SAP unveils live business and expands Google partnership at SAPPHIRE NOW
SAP SE has announced it has harnessed its digital core, bold technologies of the future and its expertise in ERP to help customers make everything digital; programmable; smarter. SAP’s commitment to an open ecosystem and strong partnerships will be key for the cloud-based intelligent enterprise, seen as a cornerstone for the new global economy.
Expanded SAP Leonardo: Digital Innovation System
Becoming a digital business requires business model and business process changes that no single technology can deliver. The expanded SAP Leonardo brings together differentiating software capabilities in machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, analytics and blockchain on SAP Cloud Platform together with SAP experience, deep process and industry knowledge, and advanced design thinking methodology.
New developments across the SAP Leonardo innovation portfolio include the SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation, a set of new machine learning–enabled applications for corporate functions ranging from invoicing to customer service and retention; and a SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service for building application extensions and new solutions using distributed ledger technology.
To build the ecosystem for SAP Leonardo, SAP also announced a new collaboration with Deloitte to deliver offerings that can accelerate innovation, bolster the core and unlock exponential value.
SAP, Google expand partnership
The SAP and Google strategic co-innovation partnership announced in March now includes additional certification of SAP technology and applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The partnership also aims to make SAP Cloud Platform on GCP available globally, as well as future collaboration and integrations in machine learning, the IoT, data transparency and custodian services, and workplace productivity.
Google and SAP plan to accelerate customers’ digital business transformation through intelligent applications such as conversational apps that guide users through complex workflows and transactions and answer questions around their enterprise. To achieve this, the companies plan to combine SAP’s business process expertise with Google’s machine learning services, such as the Translate and Speech APIs, and the open source library for machine learning, TensorFlow.
Machine Learning in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Makes Companies More Intelligent and Automated
SAP has introduced the general availability of SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1705, enabling businesses to make their processes more efficient and automated. The 1705 release most notably features the general availability for SAP Co-Pilot, a digital assistant for the enterprise that is aware of business context, driving efficient collaboration, quickly recognising and connecting to business objects and offering in-context chat. Further embedded machine learning capabilities offer predictive analytics for increased end-user efficiency, automatic invoice matching and more.