SAP inks IoT deal with Jasper, connected logistics contract with T-Systems

German software major SAP reached separate agreements with Jasper and T-Systems on managing internet of things (IoT) and connected logistics respectively, on Tuesday.

Jasper manages a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform while T-Systems is an IT services and consulting company headquartered in Frankfurt.

Jasper said it was collaborating with SAP to simplify the process of deploying and managing IoT services globally. They are aiming at shortening the time to launch, manage and monetize IoT services.

Jasper Control Center platform automates the lifecycle of IoT services. Under the agreement — announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 — the JCC platform is to be integrated with SAP HANA platform to create business value for customers and partners by analyzing service subscription and usage data. The agreement also paves the way for enterprises to benefit from SAP Fiori user experience (UX), which offers a simple, personalized and responsive UX for SAP software.

“We believe having the Jasper platform integrated with SAP HANA will increase business value by providing actionable insights into Big Data and shortening the time to market for IoT services,” said  Jahangir Mohammed, founder and CEO of Jasper.

Jasper and SAP have already completed a successful proof-of-concept test with a pilot customer and are collaborating on go-to-market strategies.

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“The collaboration with Jasper is planned to allow us to remove existing complexity of deploying IoT solutions. With SAP solutions for the IoT, we help our customers introduce new service-based business models that can help drive a competitive advantage,” said Michael Lynch, global IoT co-lead at SAP

With T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, SAP has entered an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal for connected logistics. The SAP-Connected Logistics software and Connected Car solution from T-Systems form the basis of the smartPORT logistics networking solution that has been successfully used in the Hamburg Port Authority.

The networking solution provides companies, partners and customers with traffic information and services relating to the port using mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. On Tuesday, the companies announced at the Mobile World Congress-15 that they were jointly offering smartPORT logistics globally.

The solution is expected to optimize traffic and logistics processes for goods at ports.

“The logistics industry is frequently faced with the challenge of having to optimize flows of goods in a limited area,” said Horst Leonberger, head of the Connected Car business unit of Deutsche Telekom. “With smartPORT logistics, we enable our customers to manage their flows of goods in real time and therefore make optimum use of the limited space.”

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