Capgemini and SAP SE launches “Fast Digital 4 Discrete Industries by SAP and Capgemini” to help clients in the discrete manufacturing industries to manage their digital transformation
The expanded partnership is to help customers with the growing potential of Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things and innovative manufacturing techniques.
As manufacturers are tapping the benefits of organisational transformation through latest digital technologies like; real-time tracking, 3D modeling and visualization, the Internet-of-Things or connected objects. However, these technologies are not easy to put in place and deploy on a large scale to deliver the expectations.
The new joint initiative aims to address these challenges by integrating SAP’s latest suite of digital solutions and Capgemini’s global expertise in consulting, insights and data, cloud and digital manufacturing.
Capgemini further asserts to utilize an agile model for business transformation based on its renowned Digital Transformation Framework specifically tailored for the manufacturing industry and spanning the exploration, design and development of specific solutions to enable new business models and scenarios.
Citing on this joint initiative, Olivier Sevillia, Member of the Group Executive Board and Group Head of Digital Services, Capgemini said, “Across industries, clients are facing their greatest organizational challenge yet as they seek to digitally transform. Nowhere is this truer than in manufacturing, where the dazzling promise of Industry 4.0 is now being offset by the growing appreciation of the complexities involved in making digital manufacturing a reality. Through our extensive experience supporting some of the world’s leading organizations to digitally transform we’re deeply familiar with the challenges they face and how to meet them. SAP is a natural partner, not only because of our long history together, but because their suite of solutions offers an ideal platform to power this change.”
Rob Enslin, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and President of Global Customer Operations, SAP, said, “Today’s announcement is another example of how we are exploring new ways to co-innovate around SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform in order to help our customers gain a competitive advantage in the digital economy. We look forward to taking our partnership with Capgemini to new heights in order to help manufacturers around the world solve their business challenges and run better.”
As part of the initiative, the solution suite to support this model includes SAP S/4HANA as the digital core, with SAP Hybris solutions and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, providing data in real-time across both the front-end and back-end applications.
Further, this initiative intends to help manufacturers create smart, connected products, assets and operations that offer the potential for time-to-market reduction, productivity gains, cost savings, new revenue streams and new business models.