Deloitte Partners With SAP to Accelerate Digital Transformation

In its bid to help clients rapidly develop capabilities for addressing some of tomorrow’s most complex challenges, Deloitte has teamed with SAP to build a new suite of services for enabling digital transformation.

In this partnership, Deloitte and SAP are expected to co-innovate on the development of offerings that will help organsiations benefit from the expanded SAP Leonardo portfolio – to automate processes, gain deeper insights for decision-making, and deliver innovation and value throughout the enterprise. In short, to intelligently connect people, things and businesses!

SAP Leonardo is a Digital Innovation System that combines machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, blockchain technology, analytics and big data on an SAP Cloud Platform to enable rapid innovation that can scale across the entire organisation. The SAP Leonardo innovation platform is enabled by the speed and agility of SAP HANA, whilst maintaining the balance between open access and mamaging security and intellectual property. Deloitte and SAP also intend to create new “micor-services” that extend the capabilities of SAP Leonardo, with an initial plan to focus on offerings that address evolving machine learning, analytics, and IoT needs in Finance and throughout the supply chain.

“As businesses strive to adopt digital business models, they are seeking trusted technology that enables them to operate with more agility, to deliver more effective results, and to simplify their operations,” said Frank van Niekerk, Deloitte’s SAP Director for Africa. ” With SAP Leonardo, we are delivering industry-specific innovation capabilities and services that integrate with core business applications, so that clients can build a seamless bridge between operating and innovating. Working closely with SAP, we expect to develop truly innovative digital solutions.”

The first solutions planned to launch under the new co-innovation initiative will provide clients with “Lights Out Finance” and “Live Factory” capabilities. With Lights Out Finance, clients might deploy cognitive and robotic extensions to help automate financial processes, including shared services. Live Factory will be aimed at helping organisations connect the shop floor through SAP Leonardo, enabling predictive decision-making to help improve output and prevent bottlenecks.

“These solutions are just the beginning. Through this collaboration, we’re building a foundation – a set of co-innovation practises and processes – that will help positon Deloitte to continuously develop and refine digital solutions for clients across industries,” said Mohammed Gause, Deloitte’s Technology Leader for Africa. “By working together to invent digital solutions that address tomorroew’s finance and supply chain needs, SAP will leverage Deloitte’s in-depth business process knowledge and innovation approach to how organisations will use digital technologies in the future. In turn, we are gaining from SAP’s deep insights into the art of the possible and the power of SAP Leonardo and upcoming enhancements to SAP S/4HANA.”