SAP unites IoT portfolio under Leonardo brand; announces new event

Tanja Rueckert, SAP SE

Taking its inspiration from “a figure known for ushering in a groundbreaking era of science and discovery”, SAP has brought its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio together under the SAP Leonardo brand, and has announced a  jump-start enablement program to get customers up and running.

SAP last year announced its commitment to invest €2 billion in IoT over five years, with the portfolio currently including adaptive applications, big data applications and connectivity in packaged solutions across line-of-business and industry-focused use cases ranging from connected products, assets and infrastructure to vehicle fleets, markets and people.

“Moving from things to outcomes is about new business processes such as Industry 4.0, new business models and new ways for people to live and work,” said Dr Tanja Rueckert, executive vice president, digital assets and IoT, SAP.

“With SAP Leonardo, we connect ‘things’ with business processes that are instantaneous and proactive, and with people who can manage more effectively with augmented intelligence and autonomous systems. Our SAP Leonardo IoT portfolio delivers on SAP’s commitment to produce superior business value through enterprise IoT innovation.”

The jump-start program, to be staffed by SAP line-of-business and industry experts, will help organisations to identify and validate IoT pilots and use cases. SAP will be offering promotional pricing for the IoT jump-start program, offering a fixed cost for software and services to cover the pilot and first year of usage for SAP Leonardo IoT solutions, including SAP Connected Goods, SAP Vehicle Insights, SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service and SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

SAP has also announced plans for its first global SAP Leonardo event, taking place on 11-12 July in Frankfurt, Germany, to bring together SAP customers, partners and IoT experts and showcase the latest in IoT innovations and business strategies.