SAP and the Circular Economy

SAP and the Circular Economy

By Enabling a Zero-Waste Value Network, SAP Can Help Customers Reap Financial Benefit While Delivering Environmental and Societal Impact

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Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration is critical. This article introduces a new, standardized approach to integration that can help you accelerate your digital transformation and ensure a seamless customer experience.

A holistic integration approach is a key prerequisite for organizations pursuing a digital path for their business. This article introduces SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M), which helps organizations shape their integration strategy — using predefined integration patterns for processes-, data-, user-, and Internet of Things-centric integration scenarios — and become an Intelligent Enterprise.

Secure connections between applications is critical in modern, hyperconnected landscapes. The SAP Cloud Platform Credential Store service enables highly secure connections between applications in cloud-based landscapes by storing the required credentials and making them available to applications via a REST API. This article provides an overview of the key concepts and configuration tasks that are required to use this service in SAP Cloud Platform landscapes.

Organizations and citizens worldwide have seen the results of the global plastic crisis. In response, policymakers, society, and leading companies, such as SAP, are coming together to work on solutions — by avoiding single-use plastics, better managing and recycling the plastic waste stream, and creating what’s called a “circular economy.” SAP specifically is helping its customers redesign global value networks toward more circular business models through efforts such as the Circular Economy 2030 and SAP Leonardo Plastics challenges and a number of circular uses cases – around secondary materials marketplace, extended producer responsibility, waste insights, and citizen engagement – that are already at work across various industries. Learn about these and other ways that SAP customers can adopt more sustainable business practices, which could unlock $4.5 trillion in growth by turning waste into wealth.

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    Andy Hancock is a Global Vice President of the Centre of Excellence within SAP Digital Supply Chain. As a seasoned global executive who has held numerous leadership roles during his 15-year tenure at SAP, he has brought quantifiable results to leading global brands through innovation advocacy. Having worked in more than 40 countries and experienced a vast array of cultures, he understands the importance of challenging the status quo to drive business outcome and create a competitive differentiator in turbulent global markets. Andy brings thought leadership and a clarity of vision to businesses by merging a strong technical foundation, a passion for solving problems and leveraging a vast array of knowledge obtained from real world situations he has encountered during his career. He understands how to quickly uncover the root of a problem and articulate a clear path to a successful business outcome. Andy holds a Master’s in Computer Science and a Bachelor in Aeronautic Engineering from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is also a Professional Member of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.
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