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SAP Innovative Business Solutions Organization Empowers Clients to Achieve Their Greatest Goals With Unique, Leading-Edge Software Innovation

Press Release | December 7, 2017 by SAP News Hot Story

WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the SAP Innovative Business Solutions organization expanded its business model.

It is now collaborating with clients in an end-to-end innovation process to discover, design, develop and run tailored solutions in the cloud, on premise or in hybrid scenarios that address their specific mission-critical business needs.

Formerly known as SAP Custom Development, SAP Innovative Business Solutions offers clients direct global access to more than 2,000 development professionals and 38,000 R&D and services experts. To date, it has delivered more than 4,000 individualized solutions to over 1,500 clients.

“How they innovate and who they partner with is a very personal decision for modern companies as they navigate the digital economy, and it is fueling the need for high-value application development services,” said Klaus Weber, executive vice president and general manager, SAP Innovative Business Solutions, SAP. “Organizations are being forced to transform much more rapidly and more often, knowing that their customers, partners and employees are demanding simpler and faster interactions delivered with a personalized experience, accessible anywhere and on any device.”

SAP Innovative Business Solutions serves as a trusted partner and provides a proven process to guide clients through the end-to-end innovation journey:

  • Discover with exploration workshops: Clients can look beyond the boundaries of what they think is possible using a guided design thinking process. They can ideate and identify opportunities that will be most valuable to their business and translate their ideas into first-design prototypes.
  • Design with innovation sprints: From conducting research to creating concepts, clients collaborate in innovation sprints to create a solution design that zeros in on their exact business needs and direction. Journey maps are created around the client’s personas and user profiles. Processes and interaction flows are validated with key users through storyboarding. User interaction with the future solution is tested with wireframes and mock-ups.
  • Develop with innovation projects: From concept to productive solution, clients collaborate using an agile development approach that places users at the center of every stage of development. This transforms ideas into unique software solutions, leverages the latest technologies and creates value early and often.
  • Run with services for support, continuous improvement and operations: Clients can protect and run their individualized solutions over the long term. They can choose the right deployment option that fits their needs and scales to their business and technical landscape. By taking advantage of the same unified support infrastructure and cloud operations centers as SAP, clients can increase operational stability, cut operating costs and enhance business innovation.

“Working with SAP Innovative Business Solutions to develop a mobile cloud-based application was invaluable in making our vision of accessing real-time data a reality,” said Victoria Guy, general manager of HSSE, Operations & Technical, Shell Aviation. “The solution has transformed the refueling experience by improving data accuracy, reducing costs and increasing operational efficiency – resulting in time savings per transaction on average of 13.3 hours per day per airport. It allows us to serve our customers better and scale for future demands quickly and simply.”

Clients can take the next step toward making innovation real and learn more about the SAP Innovative Business Solutions organization at www.sap.com/innovbizsolutions.

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About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 365,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com

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