The role of industry clouds in S/4HANA deployment

Industry clouds are collections of cloud services, integration fabrics, products and tools designed to provide sector-specific capabilities, modernized natively for cloud platforms and delivered at scale. For SAP users, utilizing industry clouds can be an essential first step for their S/4HANA deployment strategies.

PwC is one cloud services provider that offers industry-specific solutions built on an organisation’s choice of cloud service providers and integrated with leading technologies to deliver valuable business outcomes.

PwC’s Industry Cloud solutions are built with a collaborative approach, using tailored ecosystems to customize organization’s journeys to the cloud.

What PwC describes as an asset-based, end-to-end, modular approach, Industry Cloud enables them to build flexible industry-centric solutions for businesses.

With the Industry Cloud, users can access one single platform that’s paired with PwC’s network of alliances across major ERPs, CSPs and SaaS providers. These integrated workflows help support complex business and technology challenges.

Take PwC’s Cloud Intelligence cloud-agnostic platform for example. The platform can help organizations accelerate digital transformation and time to market, reduce overhead and enhance business journey creation.

Organizations can use Cloud Intelligence to increase speed to market with configurable events and services and a no-code journey designer.

Cloud Intelligence helps empower business and IT to build differentiators and deploy solutions within days to respond to changes in market and customer behaviors.

Migrating to the cloud can come with its own risks. The Industry Cloud provides users with quick access to critical tax regulations and policy changes to help manage risk.

In addition, Cloud Intelligence provides the risk team with a clear view of the business process and technical stack in a single consolidated platform. Business journeys can be used to monitor technical and operational risk based on business criticality and associated IT tiering, helping to extend capabilities and simplify BCP/DR.

Cloud Intelligence can also help the organization’s IT department reduce its project backlog, while helping to rapidly deliver the solutions business executives need. The platform can improve business transformations by standardizing customized solution creation and delivery, overcoming common cloud adoption barriers and reducing the footprint and overhead across many technology areas.