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RISE with SAP Recap

RISE with SAP is a solution to help company customers with their own personalized digital transformation to become an SAP recognized ‘intelligent enterprise’. It’s an offer that provides “business transformation as a service, under one offer, one contract, one responsible party for SLA, operations, and issue handling.” The RISE with SAP offering is a subscription service that is offering not only services, but product offerings as well.

As a way to keep up with today’s quickly evolving landscape for businesses of every industry, SAP continues to find a way to respond and adapt. SAP was quoted on their website as saying: “At SAP, we want to be our customers’ trusted partner both in times of success and turbulence, and as such, staying close to them and their needs is crucial.” It’s clear that companies that can transform and adapt quickly to today’s increasingly digital environment – and one that continues to battle economic and geopolitical uncertainty – will find success.

The time for business and digital transformation is upon us, particularly with the increasing presence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Rather than just stating that fact, SAP is sharing this ‘holistic approach’ to transform your business with RISE with SAP. SAP is offering a tailored approach when it comes to transformation for your company, providing customers with a number of solutions previously proposed in the SAP partner ecosystem. This offering is available to customers to utilize in partnership with an SAP provider or partner as well.

RISE with SAP bundles multiple SAP offerings into one product, comprised of:

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud deployment model of choice public or private
  • Infrastructure of the customer’s choice (SAP data center or Hyperscaler), delivering the benefit from IaaS capabilities without data and system lock-in
  • Business Process Intelligence, enabling users to leverage discovery reports to gain insights into process performance and pinpoint where and how to best use advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, IoT and robotic process automation to improve operations
  • SAP Business Network Starter Package, offering unified access to the world’s largest business network including SAP’s supplier, logistics, and asset intelligence networks to foster cross-company connectivity and collaboration
  • Tools and Services, providing the needed technical systems operations and software support, which includes embedded essential SAP services to support the transition from their customer’s current ERP environment to RISE with SAP
  • SAP Business Technology Platform, allowing businesses to easily extend and integrate with any other SAP, partner, or third-party solution, using the same data model and business services as SAP applications and allowing for new insights and value from business data

The RISE with SAP offering is intended to simplify the customer journey in three easy steps:

  1. Step 1: Business Process Redesign
    SAP Business Process Intelligence (BPI) solution analyzes how customer processes perform, benchmarks them against industry standards, and provides recommendations on adopting new business models, automating, and standardizing processes. In conjunction with clients and partners, SAP is spearheading the LACE model (Land, Adopt, Consume, Expand) of Implementation, ensuring the client’s journey towards the cloud provides the ideal platform to meet current outcomes as well as establish a solid base for future expansion in a changing marketplace.
  2. Step 2: Technical Migration
    RISE with SAP includes essential services by SAP and SAP partners to remove modifications and custom code and to support them in harmonizing and governing their data layer.
  3. Step 3: Build Your Intelligent Enterprise
    Part of this new offering is the inclusion of the SAP Business Technology Platform, with the goal of enabling customers and partners to develop innovations to complement SAP solutions with a semantical data model, an AI and analytics layer, an identity and authorization concept, and the same application business services in one workflow management.  Access to SAP Business Network is also included. SAP is also including market-leading intelligent ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Microsoft Teams in the RISE with SAP offering to account for seamless business operation.

The goal of the RISE with SAP initiative is to continue driving partnership and the client SAP footprint while remaining flexible and dynamic. RISE with SAP grants companies a “bundle” of basic components needed for building an intelligent enterprise under one contract.

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Contributions by Hannah French and David Gawrych

Tags: Event Recap, SAP, SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP