Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Early users of SAP IoT platforms report real business benefits

"One manufacturer said sensors connected to an internet gateway enable it to find efficiencies in improved asset management and share data with its customers -- just like SAP IoT marketing promised.

Software vendors are constantly leaping ahead of -- and playing catch up to -- their users' real business needs, and with the internet of things, SAP is right in the thick of it. The company is working a variety of angles to support its customers who are already using IoT-based systems, while it is also prepping for a future wave of SAP IoT implementations. 
But what are SAP IoT users really up to right now? Which industries are moving faster than others? Where are they finding value? "There are three kinds of use cases that we're typically seeing," said Nayaki Nayyar, general manager and global head of IoT and innovation go-to-market at SAP. "One is what we call industrial customers -- customers with heavy manufacturing looking to optimize operations cost, maintenance cost and turnaround time." Read more...