Huawei and SAP collaborate on Industry 4.0, IoT research

Companies will work on integrating Huawei’s ICT infrastructure and connectivity solutions with SAP HANA cloud platform, applications and analytic tools.

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By  David Ndichu Published  March 26, 2015

Huawei has announced a new partnership with SAP to establish joint innovation efforts.

The SAP-Huawei joint innovation efforts will focus on establishing a technical collaboration between SAP and Huawei, and to advance research and development on the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide new solutions to market.

Industry 4.0 is considered to be the fourth industrial revolution following those driven by the steam engine, electricity and information technology. Industry 4.0 refers to the use of ICT to integrate cyber-virtual and cyber-physical systems to support smart manufacturing, with information and physical objects connected, and machines linked to a unified smart network. The technology is expected to enable automated manufacturing processes, debugging and system failure recovery for maximized manufacturing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Mr. William Xu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Huawei, said, “Huawei values our win-win partnerships with SAP, a global leader in enterprise applications and software. Following the two companies’ collaboration on SAP HANA running on SAP-certified Huawei hardware, joint contact center, big data, smart cities and bring your own device (BYOD), the establishment of the SAP-Huawei joint innovation efforts and partnership on Industry 4.0 and IoT is marking a new milestone for our strategic alliance. With extensive experience and expertise in ICT infrastructure, Huawei is committed to collaborating with SAP to leverage our respective technologies and market capabilities to develop differentiated IoT and cloud solutions. These solutions are designed to help global enterprises across different sectors deploy new technologies easily and quickly.”

As part of Huawei and SAP’s extended partnership, the companies will work on integrating Huawei’s ICT infrastructure and connectivity solutions with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP applications and analytic tools. The initial stage of Huawei and SAP’s collaboration will focus on developing agile manufacturing, smart energy and transportation solutions with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. This encompasses hardware and connected equipment integration, and applications and analytics tools integration, respectively.

Mr. Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, Products & Innovation, said, “Huawei and SAP complement each other: Huawei offers extensive experience in ICT infrastructure while SAP, amongst others, focuses on the development of an open platform and enterprise software. Our collaboration will be based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform to create value for our customers in the era of Industry 4.0 and IoT. We believe that technological collaborations that integrate our companies’ expertise will enable us to create enriched enterprise solutions and bring even greater value to customers.”

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