WALLDORF — SAP SE today announced that it has added a group of 18 strategic partners to help more businesses adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

This global network of partners will provide implementation services for SAP Leonardo IoT accelerator packages, which are designed to help customers quickly build IoT solutions specific to their business needs at a predictable price.

“Smart devices and digital technologies are transforming the way we live and work in industries and geographies around the world,” said Dr. Tanja Rueckert, president of IoT & Digital Supply Chain, SAP. “Together, SAP and its partners are removing barriers to entry and making IoT-driven digital innovation rapidly achievable for our customers around the world.”

The new partners delivering express innovation services include Accenture, Bristlecone, Capgemini, CSTI Corp., Deloitte Consulting, Exed Consulting, Fujitsu, GoSCM, HCL Technologies, IntechPro, Intrigo Systems, KPIT Technologies, Movilitas, Process Technologies, Rocket Consulting Ltd., Tech Mahindra, Vesta Partners and Westernacher Consulting.

SAP Leonardo IoT accelerators provide an open, flexible path to digital innovation for customers in multiple industries. SAP and its partners will support customer deployments of 10 SAP Leonardo IoT accelerators including packages for the SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Connected Goods software, SAP Vehicle Insights application, SAP Global Track and Trace solution, and SAP Leonardo IoT Foundation and SAP Edge Services. The accelerators follow a fixed-scope engagement with explore, design and deliver phases completed in less than 10 weeks.

“Many businesses are seeing their industries change around them as IoT-enabled devices improve capabilities around data, supply chains and advanced operating models taking root in the market,” said Tom Wetsch, chief innovation officer, Pregis LLC, a leading provider of innovative protective packaging materials and systems that is working with KPIT Technologies. “IoT is no longer a question of when, but how soon? We are well positioned to provide enhanced solutions for customers and partnering with SAP Leonardo.”

“In just a matter of weeks, we were able to pilot and demonstrate tangible value with SAP Leonardo IoT accelerator packages,“ said Jeff Mueller, chief information officer, Pregis LLC. “SAP Connected Goods and SAP Edge Services allow us to enhance customer solutions and achieve greater productivity for improved customer satisfaction.”