Welcome to the EPI-USE
What is the SAP AppHaus Network?
The SAP AppHaus Network is a community of SAP AppHaus locations and likeminded SAP partners, united in the idea that innovation needs three key ingredients to flourish:
- Process: A human-centered approach to innovation
- People: A multi-disciplinary team
- Place: A creative environment
Clients benefit from shared experiences, best practices, and values. By spanning across all regions, the SAP AppHaus network brings innovation to SAP customers globally through leveraging the full potential of design thinking and SAP technologies, especially SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). This combination of process, people and place with SAP technology creates real added-value for clients.
The EPI-USE AppHaus in Pretoria, South Africa, was launched at an exclusive event in March 2023.
What is design thinking?
Design thinking is a human-centered, problem-solving approach that emphasizes empathy, collaboration, and experimentation to address complex challenges, promoting creative and holistic thinking that enables individuals and teams to uncover new insights and develop user-centric, practical, and impactful solutions.
At EPI-USE AppHaus Pretoria, we leverage design-thinking methodologies to unlock the full potential of a client’s idea, aligning business objectives through understanding the need or requirement, rapid prototyping and creating iterative feedback loops.
How EPI-USE AppHaus Pretoria leverages SAP BTP and custom development
Explore new technologies, solve unique business cases, and transform business data into client value with SAP BTP and custom development – all in the comfort of an inspiring innovation hub in the heart of Pretoria!
Through human-centered innovation and design-thinking principles, EPI-USE AppHaus extends beyond a physical space, and becomes a platform to:
- extend your company's SAP systems with BTP applications;
- build integrations between SAP and other software;
- keep pace with business change by integrating SAP faster, and more easily;
- maximize business outcomes through responsible AI;
- improve user experience with Fiori;
- solve business problems faster with low-code solutions;
- develop cloud-native software solutions; and
- push the boundaries of transformation through cloud platforms.
Inspiration from the African environment
Connect, network and share ideas
What makes the EPI-USE AppHaus Pretoria special?
"We have an innovative approach to traditional design thinking where we take inspiration from our African environment," explains Jhani Coetzee, Technical Lead for EPI-USE AppHaus Pretoria. "This approach breaks down physical and mental barriers. We are also diversifying our technology domain to provide bespoke solutions for our clients' unique problems."
Global groupelephant.com clients and other organizations benefit from the EPI-USE AppHaus space that provides an inspiring environment to connect, network and share ideas.
Converse, collaborate and connect
How businesses scale with EPI-USE
“The first AppHaus in Africa will showcase this continent’s creativity, and is a prime opportunity for enhanced collaboration with our clients, and with organizations we’re not yet serving”
Henrik Stammer, a Managing Director and head of EPI-USE’s German-language theatre of operations.
“EPI-USE has a strong focus on innovation and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry, which allows us to continuously improve our offerings and provide our clients with cutting-edge solutions”
Jhani Coetzee, Head of UI/UX and SAP BTP at EPI-USE