Why Vale and SKF is using SAP Leonardo for digital transformation

SAP Leonardo Center in ParisBusiness software major SAP has revealed that Vale and SKF is using SAP Leonardo as part of their digital transformation.

Sweden-headquartered SKF, a supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, used SAP Leonardo to better understand how production operators could manage their workflow, deliver mission-critical information, manage exceptions and reduce errors.

“Our goal is to complement our systems with a simple, intuitive solution that our teams can adopt easily,” said Mikael Bjork, global template lead at SKF. “Using design thinking, we quickly identified the technology tools that can help our teams work more efficiently.”

Brazil-headquartered Vale, a metals and mining company, worked with SAP on a digital solution to reduce the number of rejected purchase requisitions from service technicians, which can delay maintenance and operations of the mines.

Vale used SAP Leonardo Vale to create a mobile app prototype for image recognition to check for available contracts. Vale will integrate this innovative solution with Vale’s ERP system, through SAP Cloud Platform, scaling across all of Vale’s operations.

“In four weeks we were able to design a user-centric solution to optimize our purchase, requisition and maintenance process,” said Helio Mosquim, IT innovation manager at Vale. “The process helped define the specific problem and map the right digital technologies to address it most effectively.”

SAP Leonardo offers faster innovation with less risk through innovative technology and industry accelerators, delivered through a growing global network of SAP Leonardo Centers.

SAP Leonardo accelerates innovation for customers with a user-centric approach that identifies the desired business outcome and then applies relevant technologies such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, blockchain, Big Data and analytics.

AkzoNobel has enlisted SAP to equip crew members during the 2017–18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race with biometric sensors to better prepare for the race and ensure optimum health levels and achieve best performance for sailors.

AkzoNobel — using the edge computing for the Internet of Things (IoT) provided by the SAP Leonardo IoT Edge technology – can track the sailors’ fitness levels and degree of exhaustion during racing to optimize their performance based on the data collected.

Meanwhile, SAP said that the Leonardo industry accelerator packages reduce the time it takes to deploy innovative solutions by pre-integrating SAP software solutions, integrating process expertise and quickly applying these to customer needs through design thinking methodology.

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