IBM and SAP today said they will combine SAP software with IBM’s implementation and configuration services targeting the transportation and logistics industry.
As part of today’s announcement, SAP Transportation Management, SAP Event Management and SAP Customer Relationship Management applications, as well as the SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management solutions will be integrated to provide a 360-degree view of individual customers.
IBM’s best practice templates will allow the transportation industry solution from SAP to be tailored to meet each transportation company’s needs. This is intended to result in lower implementation costs and faster time to value.
SAP and IBM plan to work in the areas of business development, sales, sales support, marketing and consulting. Customers are envisioned to adopt the new solutions in step-by-step rollouts according to their specific organizational needs and existing infrastructures.