Lockheed Martin reaches for the moon with SAP

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Lockheed Martin Corporation and SAP have expanded their strategic partnership to transform the mission-critical business systems that power Lockheed Martin’s OneLM Transformation Program (1LMX).

1LMX is the industry-leading business and digital transformation effort working to enhance the speed, agility, insights, and competitiveness of Lockheed Martin. The company will benefit from a secure and modernized supply chain and enhance systems for the nation’s defense industrial base.

Lockheed Martin is leveraging the RISE with SAP solution to expand its enterprise cloud capabilities and introduce the tools needed to implement core business processes in managed FedRAMP-compliant cloud environments through the 1LMX initiative. Additionally, SAP Business Technology Platform will provide the company with a secure innovation platform on which to develop emerging technologies. The SAP Analytics Cloud solution will enhance its strategic data management and analytics objectives.

Scott Russell, member of the executive board of SAP SE and lead of customer success, SAP SE, said: “By leveraging SAP’s industry expertise, the RISE with SAP solution, and the strength and reliability of SAP S/4HANA, Lockheed Martin aims to further enhance its position as an intelligent, sustainable enterprise in the cloud while operating with uncompromised security and support.

“After nearly 25 years of partnership, we are proud that Lockheed Martin is leveraging SAP technology to tackle truly incredible missions – like taking humans to the moon. With this announcement, they are looking beyond the moon, with one of the most innovative enterprise business and digital transformations ever conceived, hand-in-hand with SAP.”

Yvonne Hodge, senior vice president, enterprise business and digital transformation, and chief information officer, Lockheed Martin, said: “Our customers, including the U.S Department of Defense, face rapidly evolving threats, and they have made it a priority to become faster and more agile without compromising security. By expanding our partnership with SAP and by accelerating our move to the secure cloud, we will be able to provide the increased speed, agility, security and resilience our customers need to stay ahead of ready.

“Through this agreement, we will be able to manage more closely product impact, employee well-being, resource efficiency and data security. We will be better able to grow and run our business and, most importantly, we will be well positioned to transform how we design, buy, build, and sustain the products critical to the security of the United States and our allies.”