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Increasing demands will require coordinated readiness

By 2025, defense and security organizations will face greater risk, complexity, and diversity, as well as dynamic change in economics and budgets. This shift will create network-centric operations driven by data and analytics. 

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SAP Road Map for Defense and Security

Foster cognitive and physical superiority by adopting tailored and fully integrated intelligent solutions.

Current release highlights

  • Migration to consistent platform configuration models
  • Dashboards driven by analytical insights to empower executives
  • Solution models based on predictive analytics capabilities
  • Engagement applications for service members

Upcoming innovations

  • Simplified processes that engage the user across all channels
  • Extended reach of information with artificial intelligence
  • Real-time invoice payment and settlement with machine learning
  • Embedded technology into the service member experience to capture feedback

Future plans

  • Increase defense and security insights and enable visionary adaptations
  • Provide transformative technologies that extend intelligence and maximize resource utilization
  • Increase troop effectiveness through artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning
  • Integrate oversight with access to executive dashboards 

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22 %

increase in asset productivity savings when equipment effectiveness is calculated on key assets and facilities.

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54 %

reduction in unplanned downtime when asset management metrics are standardized and benchmarked.

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