In this article we will see how SAP is making a big difference in the area of Internet of Things
and what SAP’s IoT applications are available today.
SAP IoT solutions are powered by SAP HANA:
SAP solutions for the IoT are built on the SAP HANA platform, which gives access to a wide range of applications, development tools, and integration services. It also provides the ability to process extremely large volumes of IoT data in real time.
At the core of SAP HANA is a full set of natively integrated processing engines to support data streaming
, predictive analysis
, relationship modeling
, geospatial processing
, on-the-fly complex calculations
, machine learning
, and text processing
This is further enriched by an ability to process transactional and analytical workloads from the same data set. This rich set of features provides a foundation for supporting unpredictable workloads of IoT data and solutions.
IoT and SAP Hana Cloud Platform:
SAP Hana Cloud Platform for IoT is designed to enable businesses to connect any sensor or device to any app or business process in their company and business network. Device management, IoT messaging and IoT application enablement are all part of the new offering, including data modeling.
Existing IoT applications such as SAP Connected Assets, Connected Logistics and Predictive Maintenance and Service will all leverage the new platform as well.
With the new IoT-focused services, “anyone can connect anything to our platform and to any of our business processes,” he added.
A company with a vending machine in a remote location, for instance, can choose embeddable applications from the new suite to tie that device to Hana and keep track of its sales and workings from a far.
SAP Applications on IoT:
SAP currently offers the following applications for IoT scenarios:
SAP Connected Manufacturing software:
Improve manufacturing operations with the support of SAP HANA, an enhanced user experience, extended enterprise mobility, and end-to-end enterprise integration for deeper manufacturing transparency.
SAP Connected Logistics software:
Integrate real-time data with distribution analytics and reshape the supply chain process. This application provides full visibility into freight, containers, and shipped goods; identifies and fixes logistic bottlenecks before they happen; and provides real-time visibility into road conditions to improve traffic flow.
SAP Connected Assets software:
Gain full visibility into the health of your current assets. This application helps you predict failures and apply preventive measures by analyzing sensor data combined with business data.