Today’s business requirements demand up to date tools for dealing with complex data and security challenges. In the midst of operating in the world of ubiquitous data, the need grow and adapt is inevitable. Providing new innovative technologies, SAP now offers new solutions to its customers for stronger data navigation, ease of cloud-based access, collaborative intelligence solutions, and intelligent assistants for a smoother workflow.
SAP recently announced its vision of providing unprecedented business solutions to its customers. Here are the the highlights of their road map and tools:
For More Intelligent and Automated Systems, SAP Offers Machine Learning SAP S/4HANA® Cloud
A good business requires a smooth and uncompromised workflow. SAP’s response to the demand is the SAP S/4HANA® Cloud 1705 that’s integrated with SAP® Co-Pilot, a digital assistant that’s aware of business context. Further improving on intelligent and automated workflows, the Co-Pilot is also able drive efficient collaboration as well as quickly recognize and connect business objects while offering in-context chat. For increased efficiency, the machine features is equipped with machine learning capabilities that offer predictive analytics.
Analytic Updates that Offer a Simplified and Ahead Business Approach
Spread across the whole analytics portfolio are new innovations that enable businesses to always be a step ahead. Among them is the the SAP Analytics Cloud that provides better insights for cloud and hybrid deployments. Expected to be available within the month of May, the SAP Analytics cloud update will include several new features:
- a new mobile app on iOS,
- live connection to the SAP BW/4HANA solution and universes
- R scripting
- enhanced visual linking,
- new data preparation functions that’s available to all user types
- new smart discovery features including simulations and scoring
- A new insight feature that automatically proposes visualizations
- A new prebuilt industry and line-of-business content
Joining the suite of intelligent business solutions is the SAP Digital Boardroom with Microsoft Surface Hub support for simplified collaborative decision making. In line with this is the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.2 that features a new and improved user interface experience via a redesign and the Lumira 2.0 software that conveniently converges SAP Lumira visualization and SAP Lumira Designer for a much more simplified IT and business landscape.
SAP Ariba and IBM Join Forces to Transform Procurement
To further empower businesses and procurement organizations, SAP Ariba and IBM has teamed up to offer digitized next-generation applications, particularly SAP Leonardo and IBM Watson. The said applications will enable procurement organizations and businesses to receive insights from unstructured data which include predictive insights from procurement data thus enabling new ways of interaction across the supply chain.
SAP and Thrive Global Promote Employee Well-Being
The fruits of SAP and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global partnership include behavior change solutions, machine learning, and analytics which pave the way for SAP SuccessFactors® solution customers to improve on employee health and well-being.
Intended to improve on employee well-being and productivity, Thrive pathways will deliver science-based mircosteps based on immediate personalized feedback from Thrive Pulse surveys.