SAP has launched several SAP Cloud Platform enhancements, including a new consumption-based commercial model, the next-generation software development kit (SDK) for iOS, and two new iOS mobile apps, to improve and simplify access to the platform, assisting organisations on their journeys to become “intelligent enterprises”.
The consumption-based commercial model provides customers with flexible and metered access to SAP Cloud Platform services, enabling simpler access and use of the services. The commercial model provides customers with usage information for each service, through metering, reporting, and detailed accounting analytics. On one site, customers can explore, test, price, and estimate SAP Cloud Platform usage for any project.
“The new consumption-based commercial model for SAP Cloud Platform makes it even easier for our customers and partners to build and extend innovative solutions utilising our increasing portfolio of platform and business services,” said Björn Goerke, president and chief technology officer, SAP Cloud Platform.
The SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS enables customers to extend enterprise apps and processes to mobile devices, providing new controls and tighter integration with the development environment. The platform also enables mobile app users to access SAP Leonardo services such as image recognition as well as to take advantage of real-time data analytics and visualisations from SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services, and the SAP HANA business data platform.
The SAP Insurance Sales Assistant and SAP Asset Manager extend mobile access to two new areas. The Assistant app provides insurance agents with access to a 360-degree customer view and an overview of performance KPIs to manage all sales activities, while the Manager app enables customers to leverage the digital core with SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform as the Internet of Things (IoT) platform for managing work orders, notifications, condition monitoring, material consumption, time management, and failure analysis.
“Innovations in mobile delivery with consumer-grade experiences via our new SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS give organisations more freedom and agility to create and reinvent their businesses,” said Goerke.