SAP is once again expanding its long-standing partnership with global professional services firm Accenture; this time, to jointly innovate, develop and go to market with breakthrough, industry-specific, intelligent analytics solutions based on SAP Leonardo and delivered by Accenture Digital to help customers maximise the value of their SAP investments.
Together the two companies will harness the power of big data, machine learning, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) in this latest step of a process that began 18 months ago, when they began working together to accelerate and simplify their customers’ digital transformation journeys using SAP S/4HANA.
“Every CEO in the world is focused on digital innovation,” said Bill McDermott, chief executive officer, SAP. “With SAP HANA and SAP Leonardo, we are alone in delivering the power of in-memory computing together with a rich combination of modern digital technologies. We could not be more pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Accenture to create a new wave of industry-specific digital solutions for our customers.”
“Today, we’re at an incredible tipping point,” said Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO, Accenture. “We’re face to face with an era of tremendous business transformation where the fundamental rules of how we create value are being rewritten. What we’re announcing today is a bold step in defining the rules for the intelligent enterprise,” he said.
New offerings will enable customers to tailor predictive models to their specific businesses, providing improved results through real-time insights leading to better business decisions. Accenture plans to integrate more than 50 of its proven enterprise analytics applications to help customers reduce capital costs and optimise supply chains.
Accenture also plans to use its Industry X.0 approach and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) expertise to help organisations leverage SAP Leonardo to achieve new levels of efficiency, uncover new sources of growth and deliver hyper-personalised customer experiences.
The company will develop analytics and Industry X.0 solutions based on SAP Leonardo at its Industrial IoT Innovation Centre in Garching, Germany, at its Innovation Hub in Houston and at Accenture Liquid Studios around the world.