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Defense and Security

Our defense and security solutions support cognitive and physical superiority across sea, air, land, space, and cyberspace.

The future of the defense and security industry

Amid increasing risk and operational complexity, defense and security organizations are using intelligent solutions to maintain mission readiness.

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Improving financial management and budgeting

In the face of constricted funding, you can extend resources and resource availability with analytical insights and consolidated planning.

Building and sustaining technological dominance

Defense and security organizations are leveraging advanced technology and extending utilization beyond commercial thresholds.

Enhancing cyberspace operations and capabilities

Advanced networks are securing information systems and laying the groundwork for interoperability between national and international jurisdictions.

Making your data a strategic information asset

You can achieve advanced planning and readiness by combining and synthesizing massive defense data volumes and sharing information across governments.

Focusing on the welfare of military personnel

Successful use of health and welfare solutions helps ensure the wellbeing of mission principals and their families, especially before, during, and after campaigns.

Strengthening and securing critical supply chains

Maintaining digital supply chains maximizes resources and availability, while utilizing AI and robotics for routine tasks helps eliminate the risk of human oversights.

Innovative defense and security solutions from SAP and our partners

Solutions that address specific defense and security industry needs help you achieve cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.


With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, you can improve financial management and budgeting, provide analytics-based financial insights, and coordinate planning activities.

SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite

By focusing on service-member centricity and empowered decision-making, you can help ensure the health and wellbeing of military personnel, families, and retirees.

SAP Supply Chain Management

Coordinated planning and management helps you maintain supply channels to support mission and base readiness.    

Explore our defense and security solutions


Maintain a combat-ready organization with optimized mission planning across force generation, force deployment, interoperability, and information sharing.

  • Structured strategic budget plans with defined KPIs
  • Critical need management
  • Targeted spend and short-term contracting management
  • Strategic system investment planning

Up to 10% reduction in total overhead costs.

Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking

We are looking for a bright future with the cloud technologies to get our people mobilized, using their devices to maintain our buildings more effectively.

Tobias Voss, Commander, German Navy


Use digital intelligence to streamline business processes, combining advanced technology with artificial intelligence and robotics to minimize routine and recurring tasks.

  • Machine learning and AI to minimize manual processing
  • Real-time procurement cycle analysis
  • Timely insights and spend-pattern oversight
  • Strategic system investment planning

10%–12% reduction in total logistics costs.

Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking

The organizational changes and new digital technologies drove almost revolutionary progress at the Lithuanian Red Cross, with tremendous impact on our achievements.

Kristina Meidė, Secretary General, Lithuanian Red Cross Society


Support mission success with responsive supply chains and logistics, using solutions for defense replenishment and Planning, defense equipment management, and logistics and order fulfillment.

  • Comprehensive integrated asset system consolidation
  • Iterative system upgrades across immediate functional lines
  • Executive insights for unbundling existing long-term contracts
  • Flexible strategic planning, allowing for timely corrections

10%–20% increase in on-time deliveries

Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking

SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers (functionality now available in SAP Business Network for Supply Chain) has streamlined and simplified the way we work with our suppliers, making it easier for us all to do business.

Carlos Perez Barriocanal, Head of Management Information Systems, ITP Aero


Keep military, defense, and security assets ready for action through articulated defense maintenance, repair, and overhaul management. Effective training and scheduling of service members supports timely maintenance in operations and exercises.

  • Experience management assessments across service members
  • Frontline service wellness outreach systems
  • Strategic analysis for critical focus areas
  • Mapping of service-member assessments against skills gaps

20%–30% reduction in R&D costs.

Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking

Your resolution to create a fit-for-purpose solution has resulted in a clever, beautiful solution with brilliant utility. This will change (for the better) as we understand and support the most enduring and vital aspect of our organization – our people.

Stephen O’Malley Executive Director, Finance and Executive Services, New South Wales Rural Fire Services

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