Automotive

SAP Automotive helps companies to drive profitable and sustainable new growth in the dynamic world of mobility. There is increasing pressure today for carmakers, suppliers, and dealerships to transform their businesses and prepare for a future of mobility. Five key areas include:

  1. Vehicle electrification
  2. Connected cars
  3. Mobility services
  4. Operational resilience
  5. Digitalized retailing

SAP Automotive helps companies to drive profitable and sustainable new growth in the dynamic world of mobility. There is increasing pressure today for carmakers, suppliers, and dealerships to transform their businesses and prepare for a future of mobility. Five key areas include:

  1. Vehicle electrification
  2. Connected cars
  3. Mobility services
  4. Operational resilience
  5. Digitalized retailing

The race for automotive digital transformation stems from:

  • EV manufacturing and adoption. Climate change and innovative technologies are driving an increase in electric vehicles, suppliers are manufacturing more plugin, hybrid, electric vehicles, plugging stations and batteries.
  • Connected cars and advanced driver assistance programs. Carmakers integrated more smart technology like LIDAR, ultrasound, and loT sensors through a cloud-based vehicle.
  • Mobility as a service (MaaS) and shared mobility. Car sharing business models, such as Uber and Toyota’s Kinto program are meeting consumer demand with greater value, convenience, and sustainability.
  • Resilient automotive supply chains. Increasing on board technology and EV components are adding greater complexity to supply chains, companies need real-time visibility for advanced analytics.
  • Automotive digital retailing. With contactless car buying becoming preferred buying route, e-commerce technology and CRM data are used to support omni-channel vehicle sales.
  • Drive to sustainability. Automakers are feeling the pressure to prioritize lower carbon footprints, so they need the ability to trace materials and components efficiently across the entire value chain.

Featured SAP Automotive solutions are:

  • SAP E-Mobility
    • Building, monitoring, and running EV charging networks at scale with a cloud solution offering end-to-end functionality from charging scenarios to electronic billing.
  • SAP Returnable Packaging Management
    • Ability to track returnable packaging materials like crates, boxes, and pallets in real-time to reduce waste and run a sustainable automotive supply chain.
  • SAP Industry Network for Automotive
    • Enable next generation processes by an open and intelligent industry network.

SAP software solutions for the automotive Industry include:

  • Research development and engineering
  • Manufacturing and outbound logistics
  • Responsive supply networks
  • Sales and marketing
  • Aftermarket service
  • Smart mobility and transformation

Key considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Leveraging Technology to Address Automotive Industry Challenges. In this market insight read how automotive suppliers have a need for focused tools to help manage unique business processes. To get an expert perspective, we asked Sahil to identify some of the top challenges that he believes Tech Mahindra’s customers in the automotive supplier industry are grappling with.
  • McLaren Races Ahead in the Cloud. This case study covers the auto racing industry and how it is defined by the data a company can generate and analyze. Discover how McLaren harnessed SAP HANA on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud to get the information it needed to remain a champion.

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