SAP reveals new clients and digital solutions at SAPPHIRE NOW

sap-hana-erp-for-enterprisesBusiness software major SAP announced several client wins and new digital solutions at SAP Global Partner Summit and SAPPHIRE NOW conference.

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The Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Italy, is working with SAP to create a blockchain network that shall improve the efficiency of digital processes. Stefan Gasslitter, general director of South Tyrol’s IT agency, SIAG, said integrating data across applications in compliance with data-sharing regulations saves time and reduces inaccuracies.

Stara, a Brazilian farming equipment manufacturer, attributes its spectacular growth to the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

“Stara’s agricultural machinery includes GPS-guided automatic steering and internet-connected telemetry systems that provide farmers with real-time information such as planting and spraying rates, overlap percentages and color-coded application maps,” said Gilson Trennepohl, Stara CEO.

Insight Enterprises, a provider of hardware, software and cloud solutions and IT services, uses Concur, SAP Fieldglass, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Hybris cloud solutions as components in its digital core.

“Things that would take us four to six months in the past now take four to six weeks,” said Mike Guggemos, Insight CIO.

FreshDirect, an online fresh food grocer in seven states and the District of Columbia, uses SAP software to power its residential and office businesses, as well as FoodKick, its on-demand food delivery service.

“SAP has supported FreshDirect’s residential and office businesses since our inception in 2002,” said Nitin Chaudhary, FreshDirect’s vice president, Enterprise Applications and Business Transformation.

C&J Energy Services, an oil and gas service provider in North America, built a digital field ticketing application on SAP Cloud Platform. The application allows rig supervisors to accurately capture job information, even in regions without internet connectivity, and synchronize it to the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution when in online mode.

MAPAL, a German supplier of precision metal-cutting tools, used SAP and Apple technology to create c-Com, an open cloud-based platform that enables complete lifecycle management of C-parts.

“When suppliers and manufacturers share C-part data on a single platform, it’s much easier and faster to see when parts and tools need to be replenished, repaired or replaced,” said Stephan Koestler, engineering manager of Mechatronic Systems at MAPAL.

Mercy, the fifth-largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States, is improving patient care by constantly innovating and using technology to reduce variation and costs and enable the highest quality of care.

“Mercy is in front of the industry in its use of data science to quickly determine cost-effective best practices and apply what is learned to get better results,” said Curtis Dudley, Mercy’s vice president of Performance Solutions.

From SAP Global Partner Summit

SAP said its new offerings expand SAP Digital Commerce portfolio, enabling enterprises to connect and communicate with customers in a digital world.

“SAP is unveiling new offerings: services that expand SAP’s digital commerce portfolio beyond software, content and data; programmable digital interfaces that enable customers to embed new services into their communications mix; and tools to set the course for digital transformation,” said Jonathan Becher, chief digital officer, SAP.

SAP Digital Commerce enables clients to purchase offerings from SAP via a one-click contract and digital payment on SAP Store.

Packaged services for SAP SuccessFactors solutions – fixed in scope, low-priced, performed 100 percent remotely, and available post-implementation.

New capabilities for the WorkConnect by SAP web application recruiting solution provide online customer assistance support, including product documentation, how-to information and tips for troubleshooting issues, allowing users to create a public inquiry on a moderated forum or a private inquiry to an expert.

In June, SAP is launching an initiative to build the site as the job board of choice for SAP skills. WorkConnect was part of SAP’s inaugural Dream Digital contest benefitting the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

SAP Store remains the official channel for customers to buy and use offerings endorsed and sold by SAP in a completely digital, low-touch manner.

SAP App Center will be a consolidated digital marketplace for partner offerings providing customers with real-time access to innovative solutions, microservices and plugins to extend their SAP solutions and digitally transform their business.

SAP Digital Interconnect is offering interconnect application programming interfaces (APIs) that empower programmers and business professionals to incorporate interconnect capabilities into their applications and workflows.

SAP Center for Digital Leadership has helped 200+ CxOs navigate their digital transformation journeys.

SAP has launched Digital Innovation and Transformation Assessment, version 2.0 providing extended content and a new look and feel. CxOs will have a better understanding of their digital maturity as a foundation to build a digital-transformation road map. Version 1.0 of the free tool has been used by 150+ companies.

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