SAP Anywhere and The Guardian Launch Innovation Challenge Worth £7,000 in Software and Advertising

Challenge designed to recognise SMEs’ digital innovation and provide the practical support they need to achieve their goals

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of the SAP Anywhere Digital Innovation Challenge in partnership with The Guardian’s Small Business Network. Open to all UK-based SMEs, five winners will be selected to receive a digital makeover including "get started" implementation and one year of free use of SAP Anywhere’s game-changing software for small businesses which includes digital marketing, sales, inventory, customer service and analytics capabilities. The prize also includes an iPad Pro from which SMEs can run their business from anywhere and promotion on The Guardian’s Small Business Network.

To enter the Challenge, small business owners need to answer one simple question: How are you planning to use digital technology to grow your business this year? All entries are free and can be submitted via The Guardian Small Business Network site either as a written or video response. A shortlist of ten finalists will be selected by an expert panel from SAP Anywhere and The Guardian before awarding the prize to the winners.

EJ Jackson, SVP and GM of SAP Anywhere, commented: "The right type of digital solution can have a massive impact on the success of a small business, helping to simplify how they run but also opening up new ways of reaching customers and making sales. We’ve launched this Challenge with The Guardian to celebrate UK small businesses that are exploring digital innovation and provide tailored support to help them achieve their goals."

Claire Burke, editor of The Guardian Small Business Network, commented: "One of the biggest opportunities for small businesses is making the most of digital tools – whether through new e-commerce platforms, digital marketing or simply managing their businesses more efficiently. This Challenge with SAP Anywhere will help us discover and share some great stories of digital innovation along the way."

For further information on the challenge and entry requirements, visit the Digital Innovation Challenge page on The Guardian’s Small Business Network.

About SAP Anywhere
SAP Anywhere software is a front-office cloud solution specifically tailored to the e-commerce needs of small and midsize businesses with 10 to 200 employees. It incorporates user-friendly digital tools that help small businesses manage e-commerce, marketing, customer engagement, inventory management and business analytics from any mobile device or computer. SAP Anywhere allows smaller companies to capitalise on the digital revolution and grow their business by giving customers the ability to purchase their products anytime from anywhere. For companies running their business on the SAP Business One application or the SAP Business ByDesign solution, an open application programming interface can be provided to partners for integration to complement their business model. For more information, please visit the SAP Anywhere website here.

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