SAP SE is releasing an Internet of Things (IoT) foundation bundle for SAP HANA, partnering with Vodafone to provide device connectivity management.
SAP and Vodafone signed an agreement to collaborate on customer projects in all markets that they jointly serve.
“SAP is building a strong ecosystem of key partners in the IoT space,” said Nayaki Nayyar, head of IoT GTM at SAP. “Working with companies like Vodafone, we are able to provide a seamless and feature-rich way for our customers to get the most out of their IoT data — from insight to outcome.”
The goal of this collaboration is to allow enterprises to connect and manage devices using Vodafone’s IoT connectivity platform and to collect and move data from the devices into the SAP HANA platform to support predictive maintenance as well as other use cases.
The technical certification of the integration between Vodafone and SAP HANA is supported by the new IoT foundation from SAP.
The IoT foundation for SAP HANA integrates device connectivity management from Vodafone to help aggregate data from SIM-based IoT devices’ status, usage, rate plans and billing.
By combining device connectivity management capabilities from Vodafone with IoT applications, the IoT foundation for SAP HANA can help simplify the process of acquiring and managing regional or global wireless services that interoperate with SAP solutions for the IoT.
“The success of the IoT market is going to be built on partnerships,” said Erik Brenneis, Vodafone Internet of Things director. “Working with SAP and bringing our joint expertise to customers will enable them to benefit from the IoT quickly and easily.”
For more information, about the bundle, visit www.sap.com.