A Look at the Internet of Things and SAP

As businesses began to release “smart” devices just prior to the 2010s, the term “the Internet of Things” gained popularity in business circles.


Typically shortened to IoT, it refers to the interconnectivity of devices—anything that could be connected to the internet. This includes traditional devices such as tablets, computers or smartphones, but also household appliances, industrial smart sensors, and more.


Benefits of IoT

IoT provides advantages for both customers and businesses. For the former, a whole host of life-enhancing tasks become possible when connecting devices. For example: smartphones can connect via Bluetooth and applications to things like smart speakers, home security devices, and household appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. With these connections, orders can be placed via voice, trespassers can be documented and sent to an app regardless of the owner’s location, and more.


For businesses, the benefits come elsewhere. Instead of lifestyle efficiencies, there are business efficiencies to discover from the large pool of data being created from devices. In the case of industrial smart sensors, for example, businesses can use the collected information to automate or simplify business processes.


Furthermore, as customers utilize interconnected products, businesses gain unique insight into customer habits and can use this information to their advantage by finding pain points to salve or potential new areas to explore.


As a software provider, SAP has invested heavily in the area of IoT. The first major IoT toolset release by SAP came in 2015. In 2017, SAP Leonardo was announced at SAPPHIRE NOW; this toolset runs on SAP Cloud Platform and focuses on numerous digital transformation technologies including IoT, blockchain, machine learning and AI, and data intelligence.


In 2019, SAP Leonardo IoT was fully fleshed out and made available for developers to use when creating IoT devices, and in March 2020, it was renamed to SAP Internet of Things.


The SAP IoT Book

There’s a lot to cover in this exciting new world of interconnectivity. To help you better understand your options when it comes to IoT and SAP, we’ve published Internet of Things with SAP: Implementation and Development.


Using this book’s nearly 500 pages of content, you’ll learn about SAP’s IoT platform and how to utilize it to develop IoT applications in the cloud and on the edge. Begin with a look at what constitutes an intelligent enterprise and which SAP technologies are available: SAP Internet of Things and SAP Edge Services.


Explore the SAP Cloud Platform, Cloud Foundry development environment and how it enables developers to embed, extend, and transform IoT services in apps. Dive into key SAP Internet of Things features, including big data storage, thing modeling, creating rules and actions, and more.


See how to model a digital twin of a physical asset to use in simulations with different stimuli, and learn how to configure business services in the cloud with SAP Internet of Things and at the edge with SAP Edge Services. Follow step-by-step instructions to set up device connectivity and management, model applications, configure rules and actions, and develop applications using SAP Web IDE.


From there, delve into cloud and edge interoperability with partner solutions such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to enhance your IoT capabilities. Then take a look at implementation best practices from practical, real-world use cases.


This book provides detailed configuration steps, use cases for SAP Internet of Things and SAP Edge Services, and helpful links to additional SAP documentation to continue learning.


Other highlights include:

  • Architecture
  • Configuration
  • Cloud-to-edge hybrid scenario


Who Is This Book For?

This book is for developers, data scientists, and technical consultants working with SAP Internet of Things and SAP Edge Services. Anyone with an interest in IoT, and how SAP handles the technology, will also find value in this book.


About the Authors

Sijesh Manohar Valiyaveettil is a vice president in IoT product development at SAP Labs LLC in Palo Alto, California. Sijesh has successfully led global software product development teams at SAP, both in India and the United States.


PVN PavanKumar is a director of IoT product management at SAP Labs India, where he is focused on product definition and go-to-market activities. PVN’s expertise is in the areas of IoT, sustainability, and analytics.


Shyam Ravindranathan is a director of product management in IoT at SAP Labs LLC in Palo Alto, California. He is focused on product strategy, definition, and roll out, in addition to engaging with customers on the IoT product portfolio.


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Internet of Things with SAP: Implementation and Development
Internet of Things with SAP: Implementation and Development

Are you ready to build smart applications? See how to develop IoT apps and manage devices with SAP Internet of Things. Then, perform real-time data processing and analysis with SAP Edge Services. Walk through the configuration steps for edge scenarios, and learn how SAP partner solutions can be used in conjunction with SAP Internet of Things. Explore relevant use cases, and envision what IoT can bring to your business!

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