Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

SAP Announced Its Latest Innovations At SAPPHIRE NOW

Here are the latest technological solutions of SAP as announced in the recently concluded SAPPHIRE NOW event

Last May 7-9 at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG (America’s SAP Users’ Group) Annual Conference event in Orlando, Florida, SAP announced its latest updates, newest technological solutions, and collaborative projects towards digital innovation. During the three-day event, SAP celebrates innovation with its new offerings and updates which can be utilized by all types of business in the Philippines regardless of size.

“For Philippine businesses to secure growth and maintain high-quality performance in the digital landscape, they must continuously integrate new solutions into their current systems to ensure that they exceed customer expectations,” said Edler Panlilio, Managing Director, SAP Philippines. “The new data management solutions, product roadmaps, and updates to SAP HANA, as well as other applications that were announced during this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW event, can be utilized by all types of businesses in the Philippines regardless of size, especially that they present next-gen capabilities to support them to achieve their desired outcomes, and make the world run better.”


1. Qualtrics Solutions

SAP introduced a more enhanced experienced management (XM) solutions, Qualtrics, which aimed to emphasize experience management as a crucial factor for business growth and positive breakthroughs. With these solutions, organizations can enhance the way they interact with consumers by utilizing the experience data (X-data) and operational data (O-data) and, embedding them into existing CRM, ERP, and HCM systems, as well as to the SAP® C/4HANA suite. 

The combination of data and its integration to existing solutions help organizations to gain insights from the values, intention, and emotions of employees, customers, partners, and stakeholders. Business entities can then base strategies around these trends to improve customer and employee relationships, along with the quality of product and brand.

2. SAP HANA & SAP Cloud Platform Updates

SAP HANA & SAP Cloud Platform evolved into something better this year to provide easier data accessibility. SAP introduced its newest updates to assist an organization in outgrowing the competition and deliver unique customer experience through fluid data processes. With new SAP HANA® Cloud Services, SAP aims to bring the power and performance of the SAP HANA database to the cloud where it acts as a single gateway to data of any size to address the challenges of distributed data landscapes. The combination of the in-memory technology of SAP HANA with data virtualization results in simplicity for data consumers and flexibility for data management.

3. SAP CORE ML is now available in iOS and Mac

Expanding to a bigger market, SAP also announced the availability of CORE ML, Apple’s on-device machine learning technology, in iOS and Mac as part of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK. The next version of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK, available later this month, enables businesses to create custom, intelligent iOS apps powered by SAP Leonardo. Machine learning models will automatically download to iPhone® and iPad® so apps can run offline, and then dynamically update while connected to SAP Cloud Platform. 

Through the technological partnership with Apple, SAP has rebuilt its most popular mobile apps for SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Concur solutions, along with SAP Asset Manager, to run natively on iOS. These apps are fully integrated with iPhone and iPad, to maximize security, performance and the latest platform innovations from Apple. SAP today announced it will expand its native iOS experience across its broader applications portfolio, starting with SAP Ariba solutions.

4. Project Embrace: SAP’s newest collaboration

During the last day of the conference, SAP also announced its newest project — Project “Embrace”, in collaboration with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, as well as global strategic service partners. “Embrace” puts the customer’s move to SAP S/4HANA® in the cloud in the language and context of their primary industry, by recommending the platform, software, services and infrastructure from SAP as well as their preferred hyper scaler and preferred service partner.

The move to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud is planned to come in the form of market-approved journeys, reference architectures and easy access to the underpinning technology services required to help customers achieve the best business outcomes. By collaborating with hyper scalers and GSSPs to deliver this program, SAP aims to provide its customers with a single blueprint to support their transition and journey toward an intelligent enterprise.

With its latest innovations, truly SAP continues to provide key business functions for organizations to run better operations and strategies. To know more about the company, visit SAP News Center and follow them on Twitter.

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