For BMW, SAP S/4HANA is at the center of its multiyear project COSMIC, an ambitious new way that its finance IT team is developing to track data on its vehicles. The company’s decision to implement SAP S/4HANA in 2016 also made it one of the earliest adopters of the ERP system.
Indus Motor Company Ltd., a Toyota manufacturer in Pakistan, needed to update its legacy ERP to meet growing consumer demands. Like other automakers, the company was challenged with managing costs, being efficient, and understanding customer needs. Indus knew it needed technology that would connect its teams from production to sales through one source of truth.
“The auto industry will change more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the last 50,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra notably mentioned at the World Economic Forum two years ago.
The speed of change can certainly be seen with leaders like Tesla beginning to charge for their connected cars premium internet and therefore establishing a revenue stream. As well as outsiders like Waymo (Google’s autonomous car development company) making huge strides in producing reliable and safe driverless cars.Continue reading
With innovation available in nearly every aspect of the automotive industry, many organizations are left wondering, what they should prioritize to stay on the cutting-edge? What areas of focus will provide the most opportunity for growth, and what should they invest in to improve their bottom lines?