When an organization buys into SAP, it’s making a decision to place its long-term future in a full suite of business technologies that will drive performance and processes for decades to come. Adopting SAP means that a business is committed to making digital strategy a core component of its business objectives.
CIO’s are making every effort to ensure a competitive advantage for every IT initiative within the organization. Here are the SAP mobility strategies that major companies are using to drive innovation.
Embracing the Cloud
Through the popular in-memory database technology SAP HANA, SAP is now able to offer business processes and analytics on the same platform. This in turn simplifies consumption and user experience through the SAP Cloud Platform.
Now, all major SAP business apps such as Concur, Ariba, Hybris, SuccessFactors and Jam are easily accessible from any device at any location. At the same time SAP advances in the Internet of Things, machine learning and big data analytics are all made available through this network as well.
These tools are being aimed at global organizations that are looking to move all or most of their IT, technology and development to the public cloud. At the same time the platform can be scaled to meet the needs of any size organization, which means that CIOs can easily match their platform with strategic partners well into the future.
A Superior Customer Experience
Major organizations need to organize hundreds, sometimes thousands of employees to provide them with a real-time overview of what’s happening. In comparison to SaaS solutions offering only a narrow range of solutions, SAP has the ability to create end-to-end processes that provide a unique customer experience.
Through SAP representatives can examine inventory, factory data, supply chain information, and customer histories to help tailor their offerings based on the business constraints and customer preferences. This breadth of functionality is necessary for major companies, where the number of business processes taking place is far greater, and the need to coordinate between them must be optimized.
Extending Legacy Systems
Many larger businesses are already committed to on-premises systems where the vital data required to fuel business growth, help diversify the customer base and widen channels of delivery; is locked away. Unleashing this wealth of customer, pricing, operational and service data through radical new integration strategies is required to drive further revenue growth . Fortunately automated solutions are now being offered by SAP to help migrate legacy applications to the cloud. The process can speed up performance exponentially, help eliminate errors and preserves the time and money spent sustaining these systems previously. Most importantly companies are now able to make use of real-time business insights coupled with the wealth of stored information to help scale operations across all delivery channels.
Data Monetization is Becoming a Primary Source of Revenue
For 1/3rd of Fortune 500 companies information driven products which provide insights across industry lines, are forming a major source of revenue growth.
Using the in-memory computing capabilities, Big Data solutions and cloud platform provided by SAP; companies are finding new opportunities to innovate and grow business. IT functions can be upgraded and enhanced with better enterprise architecture. Deployment time and costs can be reduced by shrinking implementation cycles and accelerating adoption, and companies can establish comprehensive SLAs and manage services throughout the service environment.