SAP Leonardo Gets Beefed Up with New Acceleration Packages and IoT Upgrades

SAP is launching several new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that boost the new SAP Leonardo Platform as well as all SAP products.

Part of the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system, these IoT solutions take advantage of advances in big data and analytics, the ability to connect people, things and business with the SAP Cloud Platform, and technologies such as machine learning to enable IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies across digital logistics, manufacturing, and asset management.

“The goal here is to really help customers to move quickly to places where they’ve got innovation around specific use cases,” said David Jonker, senior director, big data initiatives at SAP.

The new solutions include SAP Leonardo IoT Bridge, a configurable role-based digital command center giving operations managers unprecedented visibility and 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 where intelligent devices reside outside of the data center, for near real-time and deterministic performance of business processes; SAP Digital Manufacturing Insights, a centralized, cloud-based manufacturing performance management solution that provides comprehensive visibility into manufacturing that enables process optimization; and  SAP Asset Manager, a cloud-based mobile app for managing asset health, inventory, maintenance and safety.

SAP Leonardo IoT Bridge is a live operations center that converges, correlates and contextualizes IoT sensor data with business processes and both structured and unstructured data.

SAP Global Track and Trace provides modeling of tracked business processes, is designed to share data among the partners in the supply network, and is built on a big data architecture for high volume and throughput.

Together, the solutions are intended to integrate with SAP’s industry-leading portfolio to enable new scenarios such as outbound logistics. Using delivery, shipment, handling unit and vehicle number unit data from SAP Global Track and Trace, combined with information from SAP Connected Goods software such as pallet and container sensor data, and information on transport location from the SAP Vehicle Insights application and purchase order data from SAP S/4HANA software in core enterprise systems, SAP Leonardo IoT Bridge can provide cross-process, cross-system visibility enterprise-wide so that command center and operations leads can know exactly where a shipment is in transit, what is in the shipment, and the condition and performance of the vehicle.

Additionally, SAP Leonardo is getting several new release editions targeted at certain customers so they can take advantage of innovation systems, along with offering accelerator packages for new industries.

“They’re very much focused on customers who want to co-innovate with SAP,” Jonker said.

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