Transforming the enterprise with SAP solutions brings big questions about “how”—especially when it comes to solution architecture, technology infrastructure, and systems integration.
You may have already answered many of transformation’s big “how” questions—for example, how you should rely on cloud solutions to operate more efficiently and innovate rapidly, how you will build seamless and irresistible customer experiences, how you will turn finance and procurement into generators of value through real-time, data-driven insights.
But how will you connect all the pieces to create an integrated ecosystem for accomplishing all the things you have planned—to enable and connect all the big “how” projects that, in turn, will free you to focus more on the “why” of your business?
To help organizations decisively answer questions about how and get back to why, Deloitte and SAP have developed a Joint Reference Architecture—providing a comprehensive blueprint that can help you solidly build the disruption-ready enterprise, the Kinetic Enterprise.
For businesses embarking on the RISE with SAP journey, Deloitte and SAP’s Joint Reference Architecture can decisively address foundational needs and help accelerate value—taking the legwork and the guesswork out of IT framework development, systems mapping, solution specifications, and guidelines. The architecture also has been specifically designed to align with boost by Deloitte, which provides a single SAP subscription and set of Deloitte advisory, implementation, and operations services—to help organizations accelerate their RISE with SAP.
Deloitte and SAP’s Joint Reference Architecture includes six essential layers, covering needs from core ERP modernization to customer experience. And each layer is designed to support your ability to enable the built-to-evolve Kinetic Enterprise—a disruption-ready, cloud-enabled enterprise operating with a clean core, intelligent technologies, responsive solutions, and an inclusive ecosystem of capabilities
The layers of the Joint Reference Architecture include Deloitte assets and services—as well as SAP solutions such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Technology Platform—at every level. The architecture layers include:
Layer 0 | Core Infrastructure | Responsive
SAP solutions on any premises—including the major cloud hyperscalers
Layer 1 | Business Processes | Clean
Layer 2 | Data-to-Value | Intelligent
Layer 3 | Integration | Inclusive
Layer 4 | Extensibility | Intelligent
Layer 5 | User Experience | Inclusive
Designed to elevate the human experience for users, with architecture designed for SAP Fiori, SAP Business Application Studio, SAP Analytics Cloud, Qualtrics® Experience Management, and other SAP and non-SAP solutions
With the Joint Reference Architecture by Deloitte and SAP, you can think less about how to put together all the pieces of the built-to-evolve Kinetic Enterprise on your RISE with SAP. The Joint Reference Architecture provides a detailed design and set of instructions that allows you to build a future-facing digital organization with more confidence—and with flexibility.
Focused on SAP solutions, the architecture also allows you to transform at your own pace, adopt industry-specific solutions, select the cloud infrastructure that suits your organization best, and incorporate enabling solutions beyond the SAP ecosystem.
As the first global SAP partner to collaborate with SAP on a Joint Reference Architecture for RISE with SAP, Deloitte leverages a long history of industry-specific innovation with SAP and SAP customers—one that extends back more than 30 years. It’s one of the big reasons Deloitte continues to earn recognition from analysts and top honors from SAP—including the SAP Pinnacle Award as SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year (Large Enterprise) for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. Deloitte also earned the 2021 SAP Pinnacle Awards as Delivery Excellence Partner of the Year.
The Joint Reference Architecture is far more than a thought exercise. It’s a real-world asset—a powerful, tested playbook that Deloitte clients across the globe are already using for their SAP-enabled transformations. And it is one that that has been developed using leading practices based on Deloitte’s industry-leading work with SAP customers.