At SAP Leonardo Live, its global summit held this week in Frankfurt, Germany, SAP has launched a swag of new Internet of Things solutions.
The solutions include:
- SAP Leonardo IoT Bridge, a configurable role-based digital command centre giving operations managers visibility and the ability to act in real time;
- SAP Global Track and Trace, a cloud-based offering for unified, end to end tracking, monitoring and reporting of objects and business processes across supply chain networks;
- SAP Edge Services to bring compute, storage and business semantics via the cloud to intelligence devices outside of the data centre;
- SAP Digital Manufacturing Insights, a centralised, cloud-based manufacturing performance management solution that provides comprehensive visibility into manufacturing enabling process optimisation, and
- SAP Asset Manager, a cloud-based iOS mobile app for managing asset health, inventory, maintenance and safety.
Solutions such as SAP Leonardo IoT Bridge and SAP Global Track and Trace are intended to integrate with SAP’s logistics portfolio, including SAP Connected Goods and SAP Vehicle Insights, to provide command centres and operations leads with visibility on exactly where a shipment is in transit, what is in the shipment, and the condition and performance of the vehicle.
SAP is co-innovating on digital logistics with companies such as The Bosch Group, on scenarios for delivery track and trace via cloud-to-cloud integration with Bosch IoT Cloud.
“By using sensors, we digitalise logistics,” said Matthias Huelsmann, vice president of connected logistics at Bosch. “In particular, we provide data services based on real-time location, auto-ID and condition data such as temperature and shock. This creates more transparency and new value-added services. In doing so jointly with SAP, we help transform our customers’ supply chains even faster.”
Also at the event, SAP announced a range of new digital innovation services and tools for SAP Leonardo, including new accelerators for the chemical, travel and transportation and utilities industries, extended tools for the rapid prototyping solution SAP Build, and new Cloud Foundry packages for SAP Cloud Platform for partners.
“More than 70 per cent of global CEOs think the next three years will be more critical than the last 50 years, yet only 5 per cent feel they have mastered digital innovation as a competitive advantage,” said Mala Anand, executive vice president and president of SAP Leonardo, data and insights at SAP.
“We’re helping customers drive business model and process changes by building innovative capabilities that integrate with our core business applications, making it easier for customers to quickly realise the value of digital transformation and at reasonable cost.”