SAP and T-Systems Announce an OEM Agreement for Connected Logistics; Shorter Wait Times and Reduced Backlogs Lead to More Efficient Flows of Goods
BARCELONA, Spain – SAP (NYSE: SAP) and T-Systems today 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 announcement was made at Mobile World Congress (MWC), being held March 2-5 in Barcelona.
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."
To learn more about the OEM agreement for connected logistics, please visit SAP and Deutsche Telekom at the SAP booth in Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center, located in Hall 6, Stand 6A30, at MWC.
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Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year - more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.
Deutsche Telekom considers the European business customer segment a strategic growth area. Deutsche Telekom offers small, medium-sized and multinational companies ICT solutions for an increasingly complex digital world. In addition to services from the cloud, the range of services is centered around M2M and security solutions, complementary mobile communications and fixed network products, and solutions for virtual collaboration and IT platforms, all of which form the basis for our customers' digital business models. With approximately 47,800 employees worldwide, T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 8.6 billion in the 2014 financial year.
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