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If you wait one day, you may be ten years late. It is the consensus of the innovators of four leading market companies who talked about building their smart business with the SAP S / 4HANA Cloud ERP Business Suite at a recent round table Annual SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Conference.

Market leaders discussed the creation of a smart enterprise using artificial intelligence at SAPPHIRE NOW. From left to right: Frank Westerhof, Head of Corporate Platform, Shell; Anthoula Madden, head of digital technologies at Pladis; Marcello Damiani, Director of Digital Technologies, Moderna

Market leaders discussed the creation of a smart enterprise using artificial intelligence at SAPPHIRE NOW. From left to right: Frank Westerhof, Head of Corporate Platform, Shell; Anthoula Madden, head of digital technologies at Pladis; Marcello Damiani, Director of Digital Technologies, ModernaSAP

Beyond Technologies aims for international growth

Beyond Technologies, a long-time provider and reseller of SAP services, turned to SAP S / 4HANA Cloud to reduce complexity despite rapid growth across three continents. Based in Canada, the company also has offices in the United States, France and South Africa. The move to the SAP S / 4HANA Cloud Suite has enabled Beyond Technologies to integrate data from all business processes, including finance, accounting and human resources.

"We are running projects that use resources from around the world and we need to build a solid foundation for the future growth of other regions," said Alain Dubois, Partner, Head of Marketing and Sales. Business Development Officer at Beyond Technologies. "A project can have resources from three countries simultaneously. We needed to create a replicable model that we could deploy everywhere with integrated integration with surrounding applications. "

Dubois emphasized that data is crucial for its customers in many industries, including retail, manufacturing and life sciences.

"As we reach maturity, we can harness the capabilities of artificial intelligence. Since we are in the cloud, it's easy to exploit them, "said Dubois. "The amount of data generated in sectors such as retail is incredible. It is essential to be able to make it available and exploitable for them. "

Moderna Therapeutics Leads Next Generation Medicine

Intelligent ERP is a perfect match for Moderna Therapeutics as it is the first to develop information-based medicines to prevent and fight disease. The company was operational on SAP S / 4HANA in just four months.

"We wanted to create a solution to help us leverage the data we collect and gain efficiencies … to achieve the highest quality of our medicines and maximize our learning," said Marcello Damiani, director of digital technologies at Moderna Therapeutics . "The more structured and integrated data we have, the better we can use to save lives. We now have a global vision of science and business. "

With the help of AI, the company is developing personalized cancer vaccines by collecting and analyzing hundreds of thousands of cell mutations. "We need to predict which of these major mutations will trigger the immune system for the best response," Damiani said.

He added that Moderna Therapeutics also uses AI to calibrate its instruments. "We can detect the use of instruments and make adjustments based on actual use. With integrated data, we can look at both business and manufacturing issues. "

The cloud is a privileged place for digital and personalized business

For global chocolate maker Pladis, switching to the smart cloud was a deliberate strategy to create a more customer-centric business model covering operations in approximately 130 markets. By analyzing large amounts of data, Pladis can find models that promote bulk and low-cost customization of products from the factory to the store.

"Digital means being able to capture real-time information to understand consumers individually and engage them in a relevant and personalized way," said Anthoula Madden, director of digital technologies at Pladis. "Brand differentiation comes from the way you use data and interactions to integrate all touch points … & lsqb; AI & rsqb; Free people to do thought work and ideas. You can ask the right questions because you have the right information. "

Building the digital heart of the future of the energy sector

According to Frank Westerhof, head of Shell's corporate platform, the time has come to move to the cloud to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving energy industry. With 90,000 employees in 70 countries, Shell standardizes SAP S / 4HANA cloud processes, while focusing on innovation for competitive advantage.

"Artificial intelligence is going to be fundamental to our ERP journey because the world is changing faster," Westerhof said. "Innovations such as AI, the structural simplification of your data model and the exploitation of the business process architecture with the help of real-time data. are fundamental to moving to a digital core. "

Westerhof expects the AI ​​and machine learning to help Shell do a lot more with its employees. "We are a capital-intensive company that manages a huge amount of equipment," he said. "If we make our employees much smarter, guided by AI, directed to places where maintenance is needed, giving them 100% access to the most up-to-date instructional information …" create safer and better jobs. The reliability of the installations results in market shares. "& Nbsp;

AI is clearly not a buzz word for market leaders like those who use intelligence to create the disruptive companies of the future.

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If you wait one day, you may be ten years late. This was the consensus of innovators from four leading companies who talked about building their smart business with the SAP S / 4HANA Cloud ERP software suite at a recent roundtable at the annual SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG conference.

Market leaders discussed the creation of a smart enterprise using artificial intelligence at SAPPHIRE NOW. From left to right: Frank Westerhof, Head of Corporate Platform, Shell; Anthoula Madden, head of digital technologies at Pladis; Marcello Damiani, Director of Digital Technologies, Moderna

Market leaders discussed the creation of a smart enterprise using artificial intelligence at SAPPHIRE NOW. From left to right: Frank Westerhof, Head of Corporate Platform, Shell; Anthoula Madden, head of digital technologies at Pladis; Marcello Damiani, Director of Digital Technologies, ModernaSAP

Beyond Technologies aims for international growth

Beyond Technologies, a long-time provider and reseller of SAP services, turned to SAP S / 4HANA Cloud to reduce complexity despite rapid growth across three continents. Based in Canada, the company also has offices in the United States, France and South Africa. The move to the SAP S / 4HANA Cloud Suite has enabled Beyond Technologies to integrate data from all business processes, including finance, accounting and human resources.

"We are running projects that use resources from around the world and we need to create a solid foundation for future growth in other regions," said Alain Dubois, Partner, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Beyond Technologies. "A project can have resources from three countries simultaneously. We needed to create a replicable model that we could deploy everywhere with integrated integration with surrounding applications. "

Dubois emphasized that data is crucial for its customers in many industries, including retail, manufacturing and life sciences.

"As we reach maturity, we can harness the capabilities of artificial intelligence. Since we are in the cloud, it's easy to exploit them, "said Dubois. "The amount of data generated in sectors such as retail is incredible. It is essential to be able to make it available and exploitable for them. "

Moderna Therapeutics Leads Next Generation Medicine

Intelligent ERP is a perfect match for Moderna Therapeutics as it is the first to develop information-based medicines to prevent and fight disease. The company was operational on SAP S / 4HANA in just four months.

"We wanted to create a solution to help us leverage the data we collect and gain efficiencies … to achieve the highest quality of our medicines and maximize our learning," said Marcello Damiani, director of digital technologies at Moderna Therapeutics . "The more structured and integrated data we have, the better we can use to save lives. We now have a global vision of science and business. "

With the help of AI, the company is developing personalized cancer vaccines by collecting and analyzing hundreds of thousands of cell mutations. "We need to predict which of these major mutations will trigger the immune system for the best response," Damiani said.

He added that Moderna Therapeutics also uses AI to calibrate its instruments. "We can detect the use of instruments and make adjustments based on actual use. With integrated data, we can look at both business and manufacturing issues. "

The cloud is a privileged place for digital and personalized business

For global chocolate maker Pladis, switching to the smart cloud was a deliberate strategy to create a more customer-centric business model covering operations in approximately 130 markets. By analyzing large amounts of data, Pladis can find models that promote bulk and low-cost customization of products from the factory to the store.

"Digital means being able to capture real-time information to understand consumers individually and engage them in a relevant and personalized way," said Anthoula Madden, director of digital technologies at Pladis. "Brand differentiation comes from the way you use data and interactions to integrate all points of contact …[AI] Free people to do thought work and ideas. You can ask the right questions because you have the right information. "

Building the digital heart of the future of the energy sector

According to Frank Westerhof, head of Shell's corporate platform, the time has come to move to the cloud to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving energy industry. With 90,000 employees in 70 countries, Shell standardizes SAP S / 4HANA cloud processes, while focusing on innovation for competitive advantage.

"Artificial intelligence is going to be fundamental to our ERP journey because the world is changing faster," Westerhof said. "Innovations such as AI, the structural simplification of your data model and the exploitation of the business process architecture with the help of [data] are fundamental to moving to a digital core. "

Westerhof expects the AI ​​and machine learning to help Shell do a lot more with its employees. "We are a capital-intensive company that manages a huge amount of equipment," he said. "If we make our employees much smarter, guided by AI, directed to places where maintenance is needed, giving them 100% access to the most up-to-date instructional information …" create safer and better jobs. The reliability of the installations results in a market share. "

AI is clearly not a buzz word for market leaders like those who use intelligence to create the disruptive companies of the future.

This blog has also been published on SAP News Center.

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