The first thing that comes to our mind when we think about the way in which national emergencies are managed, the way our country's borders are protected is the defense services. The defense forces require a more rigorous solution which comes with a better tracking mechanism and thus enabling them to stay connected on a more real time basis and get more up to date information about the various incidents which take place both internally as well as externally in the country.
Keeping in mind the critical nature of the work performed by our defense forces in the country, there couldn't be a better alliance between the defense forces and SAP. SAP has entered into an alliance with the Defense Interest Group (DEIG) and has developed software for providing security to the public and defense. Some of these are the Defense Forces & Public Security (DFPS) component is part of SAP ERP, the SAP Military Data Exchange (SAP MDE) and the SAP Mobile Defense & Security (SAP MDS) to name a few.
SAP has designed various softwares meant for providing more real time information, thus providing a higher level of control and command which allows the personnel the ability to derive and understand the status of operational readiness.
The software for Defense & Security has been powered by the SAP Net Weaver platform, which allows the personnel to fully utilize the current existing functionalities by using the various enterprise services, and also providing protection to the current IT investments, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership.
By virtue of these softwares the personnel would be on top of things pertaining to all matters related to the assets which are stored, in transit and also in process. An interesting feature of using the software is that it even enables you to understand what your liabilities are which in turn promotes an efficient and an accurate planning.
List of Defense Customers in Various Countries and Agencies that runs SAP is as follow:
SAP can resolve any threat of defense & security software
The SAP software has been effectively designed in such a manner that all IT solutions pertaining to the security, military and defense can be efficiently managed. The services can get access to the centric table of the organization and equipments which will enable the planners to generate the forces in a much faster and efficient manner.
By using the software the defense services are stated to be 40% more prepared with regards force generation, interoperability and deployment. They can now smartly plan their processes and manage supply chains in a more translucent manner. Almost 36% of the cost is said to be reduced by using the software being provided by SAP.
SAP would also enable the personnel to coordinate the various financial, operational as well as material deployments. Interoperability and information can be easily shared for a quick break down of the data and can be used in multiple domains.
The role of SAP in Military Planning and Operations
This software would provide an access to the defense forces of the country to strategize, plan as well as support all the important missions for planning the military operations of a country. SAP provides detailed information about all the resources and the ability of an organization to plan the procedures and technology with data meant for all significant tasks.
SAP Solutions helps Military to deal with its budget and finance
As per numbers 40% of the organizations have utilized budgeting and forecasting as a continuous loop process and 27% of the public sector units have utilized SAP for generating their status reports and scheduling compliance.
SAP by virtue of their technology and solutions better equips the government for using a much effective and efficient 360-degree collaborative finance process, which will be very helpful in planning, managing, strategizing, budgeting as well as in forecasting more accurate and adaptive processes. SAP is believed to have helped the organizations in planning for the budget, for managing the financial risk mitigation approach and in enterprise risk and compliance management.
SAP support every mission's success with responsive supply chains and logistics
It is noteworthy that 68% of the organizations have an enterprise level visibility for planning the movement of the freights and what is quite disturbing is that -20% of the unplanned costs arise from transit and network wide inventory.
SAP solutions have successfully helped the defense in logistics, order fulfillment, and for managing the equipments. The SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and SAP Transportation Management applications provide an easy and quick access to the personnel for automating logistics, integrating various processes and also for establishing the combat readiness of the forces. The equipments used for optimally used and the equipment inventory will also be better managed by using the softwares by SAP.
SAP helps effective procurement for sustainable weapon systems and military products and equipment.
Almost -70% of the operating costs arise from the closed loop sourcing and procurement software’s and -50% of the costs arise are from the shorter cycles which come with an integrated and an automated procure to pay process.
Upon using the softwares designed by SAP the ministries of defense and agencies gain complete full visibility of their transactions which are functioning under FMS, apart from managing invoices, regulated and complex procurement and process to pay features.
SAP enables the organizations to optimize collaborations, and synchronize the procurement options with a more real time spend.
SAP assists Military in Maintenance and Engineering ready for action
-18% of the unplanned outages are caused in the organizations using the preventive versus reactive maintenance while -47% are caused due to the reactive repair which is done by executing the predictive analysis which help in identifying the potential issues.
SAP has comes up with very interesting solutions which facilitate and optimize the overall performance of all the key strategic assets along with ensuring the deployment of all reliable and serviceable equipment as and when required. Critical actions like planning, executing and managing flight operations can also be seamlessly managed.
SAP HR in Military and defense as a new world of military service
-32% of the employee turnover arises due to the company wide visibility into the workforce and almost 20% of the revenue per worker is generated by firms who can analyze the workforce data for optimizing the different strategies.
SAP helps the defense forces in finding the right talent and grooming the right people into future leaders by virtue of their HR (Human Resource) solutions. The forces are better equipped to manage real time workforce and deploy more feasible and flexible options.
Innovative techniques by SAP
SAP plans to use the latest technology for uplifting the face of the defense forces in India.
Techniques like SAP HANA which are believed to manage large volumes of very critical data and is also stated to perform analysis in-memory at zero latency for arriving at better decisions. SAP HANA is believed to be foreseen by almost 48% of the organizations and will help the forces in modeling as well as complex technical activities.
Analytics will be used for delivering much more insightful and targets relevant to the defense forces and eventually help them get ready for any operational readiness. It is insightful to know that almost 32% higher availability of real time can be achieved using the analytics techniques.
Cloud is stated to have a big impact as much as 85% impact through the various operational improvement and business transformation processes. This will be used which will provide a more flexible as well as quick transformation and can be used for optimizing the various IT processes more effectively.
The Mobile solutions provided by SAP will be available the business processes and can be used for various other things such as maintenance and supply, in the mobile platforms, for data integrity and for information sharing, anywhere and anytime.
SAP is all set to take the defense world by a storm of key solutions and critical strategies and is surely aiming at uplifting the face of the defense forces in India!