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SAP unveils Leonardo Internet of Things for industrial IoT

SAP unveils Leonardo Internet of Things for industrial IoT

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, SAP announced new Leonardo Internet of Things (IoT) possibilities, reports ZDNet. It has also announced an extension of its collaboration with Microsoft for IoT interoperability.

According to the company, Leonardo IoT is a “comprehensive technology that generates and controls digital transformation for industrial IoT and Industry 4.0”. Thanks to its focus on the industrial IoT, the solution allows users to gain insights from machines, products, supply chain, consumers and partners. SAP further states that Leonardo IoT offers three “paths to innovation” for users.

The first path is to combine IoT data with data from business processes. This is to enable business IoT-embedded applications such as S/4HANA, the C/4 HANA suite, SuccessFactors solutions, Ariba solutions and Digital Supply Chain offerings. The second path is to upgrade the SAP IoT applications. The last path is to build new intelligence IoT solutions.


SAP further announced that there will be cloud to cloud interoperability between Leonardo IoT and the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub. This interoperability must offer users a choice in terms of connectivity and device management. “SAP is committed to a strong ecosystem for IoT and understands the value its partners can bring to shared customers,” the company says.

The new partnership with Microsoft is expected to enable users to use Microsoft Azure IoT Hub as the connectivity and device management layer for IoT telemetry data, which will then be forwarded to Leonardo IoT.

Leonardo IoT also offers users the option to expand support for their business processes locally, in addition to Microsoft Azure IoT Edge-runtime. Essential business function (EBF) modules based on SAP Leonardo IoT Edge must also run as containers on Microsoft Azure IoT Edge.

SAP says that in the future it intends to offer the same IOT interoperability with other partners.

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