SAP has added new partners, Mastercard, HERE and Postmates to the SAP Vehicles Network. Now secured and tokenized payment options from Mastercard, navigation capabilities from HERE and on-demand delivery services from Postmates will be available on SAP Vehicles Network. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress 2018.
SAP Vehicles Network is a B2B marketplace for connected car apps and services. Powered by SAP Leonardo, SAP Vehicles Network connects vehicles to intelligent, automated services for parking, fueling, food, navigation, and payment, transforming driving into the ultimate mobile experience. Through the network, participating members can provide mobility services to drivers and passengers, independent of devices or vehicles. Network members also can offer secure mobility services tailored for business travelers and individual consumers.
The following network features are on display at Mobile World Congress:
Mastercard will leverage its technology to provide safe and secure payments for consumers while they are in their vehicles. The company will enable tokenized payments, providing for the replacement of the personal account number (PAN) associated with a consumer’s credit, debit, commercial or prepaid card with a secure “token” — an alternative number that replaces the existing PAN on the front of the card. Mastercard services including security, loyalty, and analytics may also be incorporated into the network to further enhance the overall experience.
HERE, one of the leading companies in traffic, navigation and mapping products, intends to integrate SAP Vehicles Network into its product offering with an initial focus on parking solutions, allowing for easy navigation to the most convenient parking spaces and secure payments.
Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities — and their lives — with a reliable on-demand “everything” network intended to enable drivers to place orders through the Postmates merchant and courier ecosystem using SAP Vehicles Network.
SAP Concur solutions are leading expense, travel and invoice management offerings. By integrating SAP Vehicles Network with the Concur Expense solution, network transactions can be seamlessly pushed to Concur Expense to expedite reporting and reimbursement. The integration automates travel expense reporting, including parking and fueling transactions, eliminating multiple time-consuming and manual steps for the business and individual traveler. The integration will be available in the SAP Concur App Center.
“With new customers and partners Mastercard, HERE and Postmates combined with the power of SAP Concur solutions and SAP Leonardo, SAP is redefining the intelligent, connected driving experience,” said Gil Perez, SAP senior vice president, IoT & Digital Supply Chain. “SAP Vehicles Network is not only growing its member companies but also exponentially increasing the value of its open network by integrating with HERE, Mastercard, Postmates and SAP Concur solutions. It offers drivers a comprehensive portfolio of global services that make travel a seamless, digital and personalized experience.”