BERLIN SAP SE today announced s-innovations, for lines of business in industries built on SAP HANA to help customers drive their digital and cloud transformations.

Designed to deliver ultimate simplicity and instant value, s-innovations will set a new standard for business software in a complex and networked world. To help customers run simple, s-innovations aim to remove business and IT complexity end-to-end — consumption, user adoption, business decision-making and execution. s-innovations will be offered in a variety of consumption models — public cloud (SaaS), managed cloud and on premise — for maximum customer choice. This announcement was made at SAP TechEd && d-code, being held November 11–13 in Berlin.

“For over 40 years, SAP has been working with thousands of customers globally to help them overcome their most complex business and IT challenges,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products & Innovation. “We are now redefining the value of enterprise software with the simplicity of SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA. The powerful combination of the SAP HANA innovation platform, our new user experience and SAP’s global cloud will allow companies across the globe to run simple and derive new business value in the digital era.”

Designed with SAP Fiori user experience and fully leveraging the new multi-tenancy functionality enabled by SAP HANA 9, s-innovations address the business priorities of individual lines of business, and work together on a common data and business process model with shared business semantics. With s-innovations, SAP envisions to help IT departments deploy modular innovations with an end-to-end digital experience, delivered in a global and secure cloud, for quick adoption and optimized IT cost. s-innovations will also provide easy onboarding, from the discovery of the solution via cloud trials to the deployment with pre-configured best practices, until the actual usage by business users.

SAP Simple Finance: First Step for Customers to Run Simple

The SAP Simple Finance solution marked the first step in the s-innovations roadmap to address the critical need for simplicity among the most complex finance processes and IT landscapes. Building on this foundation, s-innovations are planned to focus on the most essential business scenarios across lines of business, including key processes in finance, customer engagement and commerce, procurement project services and inventory management. s-innovations also include cloud solutions from SAP for lines of business, such as solutions from Ariba and SuccessFactors, SAP companies. This best-in-class offering will allow customers to define their own pace to the cloud based on their needs while keeping all the integration and business benefits of their existing SAP solutions. SAP anticipates it will continue to extend the scope of s-innovations in 2015 to deliver more end-to-end, role-based and industry-specific business scenarios.

Remaining true to the principle of delivering continuous value, SAP Business Suite customers will also be able to take advantage of s-innovations in a non-disruptive way.

SAP has an established ecosystem of more than 1,400 partners engaged with the company in the cloud, including partners resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and outsourcing services providers. SAP will engage with its partners to support customers in their journey to run simple and deliver rapid value with s-innovations.

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