The central topic at CeBIT 2017 is “digital economy.” Using technology, business models and creative ideas, people shape our future world. The next-generation business suite – SAP S/4HANA® – is a crucial building block for successful digitisation of enterprises. For that reason, itelligence AG is focusing its CeBIT presentations on the journey to SAP S/4HANA.
Visitors to itelligence, in Hall 4, C04, will learn how to convert their ERP systems and IT processes to SAP S/4HANA, taking a decisive step towards “digital value creation.” In addition to the traditional presentation of technology and methodology related to SAP S/4HANA, this year itelligence is inviting attendees to its first “Expert Days” at the stand, focusing on the topics of SCP, Industry 4.0, intelligent production and digital sales.
A strong signal for digitisation
Business experts expect this year’s CeBIT trade fair to provide a strong impulse for worldwide economic growth in connection with digitisation in all areas. That’s not just because the German government is in the process of preparing for the G20 summit on “Digitisation,” and the Hanover trade fair is an important milestone along the way. It’s also because Japan will be taking part in this year’s CeBIT as a partner country. The government and private sectors of this high-tech nation from the Far East make investments worth billions of euros in research, technology and innovation year after year. For a well-structured overview, see the NTT trade fair stand in the Japan pavilion.
CeBIT partner country Japan – NTT drives digitisation in Japan
The NTT Group is one of the important drivers of efficient digitisation in Japanese society and industry. The telecommunications giant is one of the world’s largest operators of high-efficiency data networks and data centres distributed over all continents.
In Hanover, NTT will discuss the key topics of this year’s CeBIT: Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality, Security, Artificial Intelligence and the Cloud, and show them in use. Visitors will learn about the digital transformation for Smart Cities, intelligent production and agriculture, as well as sport and culture. On 21st March at the CeBIT Global Conference in Hanover, NTT will provide an overview of the status of the latest discoveries in research and development – for example, with keynotes from Toshio Iwamoto CEO of NTT DATA.
Norbert Rotter, CEO of itelligence AG, said: “As a subsidiary of NTT DATA within the NTT Group, itelligence AG has established very close links with Japan. For example, itelligence serves as a worldwide coordinator of SAP solutions within NTT DATA group.“
Digitisation as a value creator
As a successful SAP consulting company and “CeBIT SAP Premium Partner,” itelligence AG plays an important role when accompanying companies on the path to digital economy, with support for the appropriate SAP® technology.
Norbert Rotter: “We show our visitors how they can use SAP S/4HANA to digitise their companies and to carry out the transformation into Industry 4.0. We show them how to master this technology and extract maximum business value. When we talk about SAP S/4HANA, we show you how to use Big Data, Internet of Things and Cloud for your business models, for example. All these technologies are just emerging. If companies invest in converting their ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA now, they are investing in a great, successful future with global digital value creation.”
itelligence AG’s CeBIT topics:
Conversion of ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA will be the backbone and the trailblazer for all future business models and processes. From the great flood of available information, SAP S/4HANA distils all the relevant data and uses it to control processes and increase the amount of value created in the business. Visitors will learn how they can equip their companies for the future in the networked digital economy and get to know which new options SAP S/4HANA will provide them.
Expert days: Monday, 20th March, 2017 and Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, with Lorenz Beckmann, itelligence principal for SAP HANA® and SCP.
Showcase “Automated High Rack Storage”
This best-practice case maps digital warehousing processes. They are based entirely on the logistical functions of SAP S/4HANA. It comprises inventory management, location-based inventory management, material flow control as well as the hardware. The entire solution runs without sub-systems.
itelligence Industry 4.0 Methodology
Realization of Industry 4.0 takes more than digitisation of business processes. The company management needs to rethink everything, right down to the fundamental structures of the organisation. As a key component of the transformation roadmap, Industry 4.0 must not be seen in isolation, but considered in connection with a holistic digitisation strategy. It is important to employ the appropriate methodology, as highly diverse technologies need to be made to work together.
Expert day: Thursday, 23rd March, 2017, with Hans Rauwolf, management business field Industry 4.0/IoT
Business Partner Integration
Deutsche Telekom has announced that the ISDN infrastructure will be deactivated by 2018 at the latest. This will affect several hundred thousand companies, which will switch to IP solutions. For this reason, itelligence has highly-optimised, alternative solutions – for example, OFTP2-capable EDI solutions for the automotive industry. itelligence demonstrates easy use of an OFTP2 configuration in the it.x-EDIconnect solution. An emphasis is also placed on the services that itelligence provides during the conversion.
Expert day: Monday, 20th March, 2017, with Mirko Milla, team management consulting EDI solutions
Digital Sales and Service
It’s never too late for more sales – especially in times of digital transformation. The only question is: how can more sales be generated? On the one hand, we must react to new digital purchasing habits, where every point of contact can be used as an opportunity. On the other hand, the underlying existing processes and especially new processes must be reflected upon and supported on the IT side. itelligence provides optimal solutions for the efficient control of the customer relationship management and how customers and sales can benefit across all sales channels.
Expert day: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, with Michael Stump, Director Customer Engagement and Commerce
Digitisation and market changes go hand in hand and spur one another on. Customers expect new products, equipment, machines all the time – combined with new concepts for using them to add value. Engineers, product designers, shop floor workers and management must deliver. itelligence will show solutions that allow users to optimise their production, all the way to manufacturing products in “batch size 1.”
Expert day: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017, with Günter Grobbel, Head of Presales
ERP Challenge and Exclusive Expert Discussions
How can a customer-specific product order be processed and controlled efficiently using an ERP system? This is the challenge that itelligence AG will be tackling on the “Digital ERP Stage” – the centrepiece of the special ERP show in Hall 5. In each session, two ERP providers will present their solution for a given scenario: The processes for handling a customer order for an “e.Go KART” will be demonstrated. Each solution will be put through its paces, completing all the steps involved in processing an individual customer order, from barcode to timely delivery.
Interested parties are invited to arrange an exclusive expert discussion on a specific topic area in advance. Interviews with experts will be held at stand C04 in Hall 4, in the Premium Partner section of the SAP stand. Further information is available on the itelligence AG website. (Language: German)
itelligence is one of the leading international full-service providers of solutions in support of SAP solutions, employing about 6.000 highly qualified employees in 25 countries. As a frequently awarded SAP partner, among others SAP Hybris Gold Partner, global value-added reseller, SAP Certified in Cloud Services, SAP-Certified Provider of Hosting Services for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud and SAP Platinum Partner, itelligence realizes complex projects in the SAP solution-based environment worldwide. The company’s services in support of SAP solutions range from consulting and licensing to application management services and hosting services to proprietary industry-specific SAP. In 2016, itelligence generated total sales of EUR 777,9 million.
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