Why become an intelligent enterprise?

Paul Smitherman |

Intelligent Enterprise is about applying new technology and service models together with your data assets to achieve desired outcomes and improve business performance. SAP is fully embracing this concept and is committed to helping every customer achieve this, with its range of intelligent suite solutions, intelligent technologies and digital platform.

You may ask why your company needs to become an Intelligent Enterprise. Well there are several valid and specific reasons you should:

  • It allows you to respond faster to market changes
  • Engages your people in new ways relating to customer service
  • Supports your disruptive business model
  • Makes your business processes more effective
  • Helps you achieve a competitive advantage

What is SAP’s suite of intelligent solutions?

At its heart SAP is an ERP provider but its newest ERP offering, SAP S/4HANA goes to the next level of Enterprise Intelligence by enabling you to integrate all your business processes, from finance to logistics and sales and automate them. Intelligent ERP then goes beyond that with new digital technologies under the umbrella portfolio of SAP Leonardo. The digital platform as the third component supporting this intelligent enterprise is SAP Cloud Platform.

This platform encompasses the data hub SAP HANA data management suite which combines with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, a new hosting and application management service for SAP S/4HANA. Although this solution has reached early mainstream maturity, demand is still in the early stages except for large corporations with complex data management requirements.

Why are these technologies so relevant for the Intelligent Enterprise?

It is the exciting possibilities that these new technologies offer that is so appealing to customers. For example in Finance, many of us already know how SAP S/4HANA supports this function. But if we look at an example of what Machine Learning within SAP Leonardo can do for cash reconciliation, then we can see how applying intelligent solutions make things even easier for us to do our jobs. Most companies have a combination of automated and manual processes, matching invoices to payments but with Machine learning there could be a huge reduction in workload, where up to 90% could be automated.

Improving productivity is vastly important, however combining SAP S/4HANA and SAP C/4HANA leads to a complete digital transformation of your customers experience.  It is able to do this with the use of intelligent technologies such as machine learning to power real-time engagements. Embedded analytics in S/4HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud and Business Cloud are all integrated into the SAP C/4HANA Suite to enable easy reporting and analytics for customer engagement.

Helping you to future proof

Future proofing your organisation with the latest intelligent technologies, such as SAP Leonardo and the SAP Cloud Platform really empowers you to rethink your business. To help you discover the value of intelligent solutions SOA People runs a value discovery workshop aimed at providing you with insight and demonstrating how these new technologies can be put into the real life context of your business.

Our goal is to make your transition simple, transparent and smooth and with our experience of implementing SAP S/4HANA and SAP Leonardo we can help you deliver on your desired outcomes.

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