SAP and Vodafone Advance Internet of Things Platform Momentum
Press Release | March 2016
Hannover, Germany - March. 16, 2016 - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced details of a new solution, SAP IoT Foundation which features device connectivity management capability from Vodafone and is designed to help customers gain returns on their IoT investments quicker. The announcement was made at CeBIT 2016 being held March 14–18 in Hannover, Germany.
SAP and Vodafone have signed an agreement to collaborate on customer projects in all the markets that they jointly serve. This collaboration will 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 Cloud Platform to support predictive maintenance as well as other use cases. The technical certification of the integration between Vodafone and the SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) is supported by the new SAP IoT Foundation.
The SAP IoT Foundation which integrates device connectivity management from Vodafone helps aggregate data from SIM-based IoT devices’ status, usage, rate plans and billing, and provides an integrated dashboard, powered by SAP HANA, enabling SAP customers to easily manage global IoT deployments. By combining device connectivity management capabilities from Vodafone with IoT applications, the SAP IoT Foundation helps simplify the process of acquiring and managing regional and/or global wireless services which are guaranteed to interoperate with SAP IoT solutions.
“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 in for our customers to get the most out of their IoT data, from insight to outcome.”
Vodafone Internet of Things Director, Erik Brenneis remarked: “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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About Vodafone Group
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 December 2015, Vodafone had 461 million mobile customers and 13 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit:www.vodafone.com
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