WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced new features for its SAP C/4HANA suite of leading customer experience (CX) solutions to help businesses and organizations establish more personalized relationships.
The latest cloud developments enable trusted, customized customer interactions; effective training for sales and customer-relations teams; and improved communications between employees and partners.
“It is time to break down the silos that create a gap when companies believe they are providing a better experience than their customers perceive,” said Alex Atzberger, president, SAP Customer Experience. “We are continuing to add new features to SAP C/4HANA and together with the capabilities of Qualtrics can help companies close this gap and succeed in the Experience Economy.”
Already, an increasing number of customers – such as Verizon Communications Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, Coty Inc. and Levi Strauss & Co. – are selecting SAP C/4HANA solutions. Some of these customers will attend SAP Customer Experience LIVE, taking place May 7–8, 2019, in Orlando, Florida, to present their solutions.
SAP C/4HANA Foundation Improves Developer Experience
SAP today announced the availability of SAP C/4HANA Foundation, which enables system administrators and developers to implement cloud solutions from SAP conveniently and quickly.
SAP C/4HANA Foundation is automatically deployed to all customers of SAP C/4HANA free of charge and includes:
- A cockpit as single-entry point for administrators and developers to view implemented solutions and subscribed applications
- A console to authenticate new users and manage user authorizations
- Extensibility options running on SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory and project “Kyma” that provide administrators and developers with the tools to meet the challenges of a fragmented IT infrastructure
SAP Debuts Plans for Enterprise-Grade Customer Data Platform
Building on the foundational services from the SAP Customer Data Cloud and SAP Marketing Cloud portfolios, SAP plans to evolve and complement these solutions to deliver an enterprise-grade customer data platform. The customer data platform will initially:
- Provide core capabilities that unify first-party customer data from online and offline sources in a centralized repository
- Improve data quality and resolve identities into a single, enriched customer profile
- Make data instantly available to connected SAP and non-SAP applications for real-time activation
Training Cloud for SAP Litmos Reinforces People Experience
A training cloud for the SAP Litmos solution is the latest addition to the SAP Customer Experience portfolio, offering targeted, continuous learning to equip people with the knowledge and skills they need to perform at their best. It includes a built-in library of award-winning course content designed to master sales and customer service. With 15 million users and growing, customers increasingly appreciate the value of learning to build an engaged, informed, dynamic workforce to heighten customer satisfaction, retention and advocacy.
Ruum by SAP for a Better Collaboration Experience
The integration of the Ruum by SAP solution, project management software as a service (SaaS), will improve collaboration and efficiency for users of SAP Marketing Cloud, SAP Commerce Cloud, SAP Service Cloud and SAP Sales Cloud portfolios. Ruum helps users of SAP C/4HANA overcome organizational silos, manage project-related work more effectively and reduce costs by spending less time on administrative tasks and eliminating the need for team members to jump between different programs or systems. Ruum is a portfolio company that grew out of SAP.iO Venture Studio, the internal incubation program managed by SAP.iO.
Account-Based Marketing Helps Marketers Deliver Better Brand Experiences
Today, SAP is introducing new capabilities to the SAP Marketing Cloud solution, providing marketers a greater degree of precision and targeting to improve pipeline performance. Armed with these capabilities, marketers can gauge brand engagement better, drill into account details and automatically create target groups based on individual consent and preferences.
For more information, read the following pieces from SAP executives:
- “Introducing SAP C/4HANA Foundation,” by Thomas Hertz, head of Technology for SAP C/4HANA
- “The Rise of the Modern Customer Data Platform,” by Adrian Nash, head of Product for SAP Customer Data Cloud
- “SAP Marketing Cloud and Ruum Integration: Teamwork Rocket Fuel,” by Nicholas Cumins, general manager of SAP Marketing Cloud
- “Introducing the Recharged, Expanded SAP Service Cloud,” by Volker Hildebrand, global vice president of Service Strategy and Solution Management at SAP
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SAP Customer Experience LIVE | May 7–8, 2019, Orlando, Florida
SAP Customer Experience LIVE is the CX event of the year, making its debut in North America alongside SAP’s largest annual customer events, SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference. More than 100 sessions, covering sales, commerce, marketing, customer service and customer data, are dedicated to putting the customer first to meet the needs of the experience economy. To find out more visit SAP Customer Experience LIVE. You can also follow along with the event on social media with @SAP_CX, #SAPCXLIVE.
SAPPHIRE NOW: Showcase for Groundbreaking Innovation and Testament to Customer First | May 7–9, 2019, Orlando, Florida
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, SAP’s premiere customer event — SAPPHIRE NOW — brings together world-class customers, senior leaders and SAP experts and partners to demonstrate how the Intelligent Enterprise comes to life. Attendees get an inside look at the flagship products such as the SAP HANA business data platform, SAP S/4HANA and the SAP C/4HANA suite, recently acquired products from Qualtrics and new partnerships. This year’s event spotlights the groundbreaking impact of innovation, with expanded access to customer stories, personalized learning and pragmatic, in-depth guidance for winning in the Experience Economy. SAP’s agenda features more than 720 customer speakers, including Tapestry, VINCI Energies, Topcon, Uber Freight, Verizon, NHL, American Airlines, San Francisco 49ers and Daimler AG, among others. Over 22,000 people are expected to attend. Follow the event on Twitter at @SAPPHIRENOW.
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