At this exciting start of 2018, the stage is set for digital manufacturing and thus for the SAP Leonardo portfolio of solutions—indeed, a year of digital evolution for manufacturers.

In today’s world of digitization, “from things to outcomes” is becoming the true accelerator of digitization. IoT is not necessarily new to most manufacturers, but with SAP Leonardo: an innovative solution portfolio—companies not only realize the digital transformation of existing end-to-end business processes, but also evolve new business models to run “digitally.”

Image 1: Business and Technological Trends

While emerging business trends revolve around the “new business model,” “automation and optimization,” and “elevated customer experience,” the SAP Leonardo portfolio of solutions provides all the necessary technological enablers to successfully pursue these compelling business trends.

With much-expected focus on digital and cloud-based solutions, SAP has sent a bold message to its customers, partners, and the market that, while S/4 is the digital core of the enterprise, the SAP Leonardo portfolio of solutions provides a solid foundation for the extension of the digital core and is reflected in the SAP roadmap.

SAP Leonardo capabilities provide a unique value for customers to enable end-to-end IoT-driven solutions enabling the effective convergence of the IT and OT landscapes while delivering the best experience to users. By integrating predictive analytics with Big Data and IoT, SAP has killed “two birds with one stone.”

Image 2: Digital Transformation Platform

At Capgemini, we run a global joint initiative with SAP called FAST Digital 4 Discrete Industries (#FD4DI) to help our clients in the discrete manufacturing industries manage digital transformation as they strive to maximize the potential of Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things, and innovative manufacturing techniques.

The use case-based approach of FD4DI offerings, coupled with:

…. makes digital manufacturing a reality.

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