SAP Unveils SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things

SAP today announced the launch of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), expanding its comprehensive portfolio of IoT solutions to help customers connect the core of their business to the edge of the network, gain operational efficiencies and drive the creation of new revenue models, products and services.

SAP continues to broaden its reach by collaborating with Siemens and Intel to make it easier for customers to adopt and manage IoT solutions. These collaborations add to a strong partner ecosystem SAP has developed including recent announcements with Jasper, Accenture and T-Systems. Additionally, customers including Tennant are gaining real business value from leveraging SAP HANA to successfully implement IoT.

“SAP is helping customers reimagine their business with the most comprehensive portfolio of Internet of Things solutions from core business operations to the edge of the network,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP.

“With the launch of SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things, our customers and partners now have the ability to connect anything to any app or business process in their company and business network. This will achieve operational excellence and deliver new customer experiences, products and services.”

SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT provides the infrastructure to enable businesses to securely tap into a network of millions of connected devices. Building on its existing data and application services, which include predictive analytics, telematics, geo-location and more, the newly launched IoT services from SAP plan to enable the device cloud for faster delivery of IoT business value: device management, IoT messaging and IoT application enablement including data modeling. IoT services from SAP plan to support the cost-efficient and quick development, deployment and operation of SAP solutions for IoT.

Private cloud deployments intend to enable SAP customers to run their own device cloud or to operate a device cloud for their customers. To make it easy for customers to deploy IoT applications at the edge, SAP will include for a limited time free and unlimited access to the SAP SQL Anywhere suite — lightweight embeddable databases for remote devices for use with the new SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT.

SAP offers a portfolio of IoT applications such as the SAP Connected Assets solution, including the cloud edition of the SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution, and SAP Connected Logistics software, among others that leverage SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT.

Siemens and SAP to Simplify Path to the Internet of Things for Industrial Customers
Siemens has chosen SAP HANA Cloud Platform to build the Siemens Cloud for Industry powered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform as an open cloud platform for analyzing large datasets in the industry. It is intended to simplify industrial customers’ ability to create additional value from the Internet of Things to help boost their own production as well as product and service offerings. Siemens plans to create an open IT ecosystem for OEMs and application developers based on SAP HANA Cloud platform.

“The SAP and Siemens relationship is expected to help enable the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 for industrial customers. The introduction of the new Siemens Cloud for Industry powered by SAP HANA aims to provide a significant contribution towards the digitalization of the production space. Powerful services for analyzing data from industry are an important part of our digital enterprise strategy,” said Dr. Peter Weckesser, CEO Customer Service, Digital Factory of Siemens AG.

Intel and SAP Join Forces to Enable IoT End-to-End for Customers
SAP and Intel are collaborating to simplify, secure and scale the IoT for the enterprise. Intel provides a blueprint for industry-leading, interoperable IoT solutions. SAP is taking the complementary SAP HANA platform in conjunction with the Intel blueprint to simplify IoT end-to-end deployments for enterprises. The first step in the collaboration is a joint proof of concept (POC) to integrate the Intel IoT Gateway with the SAP cloud.

SAP Helps Tennant Use the Internet of Things to Drive Enterprise Processes
Tennant Company, a world-leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor environmental cleaning solutions, wanted to provide its customers better information on machine asset usage, location tracking and maintenance history. Tennant uses SAP HANA to deliver to customers both real-time machine data from its fleet of cleaning equipment and ERP data from its core business processes. The goal is to help worldwide customers manage fleets of machine assets communicating in real time.

“Using SAP HANA, Tennant is able to differentiate its solutions and remain competitive in the cleaning equipment business,” said Paul Wellman, CIO for Tennant. “Now our customers can measure usage across their fleet to drive operational consistency, track machines to better manage assets and leverage this business intelligence to achieve significant cost savings.”