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Intelligent Enterprise and SAP Leonardo

What Is SAP Leonardo?

Building intelligent enterprises is a critical part of SAP’s RISE with SAP vision and its overall product offering. In order to evolve into an intelligent enterprise, organizations need to leverage certain technologies. And SAP bundles many of these technologies into the Leonardo platform. As highlighted in this article, this platform is designed to accelerate the journey of building intelligent enterprises. Leonardo is essentially a platform that weaves a plethora of intelligent technologies to help organizations accelerate their digital transformation to become an intelligent enterprise, as illustrated in this example. Key technologies within SAP Leonardo are:

  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Data intelligence
  • Big data
  • IoT
  • Advanced analytics

Intelligent Enterprise and SAP Leonardo

What Is SAP Leonardo?

Building intelligent enterprises is a critical part of SAP’s RISE with SAP vision and its overall product offering. In order to evolve into an intelligent enterprise, organizations need to leverage certain technologies. And SAP bundles many of these technologies into the Leonardo platform. As highlighted in this article, this platform is designed to accelerate the journey of building intelligent enterprises. Leonardo is essentially a platform that weaves a plethora of intelligent technologies to help organizations accelerate their digital transformation to become an intelligent enterprise, as illustrated in this example. Key technologies within SAP Leonardo are:

  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Data intelligence
  • Big data
  • IoT
  • Advanced analytics

How can SAPinsiders Adopt SAP Leonardo?

Considering the focus that SAP has on intelligent enterprise, it has invested heavily in innovating in this area. Organizations can leverage SAP Leonardo in three different ways:

Embedded in Solutions. Aspects of intelligent technologies have been embedded in many SAP solutions, examples being:

  • Ariba
  • Digital Supply Network
  • SAP S/4HANA.

Industry Innovation Kits. Through its experience and expertise with thousands of customers across industries and geographies, SAP has been able to build industry customized kits. The current count is 20 industry innovation kits for 12 industries like manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, and others.

Open Innovation. Open innovation gives the flexibility to use SAP Leonardo in the way that’s suited for a specific organization. Process, tools, and technologies of SAP Leonardo are adopted for the unique requirements of an organization.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

Formulate your intelligent enterprise vision and strategy. As mentioned in this article, you can really unlock your intelligent enterprise capability with SAP Leonardo, but the key first step is to understand what exactly those capabilities are that you envision to be part of an intelligent enterprise. That will then help you understand where and how SAP Leonardo can be leveraged.

Understand the use cases of core technologies. As mentioned earlier, the SAP Leonardo platform is a combination of multiple technologies. Depending on the use case, these technologies can be used individually or in combination with each other. It is therefore imperative to understand what these technologies deliver, both individually as well as combined with other technologies included in the platform.

Experiment to innovate. Experimentation is a key aspect of digital innovation in the current age. Unlike yesteryears, you cannot decide on a technology and them implement it in production. As highlighted by SAPinsiders in the research report “Analytics in The Cloud,”  today’s technology infrastructure, like cloud, allows you to experiment and innovate rapidly, without investing in substantial infrastructure. This applies very much to building intelligent enterprises, since some of these capabilities that organizations are envisioning to build may not have existed before.

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