Illustrating the Intelligent Sustainable Enterprise

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Illustrate the intelligent, sustainable enterprise strategy
  • Discover the value of RISE with SAP

Business Introduction

Business Introduction

In this course, we explore SAP Business Technology Platform and its role within the scope of an intelligent, sustainable enterprise. There are two possible business scenarios that can be your starting point for transforming to an intelligent, sustainable enterprise.

New customer scenario (Scenario A)
Your company is not a SAP customer. You have heard of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise strategy and SAP S/4HANA Cloud and are interested in implementing it. You plan to take a greenfield approach to implement this.
Existing customer scenario (Scenario B)
Your company has been a SAP customer for decades, starting with SAP R/3. At the moment, you use SAP Business Suite. You want to move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, but you want to do the transformation before your maintenance support for the SAP Business Suite ends. By accelerating your transformation, you will lower your total cost of ownership and get value out of the capabilities of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise before your competitors. You want to implement this strategy with RISE with SAP. You plan to take a brownfield approach in implementing this, and to create extensions and custom development on the SAP Business Technology Platform.
  • Greenfield implementation - newly implemented system with nothing transferred from the old system
  • Brownfield implementation - newly implemented system with transferred data from the old system
  • Bluefield implementation - newly implemented system with selective transferred data from the old system

Please choose the scenario that you can identify more with (A or B). For the concepts of the SAP Business Technology Platform as a technology layer for the intelligent, sustainable enterprise, it doesn't matter whether you are scenario A or B. Furthermore, it's not important which implementation you choose to make the transformation. The concepts and use cases remain the same. The type of implementation you choose will only impact how the implementation starts and how it is completed at the end of the process.

The Intelligent, Sustainable Enterprise

Intelligent, Sustainable Enterprise Overview

The goal of SAP's strategy is to achieve an intelligent, sustainable enterprise. An intelligent, sustainable enterprise is one that consistently applies advanced technologies and best practices within agile, integrated business processes.

SAP can help you build an intelligent, sustainable enterprise by enabling you to:

  • Use powerful technologies to create a consistent technology layer for your company using the SAP Business Technology Platform.
  • Infuse AI and Machine Learning into your business processes.
  • Employ tools to understand what is happening across your business and why.
  • Build flexible value chains and apply leading-edge industry practices to understand and manage your environmental impact.
  • Implement vertical industry-specific processes in the cloud to run your value chain end to end.

An intelligent, sustainable enterprise connects a business technology platform and a suite of applications. We believe that best-run businesses are intelligent, sustainable enterprises - breaking down silos and adopting intelligent, dynamic, cross-functional business processes to deliver optimal experiences.


What is Rise with SAP?

Through the years of IT infrastructure and projects, every company has developed a unique landscape and unique processes. They might have intersections to the landscapes of other companies or default scenarios, but every company needs to plan their transformation to an intelligent, sustainable enterprise completely uniquely.

Every company has different requirements regarding flexibility, scaling, system landscapes, and infrastructures that must be planned and reviewed individually.

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Key Takeaway of this Lesson

As an intelligent, sustainable enterprise, you can adapt to changing situations and act flexibly on future planning. This is only possible when you integrate all solutions, using modern and flexible technologies. RISE with SAP can help you to start your business transformation journey into an intelligent, sustainable enterprise.

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