SAP Internet of Things


-

SAP Internet of Things solution

What Is Internet of Things (IoT)?

In simplified terms, IoT pertains to capturing data from the physical world through sensors and other devices (like smart cameras), and then leveraging that data for various purposes. The data can be captured to make decisions in near-real time or perform descriptive and predictive analytics. There are four key stages involved in an IoT solution, as illustrated in the example illustration below. You can find a comprehensive coverage of IoT on this SAP portal resource.

sap iot image
Source: SAP.com

SAP Internet of Things solution

What Is Internet of Things (IoT)?

In simplified terms, IoT pertains to capturing data from the physical world through sensors and other devices (like smart cameras), and then leveraging that data for various purposes. The data can be captured to make decisions in near-real time or perform descriptive and predictive analytics. There are four key stages involved in an IoT solution, as illustrated in the example illustration below. You can find a comprehensive coverage of IoT on this SAP portal resource.

sap iot image
Source: SAP.com

SAP IoT Solution

SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) houses an SAP IoT solution that allows organizations to build and manage IoT solutions and services. From applications in supply chains to running intelligent business processes, SAP IoT solutions can be leveraged by organizations for a plethora of needs. This video from SAP illustrates some frequent applications of IoT solutions across SAP’s customer base. Key highlights of this solution are:

  • Provides a fully managed capability to build data-driven solutions by leveraging sensor data.
  • Embedded IoT services.
  • Intuitive interface for easy consumption of applications.
  • Supports a wide range of capability areas, from industrial manufacturing to field services.
  • Cloud-based orchestration for edge devices.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • Understand the benefits and applications within your current processes. Technology is all about the value it delivers. Understand the benefits IoT can bring to your business and explore the range of business cases. Examples of benefits that SAP IoT can deliver are:
    • Decreased machine downtime
    • Increased enterprise agility and efficiency
    • Smarter supply chain management, as highlighted in this example
    • Safer shop floor environments
    • Enhanced customer experience.

This resource from SAP elaborates on benefits and provides a good primer on possible use cases.

  • Explore opportunities to innovate. Transforming your current operations is certainly a powerful way to leverage IoT to your advantage. Another approach is to leverage it to create new products and services, as highlighted by SAPinsiders in our research “Modernizing Logistics and Inventory Tracking.” Use IoT to envision new products and operating models, as well as enhance existing technologies, as illustrated in this example. Use the data captured leveraging IoT to build new products and solutions.
  • Understand the role of IoT in Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is an amalgamation of various technologies. IoT is one of the key ones. For organizations that are on the path to build Industry 4.0 capabilities, it is critical to understand the role IoT plays so they can build their Industry 4.0 and intelligent enterprise capability strategy accordingly.

 

27 results

  1. SUSE and Fujitsu -- Image

    Use Multi-Digital Technologies to Future Proof Your Company

    Reading time: 6 mins

    According to one market research company, it’s predicted that by 2025 there will be 55.7 billion connected devices worldwide, with 75% connected to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. How much data does that equal? The company estimates that within that timeframe, 73.1 zettabytes of data will be generated from IoT devices, with a significant…
  2. IoT Predictive Logistics

    IoT Enabled Predictive Logistics Platforms

    Reading time: 4 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider IoT technologies are predicted to generate a massive amount of data when leveraged at an industrial scale in supply chains. Using IoT technology to gain competitive advantage is actually not just about the data but more about how you leverage all that data being collected. Advancements in technology and…
  3. Leveraging Advanced Analytics to Create Smart Factories

    Reading time: 6 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Data & Analytics, SAPinsider   Harnessing the true value of Industry 4.0 The promises that Industry 4.0 foundational technologies bring to the world of supply chain and manufacturing are many and are attractive. Smart factories and smart manufacturing processes will be an integral component of almost all Industry 4.0 networks.…
  4. Streaming Change Data Capture: A Foundation for Modern Data Architectures

    Reading time: 0 min

    Do you want to modernize your data and analytics environment with scalable, efficient and real-time data replication that does not impact production systems? It’s possible with Change data capture (CDC) technology. This book serves as a practical guide for enterprise architects, data managers and CIOs as they enable modern data lake, streaming and cloud architectures…
  5. Relimetrics and Intel IoT Solution for SAP MES

    Artificial intelligence helps manufacturing customers improve quality control production processes and lower overall cost and time to market using computer vision and machine learning. Learn how the Relimetrics and Intel® IoT Market Ready Solution (Intel® IMRS) can help do this for SAP Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Find more insightful content from Intel on their Vendor…
  6. Real-Time Analytics at the Edge with Intel and SAP

    See how innovative IoT technologies from Intel and SAP can help businesses get real-time analytics and business intelligence at the edge with new insights that drive enhancements to business operations and deliver cost savings. Find more insightful content from Intel on their Vendor Showcase.
  7. Manufacturers Use Agile and Intelligent PLM to Reduce Time to Market

    Reading time: 2 mins

    This research brief examines how companies in the manufacturing sector align their business strategies to meet pressures and goals such as reduced time to market through the use of intelligent technologies such as generative design, topology optimization, additive manufacturing, and a combination of edge and cloud computing. The most recent SAPinsider survey shows that more…...…
  8. SAP and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  9. Launching a Smart City Initiative

    Reading time: 28 mins

    Matthew Shea: Hello and welcome to the SAPinsider podcast. I’m excited to be joined by a cross functional team from a number of different organizations who are here to discuss smart cities. I’m excited to be joined by Jesse Berst, founder and chairman of the Smart Cities Council. Jesse came to the smart city sector…...…
  10. Driving New Business Value with IoT

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Hello and welcome to the SAPinsider podcast.  I am excited to be joined by Maribel Lopez.  Maribel is the founder of Lopez Research, a market research and strategy consulting firm. She’s also the co-founder of the Emerging Technology Research Council, a community of business and technical leaders in Fortune 1000 companies focused on driving innovation and…...…
  11. Build, Enable, and Act with SAP IoT Application Enablement, Express Edition

    Reading time: 4 mins

    The Internet of Things (IoT) offers an opportunity for organizations to digitally transform their business. To help SAP customers get started on this path, SAP offers SAP IoT Application Enablement, express edition, which allows developers to build and pilot IoT applications that can be quickly scaled through a consumption-based pricing model.  Learn how the express…
  12. Harness IoT and Big Data to Break Down Silos in Manufacturing

    Reading time: 13 mins

    In a digital supply chain, design, manufacturing, asset management, and finished products all come together in an uninterrupted, real-time loop to meet customer expectations for immediacy and customization. To achieve this, formerly siloed domains and processes must come closer together and become agile enough to meet individual demands. Learn how product design, manufacturing, and asset…
  13. Live from SAPinsider Studio: IoT and Live Engineering

    Thomas Ohnemus, V.P., Extended Supply Chain, SAP, joins SAPinsider Studio to discuss what IoT and live engineering mean for manufacturing. Topics of this discussion include: How companies that embrace IoT are using connectivity to re-think business processes and models, and how sensors and smart devices enable this transformation The impact that real-time insight into product…...…
  14. Robust Network Infrastructures Needed as Rich Media Comes to the Internet of Things

    Reading time: 5 mins

    See how the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created a need for a more robust infrastructure to handle these devices. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
  15. Beacons in the Internet of Things

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Learn how to leverage a new technique using beacon technology to enhance a customer's overall app experience. Discover new ways to influence how people interact with their surroundings. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
  16. Talk to Me, Goose — UX in a Bot World

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  17. Biomimicry and the Internet of Things

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Many people are familiar with artificial intelligence, but what happens when the line between machine and biology begins to blur? Biomimicry, machines imitating biological systems, has many implications in the healthcare industry. As the Internet of Things continues to grow, so will the evolution of machine learning capabilities.  This content is available to (General or…
  18. Showtime – “An Ecosystem of Data”, featuring IoT and Fog

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  19. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Richard Howells on Harnessing the Internet of Things

    Richard Howells, Global Vice President of Extended Supply Chain at SAP, joins SAPinsider Studio at the SAPinsider SCM-CRM 2016 event to discuss how the Internet of Things can help organizations re-imagine their supply chains. This is an edited transcript of the discussion: Natalie Miller, SAPinsider: Hi, I’m Natalie Miller with SAPinsider, and I’m here at…...…
  20. Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Innovation Platform?

    Reading time: 2 mins

    As mobility increasingly becomes a way of life, it has steadily grown more apparent that simply rebuilding legacy applications as mobile applications does not deliver significant value. Building a mobile-first platform, however, can establish new business channels and uncover new opportunities. Today’s business leaders recognize the power of SAP solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP…
  21. Internet of Things, Security, and Workforce Engagement — Are You Prepared for the Digital Age?

    Reading time: 3 mins

    As CIOs prepare their business for the digital age, challenges abound. From the Internet of Things (IoT) to enterprise security, IT leaders must navigate the innovations and the dangers of the digital enterprise — and find the right tools for doing so. Read this article to discover how SAP Solution Extensions can help you overcome…
  22. Moving From Connectivity to Outcomes

    Reading time: 6 mins

    At each stage of business operations, organizations have been perpetually focused on simplifying transactions. Today, the digital transformation enables greater efficiency and simplification than ever before — if an organization collects and uses its data properly. For many organizations, this means tapping into the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Coupled with the digital…
  23. Bringing IoT analytics closer to the edge

    This conference session video is hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by Red Hat.   Building a smart gateway with a minimal footprint from a technological standpoint is a challenge for loT of the Enterprises. View this session, presented at SAPinsider’s BI 2016 conference, for innovative techniques to overcome this challenge, and: • Explore new ways…...…
  24. Live from SAPinsider Studio – Deloitte on IoT Strategy

    Chris Dinkel of Deloitte Consulting LLP and John Irvin of Deloitte Services LLP join SAPinsider Studio at the 2016 BI-HANA-IoT event in Las Vegas to discuss the changing Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, spurred in part by technological advancements, the speed of application and analytic development, and extending sensor data beyond consumer products. Topics of…...…
  25. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Red Hat and Support for the IoT Movement

    Bob Mahoney, Red Hat IoT Business Development,  joins SAPinsider Studio at the 2016 SAPinsider IoT conference to discuss how Red Hat supports the growing IoT movement and community. Topics of this discussion include fundamental use cases of middleware and a joint Red Hat and SAP platform that turns data into actionable intelligence. This is an…...…
  26. Turn IoT Device Data into Actionable Intelligence: How to Harness Information for Use in Your Data-Driven Business

    Reading time: 25 mins

    Businesses run on data, and with the Internet of Things (IoT), the potential sources for that data has increased exponentially — along with the potential opportunities to capitalize on that information. The ability to quickly analyze data from an ever-increasing number of internet-enabled devices, before that information loses its value, is critical. By positioning SAP…...…
  27. Ensuring a Secure Internet of Things

    Reading time: 11 mins

    The biggest challenge presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) is maintaining the integrity, authenticity, and privacy of critical business data. Security teams are faced with the daunting task of verifying that data sent from a multitude of devices are both accurate and safe. Learn what crucial security measures are needed for the age of…