The supply chain continues to be in danger and international seaports continue to be congested, after the pandemic, which causes strong tension in the labor market. This uncertainty is increasing the need to carry out a digital transformation.
To cope with continuous market changes, SAP has proposed combining its comprehensive RISE with SAP cloud offering with enterprise networks as the best way to deal with supply chain uncertainty.
And it is that the cloud continues to provide great value by offering flexibility, speed, security and profitability and according to analysts from the consulting firm Gartner, 85% of companies will adopt a Cloud-first strategy in 2025.
RISE with SAP
The comprehensive cloud offering RISE with SAP enables companies to increase margins and gain greater efficiencies by providing a strategic approach to digital transformation. This package offers all the services and functionalities that organizations need on their way to becoming intelligent enterprises.
Additionally, in order to gain agility and resiliency, collaboration with trading partners and full visibility into their supply chains is essential for today’s businesses. And in all this, the union of integrated business networks and the Cloud plays an important role.
SAP Business Network
For its part, SAP Business Network, an integrated and cloud-based network covering purchasing, asset management, supply chain and logistics, provides immediate access and 360º visibility of trading partners.
Through a single digital connection, the network can replace the complex individual integrations of each of the members with an orderly flow of inter-company processes from multiple companies.
SAP proposes the integration of enterprise networks in the cloud, as the future of the supply chain
In this way, it provides transparency and updated information to all buyers and suppliers, carriers, operators and manufacturers, so that they can identify risks, plan for possible interruptions of the different supply chains and collaborate to innovate. SAP Business Network helps adjust operations according to business needs or search for alternative supply sources in real time.
All this also provides important benefits to the consumer, since they can obtain a high level of transparency and visibility, by being able to carry out a complete follow-up of the purchase process, from when they place the order for a product until they receive it, thus increasing trust. at your provider.
New supply chain integration
The integration of both solutions allows companies to connect with their suppliers and business partners throughout the entire process: from the beginning, with the search for the supplier; to the end, with collection and billing; through the purchase options offered by these networks.
It also offers the ability to connect equipment suppliers and service providers to help ensure maximum uptime of critical assets on the production line, through the networks’ asset intelligence capabilities; and work with logistics providers to obtain the best shipping rates and track products and materials using the networks’ logistics capabilities.