SapphireNow 2018: Top 6 Things to Know
SapphireNow 2018 is now past us. Let’s take a look at the top 6 things to note from the event.
SAP S/4HANA is ready
In the previous SAP SapphireNow events, Hasso kept reiterating about in-memory columnar systems and what they mean for enterprises. He kept pushing for SAP S/4HANA. This year, he did not waste any time explaining the value of SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA.
This boldly states that SAP S/4HANA is completely ready. It means that the SAP S/4HANA adoption is well under way among both non-SAP and existing SAP installed bases. There is no necessity to explain why they are adopting it or how they are adopting it. Now, it’s all a matter of when they are going to adopt SAP S/4HANA. SAP has instead started to focus on ERP Intelligence.
It’s time for Intelligent Enterprises
SapphireNow 2018 made it clear that automation is set to disrupt enterprises once again. Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence are taking becoming increasingle main-stream. SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP Cloud Platform are here to ensure that SAP guides enterprises on their journey with enterprise automation. They intend to
- Make hands-free ERP a reality
- Automate everything possible
- Rethink and re-incorporate best practices
CRM Disruption. Introducing C/4HANA
By announcing SAP C/4HANA at SAP SapphireNow, SAP has now integrated core LoB with Customer Relationship Management (CRM). In addition, it also connects and enhances the supply chain of intelligent enterprises.
SAP C/4HANA incorporates GDPR conformance, marketing, sales, commerce, services, and the SAP Hybris portfolio. Hybris includes Highdeal, Callidus, Hybris, Gigya, and Coresystems. SAP leverages on SAP Leonardo and SAP Cloud Platform to continuously innovate SAP C/4HANA. SAP Fiori will take care of the user experience.
The Dawn of Full Data Management
Currently, there is a transition from the digital era to the intelligent era. Data handling is proving to be vital during this transition. Applying data to ML and AI is becoming main stream. Chatbots and speech-based interactions are enhancing the user experience.
The SAP Cloud Platform is enabling production of enterprise software. It’s also an extension framework for SAP Applications. Meanwhile, the SAP Data Hub will provide real-time actionable insights from various data sources for comprehensive analysis.
Say yes to multiple cloud environments
SAP has one key point of difference. It supports a multi-cloud strategy. Production system workloads can be present in SAP data centers as well as in other data centers such as KCloud, Google GCP, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon AWS.
Android meets Fiori
Apple took Fiori on-board 2 years ago to develop and present enterprise apps to the iOS store by building Native Apps for SAP Applications. Now, Google has announced that it will bring Enterprise Apps to the Android Platform. A new SDK for Google’s Android Platform is live.
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