Enterprise application software-company, SAP, and professional services company, Accenture, have expanded their collaboration to co-innovate, co-develop and jointly go to market with digital solutions based on the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system.
The strategic partners will focus on embedding digital technologies including additional machine learning, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the core of clients’ businesses to deliver greater value from their SAP investments.
More than a year back both the companies started working together on SAP S/4HANA to simplify and fast-track clients’ digital journeys toward becoming intelligent enterprises.
The companies are now expanding their current co-development program to include intelligent analytics solutions delivered by Accenture Digital and powered by SAP Leonardo. The new offerings will be designed to allow clients to tailor predictive models to their specific business situations, enabling better results through real-time insights and improved decision making.
Accenture Digital, comprised of Accenture Analytics, Accenture Interactive and Accenture Mobility, offers a comprehensive portfolio of business and technology services across digital marketing, mobility and analytics.
“Every CEO in the world is focused on digital innovation. With SAP HANA and SAP Leonardo, we are alone in delivering the power of in-memory computing together with a rich combination of modern digital technologies,” said Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer, SAP.
“We could not be more pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Accenture to create a new wave of industry-specific digital solutions for our customers.”
According to the collaboration, Accenture plans to integrate more than 50 of its proven enterprise analytics applications across finance and accounting, supply chain, procurement, human capital management, and sales and customer service. By combining solutions like Accenture’s Payables Optimizer and Advanced Inventory Management with SAP Leonardo, it is anticipated that clients will be able to reduce capital costs and optimize the supply chain to meet the real-time demands of customers.
“Today, we’re at an incredible tipping point. We’re face to face with an era of tremendous business transformation where the fundamental rules of how we create value are being rewritten,” said Pierre Nanterme, Chairman and CEO, Accenture.
“What we’re announcing today is a bold step in defining the rules for the intelligent enterprise. Combining our broad industry expertise and leading digital capabilities with SAP, we will unlock new business value for clients in ways we’ve not seen before.”
The services company will also apply its Industry X.0 approach and Industrial Internet of Things to help clients leverage SAP Leonardo to enable the digital reinvention of industries. Through Industry X.0, Accenture feels that clients will be able to achieve efficiency, uncover new sources of growth and deliver hyper-personalized customer experiences.
The Accenture Industrial IoT Innovation Center in Garching, Germany, and the Accenture Innovation Hub in Houston will develop analytics and Industry X.0 solutions based on SAP Leonardo. At Accenture Liquid Studios, Accenture will work together with clients to create SAP Leonardo–based solutions at speed, by applying design thinking and agile methodologies.