Latest Updates from SAP Cloud Platform Span the Business Model and Mobile Capabilities; New Deliveries Help Customers Become “Intelligent Enterprises”
SAP SE has announced a new consumption-based commercial model for customers to easily acquire and engage SAP® Cloud Platform, the company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Additional updates include the next-generation SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, which allows customers to easily extend enterprise apps and processes to mobile devices. The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, being held February 26–March 1.
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You can visit SAP at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Hall 3 – Stand 3N31.
SAP Cloud Platform is the foundation of SAP Leonardo, SAP’s digital innovation system. Together they enable rapid innovation and empower customers to become “intelligent enterprises,” ready for the 21st century.
At the time of this announcement, Björn Goerke, SAP Cloud Platform President and Chief Technology Officer, said, “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 utilizing our increasing portfolio of platform and business services.”
Björn added, “Innovations in mobile delivery with consumer-grade experiences via our new SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS give organizations more freedom and agility to create and reinvent their businesses.”
SAP Cloud Platform: The Foundation for the Intelligent Enterprise
The new consumption-based commercial model for SAP Cloud Platform provides a simpler, low-touch customer experience for configuring and using SAP Cloud Platform services. Cloud credits are easily acquired, and available SAP Cloud Platform services can be quickly activated using a single provisioning cockpit. This allows customers to innovate on their terms and at their own pace.
In addition, the new commercial model provides transparency into the usage of each service consumed through regular metering, reporting and detailed accounting analytics on the customer’s cloud credit consumption and balance. This makes it easier for customers to identify, procure and monitor needed services for their applications on a timely basis.
Customers can visit the newly designed web experience cloudplatform.sap.com to explore, test, price, and estimate SAP Cloud Platform usage for any innovation project, all within a single site. This new model makes innovating with SAP Cloud Platform even simpler while offering greater agility and flexibility for enterprises of all sizes.
For more details read the blog by Bertram Schulte, Chief Digital Officer at SAP.
The enhanced SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS provides an engaging consumer-grade mobile work experience with new controls and tighter integration with the Xcode integrated development environment, as well as integration with other capabilities within SAP Cloud Platform for delivering powerful enterprise mobile apps.
It also supports consumption of SAP Leonardo services, such as image recognition from a mobile app. Customers can now access application programming interfaces from SAP API Business Hub within the apps, as well as easily translate apps using SAP Translation Hub.
In addition, new analytic controls enable real-time data analytics and visualizations within mobile apps from SAP S/4HANA®, SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services and the SAP HANA® business data platform. Additional updates make it easy to use iOS device capabilities in end-to-end processes for administrative tasks, such as onboarding.
Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. (CEPSA), a Spanish multinational oil and gas company, uses SAP Cloud Platform to meet the emerging needs of oil and gas energy users.
“We needed an innovative platform for app development, and SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS was a natural choice,” CEPSA Chief Information Officer Joaquín Reyes said. “By integrating our SAP back-end applications and developing iOS apps for order fulfillment and payment processing, we were able to streamline our business processes throughout our entire value chain. As a result, our employees, partners and service-station managers are now able to improve the overall customer experience.”
SAP introduced two new iOS mobile apps: SAP Insurance Sales Assistant enables the insurance agent to effectively manage all sales activities by providing comprehensive customer insights through a 360-degree customer view and an overview of performance KPIs. SAP Asset Manager leverages the digital core with SAP S/4HANA as well as SAP Cloud Platform as the Internet of Things platform for managing work orders, notifications, condition monitoring, material consumption, time management and failure analysis.
Currently, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software that helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently.
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