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SAP to power digital transformation of Expo 2020 Dubai

SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, has announced that it is helping to power the digital transformation of Expo 2020 Dubai, the upcoming World Expo taking place in UAE between October 20, 2020, and April 10, 2021.

The organisers are using solutions from SAP to help optimise processes and costs and deliver personalised experiences for an expected 25 million visits and 192 participating countries, said a statement from the company.

The announcement will be made at Expo 2020’s Global Media Briefing held on October 20 to 22, 2019, to help build international participant and visitor excitement a year ahead of the World Expo’s October 20, 2020, opening date.
Luka Mucic, member of the executive board and chief financial officer, SAP, said: “Our company is helping Expo 2020 Dubai transform the on-site experience for its visitors.”

“We are using global best practices so Expo 2020 Dubai can combine customer experience data, so-called X-data, with operational data, O-data, in real-time. This helps Expo 2020 Dubai listen, understand and act on millions of participant and visitor data points in real time as part of our commitment to helping organisations become intelligent enterprises in the experience economy,” Mucic added.
Expo 2020 Dubai is currently using SAP S/4HANA for back-end financials, HR and procurement and the SAP C/4HANA suite for real-time visitor information, it said.

It is using the SAP Analytics Cloud solution and SAP Digital Boardroom for real-time analytics and visualised reporting for enhanced decision-making.

Expo 2020 Dubai is also planning to implement the SAP Customer Checkout application to process retail sales transactions from hundreds of points of sale across the site, it added.
At the Expo 2020 Global Media Briefing, SAP will demonstrate PODium, its interactive technology platform to help People of Determination effectively navigate the Expo 2020 site. As an innovative enterprise software partner, SAP has co-developed the platform with Expo 2020 Dubai through the SAP Co-Innovation Lab location in UAE, said the statement.

The platform optimises experiences for People of Determination based on their accessibility requirements, using analytics and experience management technologies from SAP – coupled with input from Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile tracking technologies.
Mohammed Al Hashmi, chief technology officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “SAP is key to helping Expo 2020 Dubai deliver a seamless, integrated experience for organisers, participants and visitors.”

“We’re using the latest solutions from SAP in areas such as analytics and customer profiling to help tailor the Expo experience for millions of visitors based on their personal preferences,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service