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SAP has announced that it will invest €2bn ($2.24bn) over a five-year period in creating IoT-enabling services for businesses as well as for government bodies. The SAP IoT-specific contract award and deployment with Italy's largest train network Trenitalia was announced on September 29, 2016.


  • SAP is investing €2bn ($2.24bn) in its IoT offering. It is combining its HANA data platform with strategic, specialist acquisitions, and is launching suites of prepackaged IoT services. This is part of a trend among big companies to maneuver their way into the IoT market by developing new competencies through partnerships or acquisitions, while continuing to focus on what they do best.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand, through a practical analysis of a major enterprise deployment, how SAP is developing its IoT proposition, as well as how it is helping to design IoT systems that will transform enterprises' business.
  • Learn about the motivation behind Trenitalia's adoption of IoT systems and experience the practical results that Trenitalia has calculated it will experience.

Key questions answered

  • What should be the focal point in the design of an IoT system?
  • What are the practical benefits of a successful IoT deployment?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Bringing runaway costs to heel while improving safety
  • The customer is at the center of Trenitalia's transformation project
  • SAP focuses on the value of data and the value of starting from small ideas


  • Further reading
  • Author

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