SAP Customers Unlock the Power of Intelligent Things

             SAP Customers Unlock the Power of Intelligent Things

Co-Innovation Projects With the University of Guelph and SK Solutions to
Increase Efficiency and Save Money by Harnessing Data Collected Through
Connected Devices

PR Newswire

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 30, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today
announced two new co-innovation projects as part of its commitment to making
the "Internet of Things" a real, repeatable and scalable business opportunity
for enterprise customers. The company is collaborating with the University of
Guelph on a research project designed to demonstrate how use of sensors for
data collection increases energy efficiency benefits of green roofs while
reducing maintenance and costs for building owners. SAP is also working with
SK Solutions, the global leader in anti-collision software, to create an
innovative system to help engineering and construction companies improve the
management of collision avoidance and make critical information available in
real time. The announcement was made at the Internet of Things World Forum,
being held from October 29–31 in Barcelona, Spain.


For many businesses, the next wave of competitive advantage will come from the
ability to derive intelligence from sensor-generated data, and to deliver
resulting insights to the right hands at the right time with the right
context. SAP believes companies require end-to-end "Systems of Things"
comprised of machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity, cloud enablement, device
management, Big Data management, complex event processing, predictive
analytics and apps.

"The emerging ubiquity of intelligent devices in both consumer and industrial
settings is changing the landscape of what is possible," said Steve Lucas,
president, Platform Solutions, SAP AG. "Not only does it open up instant
visibility to what is happening at the edges of operations, organizations can
combine Big Data with predictive analytics to create real-time insight when
and where it is needed. Business leaders who can harness the power of the
'Internet of Things' to transform organizational operations and create new
avenues for growth and profits will lead in the marketplace. SAP is only
company that has all the enterprise class building blocks for 'Systems of

Co-Innovation for Sustainability
SAP has joined forces with researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada
to develop a sensor-driven system that will help optimize the performance of
green roofs in order to maximize gains in energy efficiency and rainwater
management and minimize the time and expense of maintenance. The joint team
has built two green roofs as part of an ongoing collaboration that aims to
install several hundred-thousand square feet of sensor-based green roofing on
a variety of building types.

Data such as moisture content, run-off composition, fire detection,
temperature and light levels is expected to be collected to provide real-time
monitoring, which will enable building managers to check the status of roof
performance without climbing up to the roof. Building managers and home owners
will be able to access the information through the Web or mobile applications
and will even be able to monitor and control their roofs remotely.

"Skyline Group is proud to be the site of the first connected green roof as
part of this pilot project with SAP and the University of Guelph," said Jason
Ashdown, co-founder and COO, Skyline Group. "Skyline seeks to actively build
and support vibrant communities and is passionate about protecting the
environment. Participating in the project gives us the chance to live our
values while enjoying the benefits of lower energy bills.

Co-Innovation to Improve Worker Safety and Make Construction Smart
SK Solutions is the leading software provider for anti-collision systems for
any type of mobile vehicle. The company is working with SAP on a joint project
at a construction site in Dubai to help enhance worker safety, improve
productivity and reduce costs through the use of sensor-based data to prevent
cranes and construction vehicles from colliding. The collaboration aims to
create an innovative system to help engineering and construction companies to
gather actionable data from mobile field workers, equipment and operational
processes. Optimizing cost, time and task management of cranes and other
equipment can result in significant increases in productivity, which helps
improve time-to-delivery of construction projects. Modern cranes are immense,
able to lift loads of more than 19 tons to heights more than 80 meters. Crane
operations risk large sway of hanging objects and catastrophic collisions,
creating dangerous situations. Construction companies are turning to M2M
technologies to help increase productivity and reduce collateral safety risks.

SK Solutions deploys sensors on cranes and construction vehicles to pull data
such as 3-D motion control via inertial motion unit, location via GPS and load
weight, equipment usage and wind speed and direction. This data is loaded
first into the Navigator real-time operating system and its on-board set of
applications, including collision avoidance. The data is then fed through the
SK Navigator Anywhere Agent, which uses SAP technology. Site and project
managers monitor the equipment via a dashboard built with SK Asteroid, which
uses the SAP HANA platform, SAP® 3-D Visual Enterprise applications and SAP
Lumira™ software. SK Asteroid 360 Middleware is a cloud-based platform that
provides connectivity to SAP® Business Suite software.

"As the global leader in anti-collision systems, we understand the value of
real-time information for saving lives," said Dr. Severin Kezeu, CEO, SK
Solutions. "Our collaboration illustrates how information technology and
operational technology are converging. Working with SAP, we will define the
critical KPIs for this type of system and refine the dashboard to optimize the
data display. A unique portfolio of SAP solutions is expected to help us
provide accurate, timely and secure information to construction equipment
operators, fleet managers and senior construction managers. This information
is excepted to help keep personnel safe and enhance utilization of
construction equipment, which helps improve productivity and ensure projects
meet key milestones."‎

SAP is also collaborating with the International Barcode of Life consortium to
create Big Data-enabled applications to protect global biodiversity. To learn
more, read the announcement made at Strata Conference + Hadoop World, being
held October 28-30 in New York: "SAP Delivers Big Data-Enabled Applications
ToEngageWith Customers."

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.

About the Internet of Things World Forum
The Internet of Things World Forum will take place October 29-31, 2013 in
Barcelona, Spain. The event will bring together global leaders, professionals
and innovators representing markets such as manufacturing, transportation, oil
and gas, utilities, healthcare, sports and entertainment, government,
education and retail. More information on the Internet of Things World Forum
is available at

About SK Solutions
SK Solutions is the global leader in anti-collision software solutions,
software and solutions for IT and Operational Technology (OT) convergence on
site involving vehicles, machineries, assets and people. For more information,

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