MINIMIZING THE ENERGY FOOTPRINT OF SAP SOLUTIONS
For more than 35 years, SAP has identified, developed, and helped customers utilize business application software, allowing companies of all sizes to manage resources effectively and responsibly. With approximately 238,000 customers today, SAP is very aware of its responsibility and the impact it can have to enable the most environmentally sustainable operations of data centers all over the globe.
SAP takes on this challenge by offering:
- Consulting services that help reduce the footprint from products in use – We extend our portfolio of services not only to enable system landscape optimization and total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction, but also business transformation, dashboards, and IT architecture. This high-value portfolio of services is complimented with the expertise of our partner ecosystem.
- Technology partners that provide the most energy-efficient infrastructure – SAP is working towards optimizing hardware to run SAP solutions in the most efficient way. In addition, SAP is driving a benchmarking initiative together with its technology partners to agree on a common methodology for measuring power consumption, enabling customers to choose the most energy-efficient hardware set-up. And finally, SAP is driving virtualization together with its partners to provide a computing infrastructure that is more energy efficient.
- Software designed for energy efficiency – We are increasing our efforts to easily leverage SAP software that offers innovative optimization technologies, such as virtualization, and uses less computing resources. We are working towards determining the key energy consumers of SAP software and their energy consumption behavior. Based on the results, programming guidelines and architectural design recommendations will be established and adopted for all new and existing applications. Learn more about these initiatives.
Through our solutions and services, SAP is striving to help companies architect and deliver business processes in the most energy-efficient way possible. For example, our business process outsourcing (BPO) services are helping BPO providers set up services that can generate sustainable business benefits – reduced costs, fewer risks, and improved process quality.