One of the most compelling ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a technology solution is to look at its financial impact. According to the Business Value White Paper, organizations using the SAP BTP experience significant financial gains across various categories.
Unplanned Downtime and Revenue Gains
Downtime is a costly affair. According to the study, organizations using SAP Business Technology Platform with SAP S/4HANA Cloud managed to avoid an average of $1.70 million in lost revenue per year. This figure assumes a 15% margin, which means that not only are businesses avoiding losses, but they’re also safeguarding their profit margins. Imagine the competitive advantage this could give you over rivals who are still grappling with downtime issues.
Higher Line-of-Business Team Productivity
Productivity gains are often the unsung heroes of technological investment. The study found a 10% average increase in productivity among Line-of-Business (LOB) teams. This translates to a 14.8 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) gain. In monetary terms, that’s a salary savings of $865,400 based on an average salary of $70,000. These aren’t just numbers, they represent the human capital that can be redeployed to other critical projects, thereby accelerating innovation and growth.
Operational Cost Savings
Operational efficiency is a key performance indicator for any organization. SAP BTP contributed to an average annual operational cost savings of $200,000. When adjusted for a 15% margin, this amounts to $166,800. These savings could be reinvested in other areas of the business, such as R&D or marketing, providing a multiplier effect on the organization’s overall performance.
Higher Net Revenue and Business Enablement
Finally, let’s talk about revenue. The study found that organizations experienced an average of $7.44 million in higher total revenue, assuming a 15% margin. In a business where every dollar counts, these gains are not just incremental, they can be transformative. This additional revenue can be the difference between maintaining the status quo and scaling to new heights.