Doing business in the cloud
Deloitte Global SAP Alliance
Deloitte's network of member firms provides critical guidance on how SAP-centric enterprises can tap in to the power of cloud computing to drive value-based business outcomes.
- Ariba® and SAP®: The hybrid cloud approach
- Ariba® Invoice and Dynamic Discounting
- Ariba® Spend Visibility
- Ariba Sourcing
- Race to value
- SAP®’s Ariba® Network
- SAP® Cloud Infrastructure Services
- SAP® Fieldglass
- Related case studies and articles
- Browse additional SAP pages
Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can help you lower your total cost of IT ownership, readily scale your infrastructure, simplify IT, spend less time on maintenance, and accelerate the transformation of your business with SAP. With cloud infrastructure solutions, you also can access the latest tools immediately, right in the cloud. But getting the value you need from cloud infrastructure requires a plan. We can help, offering critical experience and insights for solving the business and technology challenges associated with cloud—from business-case development and strategy to post-go-live support.
SAP® on Private and Hybrid Cloud - Guiding you through your cloud journey
Embarking on an SAP®-driven cloud journey brings with it plenty of questions: How can we leverage
Cloud software as a service
SAP offers an array of cloud-enabled solutions that address myriad business needs—including specific offerings focused on the supply chain (SAP Ariba®), human capital management (SAP® SuccessFactors), and travel and expense (SAP® Concur). Such cloud applications can help you streamline processes, reduce IT burdens, give stakeholders tools for working more efficiently, stay current on the latest SAP capabilities, and integrate seamlessly with mobile solutions. With all that potential value, it’s easy to overlook the skills you’ll need to deploy cloud applications so that they align with big-picture business goals. We can provide the support required to get meaningful results with SAP cloud applications.
Ariba® and SAP®: The hybrid cloud approach – Finding balance with Deloitte
How can you take advantage of new cloud-based capabilities in sourcing and procurement without sacrificing your existing on-premises investments? A hybrid approach offers the best of both worlds. But to make it work, you need to rethink your operating model, get good at governance, and actively help your people adapt to the new environment.
Ariba® Invoice and Dynamic Discounting – Pay early, save more
Suppliers typically offer clients discounts for submitting invoices electronically and for making timely payments. But some organizations fail to tap in to many of these discounts—in part because they lack the processes, the insights, and the systems to take advantage of them. SAP’s Ariba Invoice and Dynamic Discounting offers organizations a potential path to capturing more supplier discount opportunities, to make paying bills a little less painful. The result? An accounts payable department that delivers new value to the organization.
Ariba® Spend Visibility – Pinpoint where the money is going
Spending money is easy. It’s also complicated. Within organizations today, a wider variety of constituents are now enabled to make their own spending decisions, often in nontraditional ways. And the data picture gets murkier with each added layer of complexity. But new functionality delivered through the Ariba® Spend Visibility solution can help develop a “single source of truth” on spending—by using an enterprise-wide approach to gathering and analyzing data.
Ariba Sourcing – On solid ground
Managing business goals while meeting sourcing needs is often an exercise in immediate action. So when it comes to sourcing, focusing on long-term planning can sometimes be challenging. The transformative power of cloud computing offers a way for sourcing and procurement leaders to address that challenge head on. The new challenge? Determining the path forward. Offerings from Ariba, an SAP company, can help provide direction. But getting things right requires a plan.
Race to value - Cloud-enabled buyer-supplier collaboration
New cloud networks that provide a platform for collaboration between buyers and suppliers are making supply chains more flexible, responsive, and powerful – improving speed and financial performance while reducing cost and risk. It’s wise to start small, encouraging your top-tier suppliers to join the network and improve collaboration. But ultimately the greatest potential value comes from using the platform to manage all aspects of the buyer-supplier relationship across your broader supply base.
SAP®’s Ariba® Network - Cloud-enabled business collaboration
As many organizations continue to struggle with paper-intensive systems for managing procurement activities and supplier relationships, cloud technology has become a go-to solution. And in the cloud realm, SAP®’s Ariba® Network has emerged as a powerful resource for helping streamline procurement processes and deliver efficiencies. But unlocking the full potential of Ariba Network to address your specific business realities involves more than simply plugging in. Taking full advantage of Ariba Network involves understanding the layers of business realities within your organization. It involves asking some tough but essential questions about where you are today and where you hope to be in the future.
SAP® Fieldglass - A complete view of the flexible workforce
A flexible, external workforce is a tremendous strategic asset, providing access to quality talent when you need it—without bogging you down when you don’t. However, it also presents unique challenges and risks, including high, hidden costs and increased potential for noncompliant behavior. A cloud-based vendor management system can help you stay on top of things, answering crucial questions such as: Who is working for you? Where are they located? What do they earn? Are they performing as expected? Are they compliant? This lets you actively manage your external workforce—instead of just sitting around waiting for invoices come in.
Related case studies and published articles
Click the links below to read cloud computing case studies and published articles from Deloitte's network of member firms.
- Amtrak uses SAP’s SuccessFactors to change the talent management equation
- All Aboard! Amtrak Talent Initiative Gathers Steam
- National Grid Transmits Procurement to the Cloud with SAP Ariba® Solutions
- A Pragmatic Approach for Moving to the Cloud - 3 Key Considerations for Developing an Effective Strategy
- Are there clouds in your future? Choosing your SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors strategy
- Free up IT and focus on new business innovation - Shifting application management to the cloud can help reduce costs and increase efficiency
Great success stories emerge when Deloitte's network of member firms helps businesses deploy SAP® solutions, transform operations, and deliver meaningful results. Learn more from these case studies and leader perspectives.