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Here’s what you need to know from the most recent SAP Fashion Customer Council

The latest SAP Fashion Customer Council took place online on April 7th, 2022, where 25 of SAP’s strategic customers in fashion came together to discuss the industry’s latest innovations and pain points, with sustainability front and center on the runway. SAP.iO startups CarbonClick and Shippeo were chosen to present their comprehensive solutions that are solving SAP fashion customers’ biggest challenges, and most importantly, shared how their solutions are leading the way to a more sustainable future.

“Once again, SAP.iO has showcased impactful innovation during our recent SAP Fashion Council. On April 7th Shippeo and CarbonClick, two SAP.iO startups, presented their innovative solutions to a select group of SAP customers from Luxury brands to Sportswear. After an invigorating session, our customers are eager to continue the conversation with these most promising software startups that complement SAP solutions.”

-Peter Akbar, Global Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Fashion at SAP

Meet CarbonClick

With CarbonClick, brands and retailers can manage, measure, and track all sustainable activity in one place, as well as promote climate action amongst customers and invite them to join the sustainability journey. CarbonClick’s green button plug-in e-commerce solution for online shopping carts allows shoppers to offset the carbon impact of their purchases and add a contribution to the highest quality carbon-offsetting projects in the world. CarbonClick’s unique track and trace on every single offset made through their platform allows users to instantly see the impact their contribution has made, and learn more about the high-quality climate projects it supports. In addition to upholding their sustainability goals, brands are experiencing greater loyalty due to these sustainability initiatives and powerfully engaging with climate-conscious shoppers. To date, CarbonClick has offset more than 40 million kgs of CO2.

CarbonClick’s solution is currently integrating with SAP Commerce Cloud and will soon be available on SAP Store.

Meet Shippeo

Shippeo’s platform acts as a communication layer between large industrial companies (shippers), and heavily fragmented road freight carriers (truckers) to support real-time transportation visibility of full truckload road shipments. Giving customers a global view of their supply chain and ensuring exceptional customer service, Shippeo is building the leading data platform for the freight industry by leveraging a growing network, real-time data, and AI. Once a transport order has been issued, its reference is exported to Shippeo’s platform where users can see the real-time position of goods throughout the whole journey, from pickup to drop-off, and an AI-based ETA is shared with all stakeholders.This combination of real-time visibility as well as ETA enables an accurate and transparent view, anticipation of any delays or disruptions, and ultimately the selection of proper modes of transportation — avoiding the use of empty trucks, largely reducing CO2 emissions.

Shippeo works with SAP Industry Cloud, and SAP Logistics Business Network, supplementing the planning and order management features of SAP S4/HANA Transportation Management. Shippeo is available on SAP Store here.

There you have it, folks! A successful SAP Fashion Council, with sustainability center-frame, and two SAP.iO Startups working closely with SAP to lead the evolution of the Fashion industry. As SAP collaborates with the most innovative solutions in the industry to shape a green and viable future, it’s clear that sustainability isn’t going out of style any time soon.

Are you an SAP.iO startup looking to present your solution at one of our upcoming events? Let us know here!

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