SAP offers free technology tools and platforms for future-proofing post-pandemic
Mita Srinivasan
10X Technology

SAP offers free technology tools and platforms for future-proofing post-pandemic

Technology tools and platforms can enable enterprises to rethink business models and supply chains, and to change approaches to security, business continuity, and remote work

SAP is offering a slew of free technology tools and platforms to help them not only deal with pandemic-related issues but anticipate what sorts of opportunities the crisis will open up. It is helping companies redesign their supply chains and find new sources of supply when existing supply chains are disrupted.

SAP is opening access to its SAP Ariba Discovery network, so any buyer can post their immediate sourcing needs and any supplier can respond to show they can deliver. It’s free to post, free to respond. Using this network, one SAP customer that is building a new hospital in the US was able to find a supplier with 500 hospital beds in less than 30 minutes.

SAP supporting the next generation of professionals and users with its best-in-class digital learning, by offering students and subject-matter experts safe and healthy learning environments to continue their education virtually. The company is offering free access to select learning journeys for students at one of the 3,800 member universities of the SAP University Alliances program, online courses allowing young learners to explore technology, as well as the massive open online courses (MOOCs) available on the openSAP platform.

Together with EY and Qualtrics, SAP is helping governments around the world who are struggling to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes capturing and monitoring community concerns, tracking and reporting on the progression of the virus, providing accurate information on transmission and cure, directing people to the right resources for help, and communicating effectively with their citizens in a time of lockdown.