Partners unleash the power of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud in APJ
The sheer volume, variety and velocity of data generated by business applications, e-commerce channels, marketing systems, IoT-connected devices is staggering and overwhelming to manage and derive insights from available data. Businesses are in the pursuit of bringing back this data to the Business and leverage its insight to enter markets, introduce new business models, and sustain competitive advantage. The SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution helps companies to unleash the power of data and analytics to achieve faster and better business outcomes. SAP enables faster time to action with a unified data and analytics solution and prebuilt business content.
In addition to SAP’s prebuilt business content, we closely work with our ecosystem and encourage them to extend, enhance and build new analytics solution and prebuilt business content leveraging the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution and combining it with SAP BW Bridge to help protect, and retain customers existing on-premise data warehouse investments. This ambition was realised through Hack2Build, a partner innovation initiative from SAP. We encouraged partners with their understanding and knowledge to build innovative data models, semantic views of application data, and to enhance transformation and integration logic for SAP and third-party data sources to help accelerate implementation and integration especially for Sustainability and Industry scenarios.
Hack2Build, ‘Beyond a Hackathon’ is an initiative which brings together the creativity and speed of prototyping by the partners in just 7 days. Partners validate their ideas with SAP during the ‘Hackathon phase’ and are encouraged to move from prototyping to the ‘build phase’, to develop their market-ready solution.
The SAP Data and Analytics Hack2Build was held during November 22nd till 29th 2022 in Asia Pacific and Japan. This Hack2Build followed a series of knowledge sessions in the SAP Data & Analytics Accelerator program for partners in APJ (sessions one and two enabled partners and equipped them with the skills and knowledge required to participate in this Hack2Build). After an intense week of ideation and prototyping, 8 partners emerged with strong business cases and working prototypes of their SAP Data and Analytics skills, setting the stage for a lively discussion with our panel of judges during the demo-jam.
In this blog, we highlight the winning solutions built on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Incidentally, all three winning partners depicted sustainability use-cases as part of their solution innovation. The partners leveraged multiple capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BW Bridge.
Winner: Bluetree , Australia
Bluetree created Sustainable Travel Reporting & Budgeting solution, which disseminates and monitors overall the carbon emission targets at the corporate level to a Cost Centre level. The solution leverages SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud as well as SAP BW/4HANA and extends and enhances the business content of the SAP Sustainability Control Tower (SCT) dashboard by integrating with SAP Concur, SAP S/4HANA and other sources of data on carbon emissions to provide a single source of truth. Bluetree’s solution would enable organisations to analyse and budget their travel related carbon emission reduction more efficiently to provide managers visibility to act on carbon emission reduction for their cost centre. Bluetree expects to make a difference to change behaviours when it comes to sustainable corporate travel.
1st Runner-up: LTIMindtree, India
LTIMindtree worked on a Sustainability Framework to Integrate, Analyze, Plan Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) for Services industry.This solution addresses Lack of Analysis & Planning Framework for Sustainability in Service Industry, Missing Centralized Repository and Historical Data Reference for Sustainability Metrics by providing a Framework leveraging SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud to collate sustainability data, to forecast and plan and to report ESG KPIs. The solution is focused on Non-Products for Services Sector, which includes Technology, BFSI, Airports/Airlines, Retail & Wholesale Distribution industries, who have facilities and operations across the Globe.
2nd Runner-up: Infosys, India
The Dealer Performance Dashboard Solution by Infosys provides a unified platform for 360° view of Sales process and analyse Sales performance catering to OEM for Auto Manufacturing Industry. The solution offers dashboard to analyse sales performance as well as look at the feedback of the Dealers received on feedback/complaints portal which in turn will help to define priorities in fulfilling urgent orders. It leverages AI/ML capabilities to implement predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve the overall Sales Performance, achieve the Sustainability goals by tracking and applying measures to reduce the CO2 footprints and packaging waste generated in the overall sales cycle. Infosys used several SAP Business Technology Platform capabilities for Data Provisioning and Integration (SAP HANA Service, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC), Data Modelling and Processing, Data Visualization and Analytics (SAP Analytics Cloud).
Listen to our winning partners and Judges who share their thoughts on the Hack2Build SAP Data and Analytics initiative.
We’d like to thank the judges who spent considerable time evaluating the Partner solutions and selecting the final winners of this Hack2Build initiative.
- Peter Moore – Regional Vice President, Business Technology Platform, APJ
- Christoph Guettinger, Regional Vice President, Head of Centre of Excellence, APJ
- Deepak Mukhija, Regional Vice President, Head of SAP Partner Solution Adoption, APJ
- Manjunath Gopadi, Quality Manager, SAP HANA & Analytics Engineering Services, SAP Labs India
Special thanks to Kris GS from Centre of Excellence, APJ Data and Analytics, SAP Business Technology Platform unit for orchestrating and providing technical support to our partners.This initiative was supported by many SAP Experts and teams as ONESAP and would like to thank all those who contributed to make it a success.
Big thanks to all the 8 participating partner companies for spending time and effort to build their innovations on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution in a week’s time.
As next steps, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab extends its support to all participating partner companies in this initiative to build their full-scope solution leveraging SAP Data Warehouse and other capabilities of SAP Business technology Platform.
Authors: Vasanth KUMAR Phillip Phiri