Turn ideas into innovative solutions that deliver profitable business outcomes with a unique approach that balances people, process, and technology.
Address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities
Our holistic approach to innovation is customer-centric and agile. We focus on making innovation real by covering all areas of the innovation equation from user experience, business model design, and the role of technology – from ideation to full-scale operation. Throughout this entire innovation experience, we balance the multiple demands of successful innovation including, financial, regulatory, consumer, commercial, and technical, to support the sustainability and profitability of your business.
As your trusted innovation partner, we help you:
Improve your customer experiences and employee productivity
Pinpoint high-value areas for your business process transformation
Identify new business opportunities and create new business models
Establish a culture of innovation across your company
Global Head of Applied Business Innovation
Human-Centered Innovation: Find your way out of the proof-of-concept trap
No matter how groundbreaking the idea or concept, innovations cannot deliver as promised if they get stuck in the proof-of-concept trap.
of companies have digital initiatives focused on improving current products and services.*
of organizations have digital initiatives focused on creating new products and services.*
of organizations scale proof of concepts well enough to achieve expectations and significant growth.**
From idea to business value at scale
Delivering on continuous innovation and fueling sustainable growth requires an innovation process that avoids the proof-of-concept trap by constantly looking to impact business value at scale. From ideation to fully supported solutions, our approach achieves this by considering ideas from four key perspectives.
Evaluate the technical and regulatory feasibility of the solution and its delivery.
Assess and scope out how the idea will be scaled, both from a technology and a business perspective.
Define the consumer value proposition, its attractiveness to the end-user, and the way value is achieved.
Flesh out the commercial case for the idea and the potential for increased revenue and impact.
Discover the road map to innovation
Learn how our approach provides the path to innovation and the outcomes each phase delivers.
Explore innovation opportunities.
Multiple innovation opportunities
Prioritized use cases
Gain a deep understanding of business needs and opportunities with consumer, employee, and market research.
Common understanding of the current environment, challenges, and opportunities
First insights to overcome the challenges
Design and create a prototype of the solution.
A prototype validating the viability, desirability, and feasibility of the solution
Enterprise architecture design
Develop and deliver your tailored business and technical solution for productive use.
Productive solution synchronized to the road map from SAP
Deployment in a cloud, on-premise, or hybrid environment and on any device
Run and Scale
Run the solution, optimize it continuously, and deploy it across your company.
Smooth operations and continuous optimization
Solution maintained with available support options
One support infrastructure for standard and tailored solutions
Productive solution deployed across markets and regions
Gain competitive advantage through innovation
Shift from simply developing prototypes to delivering and scaling productive solutions that produce results. You benefit from an approach that is:
Place people at the center of every engagement.
Cover the complete innovation journey, from initial idea to live solution, across all SAP touchpoints.
Address your technology and business innovation needs.
Integrated and aligned
Ensure integration with standard solutions and alignment with the product road map.
Create value early and often to achieve a faster path to productivity and adoption.
Mitigate risk with the same approach to support and operations as offered by your standard SAP solutions.
Get deeper insights into our innovation approach
Learn more about our approach and related tools
Find out more about the human-centered approach to innovation – including a breakdown of each phase, deliverables, and a live customer example.
SAP offers a broad portfolio of innovation services and solutions to help organizations make innovation real. We co-innovate with our customers to help them gain maximum value and profitable growth while empowering them to win in the experience economy.