Today we live in a world where everything is connected. From the products we buy, to the equipment and assets we use, to the cars we drive, the places we work and the homes where we live. Customers and consumers have continual access to real time information about the products they buy and the companies they buy from at their fingertips. Smart Technologies are set to become mainstream. World is moving fast towards artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Blockchain.
But these statements are just facts or technical opportunities. For a solution provider and a cloud company that SAP is positioning itself we need to make sure that we do not only provide a platform for emerging technologies but also make sure that these technologies all work seamlessly together to solve a business problem.
SAP’s focus is always to bring together the most advanced technologies in the world to solve business problems. At the same to make sure that these technologies should be seamlessly integrated with existing business applications. Hence in 2018, SAP has brought these technologies together with SAP’s framework for the Intelligent Enterprise.
What is Intelligent Enterprise?
The Intelligent Enterprise is a big concept. It means that you can take AI, machine learning, IoT, all these amazing technologies, and create unbelievable productivity in the enterprise. It frees us up to do so much more. Employees can spend much more time on high value-add activities, like focusing on their customers, rather routine tasks.
Intelligent enterprises elevate employees to focus on higher-value tasks. At the same time, Intelligent enterprise targets to reduce Repetitive tasks and focus more on automation.
Intelligent Enterprise is not just about technology – but also how these technologies work seamlessly together to solve a business problem. And that’s exactly SAP Intelligent Enterprise does.
Below video explains the same.
How will SAP deliver the Intelligent Enterprise?
SAP Intelligent Enterprise consists of 3 key components:
- Intelligent Suite
- Digital Platform
- Intelligent Technologies
SAP Intelligent Enterprise showcases a complete portfolio including an Intelligent Suite of applications, a Digital Platform with SAP Cloud Platform and the SAP HANA Data Management Suite, and Intelligent Technologies with SAP Leonardo.
SAP’s Intelligent Suite – a BOLD_fully integrated suite_BOLD can help you manage customers, supply chains, networks, employees, and core processes. They are easily extensible – and offer a consistent and intuitive user experience.
Intelligent Suite consists of following components:
Integrated customer relationship management (CRM) cloud software can help you engage with customers at every touchpoint, in intelligent ways – and build trust and lifetime loyalty.
Simplify and integrate your human capital management (HCM). SAP’s HCM software can work together or standalone to help you find the right talent, develop future leaders, and inspire employees with a digital HR experience.
With an intelligent ERP system, reach new levels of productivity, efficiency, and insight while maximizing resources and operational agility.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Run a highly responsive digital supply chain for advanced, customer-centric manufacturing. Leverage predictive processes, smart automation, and have total visibility across your network.
Network & Spend Management
Simplify travel, expense, and invoice management. Manage and engage the external workforce – for greater visibility, employee empowerment, cost control, and risk reduction.
As part of Intelligent enterprise, SAP provides a powerful digital platform to manage data from any source, in any format with high speed.
This digital platform consists of SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA Data Management Suite.
The most important part of intelligent enterprise is intelligent technologies. Digital transformation requires not only the power new technologies but also a seamless integration between them. and thats where SAP Leonardo comes into the picture. SAP Leonardo is an umbrella brand for SAP’s collection of software and services in new emerging technologies. It covers the platforms and services for IoT, Blockchain, ML, Big Data, Analytics etc.
SAP Leonardo is not just about technology – it’s about how all these technologies seamlessly work together to solve a business problem.
SAP’s strategy on Intelligent Enterprise
SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy can be briefly described as below
- Unifies the suite and brings together all the LoB offerings on a standard platform using the
SAP Cloud Platform and next generation data management, with the purpose of providing a
seamless user experience, from end-to-end, in a unified modular suite consisting of our Digital
Core and the LoB offerings.
- Builds on the digital transformation already taking place (based on cloud, mobile, and big
data) and utilizes intelligent technologies, such as AI/ML, IoT, and analytics, to enable
customers to better access this “intelligence” in their daily business.
Customers can expect more productivity out of their enterprise and from their employees, and to be
enabled to deliver a next-generation customer experience.
Customer Success Stories
Have a look into the customer success stories of SAP Intelligent Enterprise with SAP Leonardo – https://www.sap.com/products/leonardo.html#pdf-asset=3ce08515-d07c-0010-82c7-eda71af511fa&page=1