SAP Introduces Quickstart Program Leonardo
SAP has launched a quickstart program for its innovation portfolio for solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The program is designed to help customers get into the new world of intelligent devices, to link people and processes, and to realize a clear business benefit.
The IoT portfolio SAP Leonardo (picture SAP) bundles big-data applications and connectivity into a cross-business package offering with application scenarios for connected products, systems and infrastructure, to car parks, markets and people. Recently, SAP had already announced plans to invest two billion euros in IoT over the next five years.
The new quickstart program is designed to enable companies to identify and validate IoT applications more quickly. They are advised by business and industry experts from SAP. The program is composed of several phases and uses the design thinking method to adapt the IoT innovations to the strategies and objectives of the customers - in manageable steps and with clear added value. The program is available worldwide, as well as defined business cases for complete IoT strategies and the further use.
As part of an introductory offer, a pilot project and the first year of use are available at a fixed price. This includes the SAP Leonardo portfolio with the following IoT solutions: SAP Connected Goods, SAP Vehicle Insights, SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network. The customer receives an IoT pilot project with a clear scope, schedule and price.
With the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Leonardo provides intelligent IoT applications, business services for development, technical services for high-speed data, and an Intelligent Edge to process information at the device level. The complete offerings of SAP cover six areas:
- connected products
- connected systems
- connected vehicle fleet
- connected infrastructure
- connected markets
- connected people
SAP also announced plans for a first major SAP Leonardo event, bringing together SAP customers, partners and IoT experts. The event will take place from 11th to 12th July 2017 in Frankfurt in the Congress House Kap Europa. Further information on the event, including the agenda and registration information will be published in the coming weeks.
A detailed article in the background section will be published shortly on the PLM portal, explaining SAP's strategy behind Leonardo and the positioning as a provider of software, tools and services for reaching out to the Internet of Things.