One year into their partnership, Ericsson and SAP have success with Telenor Connexion, enhancing business processes and offering a complete end-to-end solution for large enterprises. Together the three companies are making it simple for enterprises to connect their assets and transform their businesses.
The partnership, initiated at Mobile World Congress 2013, uses a model to work with operators like Telenor to drive the Machine-to-machine (M2M) market and fully realize the potential of the Networked Society. The three companies have prioritized predictive maintenance for industrial equipment and machinery, and are engaged in projects with a range of multi-national customers.
M2M connectivity creates stores of big data which, if processed in real time, have the potential to revolutionize enterprise businesses. Predictive maintenance provides a foundation for systematic learning based on purpose-driven data collection to improve product design, reliability, operations efficiency, service revenue, and ultimately customer satisfaction.
In an increasingly connected world, service providers need to develop innovative sources of new revenue by intelligently addressing the news of other industries and evolving into major players in the cloud. At the same time, forward-looking enterprises seeking to deploy M2M solutions are faced with the task of coordinating with a variety of vendors in order to find end-to-end offerings and suitable global connectivity coverage. By working together, Ericsson, SAP and Telenor are able to deliver a connected cloud-based offering to enterprises that remove those complexities.
Moreover, a joint solution focusing on smart metering for utilities based on Ericsson Device Connection Platform, Ericsson BSS and Service Enablement and SAP HANA analytics has been created, which allows enterprises to realize new connected business models and gain efficiency in operations.