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SAP Study Finds Overwhelming Interest in Industry Digital Transformation Efforts


SAP recently released a new report detailing interest in digital transformation efforts across multiple industries. This report mirrors what Approyo and many others are seeing across the SAP ecosystem. Now is the time to embrace innovation and digital transformation in order to create new business opportunities. The survey polled decision-makers in five industries to evaluate their interest in industry cloud solutions. Some 95 percent of the respondents believe moving business processes to industry cloud would notably improve their abilities to digitally transform their operations. Here are the highlights:

Innovative Organizations Are Industry Cloud Trailblazers Companies that rate themselves highly for innovation, strategy, technology, people, process and culture appear ahead of the curve on recognizing the value of industry cloud solutions and cloud platforms. Some 91 percent of these organizations believe that intelligent technologies in the cloud will drive strategic business and IT benefits, compared to 71 percent of organizations that don’t qualify as digital leaders.

“Innovative organizations seek scalable and secure cloud solutions that natively embed new intelligent technologies and are tailored to specific industries,” said Peter Maier, co-president of SAP Industries. “This study revealed that traditional cloud solutions are being implemented by three out of four companies (76 percent), and moving to industry cloud can help enterprises add value by improving the areas of standards and consistency. This allows enterprises to meet rising customer expectations by digitally transforming their organizations and their ecosystem of suppliers, customers and partners.”

Industry-Specific Sentiment Around Industry Cloud The five industries surveyed in this study have high interest in adopting industry cloud solutions for end-to-end digital transformation priorities. These priorities vary based on industry and are outlined below: