May 03, 2018
Accenture to Co-Develop Digital Defense and Security Solution with SAP, Helping Defense Agencies Accelerate Digital Capabilities
Expanded collaboration to focus on extending industry capabilities in SAP S/4HANA®
NEW YORK; May 3, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is collaborating with SAP (NYSE: SAP) to co-develop and bring to market a new digital defense solution designed to help defense and security agencies accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
Extending the current defense and security capabilities of SAP® software, the solution will be based on SAP S/4HANA®, the intelligent enterprise resource planning suite for digital businesses built on the SAP HANA® advanced in-memory platform.
“I’m excited that Accenture and SAP are working together to create new intelligent solutions that support the operations of our defense clients in a rapidly changing digital world,” said Ger Daly, who leads Accenture’s global Defense & Public Safety business. “This work will help clients derive the maximum benefit from their defense investments, delivering better outcomes faster in support of their mission.”
The digital defense solution will contain enhanced analytics capabilities and enable greater use of digital applications by military personnel. The solution will also offer simulation and analytics applications to help defense agencies to plan and run their operations effectively and efficiently and respond quickly to changing operating environments.
“This solution gives defense agencies the capabilities to operate in challenging and fast-changing geo-political environments that require an intelligent platform with deployment agility, increased situational awareness and industry-specific capabilities,” said Antti Kolehmainen, managing director of Accenture’s Defense business.
The technology will also enhance leadership decision-making through data-driven insights while enabling greater data integration across the enterprise in areas such as personnel, military supply chain, equipment maintenance, financials and real estate.
Enhanced internet of things integration will be enabled to facilitate defense agencies to adopt and interconnect new devices that are capable of collecting and exchanging data. Flexible delivery options for both on-premise and cloud deployments will also be available to support rapid and cost-effective deployment to meet changing organizational needs.
Accenture and SAP are expanding their work together with select defense agencies to jointly develop the SAP S/4HANA Defense & Security solution to support the needs of defense industry clients.
“The next-generation defense solution will take advantage of the technology capabilities of SAP S/4HANA and Accenture’s deep defense industry knowledge to help defense agencies build and deploy solutions more easily and cost-effectively and at the same time enable the digital transformation in defense,” said SAP’s global general manager for Public Service Industries, Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz.
Learn more about Accenture’s work with defense agencies globally.
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