BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the expansion of SAP® Cloud Platform, formerly known as SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, with new capabilities and enhancements to provide an industry-leading platform as a service (PaaS). With a comprehensive set of new business services, SAP Cloud Platform addresses the most critical business needs by making it easy and fast to build new applications, expedite the extension and integration of SAP apps, power innovative Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios, accelerate Big Data projects and enable machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. This announcement was made at Mobile World Congress being held February 27–March 2 in Barcelona.
"Since the launch of our PaaS offering three years ago, it has evolved to become the digital enterprise platform of choice that enables customers, partners and developers to build differentiating solutions that intelligently connect people, things and businesses," said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products & Innovation. "To represent its breadth of capabilities, it has been rebranded as SAP Cloud Platform. This platform creates digital differentiation by connecting a rapidly growing number of smart devices and machines with people and processes to achieve superior business outcomes."
Numerous SAP enterprise apps and over 1,000 partner apps have already been built on SAP Cloud Platform. New services are continually being added to SAP Cloud Platform providing the foundation for SAP Leonardo, SAP's portfolio of IoT solutions that connects intelligent devices with people and processes; SAP Clea, the portfolio of machine learning solutions and services; and the SAP BusinessObjects™ Cloud solution portfolio, including SAP Digital Boardroom.
Customers Share the Benefits of SAP Cloud Platform
Aesculap, a division of the global operating healthcare company B. Braun Melsungen AG, focuses on products and services for core processes in surgery.
"Together with SAP we have been able to develop a tool for Aesculap that makes life easier for hospital staff," said Martin Runkel, managing director, B. Braun IT Service GmbH. "Using SAP Cloud Platform, we developed an iOS app that simplifies management of sterile containers for surgical instruments. This enables hospitals to increase hygiene and quality of surgical instruments, especially in emerging markets, where hospitals are often not as well equipped."
New Services That Have Been Added to SAP Cloud Platform
SAP Cloud Platform is the agile cloud application and integration solution supporting the extension of digital core applications, including SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors®, SAP Ariba®, SAP Fieldglass®, Concur® and other SAP apps. With over 1,000 apps built by SAP and over 600 partners on SAP Cloud Platform, SAP customers and partners alike can take advantage of the benefits of the cloud and connectivity to business networks.
"As an early adopter of SAP Cloud Platform, Accenture has developed several innovative applications to maximize the value of our clients' SAP SuccessFactors solution investment," said Christophe Mouille, senior managing director and Global SAP practice lead at Accenture. "We are also developing on SAP Cloud Platform through the Accenture Liquid Studio for SAP Solutions, which rapidly prototypes and delivers applications for our clients, using new breakthrough technologies such as machine learning, the Internet of Things and advanced analytics to accelerate their digital transformation. We look forward to continue using SAP Cloud Platform to help our clients innovate and deliver business results at speed."
*IDC, Worldwide Competitive Cloud Public Cloud Platform as a Service Forecast 2016–2020, doc #US40779916, July 2016
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