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SAP Solutions for Enterprise Information Management
Unlock the Full Potential of Your Information Assets
Information Management in the Digital Economy
Digital business transformation is changing the conversation about information. The digital economy is driven by data. To succeed, you have to make all your data fast, accurate, connected, and available where and when you need it.
Enterprise information management has never been more mission critical – or held more transformational promise. That’s why you need SAP solutions for enterprise information management (EIM).
Conquer the Digital Economy with Better Data Management
Leveraging Information to Drive Digitalization
The digital economy depends on always-on data streams. Data-producing edge devices, for example, are proliferating at an extraordinary pace. That’s helping to drive an unprecedented increase in data volumes.
But many organizations lack the strategies and technologies to transform that data into value. And poor-quality data can cost your company plenty. That’s why the demands of the digital economy place a premium on effective information management.
Proliferation of devices
1.6 billion
IoT devices by 20251
Explosion of data
79.4 ZB
Data generated by the IoT by 20252
Gaps in data confidence
3%
Proportion of companies whose
data meets basic quality standards3
1., 2. “Worldwide Global DataSphere IoT Device and Data Forecast, 2019–2023,” IDC, June 2019.
3. “Only 3% of Companies’ Data Meets Basic Quality Standards,” Harvard Business Review, September 2017.
The demands
of the digital
economy
place a premium
on effective
information
management.
Achieve Real-Time Intelligence for Real-Time Business
Data in Motion Must Stay in Motion
In an era of unprecedented uncertainty and flux, data capture and analysis need to happen in real time. It’s no surprise that a growing proportion of business systems involve continuous intelligence built on real-time, context-relevant information.
Continuous intelligence combines data and analytics with transactional processes and other real-time interactions. Such “data in motion” becomes a key use case, powering:
  • Real-time, 360-degree views of customers for targeted offers and services
  • Condition-based predictive maintenance of machines to reduce waste and extend lifecycles
  • New capabilities built on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
  • Monetization of data and data-driven services to open new revenue streams
  • Continual reimagining of operations to identify and enable new business models
Organizations that can manage, govern, and apply their data at high velocity can realize
true business transformation.
Organizations that can manage, govern, and apply their data at high velocity can realize true business transformation.
Need for continuous intelligence
>50%
By 2022, more than half of major new business systems will incorporate continuous intelligence that uses real-time context data to improve decisions.4
Faster time to delivery
30%
By 2022, organizations using active metadata to dynamically connect, optimize, and automate data integration processes will reduce time to data delivery by 30%.5
Efficiency through automation
45%
By 2022, manual data integration tasks, including recognition of performance and optimization issues across multiple environments, will be reduced by 45% through the addition of ML and automated service-level management.6
Revenue opportunities
46%
Greater revenue growth for organizations that view information as a strategic asset.7
4. “Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends that Will Change Your Business,” Gartner, April 2019.
5., 6. “Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools,” Gartner, August 2019.
7. SAP Performance Benchmarking. SAP cannot guarantee the financial impact of using our solutions.
Metrics illustrate potential value. Every use case must be analyzed individually to determine its potential return on investment.
Accelerate Your Data Journey with
SAP S/4HANA and SAP Solutions for EIM
SAP S/4HANA is integrated Intelligent ERP that leverages in-memory speed and AI to optimize your information landscape. Advancing to
SAP S/4HANA is the perfect opportunity to reimagine your data landscape and data-centered processes.
SAP solutions for EIM empower you to take control of your data now. As a result, your move to SAP S/4HANA can proceed with higher speed, efficiency, and effectiveness. You’ll have greater opportunities to achieve the results you want – and reach for continually higher levels of performance. You’ll be equipped to transform traditional operations into a digital business backed using the power of SAP S/4HANA.
Traditional Business   Optimized by SAP S/4HANA
Mass market Personalized, smart products and services
Equipment based Service driven
Disconnected Consumer-direct, connected channels
OEM only Recognized brands
Efficiency oriented Resilient and continuous
Point to point Multienterprise orchestration
Reactive Proactive end to end
Advancing to
SAP S/4HANA
is the perfect
opportunity to
reimagine your
data landscape
and data-centered
processes.
Realize Your Real-Time Advantages
The Opportunity Is in the Data
Information plays a starring role in the advantages you want SAP S/4HANA to deliver. That’s why it’s important to address data management up front. With effective assessment, design, planning, and execution, you can leverage data to optimize returns on SAP S/4HANA.
After all, data feeds intelligence, and intelligence drives process automation and product innovation. When you use your data assets most effectively, you can achieve your desired outcomes faster and with less risk. You’re then positioned to take advantage of SAP S/4HANA to:
  • Consolidate multiple SAP and third-party application instances
  • Eliminate time, cost, and resources to maintain redundant and obsolete systems
  • Simplify and accelerate data migration
  • Gain a single, trusted view of your data across all domains
  • Drive more efficient business processes
  • Achieve reliable AI and analytics
Information plays a starring role
in the advantages you want
SAP S/4HANA to deliver.
Data Management Delivers for Every Role
SAP solutions for EIM can drive tangible results.8
CEO: Reimagine corporate strategy
10%–20%
Increase in revenue from new offerings
10%–20%
Improvement in
customer satisfaction
CIO: Achieve continuous innovation
75%
Lower total cost of ownership
50%
Reduction in data footprint
10%–40%
Increase in productivity
CFO: Make fast, accurate decisions
40%–50%
Less time spent on period-end close
40%–50%
Reduction in risk and compliance costs
Supply chain: Optimize manufacturing
10%–15%
Lower logistics costs

Up to 10%
Reduction in manufacturing costs
Employees: Provide real customer value
60%–70%
Less time spent on invoice processing
10%–30%
Improvement in
on-time delivery

8. SAP Performance Benchmarking. SAP cannot guarantee the financial impact of using our solutions. Metrics illustrate potential value. Every use case must be analyzed individually to determine its potential return on investment.
Your Road Map to SAP S/4HANA and Data Optimization
Accelerate Your Journey to SAP S/4HANA
Extract, transform,
cleanse, and
migrate data
Consolidate and
govern master data
Securely archive
information and
retire legacy systems
Keep the core clean as
you migrate
Ensure optimal operational
performance and analytical
accuracy
As you advance to SAP S/4HANA, you want to achieve key returns on investment:
  • Consolidate disparate ERP systems
  • Enable existing data and custom applications from SAP Business Suite applications to benefit from in-memory ERP
  • Integrate with third-party applications
  • Deliver the functionality, performance, and security users expect

SAP offers innovative solutions for intelligent information management to help you achieve these goals:

Check out these additional EIM resources from SAP:
Crush Your Migration to SAP S/4HANA
Faster, Cheaper, Better
Your goal in advancing to SAP S/4HANA isn’t simply to move data from one ERP system to another. To achieve the best results, you need to prepare your data, migrate effectively, and then innovate for the outcomes you desire.
Applying this three-step approach, you can streamline and automate data migration. You can also minimize downtime as you cut over to your new environment. Your migration will move forward faster, more predictably, and with lower costs. And you’ll be positioned to achieve your transformation goals, such as reimagined business processes and reliable AI and analytics.
Prepare
Simplify your
data and system
landscape.
Migrate
Enable smart and
efficient data
migration, from
design to execution.
Innovate
Manage and
govern the
information flow.
Leveraging Information Assets for True Business Transformation
Around the world, businesses in virtually every industry are taking advantage of SAP solutions for EIM. They’re gaining new capabilities to extract business value from information, creating the best brand experience, responding faster to changing needs, and becoming data-driven organizations.
Data Quality
Assessment
Understand your data
landscape before embarking on
your digital transformation.
Data and System
Landscape Simplification
Reduce your data and system
footprint while enabling fast
access to the data you need.
Master Data
Consolidation
Achieve consistent and trusted
master data to improve data-
driven processes and insights.
Data Migration
Simplification
Leverage a best-practice
solution to optimize data
migration and ongoing quality.
Enterprise Content
Management
Eliminate paper processes and
implement an archiving
strategy for better compliance
and efficiency.
Turn the Data Deluge into Informed Insights
Companies and markets are awash in data. Your first task is to translate that data to insights. Your second is to turn those insights into business value.
SAP solutions for EIM give you the tools you need to identify, gather, normalize, analyze, and make available the most context-relevant data throughout your enterprise. They also empower you to apply that data to achieving positive business outcomes. You gain the ability to:
Craft Your Enterprise Data Strategy
Strategize Your Path to Becoming an Intelligent Enterprise
Effective information management begins well before you deploy a solution. To truly create value from your data assets, you need to design, plan, and execute a strategy for success.
An enterprise data strategy is a business-prioritized, comprehensive road map of data-dependent capabilities that lead to outcome-driven transformation. Such a strategy enables you to not only implement a technology road map but also to secure executive sponsorship, build funding models, effect enterprise-wide change, and establish success metrics.
In fact, an effective data strategy involves more than just data-driven operations. It’s about becoming an intelligent enterprise equipped to compete and win in the digital economy.
Intelligent enterprises harness the power of all their information assets. They continually strive for information excellence. And they leverage information to drive new innovations.
Intelligent enterprises harness the
power of all their information assets.
Orchestrate
Harness the power
of your information
assets.
Advocate
Commit to
achieving
information
excellence.
Accelerate
Leverage
information as
an innovation
catalyst.
Explore the Technology
SAP Solutions for EIM
Innovative software from SAP empowers you to efficiently and effectively manage your enterprise data. You gain rich capabilities to optimize analytics, achieve new insights, and improve business outcomes.
SAP solutions for EIM provide a solid foundation for data-driven intelligence. You have the tools you need to manage, govern, integrate, and take full advantage of your enterprise data. So you can drive analytics, feed intelligent algorithms, and make strategic decisions with confidence.
Learn about key aspects of enterprise information management and the SAP solutions that help you master them.
SAP solutions for EIM provide a solid
foundation for data-driven intelligence.
Data Intelligence and
Orchestration
Deliver data-driven
innovation across
distributed landscapes,
complex data types, and
processing engines.
Master Data
Management
Fuel your business with
ready-to-use, trusted
master data.
Information
Governance and
Metadata Management
Manage your
information as a
strategic enterprise
asset.
Data Quality and Integration
Integrate, transform,
and improve your
enterprise data.
Achieve Business Value
Always-On Access, Actionable Insights
SAP solutions for EIM help you turn data into business value. They enable you to empower your entire organization with controlled access to the information it needs, analyzing and acting on a single version of the truth. With SAP solutions for EIM, you can:
Run data anywhere
Modernize your data stores with flexible deployment options, tailored data centers, and certified appliance configurations.
Reduce data redundancy
Virtualize data access and analyze live data on a single platform for transanalytic applications.
Orchestrate data
Accelerate data use with end-to-end, automated, and reusable pipelines for intelligent and trustworthy in-context data.
Improve data visibility
Create superior user experiences with a unified metadata catalog and centralized graphical user interface for better data visibility and privacy.
Why SAP Solutions for EIM?
Market Leading
A complete EIM portfolio
to meet your business
needs
Innovative and
Integrated
Cutting-edge
intelligent technology
and open integration
Ecosystem Enabled
A vast, global
partner ecosystem
Results Driven
Solutions that deliver
real-world impact
SAP solutions for EIM help you
turn data into business value.
Unlock the Full Potential of Your Information Assets
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