SAP SE announced the Internet of Things (IoT) foundation bundle for SAP HANA®, which features device connectivity management capability from Vodafone.
It is designed to help customers gain quicker returns on their IoT investments. The announcement was made at CeBIT 2016 held in Hannover, Germany (March 14–18).
SAP and Vodafone have signed an agreement to collaborate on customer projects in all markets that they jointly serve. This collaboration aims to allow enterprises to connect and manage devices using Vodafone’s IoT connectivity platform and to collect and move data from the devices into the SAP HANA platform to support predictive maintenance as well as other use cases. The technical certification of the integration between Vodafone and SAP HANA is supported by the new IoT foundation from SAP.
The IoT foundation for SAP HANA integrates device connectivity management from Vodafone to help aggregate data from SIM-based IoT devices’ status, usage, rate plans and billing, and provides an integrated dashboard enabling SAP customers to easily manage global IoT deployments. By combining device connectivity management capabilities from Vodafone with IoT applications, the IoT foundation for SAP HANA can help simplify the process of acquiring and managing regional and/or global wireless services that interoperate with SAP® solutions for the IoT.
“SAP is building a strong ecosystem of key partners in the IoT space,” said Nayaki Nayyar, head of IoT GTM, SAP. “Working with companies like Vodafone, we are able to provide a seamless and feature-rich way for our customers to get the most out of their IoT data — from insight to outcome.”
Vodafone Internet of Things director Erik Brenneis said: “The success of the IoT market is going to be built on partnerships. Working with SAP and bringing our joint expertise to customers will enable them to benefit from the IoT quickly and easily.”
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