RISE with SAP to Propel Digital Business Process Transformation


The new, holistic Business Transformation as a Service offering RISE with SAP brings digital business process transformation to the next level by leveraging Business Process Intelligence, SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Business Network, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

SAP has opened the year with encouraging developments that would continue to propel the journey of many organisations to becoming intelligent enterprises coming from a stifling 2020. Almost simultaneous with SAP’s announcement of entering an agreement to acquire Business Process Management (BPM) specialist Signavio, SAP has launched RISE with SAP– a new robust platform that offers integration, extensibility, and data-to-value to customers.

RISE with SAP is the software giant’s Business Transformation as a Service offering designed to help businesses transform holistically into an intelligent enterprise with a fast time to value and in the way that best suits them. The new offering was unveiled during the RISE with SAP: The Introduction, a virtual event that featured cutting-edge technologies, insights, and deep process experiences to help businesses gain a new perspective of business transformation regardless of disruptions.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of many organisations’ systems and processes, especially those lacking a digital framework. Speaking at the digital event, SAP CEO Christian Klein explained the rationale behind RISE with SAP. He said:

“Geopolitical tensions, environmental challenges, and the ongoing pandemic are forcing businesses to deal with change faster than ever before. 

Companies that can adapt their business processes quickly will thrive — and SAP can help them achieve this. This is what RISE with SAP is all about: it helps customers continuously unlock new ways of running businesses in the cloud to stay ahead of their industry.”

A Holistic Digital Business Process Transformation

Offered on a subscription basis, RISE with SAP features one responsible party for service-level agreement, operations, and support. The new comprehensive, intelligent, customer-specific offering enables a holistic digital transformation that goes beyond performing a technical migration to the cloud or adopting a new technology to propel businesses’ journey to an intelligent enterprise.

RISE with SAP leverages the following SAP solutions and services:

Business Process Intelligence. SAP’s BPI delivers process excellence by analysing, improving, and monitoring through robotic process automation (RPA), and other artificial intelligence (AI) services – allowing users to turn process insights into actions to achieve digital transformation.

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). As the foundation of the Intelligent Enterprise, customers can achieve agility, business value, and continual innovation through integration, data to value, and extensibility of all SAP and third-party applications and data assets. Users gains access to over 2,200 APIs to help ensure integration to on-premise, cloud, and non-SAP systems. Through SAP’s extensive partner ecosystem, customers get to choose from 15,000 partners across 25 industries that would meet their specific business needs.

SAP Business Network. As part of the RISE with SAP offering, SAP Business Network Starter Pack helps customers extend transformation by creating dynamic, digital connections with trading partners to share data and orchestrate workflows, while applying network-wide intelligence to guide decisions, adapt quickly, and keep improving.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud. SAP’s market-leading intelligent ERP has embedded AI, RPA, advanced analytics, and flexible deployment options, depending on customer complexity. To further digital business process transformation and collaboration, the German enterprise will integrate Microsoft Teams across its solution portfolio.

“In short: RISE with SAP provides our customers with the basic components of an intelligent enterprise in one bundle, complemented with premium services and tools. One offer. One contract for SAP-related services. One responsible party for service-level agreements, operations, and issue handling. It’s as simple as that,” Klein stressed in his article.

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