Ericsson and SAP Announce New Combination of Cloud-Based M2M Solutions
Published on: 6th Mar 2013
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Ericsson says that it is to jointly sell cloud based, machine to machine (M2M) services to enterprises in association with SAP on a global basis. The services will be based on a combined software as a service (SaaS) offering from Ericsson and SAP within M2M.
Ericsson said that its new services will also help enhance enterprise efficiency in key business processes.
The joint M2M infrastructure and industry specific solutions will be provided by operators as a service to enterprises, and Ericsson and SAP are already discussing the model with operators.
Per Simonsen, CEO, Telenor Connexion, said: "At Telenor Connexion we see that M2M is becoming an increasingly strategic and integral part of our customers' operations and products. This joint collaboration between SAP and Ericsson is key in facilitating customers' implementation of M2M, increasing the value proposition and enhancing the customer experience. In addition, this will provide great opportunities to reach new customers in different industries and markets."
In addition to solutions and technology, Ericsson will lend its consulting, systems integration and managed services, and complementary device and applications testing, as well as verification services.