Vodafone and SAP have launched a new service designed to help enterprises launch, manage and monetise IoT projects.

The IoT Foundation for SAP HANA integrates device connectivity management from Vodafone to help aggregate data from SIM-based IoT devices’ status, usage, rate plans and billing.

This data is then transferred into the SAP HANA platform to support predictive maintenance and other use cases.

The two companies will collaborate and co-sell on customer projects in all markets where they are both present.

Vodafone Internet of Things Director Erik Brenneis said: “The success of the IoT market is going to be built on partnerships.

“Working with SAP and bringing our joint expertise to customers will enable them to benefit from the IoT quickly and easily.”

Nayaki Nayyar, Head of IoT GTM at SAP added: “Working with companies like Vodafone, we are able to provide a seamless and feature-rich way for our customers to get the most out of their IoT data — from insight to outcome.”

[Watch: Vodafone IoT chief revels in new applications, predicts higher adoption rates]

Meanwhile, the Germany-based vendor revealed that Finnish operator DNA is expanding the use of its SAP Hybris Commerce solution.

DNA has been using the application to boost the omnichannel experience its retail customers get.

It said online sales had risen 65 percent since its adoption and that it has signed up to use the enterprise version.

The operator’s Customer Experience and Commerce Architect Esamatti Vuolle said: “We want to serve our B2B customers with same consistent omnichannel experiences they receive as consumers.

“Essentially, we want our customers to enjoy rich functionalities and fine-grained personalisation, while maximizing loyalty.”

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