SAP is the leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software used to integrate back-office functions such as distribution, accounting, human resources, and manufacturing. The backbone of SAP's products has been its on-premise offerings, spearheaded by its Business Suite, which includes ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) software, among others.
Year founded: 1972
Revenue: $17.6 billion (2014)
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- IOT SOLUTIONS
SAP solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) provide everything you need to generate data-driven intelligence from connected things, people and devices - M2M Connectivity, cloud platform, device management, big data management, event stream processing, predictive analytics, and apps to make IoT projects real, repeatable and scalable.
SAP connect your business with the new generation of Internet-enabled devices in the cloud, transform your existing business processes and reimagine your business and customer experience.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform is an in-memory IoT platform can help you quickly develop, deploy, and manage your own real-time IoT and M2M applications. Use the platform to automate processes at the core and connect to almost anything at the edge of your network.
- KEY CUSTOMERS
John Deere, Kaeser Kompressoren, Roche
- CASE STUDIES
SAP: IoT Transforming AgribusinessIn order to achieve its goal of increasing agricultural yield in Brazil, Stara had the following objectives: • Establish technically robust operations for SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions • Increase technical stability • Improve performance and business throughput • Introduce efficient maintenance of software after the going-live eventSAP: SAP Leonardo Enabling Rocket ScienceAt times, ULA has as many as 15 different operating systems dedicated to overlapping processes, such as rocket design, testing, and launch. Multiple systems created unnecessary costs and unwanted confusion among workers at offices, factories, and launch sites in different location. In order to improve collaboration and transparency during vital activities that directly influence mission success, ULA wanted to improve data sharing and streamline manufacturing processes.SAP: Accelerate Production for Spirit AeroSystemsThe manufacture and assembly of massive fuselage assemblies and other large structures generates a river of data. In fact, the bill of materials for a single fuselage alone can be millions of rows of data. In-house production processes and testing, as well as other manufacturers and customers created data flows that overwhelmed previous processes and information systems. Spirit’s customer base had grown substantially since their 2005 divestiture from Boeing, resulting in a $41 billion backlog of orders to fill. To address this backlog, meet increased customer demands and minimize additional capital investment, the company needed a way to improve throughput in the existing operational footprint. Spirit had a requirement from customers to increase fuselage production by 30%. To accomplish this goal, Spirit needed real-time information on its value chain and workflow. However, the two terabytes of data being pulled from their SAP ECC was unmanageable and overloaded their business warehouse. It had become time-consuming and difficult to pull aggregate data, disaggregate it for the needed information and then reassemble to create a report. During the 6-8 hours it took to build a report, another work shift (they run three per day) would have already taken place, thus the report content was out-of-date before it was ever delivered. As a result, supervisors often had to rely on manual efforts to provide charts, reports and analysis.
SAP: SAP PLMThe SAP PLM application provides integrated product life-cycle management software; a single source of all product-related information needed for collaborating with business partners and supporting processes including product innovation and design.The SAP PLM application can help to:- Support strategic sourcing by interfacing with supplier relationship management software- Provide role-specific, context-driven access for internal and external users to relevant information, tools, and services- Improve decision-making through insight into projects; flexible reporting; and analytics for portfolio management, occupational health, product safety, and product quality- Increase strategic and operative control by monitoring product and production changes affecting timelines, costs, and resources- Provide an open-technology framework that delivers up-to-date data required by enterprise processes for demand planning, manufacturing, purchasing, and sales.SAP: SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud ServiceAchieve simplicity with new technologies that dramatically streamline and even replace complex, expensive IT architectures.SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a fully scalable and secure cloud private cloud offering available only from SAP. It gives you the full power of SAP HANA in a private, managed cloud environment that is supported by the most knowledgeable resources in the industry – from infrastructure to applications. The benefits include:- Simplicity through rapid deployment- Experience through supporting 3000+ databases under management- Optimization through support for each customer’s landscape- Peace of mind through an integrated support model- Innovation through a comprehensive cloud portfolioSAP: Asset Intelligence NetworkSAP’s Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) is a secure cloud-based information exchange for equipment manufacturers, operators and maintenance providers in asset-intensive industriesBuilt on SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform, AIN (now generally available) will receive quarterly updates of new functionality based in part on early adopters’ feedback on future use casesSAP is working to tighten integration between AIN and its Predictive Maintenance and Service monitoring and analytics software.What AIN aims to provide is a single and central secure-cloud repository where OEMs, equipment operators and those firms which maintain that equipment can input or access all the latest information about the equipment they manufacture, use or service regardless of that content’s format.Using AIN, a manufacturer could make available all the content about each of its products, including manuals and maintenance recommendations. An equipment operator could then readily access any of that data as well as contribute updates on the particular configurations it’s using (via data from SAP ERP and Enterprise Asset Management) as well as real-time information from the equipment itself (through data from smart sensors attached to the equipment—think Internet of Things).Functional CapabilitiesNetworkSAP Asset Intelligence Network interconnects asset manufacturers, operators, and service providers. It facilitates the exchange of asset performance feedback, analytics output, and best practices for deployment strategies and maintenance procedures. Content The network will be the single register of the world’s assets, providing unique IDs and associated metadata in a global taxonomy. It will supply the foundation for collaborative asset management and customer service processes. Integration SAP Asset Intelligence Network offers native integration with various SAP solutions, including SAP S/4HANA. It facilitates smooth data exchange among enterprise and plant systems, as well as all stakeholders in the network. Applications SAP will provide applications that perform multiple functions in SAP Asset Intelligence Network. They will help customers share advanced analytics and collaborate on processes for equipment management and maintenance execution.Technical CapabilitiesCloud-based deploymentGet up and running quickly and cost-effectively in the SAP Cloud.In-memory technologyHarness state-of-the-art in-memory computing technology with SAP HANA.Integration with SAP solutionsNatively integrate with enterprise solutions such as SAP S/4HANA.Internet of Things (IoT)Connect your high-value equipment and machines to the network.Intuitive UXEnjoy a unified, intuitive user experience with the SAP Fiori UI.
Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the consortium’s mission is to coordinate vast ecosystem initiatives to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards.Object Management Group (OMG)The mission of the OMG is to develop technology standards that provide real-world value for thousands of vertical industries. OMG is dedicated to bringing together its international membership of end-users, vendors, government agencies, universities and research institutions to develop and revise these standards as technologies change throughout the years.
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