SAP’s Solutions Put Focus on Sustainability

Lisa Johnston
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SAP detailed a series of new solutions for consumer goods companies at its SAPPHIRE NOW Converge conference, held online June 15–19.

Designed to support customers in pursuing their climate-related objectives, the Climate 21 program includes a multiyear road map in which SAP works with co-innovation partners to embed sustainability metrics across its solution portfolio to help them understand, analyze and optimize the carbon footprint of their products and operations along the value chain.

The SAP Product Carbon Footprint Analytics application is now available as the first solution in the Climate 21 program. The application uses data from SAP S/4HANA and third-party sources and calculates this information within the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

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The company’s industry cloud solutions, meanwhile, will be built on technologies in the Business Technology Platform portfolio and use an open API framework, open process model, open domain model and common business services to create a better customer and user experience. Artificial intelligence, IoT and other technologies will be available to help developers to accelerate development and deliver greater business value.

SAP’s Industry 4.No provides companies with the innovations they need to create and capture a digital thread of the intelligent products and assets throughout their lifecycle to provide real-time insights back into the business processes, from design to operations. With embedded analytics and predictive capabilities, this intelligence is meant to empower people to make better business decisions and drive new business models and revenue streams.

SAP also announced a new strategy to bring end-to-end visibility, increased efficiency and collaboration across the entire supply chain processes. This initiative spans across SAP, using insights from real-time ERP, advanced analytics and successful networks solutions such as Ariba Network, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Logistics Business Network and SAP Fieldglass solutions to deliver the collective intelligence through an open and interoperable business network.