Empowering Customers to Run Their Businesses at the Right Speed, in the Right Direction
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today introduced significant innovations to its portfolio of line-of-business cloud applications. To simplify their technology deployments, best-run companies are shifting from adhoc spending to making strategic investments on one platform that span on-premise, managed and public cloud environments. SAP yesterday announced its vision of a unified cloud strategy to help businesses leverage and extend existing investments to bring cloud and cloud-enabled solutions onto one common SAP HANA® Cloud Platform.
To empower line-of-business users, SAP delivers the most comprehensive portfolio of line-of-business cloud applications with more than 29 million users for four focus areas: People, Customer, Money and Supplier. The portfolio includes solutions from SAP companies Ariba and SuccessFactors as well as the SAP® Cloud for Customer (formerly SAP Customer OnDemand), SAP® Cloud for Financials (formerly SAP Financials OnDemand) and SAP Business ByDesign® solutions.
“Cloud solutions from SAP provide us with the velocity we need to listen to and engage with our customers like never before,” said Krissy Espindola, knowledge management and social customer support, T-Mobile. “We’ve tried other solutions on the market, and we chose SAP for its superior product, faster implementation and delightful user experience.”
SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables a holistic strategy for integration. Using prepackaged integration flows, customers can leverage best-practice templates to extend their on-premise SAP software investments with line-of-business cloud applications and best-of-breed third-party applications. Customers can benefit from the reduction of implementation time and total cost of ownership, as well as peace of mind knowing that SAP monitors, supports and manages technology upgrades.
“We live in an era where slow kills companies fast,” said Lars Dalgaard, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and CEO of SuccessFactors. “We know that the move to the cloud must be a thoughtful evolution that allows customers to leverage their current investments. We are offering a strategy for our customers to help them execute business with the velocity they need by engaging their people, customers and suppliers to execute at scale. We now have the most complete set of offerings in the world to solve business objectives, in virtually every industry, and use case.”
Design and ease-of-use are key to user adoption and today SAP announced the latest innovations to its line-of-business cloud applications.
SuccessFactors: Accelerating Workforce Performance and Business Execution
Companies not only need to improve HR efficiency, they also need to improve how they attract, engage and retain their workforce. Key innovations benefit customers by:
SAP Cloud for Customer: More Impactful Customer Engagement
SAP has more than doubled the customer base for SAP Cloud for Customer quarter-over-quarter for each of the past five quarters. SAP Cloud for Customer provides the underlying technology for cloud solutions designed for marketing, sales and service organizations: SAP Cloud® for Sales, SAP® Cloud for Service and SAP® Cloud for Social Engagement solutions as well as the SAP® Social Media Analytics application by NetBase. Key innovations benefit customers by:
SAP Cloud for Financials: Increasing Speed and Accuracy With New Global, Mobile and Integration Capabilities
Whether companies are identifying new business opportunities, reacting to market dynamics or providing insights into financial performance, they need an integrated, mobile-enabled financial management solution that supports complex requirements. Key innovations benefit customers by:
SAP Cloud for Travel: Powers Seamless Expense Management, Simplified Reporting and New Analytics
Companies can cut travel costs and complexity while increasing compliance and employee productivity through analytics and increased transparency. Key innovations benefit customers by decreasing the number of manual corrections needed by increasing the image quality of receipts on mobile devices, which improves the accuracy of data recognition. Customers can now make expense reporting a quick, paperless process by taking photos of their receipts with mobile devices and attaching them to expense reports at any time, from any location.
For details around the latest update and links to product demos, see: “Fact Sheet: SAP Cloud for Travel.”
SAP Business ByDesign: More Functionality for Professional Services, Distribution and Subsidiaries
The solution combines all the benefits of business applications today while helping reduce demands on IT. Key innovations benefit customers by:
Ariba Cloud Applications: Driving New Levels of Productivity and Profits
Ariba offers industry-leading cloud-based procurement and invoicing applications with the world’s largest Web-based trading community. The company recently announced several updates to its cloud applications portfolio designed to help buyers and sellers achieve new levels of productivity and profits. Key innovations benefit customers:
Ariba Network: Delivering Advanced Collaborative Tools and Community-Based insights
The Ariba Network not only removes the hassles and costs of enterprise collaboration but also delivers unique capabilities and insights that are only available in a true, open networked model. Key innovations benefit customers by:
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