Built to Evolve: The Kinetic Enterprise

This blog was co-authored by Pavan Srivastava, Principal & US SAP Cloud Leader, Deloitte Consulting.

Our clients are recognizing the need to evolve to stay competitive in the market. To achieve the evolving business needs, our clients will have to continue to transform & make their enterprise intelligent. Organizations are turning to SAP S/4HANA, AI, IoT, and Cloud technologies to make their enterprise intelligent & evolving – like a kinetic enterprise – one that embraces change and even prepares for it.

These enterprises are responsive, intelligent, clean, and inclusive. For them, waiting is not an option.

How do we see IT responding? Organizations are turning to emerging technologies like AI and IoT – automation that’s fueling data-driven intelligent enterprise applications with SAP S/4HANA, SAP Leonardo, and even non-SAP applications.

While organizations aspire to become a kinetic enterprise and reap the rewards, getting there takes time, investment, and risk, all of which may impact business.

First – IT needs to identify if their current data centers can support transformative use cases and workloads powered with SAP S/4HANA including workflows and data integrations with non-SAP applications.

That’s where hybrid cloud becomes critical; it is responsive to business needs as they evolve. To enable a kinetic enterprise, IT needs a scalable on-demand platform that brings together networking, storage, and compute, so organizations can dynamically manage their IT resources. Modularity includes providing a single interface – one that simplifies and streamlines deployment and management of disruptive technologies in multi-cloud operating models.

According to IDC, more than 70% of companies are using multiple cloud environments, and the most significant data center challenge many companies face is developing a successful multi-cloud strategy.[1]

Our customers agree: Cloud is not a destination, it’s an operating model.

Second – next generation applications and data management platforms powered with SAP HANA need to be deployed & managed with minimal business impact. Moving from legacy SAP ERP applications can be complex and often involves migrations and upgrades, defining and implementing new use cases, and integrating applications from edge to core to cloud.

To address these challenges, Dell Technologies, Intel & Deloitte are collaborating to address deployment, migration & operations of enterprise applications in the right cloud environment, bringing experienced resources across IT domains.  This may be a private cloud that is fully under the company’s control, a hybrid cloud that provides the appropriate resources across on-premises and public cloud, or extension to the edge.

Imagine if you could …

  • Use Dell Technologies solutions for a unified operational experience across public cloud providers, on-premises, and the edge, enabling true hybrid cloud allowing you to deploy applications and data in the right cloud – a private cloud fully under your control, or a hybrid cloud that provides the resources across multiple locations.
  • Benefit from Deloitte Cloud Managed Services to deploy multi-cloud by giving you single point of contact, and a single engagement model, as well as transformation services for SAP S/4HANA.
  • Deliver processes and data workflow integration with non-SAP applications using the Dell Boomi platform.

The Deloitte and Dell Technologies collaboration strives to enable a kinetic enterprise running SAP. Intel endorses this as an example of their strategic intent – evidenced by the recent announcement with SAP to supercharge SAP applications.

Empowering the kinetic enterprise helps ease the transition to SAP S/4HANA. Deloitte’s experience in SAP S/4HANA industry-specific solutions combined with Dell Technologies’ digital transformation knowledge and technology can help create a flexible and scalable data management platform. Furthermore, Dell Boomi enables businesses to integrate workflows and transfer data between SAP and non-SAP applications.

Additionally, CIOs and their management teams can take advantage of a simple consumption model that offers a single point of contact and a single engagement model to accelerate their path to SAP S/4HANA on a hybrid multi-cloud. This can help reduce risk in migrations, applications can be made transient, and customization requirements are reduced for an agile, kinetic IT environment.

Deloitte and Dell Technologies are working together to help clients transform, migrate, and operate their businesses by deploying SAP S/4HANA on a dynamic multi-cloud operating model, that allows organizations to enhance, integrate & operate applications and business process. Dell Technologies and Deloitte are proud to help our customers evolve to the Kinetic Enterprise running SAP – only then will they be able to truly Reimagine Everything… Anywhere.

Stay tuned! More details will be available in the coming weeks.

[1] IDC Cloud Repatriation Accelerates in a Multicloud World, Doc #US44185818, August 2018


About the co-author

Pavan Srivastava

Principal & US SAP Cloud Leader, Deloitte Consulting

SAP Experience: 20+ years

S/4HANA Experience: 3+ years

Cloud Experience: 5+ years

External Accolades: Frequent speaker at SAP insider, SAP Sapphire, Google Next, AWS Re-invent and published articles in Wall Street journal

About the Author: Mike Arterbury

Mike Arterbury is the Vice President of Global Technology Alliances where his role is to advance Dell EMC success globally by combining the Dell Technology family of offers with strategic technology partner solutions and capabilities. He has broad experience in technology across sales, business development, marketing, supply chain, finance, M&A and general management. His most recent roles have been concentrated on datacenter solutions, infrastructure software and cloud.