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Accenture, SAP to Build Digital Platform for Defense Agencies; Drew Soltis Comments

Accenture, SAP to Build Digital Platform for Defense Agencies; Drew Soltis Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Drew Soltis
Accenture, SAP to Build Digital Platform for Defense Agencies; Drew Soltis Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Drew Soltis

Accenture and SAP have agreed to team up to co-develop a digital platform designed to help defense agencies advance their digital transformation initiatives.

The companies will develop the digital defense platform based on SAP's S/4HANA enterprise resource planning offering built on SAP HANA in-memory platform, Accenture said Thursday.

“What our co-development with SAP does is really take us from a system of records to a system of innovation,” Drew Soltis, a managing director at Accenture Federal Services, told ExecutiveBiz Thursday.

This next-generation software will not only allow both the back and front offices, command and in-field warfighters, to pair with Internet-of-Things devices, but also allow for new data-mining capabilities of transactional, supply chain and financial information, Soltis added.

The proposed technology will feature simulation tools and analytics applications to help defense agencies plan operations and immediately respond to evolving environments. The platform will also work to generate insights to facilitate the decision-making process for service personnel and will come with delivery options to support cloud and on-premise deployments.

The digital tool seeks to provide defense organizations “the capabilities to operate in challenging and fast-changing geo-political environments that require an intelligent platform with deployment agility, increased situational awareness and industry-specific capabilities,“ said Antti Kolehmainen, managing director of Accenture's defense business.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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