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SAP Customers Embrace Digital Transformation with the Cloud and SAP S/4HANA

August 16, 2016 by SAP News 394

NEWTOWN SQUARE — During the company’s strong second-quarter earnings announcement, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) confidently reiterated its full-year outlook, with double-digit cloud growth and announcing more than 3,700 customers for SAP S/4HANA globally.

The spirit of SAP’s relentless innovation lies in the success of the company’s customers that are digitizing and growing with SAP solutions. In the second quarter, thousands of companies across North America selected SAP to drive digital transformation in their organizations, including the following.

dōTERRA International produces and distributes high-quality essential oils through 3 million independent distributors around the world. dōTERRA recently went live with SAP S/4HANA, which has standardized its core operational processes on a technology platform that will support the company’s strategic growth and diversification into new markets, products and channels. SAP’s adaptable solution is designed to scale even as dōTERRA adds millions of new wellness advocates, expands its offerings and adds new revenue streams.

The Hershey Company is a global confectionery leader known for chocolate, sweets, mints and other delicious snacks. Hershey recognized that leveraging customer insights, partnering more closely with its retailers and having access to real-time data was essential to its growth. With SAP S/4HANA, Hershey is embracing the digital age by gaining real-time insights from consumer and operational data to help stay ahead of market trends and support its strategic expansion into new geographies and product areas.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 different countries. The organization leveraged SAP HANA, enterprise edition, to begin the process of enabling media and LPGA fans access to a history of statistics and to help provide the foundation for building innovative analytics and applications. The LPGA expects the new interactive digital experience to help expand its audience across several channels, from player statistics to Fantasy Golf, and bring its fans closer to the action while driving additional revenue opportunities.

O.C. Tanner Co. is an American company that designs and helps implement global employee rewards and recognition solutions for clients in the United States, Canada, India, Australia, Singapore and Europe. O.C. Tanner is working to deliver digital transformation by using SAP S/4HANA software to help enable the move from customized, complex and overlapping systems to simple, integrated and personalized customer experiences.

Ultra Clean Technology provides design, engineering and production of subsystems for the semiconductor industry. The company purchased SAP S/4HANA in efforts to streamline operations and help provide end-to-end visibility into its supply chain. With SAP S/4HANA, Ultra Clean Technology’s analytics and transactions are stored on a single platform, helping to decrease turnaround time for quotes and improving the reliability of committed delivery dates to its customers.

“In today’s digital economy, companies are embracing innovation and technology to gain real-time insights in order to run a truly live business,” said Steve Shute, chief operating officer, SAP North America. “Analytics and Big Data are transforming business models, and SAP S/4HANA is a proven foundation to enable our customers to adapt and grow in the digital age.”

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Kellie Drenner, +1 (408) 612-9348, kellie.drenner@sap.com, PT
Jackie Montesinos Suarez, +1 (786) 325-0568, jackie.montesinos.suarez@sap.com, ET

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