The new SAP MaxAttention engagement model service that is generating the most interest nowadays is Co-/Design, which is enabling customers to improve their innovation capabilities.
Many customers have customized their landscapes, extended it over the years, and added extensions to meet business requirements. However, the speed of decision making and the need for new constant innovation have increased drastically. The business needs to be closer to standards than ever to add changes and new capabilities faster and lower the cost of maintaining a diverse software landscape.
Co-/Design services, within the SAP MaxAttention portfolio, provide tools and standardized services, including the SAP Transformation Navigator tool and SAP Model Company services, to help speed up our customers’ transformation into intelligent enterprises. We demonstrate how end-to-end processes can be implemented and enable our customers to focus on a fit-to-standard approach by creating a hands-on experience of the optimal use and best practice-value of SAP products and business innovations.
Three years since its initial launch, SAP Model Company continues to evolve. For example, the services for specific industries and lines of business can now be combined, and best-practice baselines for all languages are now included. Plus, with the new custom edition of SAP Model Company, SAP addresses the wish of many customers to assemble their configured version of several model-company offerings with an assemble-to-order approach.
The new SAP Model Company helps address functional concerns immediately and works with the customer to come up with a prioritized, value-driven road map. Additionally, SAP teams up with several global partners to co-build and co-offer model-company content to give customers the technology and business know-how they need.
Intelligent technologies, such as predictive analytics, machine learning, and blockchain, are also embedded in our tools and accelerators and can be discussed starting on day one of the engagement. We can even enter a co-innovation scenario with the customer by bringing in solutions from the SAP Innovative Business Solutions organization. This approach handles both sides of the innovation equation to deliver our customers’ unique digital vision and extend it into other areas of their business.
Companies that choose to focus on Co-/Design aspire to design the core solution according to industry best and next practices enabled by SAP Model Company. And doing so prepares our customers for innovation practices based on a standard foundation and through SAP standard solutions.
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Stephan Klein, Global Head of SAP Model Company, SAP