Showing posts with label SAP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SAP. Show all posts

Monday, September 25, 2017

SAP to acquire Gigya for its consent-based identity data platform

SAP has agreed to acquire Gigya, a start-up offering a customer identity and access management platform. Financial terms were not disclosed, however, The Jerusalem Post valued the deal at US$350 million.

Gigya, which is based in Mountain View, California, with R&D in Israel, specializes in customer identity and access management (CIAM). Its platform enables businesses to (1) securely identify, register and engage with customers across channels and devices, (2) capture first-party data and build rich, actionable user profiles while respecting customer privacy, and (3) integrate customer data into marketing, sales and service applications.

Gigya, an SAP Hybris partner since 2013, has customers already using a solution extension from SAP Hybris and Gigya. Following the acquisition, Gigya will become part of the SAP Hybris business unit for customer engagement and commerce.

“Combining the data matching and enrichment capabilities of SAP Hybris Profile with Gigya’s consent-based identity data and access management platform will allow us to identify consumers across channels and offer a robust single consumer profile,” said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya. “This is a vital step for digitalizing businesses because companies need to be able to draw accurate conclusions seamlessly across all channels, including web, mobile, in-store or connected devices, and the Internet of Things, as well as collect data about consumer preferences. Together, we are uniquely positioned to drive more effective marketing, sales and service through data, while the customer stays in control of how much data is shared.”

Sunday, August 27, 2017

IBM and SAP team on real-time retail data

IBM and SAP have teamed up to provide a co-innovated solution for the retail and consumer packaged goods industries that uses near real-time data to markedly improve planning and execution in the physical store.

The solution leverages unique data sources, such as IBM’s Metro Pulse, which flow through SAP Cloud Platform.

"SAP S/4HANA, coupled with access to rich, hyperlocal data understood and reasoned by IBM’s cognitive services, can provide consumer product and retail business users across the C-suite with the specific insights to gain a competitive advantage in major markets,” said Laurence Haziot, IBM Global Managing Director and General Manager Consumer Industries.
“Through this exciting collaboration between SAP and IBM, retailers and consumer products companies today can respond with speed, precision and confidence to locally relevant events. SAP S/4HANA includes capabilities to enable users to execute end-to-end business processes in ways that other systems cannot,” said Lori Mitchell-Keller, global general manager, Consumer Industries at SAP.  

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Equinix ties in SAP Cloud

Equinix began offering direct and private access to the SAP Cloud portfolio, including SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, in multiple markets across the globe.

The dedicated, private connections are now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange and the SAP Cloud Peering service in the Equinix Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, D.C. International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, with additional markets planned for later this year.

In addition to SAP, Equinix offers dedicated access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Google Cloud Platform, and other leading cloud providers.

"SAP joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange platform to address customer requirements for enterprise hybrid architecture in an environment that lends itself to the very highest levels of performance and reliability. With SAP's traditional base of more than 300,000 software customers seeking ways to take the next step in a cloud-enabled world, SAP has established efficient capabilities to deliver on those requirements," stated Christoph Boehm senior vice president and head of Cloud Delivery Services, SAP.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

AWS Cites Momentum on SAP Business Apps on its Cloud

Amazon Web Services reported more and more of its customers, across virtually every industry and geography, are running SAP applications on the AWS Cloud. Examples cited include General Electric, Brooks Brothers, and Lionsgate.

SAP has verified and certified various solutions for production deployment on AWS, including S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, SAP HANA, SAP Business All-in-One, SAP Business One, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP Database and Mobile Solutions.

“Enterprise usage of SAP on AWS is growing incredibly fast across all verticals and geographies as enterprises get more comfortable running their most important applications on AWS and the cloud,” said Terry Wise, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Since becoming the first public cloud platform to be certified to run SAP production workloads in 2011, AWS has continued to innovate to deliver the capabilities and operational performance enterprise customers need to run their most critical business applications with confidence on the AWS Cloud.”

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Apple & SAP Strike Enterprise Partnership

Apple and SAP announced a partnership focused on mobile enterprise applications that combine the iPhone and iPad with the SAP HANA platform.

As a part of the partnership, SAP will develop native iOS apps built with Swift, Apple’s modern, secure and interactive programming language, and will offer a familiar user experience with the SAP Fiori for iOS design language.

The companies plan to deliver a new SAP HANA Cloud Platform SDK exclusively for iOS that will provide businesses, designers and developers the tools to quickly and efficiently build their own iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s open platform as a service. These native apps will provide access to core data and business processes on SAP S/4HANA, while taking full advantage of iPhone and iPad features like Touch ID®, Location Services and Notifications.

“This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS with SAP’s deep expertise in business software,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “As the leader in enterprise software and with 76% of business transactions touching an SAP system, SAP is the ideal partner to help us truly transform how businesses around the world are run on iPhone and iPad. Through the new SDK, we’re empowering SAP’s more than 2.5 million developers to build powerful native apps that fully leverage SAP HANA Cloud Platform and tap into the incredible capabilities that only iOS devices can deliver.”

“We’re proud to take this special partnership between Apple and SAP to a groundbreaking new place,” said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP. “In giving people an agile and intuitive business experience, we empower them to know more, care more and do more. By combining the powerful capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP S/4HANA, together with iOS, the leading and most secure mobile platform for enterprise, we will help deliver live data to people wherever and whenever they choose to work. Apple and SAP share a commitment to shaping the future, helping the world run better and improving people’s lives.”

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

IBM and SAP Seek to Integrate Cognitive + Cloud

IBM and SAP are looking to deepen their partnership by developing cognitive extensions enabled with SAP HANA software.

Specifically, the companies intend to co-locate resources in Walldorf, Germany and Palo Alto, California with the aim of sparking new solutions.

"The future of business strategy and business value will proceed from the foundational elements of this announcement -- cognitive, cloud and the design of consumer-quality experiences in every industry," said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. "We're formalizing a complementary set of capabilities to simplify and speed outcomes for clients evolving to become cognitive enterprises."

"Today's announcement builds on SAP's commitment to enable strong, growing businesses that can seize the amazing opportunities of the digital economy," said Rob Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, SAP. "SAP S/4HANA is the reimagined suite of core business applications that has once again set the standard for the industry. I'm delighted that IBM and SAP will collaborate closely to give customers a clear roadmap to innovating new business models and outcomes that were never before possible."

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

SAP's Cloud Revenue Rises 33% in Q1

SAP reported strong growth for its cloud services in Q1.  Cloud subscriptions & support revenue, along with software support revenue, reached 69% share of total revenue for the quarter.

First quarter non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue grew 33% year-over-year (33% at constant currencies) to €0.68 billion. New cloud bookings grew a solid 22% (25% at constant currencies) in the first quarter and reached €0.14 billion.

Another highlight: SAP added more than 500 S/4HANA customers in the quarter, of which approximately 30% are net new SAP customers.

"SAP's fundamental growth drivers are rock solid – from our best-in-class S/4HANA applications to our completeness of vision in the cloud," said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP. "We expect increasing momentum as the year progresses, fully consistent with our guidance for the full year. SAP continues to be a highly profitable growth company."

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Monday, January 11, 2016

SAP Says New Cloud Bookings Rose 103% in 2015

SAP reported exceptional momentum with fast growth in cloud and double-digit growth in its core license business in the fourth quarter. For the full year, non-IFRS cloud and software revenue grew by 20% or 12% at constant currencies and exceeded the outlook of 8% - 10% growth at constant currencies.

Some highlights:

  • New cloud bookings, the key measure for SAP's sales success in the cloud, increased 103% in the full year 2015 to €0.89 billion and 75% in the fourth quarter to €0.35 billion1. Non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue was €2.30 billion (€2.00 billion2 at constant currencies, achieving the outlook of €1.95 to €2.05 billion at constant currencies) for the full year. Non-IFRS operating profit was €6.35 billion (€5.902 billion at constant currencies, beating the full year outlook of €5.6 - €5.9 billion at constant currencies).
  • Customer adoption of SAP S/4HANA continues to accelerate sharply, with more than 2,700 customers across all regions at the end of 2015, more than doubling quarter over quarter. SAP S/4HANA, built on SAP HANA, the most advanced in-memory platform available today, provides the digital core that companies need to reduce complexity, digitize their business and connect every part of their enterprise.

"We decisively beat our full year guidance for cloud and software revenue," said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP. "SAP gained significant share against core and best of breed competitors. Across markets and industries SAP is extending its lead as the trusted innovator in the business software industry. Our completeness of vision in the cloud and soaring adoption of S/4HANA gives us tremendous confidence in our business in 2016 and beyond."

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Intel Intros New #IoT Platform

Intel introduced a new IoT Platform reference architecture and new hardware and software products or the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. The products include new Intel Quark processors for IoT, free and simple operating systems with a comprehensive cloud suite from Wind River. The company said it is focused on enabling the broad Intel ecosystem to simply develop, secure and integrate smart things.

Intel said its new Quark SE SoC  and the Intel Quark microcontroller D1000 and D2000 feature powerful processing in an energy-conscious envelope. The new products are in an ideal package for IoT, offering extended temperature for demanding environments and have long life reliability for peace of mind. The Intel Quark SE SoC for IoT offers an integrated sensor hub as well as pattern matching technology to deliver real-time insights from complex sensor data at the very edge of IoT.

"Today, Intel further solidifies its position in the IoT and continues to deliver a comprehensive set of building blocks with a strong ecosystem to address the IoT opportunity," said Doug Davis, senior vice president, IoT Group at Intel. "Intel is making it easier for our customers to scale from things to cloud with new Intel Quark processors for IoT and Wind River's free cloud-connected OS for microcontrollers."

SAP is the first company to announce IoT solutions based on the new Intel IoT Platform and its SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-6949

Friday, October 30, 2015

SAP and Google Enter Patent Cross-Licensing Deal

Google and SAP have entered into a long-term patent cross licensing agreement that covers a broad range of products and technologies.

Both companies joined the LOT Network in 2014, a community-based patent-licensing agreement designed to reduce for its members patent troll litigation and the growing practice of patent privateering.

“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with a leading global technology company like SAP and welcome discussions with any company interested in similar arrangements,” said Kirk Dailey, Head of Patent Transactions at Google. “Cross-license agreements like this enable companies to focus on bringing great products and services to consumers around the world.”

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Chunghwa Telecom Launches SaaS Cloud Service with SAP

Chunghwa Telecom is working with SAP to bring enterprise clients an even more comprehensive Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud service.

The SAP Business One solution on Chunghwa Telecom's SaaS cloud service platform will significantly reduce the amount enterprises have to spend on hardware, help SMEs quickly integrate operations information, and enable them to manage ever-changing operations demands in a highly efficient way. The service is scheduled to go online at the end of the year.

“Chunghwa Telecom is transforming itself from a telecom service provider into an ICT service provider that you can rely on,” said Chunghwa Telecom’s Senior Executive Vice President Chi-Mau Sheih. “We have long been serving the enterprise solution market, meeting the needs of our enterprise clients across Taiwan, supplying everything from broadband internet, information security, and cloud services to mobile value-added services, Internet of Things, and Big Data. We have a world-class internet data center that enables us to provide a comprehensive range of cloud services.”

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SAP Sees Traction for S/4HANA, its Cloud Business Suite

SAP has exceeded 1,300 customers for its Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), which launched in February 2015.

SAP S/4HANA is the company's next-generation business suite for the digital economy.

"Exceeding 1,300 customers in only eight months validates that SAP S/4HANA is SAP's biggest innovation since SAP R/3. Customers and partners have clearly understood the benefit of our new suite to reimagine business in today's world," said Robert Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, SAP. "The digital transformation is now a reality across all industries and requires organizations to rethink business models, processes and IT landscapes by putting simplicity at the heart of everything they do. This is the value SAP S/4HANA as our digital core brings to help customers disrupt their industry and win in the digital economy."

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SAP's New HANA Vora Software Extends In-Memory Query Engine to Spark

SAP introduced its new HANA Vora software for bringing context-aware decision to data sets encompassed by Apache Spark.

SAP HANA Vora is a new in-memory query engine that leverages and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop. As a socket inside the Spark framework, the Vora capabilities can tap into distributed Big Data. It extends the in-memory computing innovation from SAP to distributed data and provides OLAP-like analytics with a business semantic understanding of data in and around the Hadoop ecosystem.

At a launch event in San Francisco, company executives said SAP HANA Vora is key to extending cloud growth outside of its SAP HANA customer base.

“Our mission at SAP is to empower businesses to lead the digital transformation in their industry,” said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE.  “In order to succeed in this digital transformation, companies need a platform that enables real-time business, delivers business agility, is able to scale and provides contextual awareness in a hyper-connected world. With the introduction of SAP HANA Vora and the planned new capabilities in SAP HANA Cloud Platform, we aim to enable our customers to become leaders in the digital economy.”

“As part of our Big Data initiative, we currently have Hadoop and SAP HANA deployed in our enterprise IT landscape to help manage large unstructured data sets,” said Aziz Safa, VP and GM, Intel IT Enterprise Applications and Application Strategy. “One of the key requirements for us is to have better analyses of Big Data, but mining these large data sets for contextual information in Hadoop is a challenge. SAP HANA Vora will provide us with the capability to conduct OLAP processing directly on these large, rich data sets all in-memory and stored in Hadoop. This will allow us to extract contextual information and then push those valuable insights back to our business.”

SAP HANA Vora is planned to be released to customers in late September; a cloud-based developer edition is planned to be available at the same time.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

HP and SAP Pitch S/4HANA on Helion Managed Cloud

SAP and HP are deepening their partnership to help customers transition to SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) utilizing HP Helion Managed Cloud service.

“By combining SAP S/4HANA with HP migration and cloud expertise, we are demonstrating our commitment to providing customers with simplicity and choice for their journey to the digital economy,” said John Hinshaw, chief customer officer and executive vice president, Technology & Operations, HP. “Customers can now execute their transition to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion Managed Cloud, confident in the knowledge they have two of the world’s best IT services firms working together to enable their success every step of the way. HP is also planning to use SAP S/4HANA to accelerate our own transformation.”

In addition, HP will serve as a premier strategic provider of cloud infrastructure services for business-critical SAP applications in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

AWS Adds SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA

Amazon Web Services has added a Quick Start reference deployment for the new SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA in-memory database.

The deployment builds on the existing SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start, which makes use of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.  The solution is launched via a AWS CloudFormation template.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Deutsche Telekom Expands its Cloud Ecosystem

At this week's CeBIT 2015, Deutsche Telekom' T-Systems integration arm is showcasing its growing cloud ecosystem and M2M initiatives.  Some highlights:

Industry 4.0 - an M2M starter kit that contains everything a machine needs to go online: hardware, SIM card with data rate plan and access to the "Cloud der Dinge" (Cloud of Things) platform, which records and processes device and sensor data. Deutsche Telekom hosts this platform in high-security data centers in Germany.

Telekom and Salesforce - showing a mobile-ready create Customer Experience for Automotive solution that brings together financial, aftermarket and dealer management systems.  It built entirely on the Salesforce Platform.

Telekom and Cisco - T-Systems will operate and market the European part of the Cisco Intercloud as a secure public cloud. The vision is for all Intercloud partners to provide their solutions via the new, hybrid cloud infrastructure to customers around the world. The Cisco infrastructure is currently being installed in the new high-performance data center in Biere near Magdeburg. In addition to infrastructure offers based on the Intercloud, in the future, Deutsche Telekom will also offer software and platform services. The first Software-as-a-Service product, a managed hotspot that enables small and medium-sized enterprises to access the Internet quickly, easily and securely, will be available in the second quarter of 2015.

T-Systems and SAP  - T-Systems is offering SuccessFactors HCM (Human Capital Management), an application for HR management. This solution from the SAP subsidiary also enables processing of particularly sensitive civil servant data. From April 2015, Deutsche Telekom will also increase its own productivity with SuccessFactors HCM: The Group is making use of the highly scalable cloud application for the worldwide recruitment and targeted training of the some 220,000 employees.

BVMW - the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses, is one of SugarCRM and Deutsche Telekom’s first joint customers. BVMW representatives make more than 700,000 contacts each year to represent the interests of the organization’s 270,000 member companies. In the past, individual BVMW offices separately managed member contacts with several different systems. The inability to share and synchronize information across systems was increasingly tedious and time-consuming.

"MagentaEINS Business" - a service package that combines fixed network, mobile communications and cloud applications. Business customers can combine an IP-based Telekom fixed network contract with a current mobile phone contract (basic monthly charge at least EUR 25.17 net) to create their own individual

http://www.telekom.com/media/enterprise-solutions/271964

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

@SAP Teams with T-Systems on Cloud-Based IoT Service

SAP and T-Systems introduced a connected logistics platform for processing large volumes of data from Internet of Things (#IoT) deployments.

The smartPORT logistics networking solution combines SAP Connected Logistics software and the Connected Car solution from T-Systems.

The Hamburg Port Authority is using the solution to provide traffic information and services relating to the port using mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. The objective was to optimize traffic and logistics processes in order to handle large volumes of goods in the port.

SAP said its smartPORT logistics offering could be used at other logistics hubs such as airports, parcel distribution centers and production sites. Both companies are committed to work to extend the ongoing cooperation for cloud services in the domain of telematics services and real-time information for logistics solutions.

“Today, the logistics industry is frequently faced with the challenge of having to optimize flows of goods in a limited area,” said Horst Leonberger, head of the Connected Car business unit of Deutsche Telekom. “With smartPORT logistics, we enable our customers to manage their flows of goods in real time and therefore make optimum use of the limited space.”

http://www.news-sap.com/t-systems-sap-partner-offer-cloud-based-logistics-solutions-internet-things/

Monday, March 2, 2015

#MWC 2015 - Unlocking the Value of Context with @SAP_Telco



The next trend in mobile transformation is unlocking the value of context by getting the right information to the right user at the right time, says Rick Costanzo, Exec. VP and GM, Telecommunication Industry & Global Mobility Solutions.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#MWC15 Preview - @SAP and Unlocking the Value of Context


SAP's Rick Costanzo gives a 30-second preview to one of the big themes of the upcoming Mobile World Congress - how to unlock value from the massive quantity of data on today's networks. 
See SAP at Hall 6, booth 6A30 




Got an idea to share from #MWC15?  Let us know.  Converge! Network Digest will be filming short videos on NFV, VoLTE, VoWiFI, Small Cells, HetNets, Mobile Analytics and other key topics. For more information contact Jim Carroll, jc@convergedigest.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SAP Designates IBM as a Premier Provider of Cloud Infrastructure

SAP has designated IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications – accelerating customers' ability to run core business in the cloud.

The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud offering is now available through IBM's highly scalable, open and secure cloud.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will expand to major markets with the addition of the IBM cloud data centers.

"We look forward to extending one of the longest and most successful partnerships in the IT industry," said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP. "The demand for SAP HANA and the SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA in the cloud is tremendous and this global agreement with IBM heralds a new era of cloud collaboration. We anticipate customers will benefit from this collaboration and expansion of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud."

"This announcement is a significant milestone in the deployment of enterprise cloud," said IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty. "It builds on our two companies' long history of bringing innovation to business, and extends IBM's position as the premier global cloud platform. Our secure, open, hybrid enterprise cloud platform will enable SAP clients to support new ways to work in an era shaped by Big Data, mobile and social."

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