SAP Leonardo emphasizes business transformation over tools
Unlike many of SAP’s (NYSE: SAP) other events, SAP Leonardo Live featured very little about the technology within the SAP Leonardo portfolio, instead focusing more on the business outcomes that can be achieved with various implementations of innovative technologies such as Internet of Thing (IoT) and machine learning. Customer stories and general discussions on business disruption and transformation replaced the traditional product announcements and demos. This fundamental change from SAP’s other events shows that SAP is evolving to guide customers through their own transformations. In contrast, many of SAP’s competitors remain focused on the technology pitch, as they were earlier to market and needed to prove the technologies’ validity. These competitors have set the stage for SAP to leapfrog the technology pitch and uniquely focus on the business outcomes enabled by the toolset.