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Run an intelligent, sustainable enterprise

Perform at your best with SAP solutions that can help you become resilient, profitable, and sustainable.

What is an intelligent, sustainable enterprise?

An intelligent, sustainable enterprise is one that consistently applies advanced technologies and best practices within agile, integrated business processes. SAP can help you build an intelligent, sustainable enterprise by enabling you to:

  • Use powerful technologies to collect insights about customer, partner, and employee sentiment to sense opportunities, risks, and trends
  • Infuse AI and Machine Learning into your business processes
  • Employ tools to understand what is happening across your business and why 
  • Build flexible value chains and apply leading-edge industry practices to understand and manage your environmental impact
  • Implement vertical industry-specific processes in the cloud to run your value chain end to end

Enabling you to become an intelligent, sustainable enterprise

At SAP, we provide the foundation for companies to break down departmental silos and adopt dynamic, cross-functional business processes to deliver optimal experiences. 

Highlighted solutions within our framework:
Business technology platform

Achieve your goals with the freedom and flexibility to build, manage, and deploy your applications anywhere on one holistic platform.

Sustainable business solutions

Become best-run by running sustainably. SAP solutions for sustainability can help you understand and manage your impact on people and the environment.

Industry cloud

Discover and deploy vertical solutions from SAP and our partners to apply leading-edge industry best practices and extend your current business processes.

Experience management

Gain insights into the sentiments and feelings of customers, employees, and other business stakeholders with Experience Management solutions from SAP and Qualtrics. 

Business process intelligence

Transform business processes and achieve customer excellence at scale. Continuously analyse, model, simulate, automate, improve, and monitor processes efficiently.

Business network

Unify every point of interaction and integration across your trading partners to help your business move faster than it ever has before with SAP Business Network. 


RISE with SAP can enable you to run an intelligent, sustainable enterprise.

See how customers are delivering powerful business outcomes with SAP

All businesses have the same goals: they want to run at their best. 

33% fewer carbon emissions through improvements across supply chain, logistics, and production processes.

One million pairs of shoes sold in its first two years using a digital technology foundation.

Leading with innovation - SAP enables the Bundesliga club to become an Intelligent Enterprise - on and off the pitch.

Improve your business processes enterprise-wide

Enterprise resource planning

Equip your entire organisation with the ability to understand the financial context and profitability impact of decisions and plans and achieve new levels of productivity by automating workflows.

Human capital management

Provide cohesive experiences that improve engagement by linking people strategies to business priorities and gaining full organisational visibility into talent and related finances. 

Supply chain management

Improve reliability and performance by gaining full transparency across your networks. Embedded AI and real-time insights can enable you to take immediate action to align with changing conditions.

Spend management

Embed intelligent technologies and analytics across global spend processes and deliver comprehensive compliance and supplier management by capturing spend data from all sources.

Customer relationship management

Deliver personal, trusted, and connected customer experiences through in-depth customer understanding, effective engagement across every touch point, and exceptional delivery of a personal experience. 


Enable IT to be a true partner in defining your organisation’s digital transformation road maps, providing your team with the fastest way to develop apps, integrate processes, and deliver data insights to enrich your core business processes.

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The digital transformation opportunity

Explore the findings of our study into best-run businesses and see the data on how intelligent enterprises are outperforming their peers.

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Intelligent enterprise assessment

Pinpoint your optimal next steps toward building an intelligent enterprise. The assessment asks 12 questions about your organisation’s capabilities, performance, culture, and strategic priorities.

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Frequently asked questions

Intelligent enterprises apply advanced technologies and best practices within agile, integrated business processes to run at their best. At SAP, we are enabling our customers to become intelligent enterprises by integrating data and processes; building flexible value chains; innovating with industry best practices; understanding and acting on customer, partner, and employee sentiment; and managing environmental impact – to grow more resilient, more profitable, and more sustainable.

No. The Intelligent Enterprise strategy was developed to help your business adopt capabilities we believe are typical for best-run businesses. You do not need to adopt all these capabilities to be an intelligent enterprise. And you do not need to support all these capabilities with SAP solutions to run as an intelligent enterprise. SAP supports smooth integration of on-premise and cloud-based applications, including partner and third-party solutions.

No. You can begin your intelligent enterprise journey in any part of your business – in finance, customer experience, human resources, procurement, supply chain, or IT. The path you take should be based on your business needs and priorities. If you need assistance in planning your journey, we recommend taking our short intelligent enterprise assessment survey.

Yes. We believe that running a modern, intelligent ERP system in the cloud is the best foundation for transforming your business into an intelligent enterprise. To accelerate and simplify business transformation, we recommend our RISE with SAP offering. 

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