Introduction to SAP Leonardo

SAP Leonardo is an Internet of Thing portfolio that summarizes the adaptive applications, big data applications, and connectivity required for IoT and was announced in January 2017.  Applications such as human beings, assets, facilities, etc. IoT is to be applied “SAP Leonardo Bridge” which collects information from applications and products by purpose, application development, and “SAP Leonardo Foundation” to support the “Leonardo Foundation”.

SAP Leonardo  is an Internet of Thing innovation portfolio of SAP , a major software company in Germany, and is a generic term for IoT related software products provided by the company.

SAP also announced the “Jumpstart Enablement Program” for SAP Leonardo, and it supports the introduction in a short period of time using applications and platforms that have already been prepared. Using this program, SAP experts can help identify and verify the company-wide IoT strategy using SAP Leonardo and the pilot design and business use cases of IoT introduction for future deployment You can receive consulting services to do. As of 2017, usage records in Japan have also come up.

SAP also calls Leonardo a “digital innovation system” or “system of innovation” that compliments the vendor’s traditional system of record for transactional data. The key to the digital innovation system is not just the technologies, but the design thinking methodologies that help users uncover all of the requirements for the digital transformation project and allow them to build applications that maximize the ROI of the project.

SAP Leonardo is the worlds only digital innovation system, which combines Design Thinking services, Machine learning, Big Data, IOT, Data Intelligence, Block Chain and Analytics to run the enterprise smarter, smoother and completely digital.

SAP claims that Leonardo is more than a bundle of technologies and instead is an integrated system of software and services, with SAP Cloud Platform forming the PaaS infrastructure foundation for Leonardo technologies.  According to SAP, this blending of technologies with design thinking methodologies differentiates SAP Leonardo from competing offerings like IBM Watson.

When organizations engage SAP Leonardo services, they first complete a workshop where the business use case is defined, a prototype application is developed and tested and a functional application is completed and released. For customers in certain industries, there are prepackaged and tested processes called “industry accelerators.” SAP Leonardo has industry accelerators for retail, consumer goods, sports and entertainment, discrete manufacturing, chemicals, and utilities, with more in development from SAP.

To facilitate SAP Leonardo design and development projects, SAP runs SAP Leonardo Centers, a global network of connected physical locations where customers can get hands-on experience with the technologies, and engage with SAP Leonardo Innovation Services. The first SAP Leonardo Centers were opened in New York and Paris, with others planned for Sao Leopoldo, Brazil and Bangalore, India.

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