030, 50 Billion devices are expected to be a connected goods. Here comes the SAP to tap into IoT market & give competitive advantage to its existing & new customers by providing a platform to facilitate companies with connected goods to go digital by intelligently connecting people, things and business. WITH SAP LEONARDO.


Where SAP Leonardo stands in SAPs overall strategy?

Right in the middle. As how S/4 HANA is being introduce across many portfolio of SAP, the same thing expected for SAP Leonardo.

Source OpenSAP

SAP Leonardo Components


Note : All the other components are already available for SAP customer expect “Leonardo Bridge”. In development stage.

SAP Leonardo Bridge sample from SAP Lab. Pipeline Management, cockpit view.

There is 2 key element of SAP Leonardo : Design Thinking & Prototyping. And SAP even have tool for it, that will be  topic for my next blog : SAP Leonardo – Design Thinking & Prototyping with SAP BUILD. Stay Tune.

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      Former Member


      Very nice intro, but i have some questions:

      1 - How SAP Leonardo can be related to SAP Securiy.

      2 - How S/4 HANA can be integrated with SAP Leonardo and how the security concept can be built on the same.

      3 - Could you share some more internet links where we can get more information.




      Author's profile photo sasitharan ravindar
      sasitharan ravindar
      Blog Post Author

      Point 1 & 2. SAP Leonardo cockpit still in SAP lab. once it is officially released, will explore further on security & S/4 HANA compatibility and will share the findings.


      Point 3 : Learning path. Some are paid, and some are free from openSAP.




      Author's profile photo Nilesh Pawar
      Nilesh Pawar

      Thanks for the detailed evaluation.


      However I would like to know that Is it a good option to learn SAP Leonardo technology for an ABAPer to get a good career move?

      If Yes then in which area should ABAPer will be considered Design thinking, Prototyping or Appa development?

      Please guide me.

      Thanks in advance

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sasitharan Ravindar,

      Can you please help us know where we can learning sap Leonardo, SAP Leonardo end to end implementation and integration, books or any sap site etc .Also how to work on it, for example create a model using a data set for ML etc. Basis I am from SAP Admin background, I have started working on ML (Data science) and also pursuing my PG in DATA SCIENCE. So I have good knowledge of sap products and ML (Data science) both. I am not getting much information on SAP Leonardo from the net, so asking you help to learn it. Please help.