T-Systems and SAP Partner to Offer a Cloud-Based Logistics Solution for Internet of Things
T-Systems and SAP Partner to Offer a Cloud-Based Logistics Solution for Internet of Things : SAP and T-Systems announced they have entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement for connected logistics. The SAP Connected Logistics software and the Connected Car solution from T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, form the basis of the smartPORT logistics networking solution that has been successfully used in the Hamburg Port Authority. Companies, partners and customers are supplied with traffic information and services relating to the port using mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. The objective was to optimize traffic and logistics processes in order to handle large volumes of goods in the port.
The future of logistics is in networking, and SAP and T-Systems are now jointly offering smartPORT logistics globally. With smartPORT logistics, the companies have created a comprehensive IT platform that has been combined with mobile apps. The offering is not only directed at ports but also at other logistics hubs such as airports, parcel distribution centers and production sites. Both companies are committed to work to extend the ongoing cooperation for cloud services in the domain of telematics services and real-time information for logistics solutions.
“Today, the logistics industry is frequently faced with the challenge of having to optimize flows of goods in a limited area,” said Horst Leonberger, head of the Connected Car business unit of Deutsche Telekom. “With smartPORT logistics, we enable our customers to manage their flows of goods in real time and therefore make optimum use of the limited space.”
“The Internet of Things is at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0 – where smart businesses use information and communications technologies to digitize their processes and help reap huge benefits in the form of improving quality, driving lower costs and promoting increased efficiency,” said Nils Herzberg, SVP, Global Co-Lead, Internet of Things GTM at SAP. “The Internet of Things has the potential to dramatically simplify processes, reimagine customer experience and open up brand-new business models.”
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