OREANDA-NEWS. Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the broadening of their strategic partnership with the launch of “Fast Digital 4 Discrete Industries by SAP and Capgemini,” a joint initiative to help clients in the discrete manufacturing industries to manage their digital transformation as they seek to maximize the potential of Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things and innovative manufacturing techniques.
With manufacturers in a global race to maintain and grow their competitive advantage, the potential benefits of organizational transformation by using the latest digital technologies such as real-time tracking, 3D modeling and visualization, the Internet-of-Things or connected objects are widely recognized. However, these technologies are not easy to put in place and deploy on a large scale in order to deliver expected benefits.

The initiative aims to address these challenges by combining SAP’s market-leading suite of digital solutions with Capgemini’s global expertise in consulting, insights and data, cloud and digital manufacturing. Capgemini will also utilize an agile model for business transformation based on its renowned Digital Transformation Framework specifically tailored for the manufacturing industry and spanning the exploration, design and development of specific solutions to enable new business models and scenarios.

Olivier Sevillia, Member of the Group Executive Board and Group Head of Digital Services, Capgemini said: "Across industries, clients are facing their greatest organizational challenge yet as they seek to digitally transform. Nowhere is this truer than in manufacturing, where the dazzling promise of Industry 4.0 is now being offset by the growing appreciation of the complexities involved in making digital manufacturing a reality. Through our extensive experience supporting some of the world’s leading organizations to digitally transform we’re deeply familiar with the challenges they face and how to meet them. SAP is a natural partner, not only because of our long history together, but because their suite of solutions offers an ideal platform to power this change."