Accenture and SAP launch solution to help firms with new digital business models
Accenture is collaborating with SAP to develop an intelligent entitlement-management solution that helps high-tech companies create, build and scale new digital business models.
This new solution builds on Accenture and SAP’s ongoing collaboration to develop and bring to market new industry solutions on SAP S/4HANA.
Entitlement-management solutions help enable companies grant, enforce and administer customer access entitlements – often referred to as “authorisations,” “privileges,” “access rights” and/or “permissions” – to data, devices and services, including embedded software applications, from a single platform.
The new solution, SAP Entitlement Management, will help companies change individual customer access rights and other entitlement attributes, as well as install renewal-automation capabilities, so they can rapidly deploy new offerings and more-flexible pricing structures.
Its entitlement-management and embedded analytics capabilities integrate with the commerce and order-management capabilities of the SAP S/4HANA enterprise-resource-planning software suite.
In a release, Accenture said the offering ultimately helps enable companies generate new revenue streams and deliver new products and services to market faster.
“As high-tech companies rapidly transition from stand-alone products to highly connected platforms, they are under mounting pressure to create and scale new intelligent and digital business models,” said David Sovie, the senior managing director of Accenture’s High-Tech practice. “The solution Accenture is developing with SAP will help enable our clients to pivot to as-a-service business models that are more flexible and can be easily customised.”
For this initiative, Accenture is providing consulting, system development and integration, solution implementation and analytics capabilities, alongside its high-tech industry expertise.
“The high-tech industry is in a tremendous period of innovation and business model evolution,” said Stefan Krauss, global general manager, Discrete Manufacturing Industries, SAP.
“SAP is excited about the plans to combine our leading SAP S/4HANA platform with Accenture’s industry expertise to create a compelling solution for companies making the shift to an ‘as-a-service’ business model.”
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.