NEW YORK; Feb. 27, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the design and deployment of a flexible backend platform that helps enable the BMW Group’s connected vehicle offering, ConnectedDrive.
The new “Business Integration Platform” (BIP) provides the product management, customer management, ordering and contract management capabilities for ConnectedDrive within the BMW Group, which includes the BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce brands.
The new ConnectedDrive Store enables customers to purchase services and apps directly from BMW Group for the first time. They can be bought from within the vehicle or through a portal. For the first time, customers can choose the services and service duration, according to their specific needs. Services are provisioned “over-the-air” into the vehicle in near real-time.Using the new BIP, the BMW Group is able to add new services for ConnectedDrive customers through the product catalogue and increase the range of services in the future. The ConnectedDrive Store allows the sale of new services to existing customers depending on vehicle capabilities. It also enables used car buyers to tailor their vehicles’ ConnectedDrive services to their needs.