Connected Products with SAP Leonardo

March 29, 2018

The Internet of Things is on top of the agenda for most companies. While technology has existed for several decades, it was limited to operational use. The evolution of connectivity, Big Data management, analytics, and cloud technology is enabling us to converge these operational and information technologies to make machines smarter and drive end-to-end digital transformation.

 

Initially, IoT applications were limited for operational activities on shop floor and data was not leveraged for enterprise use. With the evolution of Industry 4.0 and industrial Internet, customers are looking to leverage this Big Data and develop responsive and intelligent applications for line-of-business and industry-specific end-to-end processes

 

As the demand for information and insight increases, we are seeing a
significant increase in the design, manufacturing, and delivery of smart,
connected products across all industries. R&D can utilize data from sensors,
connected products, and other Big Data sources, to support the development
of more reliable and desirable products that meet target requirements.
This leads to increased demand and opportunities for you in the market,
and increased access to information for both you and your customers.

 

Goods and Equipment - Connect, monitor, and control a large number of customer facing products.


Connect smart devices and products with core business processes and back-end systems. SAP Leonardo enables you to easily collect and analyze data from IoT devices from smart products e.g., coolers, coffee machines. At the same time, you can bring back-end business context and processes in real time by converging it with digital twins of physical product within IoT smart applications to improve efficiency, automatic replenishment – and create new product-as-a-service business models. 

 

Product Insights - Design, manufacture, and distribute smart products to leveraging sensor data by manufacturers and consumers

 

Streamline and orchestrate your design networks with intuitive design and collaboration tools to enhance product and project delivery. Manage internal and external development teams, capture their ideas, and reuse your product and project data throughout the enterprise.

 

Increase efficiency in engineering and manufacturing with a single platform for design tool integration to provide a 360-degree product view (with total transparency across engineering disciplines) through a harmonized and intuitive user experience. And master product cost potential and transparency– at a time when it counts.

 

Supply Networks - Manage, control, and respond to changing conditions with a digital operations center for response.


Reduce planning cycle times and inventory levels and increase service quality
by extending the supply chain to the business network. Connect more easily
with suppliers, customers, and outsourced manufacturers for enhanced
collaboration across demand, supply, and inventory.


Optimize service and cost through collaborative planning of inventory,
supply, and demand, while establishing a collaborative network with B2B
connectivity for proficient supply chain collaboration.

 

Experience Digital Transformation with Approyo
The opportunity exists to transform business processes and achieve the digital transformation of your business with more automation and real-time visibility. Our SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA and Cloud solutions address these important needs and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation.

 

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