Capgemini and SAP Deepen their Partnership to Create New Solutions

Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, and SAP SE are deepening their strategic partnership with the launch of a new joint initiative to help clients in the discrete manufacturing industries.

Fast Digital 4 Discrete Industries by SAP and Capgemini will help manage their digital transformation as they seek to  maximize the potential of Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things and innovative manufacturing techniques, according to both companies.

The initiative aims to address challenges by combining SAP's market-leading suite of digital solutions with Capgemini's global expertise in consulting, insights and data, cloud and digital manufacturing.

Capgemini will also utilize an agile model for business transformation based on its Digital Transformation Framework specifically tailored for the manufacturing industry.

"Across industries, clients are facing their greatest organizational challenge yet as they seek to digitally transform,” said Olivier Sevillia, member of the Group Executive Board and Group Head of Digital Services at Capgemini. “Nowhere is this truer than in manufacturing, where the dazzling promise of Industry 4.0 is now being offset by the growing appreciation of the complexities involved in making digital manufacturing a reality. SAP is a natural partner, not only because of our long history together, but because their suite of solutions offers an ideal platform to power this change."

Additionally, the solution suite to support this includes SAP S/4HANA as the digital core, with SAP Hybris solutions and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, providing data in real-time across both the front-end and back-end applications.

Capgemini and SAP plan to co-innovate and invest jointly in order to develop new applications and extensions on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, as well as engage with an ecosystem of start-ups and vendors in the manufacturing space to provide clients with end-to-end solutions.

"This announcement is another example of how we are exploring new ways to co-innovate around SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform in order to help our customers gain a competitive advantage in the digital economy,” said Rob Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of global customer operations at SAP. “We look forward to taking our partnership with Capgemini to new heights in order to help manufacturers around the world solve their business challenges and run better."

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