NOTE: Due to the unprecedented uncertain times today, digitalization and being able to adapt business quickly and having integrated operations are both a must for change and a driver to cost savings. Greater efficiency and self-service are even more important today!
Superior Connected Experience Process excellence across end-to-end processes (lead-to-cash, source-to-pay, recruit-to-retire, design-to-operate, etc.) regardless of vendor or custom app Relevant personalization Instant responses Omnichannel interactions For customers, partners, and employees
Extreme Innovation Agility Flexible operations Continuous innovation 360° visibility Across the enterprises and ecosystems
Ultimate Empowerment Self-service access Assisted innovation Choice of technology and deployments For greater efficiency and flexibility
Innovation and business transformation requires a culture shift. It isn’t a product that can be purchased or a consulting service that can be executed—it is a cultural change in the way companies function. Innovating at scale requires that integration be thought of at innovation design time as an enabler, not an after thought or tax used to plumb together systems. It is about construction, not repair! You can construct new innovations at scale and adapt your business faster when you think about integration at the beginning.
KEY- Integration should be talked about as an enabler to adaptability and innovation Today’s reality has changed overnight…companies need to rethink business models to match their customers’ needs. What will be the world’s next event that changes our reality? Global climate change, political instability, or something else—in any case, being able to adapt your business is a business continuity concern and opportunity to thrive.
Harmonized business processes save time and reduce costly data errors, but also are a pre-requisite for applying AI and innovating AT SCALE You have the opportunity to delight customers with true omnichannel contextual experiences. Innovation is a continuum and once you create a culture of innovation and support it with the right environment, it will allow your to continuously adapt Like no other time, we all have seen on news how important supply chains are to meet the demands of consumers. Connected businesses and ecosystems are made possible with integration. Information has an expiration date! You can deliver real-time data to your customers, employees, partners, and others at the right time when you think about integration first at the idea phase of innovation. Complex landscapes, multiple clouds, hybrid environments are a reality, but as the world becomes more connected, network speeds become faster, this will continue to be a fact, but integration can help bridge landscapes whether it is to deploy integrations along with workloads on a hyperscale provider, stitch together multi-vendor applications with on-premises and cloud applications to provide not only connected processes and data, but enable new innovations.
SAP Cloud Platform provides the solid foundation for innovation success. The constant change that presents the opportunities we saw on the previous slide is able to be delivered when you connect and customize experiences, accelerate innovation by starting with integration and you empower practitioners beyond central IT
A culture of innovation at scale means that innovations have to come from all parts of the business. Central IT’s role changes to foster, define the guard rails, and allow self-service by more teams. It also requires an approach that requires less expert skills and leverages more reuse of investments you already own.
Harmonize end-to-end processes A2A, B2B, B2G, IoT for SAP and non-SAP processes across on premises and cloud Tailor interactions for customers, employees, and partners Omni-channel mobile experience across devicesand processes with full context Integrate across diverse application landscapes and ecosystems Single cockpit for multiple deployment environments 1300+ integrations, 900+ APIs, and 150+ connectors
Discover and leverage pre-built integration packs and business events Unified access to SAP’s and partner APIs Ready-to-use data model transformations and adapters Sense and respond to business events
Reuse existing business processes and data to compose applications faster Ready-to-use business services, AI-driven data orchestration, and pipelining
Assemble, publish, and monetize reusable APIs and integrations
Enable self-service while managing governance Proven integration methodology Enterprise-ready governance Web tooling SAP S/4HANA automation integration Use AI-based advisors to optimize integration Accelerate implementation and maintenance of integration Migrate on-premise assets to the cloud Reusable semantics and skillsets from SAP Process Orchestration Choice of multiple clouds and on-premise deployments
Bacardi - global beverages company Connects and customizes their experiences for sales employees, including integrating with third-party applications, with SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite
Note on quote: Sergio is a non-native speaker and the quote that was captured in the customer provided asset cannot be edited, but can be understood to mean “sales employees [can become] more effective”.
Centrica - The largest utilities provider in the UK, operating in UKI as well as in North America API-led innovation to create a consumer grade application reducing response times from multiple seconds down to <.2 seconds while leveraging 10+ year old SAP ERP and SAP CRM systems by innovating on SAP Cloud Platform and using SAP HANA and SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite.
Natura – Global cosmetics company based in Brazil. English speakers know their brands The Body Shop & Avon An SAP S/4HANA Customer that empowers business process innovation beyond central IT. Natura is empowering their lines of business to innovate (and integrate) on SAP Cloud Platform
FOR TECHNICAL DRILL DOWN – click on the capability name within the Integration Suite cloud. (they have a return navigation link)
On the left are SAP’s popular applications (both cloud and on-premises based) On the right are non-SAP third-party applications, which could also include legacy or proprietary on-premises customer applications.
SAP API Business Hub is where you can discover and find pre-built integration packs, APIs, Application Events where you want to integration (e.g., new sales order created) to happen, as well as, connecters and e-government scenarios (e.g., e-invoicing for Spain) In the middle are the capabilities of SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite. You can click on these for more details.
Drill down for a technical look of what’s inside.
The Intelligent Enterprise provides a pathway to agility, as a smart, best-run business. It’s an organization that capitalizes on intelligent technologies to automate complex business processes, anticipates new customer needs and invents new business models.
To stay ahead, businesses need the capability to adapt in this fast moving, personalized and connected world.
Many businesses already reap the benefits from using SAP´s business applications to meet today´s business demands. But, to keep a competitive edge, it is essential to embrace digital transformation and become a truly intelligent enterprise. This is where SAP Cloud Platform comes in, offering business and technical capabilities to act swiftly on upcoming market opportunities and changing demands - while on the other side keeping the core business running.
The Business Technology Platform is instrumental in helping our customers turn their data into business value. It’s a portfolio of integrated solutions that accelerate transformation of data into business value; it includes database and data management, application development, integration and analytics as well as intelligent technologies – from on-premise to the cloud. The Business Technology Platform helps customers transition into the cloud at their own speed – technically as well as commercially. Customers can always choose which commercial options fit best to their own needs and remain hybrid where required or desired.
And, SAP Cloud Platform is a key foundational pillar of this concept, providing Application Development and Integration capabilities.
SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite is a key technology within SAP’s Business Technology Platform
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