February 18, 2021

SAP and DigitalRoute strengthen partnership to enable 5G monetization in Japan

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 18, 2021 – Following the recent opening of DigitalRoute’s office in Japan, DigitalRoute and SAP will work closely together to enable 5G monetization in Japan for both communications service providers (CSPs) and other industries. For CSPs, by combining SAP’s solutions with DigitalRoute’s Usage Data Platform, businesses can launch 5G business models that provide new sources of usage-based revenue.

 “5G business models, however they develop, will be based on new kinds of partnerships across industries, and they will require flexible and robust business systems that can process any type of data at scale,” says Mauro Carobene, Chief Revenue Officer at DigitalRoute. “For more than a decade, DigitalRoute has partnered with SAP to enable these kinds of complex, usage-based business models for SAP customers across a wide range of industries. We’re excited to work with SAP to help CSPs and other businesses take full advantage of 5G revenue opportunities.”

DigitalRoute, an SAP Solution Extension (SOLEX) partner since 2012, helps hundreds of SAP customers to quickly and accurately monetize usage data through its Usage Data Platform – known in SAP’s portfolio as SAP Convergent Mediation by DigitalRoute (CM). DigitalRoute is also part of SAP’s 5G Innovation Council, a cross-industry collaborative council of SAP customers. The council pulls together CSPs, hardware manufacturers, software companies, and equipment providers to explore innovative 5G business models.

“We’re excited to be deepening our strategic partnership with DigitalRoute,” says Shinichi Miyata, Managing Corporate Officer, Head of Specialist Sales at SAP Japan. “SAP Convergent Mediation by DigitalRoute has been developed to integrate with SAP’s products, including going through SAP’s Partner Qualification process ensuring that DigitalRoute’s technology aligns with our product standards. We’re looking forward to working even closer with DigitalRoute, in particular with 5G telecommunications customers. With our industry-specific knowledge of business processes, and DigitalRoute’s expertise and background in the telco space, as well as other industries, we have a unique offering to CSPs looking to monetize 5G in innovative ways.”

SAP Convergent Mediation by DigitalRoute is purpose built to capture, enrich and transform usage data into monetizable data at any scale, for any technology and from any business. DigitalRoute originally designed its platform to process the massive data volumes in the telecommunications industry, and it has now been adopted across industries by some of the world’s largest enterprises as they transition to usage-based business models.

“In order to earn revenue from 5G services, and correctly bill for those services, companies will need to have full control over the huge volumes and variety of data generated by 5G infrastructure,” says Mauro Carobene at DigitalRoute. “Together with SAP, we give companies the confidence and flexibility to monetize any kind of 5G service.”

About SAP
SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

About DigitalRoute
DigitalRoute has the only platform that is purpose built to convert raw usage data into billable items. This enables companies to capitalize on the growing wave of usage-based business models. More than 400 companies rely on our platform for usage-based monetization, quote-to-cash automation, finance system consolidation and telecom mediation. We deliver extreme precision in the most complex environments in the world. We’re the new standard for usage-based revenue. Learn more at www.digitalroute.com.

For more information, contact:
DigitalRoute Communications
+46-10-707 90 00

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