SAP has formed a new strategic partnership with engineering and electronics giant Bosch in a move to create more smart services for customers.
The deal will see the two organisations devise, develop and create new solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and to work towards applications that build on the Industry 4.0 concept.
In a statement, SAP said the new partnership aims to “increase the speed of manufacturing and logistics processes” and will provide safer, higher quality standards of products and services.
An integral part of the new agreement will be SAP HANA. Both companies plan to let customers use the HANA database in the Bosch IoT cloud to process Big Data in real-time.
The Bosch IoT microservices will also be made available on the HANA cloud platform and allow customers to connect various devices and components together. By working in real-time, these new smart services will provide organisations with greater productivity and ultimately drive profits.
“Databases and platform technologies are fundamental building blocks for new solutions in the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. We would like to put these at the disposal of customers, partners, and users worldwide,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE responsible for Products and Innovation.
Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner added that if the potential of Industry 4.0 is to be recognised that more organisations such as SAP and Bosch will need to work more aligned. He added: “Bosch can draw on extensive sensor systems experience in the areas of mobility, manufacturing, consumer goods, and connectivity. By combining all this, we aim to help our customers generate new sales.”
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