SAP HANA Database used to measure Radiation, SAP TechEd DemoJam | SAP Community Series

Adi and Suhas, our third-place finalists at SAP DemoJam 2023, share with you their use case for SAP HANA Database and making the world a safer place.

The SAP Community team bring to you the six finalist team demos for SAP DemoJam 2023! We are delighted to share the innovation with all of you, but especially to those of you who could not attend SAP TechEd Bangalore in person. Let’s recreate some of the amazing moments we had with these courageous and entrepreneurial finalists when on-stage as they now showcase their ideas once more for SAP Community. Six teams, six minutes each, two winning finalists, and zero slides!

By joining the session you will get a deeper insight into why SAP TechEd is the place where ideas get real!

Don’t forget to click on “Join Group” over in the SAP TechEd Group to stay in touch throughout the year and hear news and updates about this amazing event.

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SAP BTP Innobytes – Application Development – November 2023

SAP BTP Innobytes – fresh, snackable SAP BTP insights that you can quickly consume and easily share. A monthly video series, sharing the latest hits and top SAP BTP innovations.

00:30 SAP BTP Guidance Framework
01:30 SAP Build Code
02:30 SAP BTP Free Trial and Free Tier

November’s Innovation Highlights:

SAP BTP Guidance Framework
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IDC MarketScape Positions SAP as a Leader in Cloud-Enabled Sourcing Applications

SAP’s tireless efforts to build solutions that address today’s toughest challenges and deliver real business value is paying big dividends for our customers. Now, we have more recognition to prove it.

Optimize cost, manage risk, and ensure negotiated savings are realized with strategic sourcing solutions

Based on an IDC analysis and customer feedback, SAP has been positioned in the Leaders Category of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sourcing Applications 2023 Vendor Assessment.*

For those of us at SAP who have been working to deliver sourcing applications that help organizations work more strategically and efficiently, this is another milestone as we continue to advance up the leader board. More significantly, it is gratifying to know that this positioning is not just based on the IDC MarketScape’s detailed examination of our solutions. It’s also based on the word of our customers.

IDC MarketScape Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sourcing Applications, 2023

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.
Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sourcing Applications 2023 Vendor Assessment, IDC #US51215923e, November 2023

According to the IDC MarketScape’s assessment report, “SAP Ariba is a mature, established, and trusted brand…users expressed that the integration with SAP ERP and SCM products is a compelling feature.”

The report highlights these SAP strengths:

  • Integrated sourcing functionality leverages capabilities across spend analytics, supplier identification, SAP Business Network, analytics/reporting dashboards, and contract management to serve as a “force multiplier” and provides a view to total cost impact of sourcing decisions.
  • Milestone/project view extends functionality beyond simple sourcing events and provides all impacted stakeholders with the ability to follow progress, achieve milestones, assess the sourcing strategy, and provide input.
  • Complex sourcing capabilities are strong, providing the ability to plan and execute large and compliant global sourcing events that come with a myriad of deliverables and complex pricing. Client references noted and appreciated the ability to scale and support sourcing events often involving many thousands of line items.

The IDC MarketScape report says, “Consider SAP when you need a trusted, enterprise-grade sourcing application that can be utilized for large, complex, and global sourcing activities while also leveraging the capabilities of the full SAP Ariba solutions.”

Continuing Our Commitment to Customer-Focused Innovation

I believe one of the reasons SAP continues to advance its leadership position is our commitment to steady innovation. However, this is not just innovation for innovation’s sake. We carefully study the day-to-day role that sourcing and procurement professionals play today and, importantly, how that role is evolving. With these insights, we build solutions that are designed to help sourcing and procurement teams play an increasingly valuable role within their organizations.

In just the past year, we have introduced a slew of innovations:

  • SAP Ariba Category Management empowers category managers to use data insights strategically to help identify trends, develop and implement strategies, and evaluate success relative to tangible business metrics. Just a few weeks ago at SAP Spend Connect, we announced enhancements to SAP Ariba Category Management with the power of generative AI to help procurement professionals build comprehensive and effective category strategies faster. We also highlighted Joule, which will be embedded across the SAP portfolio and available in SAP Spend Management solutions in 2024. Integration with large language models through SAP Business AI empowers procurement professionals to jump-start category strategy development and planning. Generative AI enables us to enhance our market analysis tool, offering valuable, visual insights into supply and demand, risk, opportunity, and top suppliers. Watch a demo here.
  • The next evolution of the guided buying capability in SAP Ariba solutions provides a personalized buying experience for today’s professional and casual buyers. It leverages AI to offer suggestions for specific work roles, and intelligent recommendations to help weigh the sustainability and environmental impact of a purchase. Much of this functionality is available today with more to come in future releases. Watch a demo here.
  • SAP Spend Control Tower delivers comprehensive spend analysis capabilities. To make it easier for procurement professionals to make timely, informed decisions, new dashboards in SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Buying embed near real-time insights where they are most useful — within key process workflows. These capabilities are available today and built on a new architecture that helps create the foundation for future innovation. Beginning in the first quarter of 2024, SAP Spend Control Tower can help uncover cost-saving opportunities with advanced AI features and the ability to see across all spend — in cloud ERP, SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP Concur solutions.
  • With risk-aware procurement with AI-infused risk assessment in source-to-settle solutions, SAP has embedded AI-powered supplier risk assessment capabilities into its source-to-settle solutions to help business users make smarter decisions faster. This can make it possible to assess risk profiles within the sourcing, contracting, and buying solutions as an integral part of these processes to determine third-party risk. Supplier risk assessment capabilities are available today in SAP Ariba Sourcing, SAP Ariba Contracts, and SAP Ariba Buying.
  • Supporting the future of supplier management, at SAP Spend Connect Live we provided a sneak preview of a feature we refer to as “the new supplier 360,” which can deliver instant access to risk data, AI-powered sustainability information, and operational evaluation to help track metrics like price variance. Watch a demo here.

Want to read more about these innovations? Check out our announcement from SAP Spend Connect Live 2023 that provides additional detail.

Why SAP is a Leader

With our steady stream of innovations designed to help businesses solve their biggest sourcing challenges, I am not surprised that SAP is once again a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sourcing Applications 2023 Vendor Assessment. Of course, we don’t intend to stop here.

Looking ahead, we know that sourcing professionals are looking for an intuitive user experience that allows them to focus on strategic, value-added tasks. And as we have seen recently, they are eager to use generative AI, analytics, and practical AI use cases to support them.

Of course, AI is only as effective as the quality and availability of data. A huge amount of data and transactions run through SAP’s systems and business network. This makes us uniquely qualified to help organizations — large and small — access the data they need, interpret it, and take decisive action.

As we have already shown, SAP is in the best position to deliver the broad-based use cases that businesses will need to stay competitive as conditions evolve.

Baber Farooq is senior vice president and head of Market Strategy for SAP Procurement Solutions.

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*“IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sourcing Applications 2023 Vendor Assessment” November 2023, IDC #US51215923e

AHA! Moments in D&I: “On the Trail, You Are Open to All People”

Peter Lengler, member of the SAP Supervisory Board, People and Culture Committee, talks about the process of learning to see the barriers that others face.

In the latest episode of the AHA! Moments in Diversity & Inclusion video series, SAP Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Supriya Jha and Lengler discuss what inclusion awareness means to him.

As part of the SAP Supervisory Board, the People and Culture Committee is dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation, performance, diversity, organizational design, and integrity. It also maintains SAP’s network to universities and other stakeholders to support the company’s people strategy.

On the Trail

The World Economic Forum estimates that more than 150 million people are homeless globally and, for Lengler, meeting one of them further cemented his passion for diversity and inclusion.

During his 162 days on the Appalachian Trail, Lengler discovered that another hiker he met had been homeless for more than 10 years. Initially, he was a little apprehensive about this fact – and the hiker. However, he quickly discovered that sharing a common goal – in this case to complete the trail – meant that any preconceptions or concerns about this formerly homeless individual ceased to be relevant. They were to spend the next four weeks hiking the trail together.

“On the trail,” Lengler explains, “you have the same goal, and you are open to all people there.”

ESG is the New Digital: SAP Francophone Africa & PwC au Maroc Join Forces on Sustainability

SAP Francophone Africa & PwC au Maroc join forces to promote Sustainability and the importance of its digitalization as an accelerator
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Exploring the Future of Generative AI in Business: Christian Klein and Walter Sun

👉SAP’s CEO Christian Klein meets with Global Head of AI Walter Sun to discuss AI and how it’s changing the way businesses run.
▶️0:26 Exploring AI in Personal Life: A Peek into Walter’s AI Integration
▶️1:15 What is the Business Impact of Generative AI?
▶️2:00 SAP Business AI: The Triple ‘R’ Advantage – Relevant, Reliable, and Responsible
▶️5:10 What are the next Innovations in SAP Generative AI

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Teamviewer: Why Our Partners Embraced SAP’s Industry Cloud?

TeamViewer has brought its mainstay Tensor remote-support solution as well as its new Frontline Augmented Reality platform to SAP’s industry cloud ecosystem. Watch Alfredo Patron, Executive Vice President of Business Development at TeamViewer share how their distinct products, both solutions quickly connect workers with the information they need to do their jobs better. For customers using them, that means more resilient, cost-effective supply chains that reduce downtime, prevent human errors and increase ROI. Discover how your partner organization can create new industry cloud opportunities through an integrated go-to-market model.️
▶️ Explore more on SAP’s Industry Cloud via the SAP Partner Portal:
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Technologies intelligentes et RH, dans les coulisses de SAP France (French)

La Direction des Ressources Humaines de SAP France a le plaisir de vous inviter à assister à une interview en ligne portant sur les nouvelles technologies appliquées aux fonctions RH et Gestion des Talents.
Cette discussion, animée par Caroline Garnier, DRH France de SAP, aura lieu le Mercredi 29 novembre à 10h en ligne.
Ce sera l’occasion d’aborder les enjeux liés à la digitalisation des processus RH, aux outils de recrutement innovants, à l’utilisation de l’intelligence artificielle ou encore à l’analyse prédictive pour la gestion des talents.
Vous pourrez également poser vos questions aux experts SuccessFactors présents lors de cet évènement.

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Supporting Midmarket Business with a Strong Partner Ecosystem

Today, the strategic significance of procurement has shifted as small to midsized companies recognize that suppliers are crucial for achieving business objectives. And with procurement playing a key role in developing a collaborative and effective supplier relationship, it has become a valuable contributor for businesses.

However, with increasing importance comes new challenges. Companies also need to be concerned about risks that can result from not knowing enough about their supply chains. To avoid this, companies need to make their supply chain more resilient, requiring more visibility and transparency. This includes sharing information up and down the supply chain with partners about such things as supply and demand fluctuations, capacity constraints, and sustainability data around emissions, waste, and the health and safety of employees.

Drive agility, transparency, and resiliency across your supply chain

Let’s take sustainability, for example. In the past, the supplier selection and sourcing criteria for indirect and direct materials were more focused on price, quality, and delivery accuracy. Now, as more sustainability regulations emerge, the procurement function has turned into a strategic operation that is responsible for monitoring carbon emissions, waste, and other important sustainability factors.

We see a trend where CPOs and CFOs model sustainability costs into their systems and supply chains, which can lead to a renewed sourcing process where established suppliers might be replaced with ones that can fulfill new sustainability criteria and requirements. As such, midmarket companies operate with constrained resources and a more localized approach than their multinational competitors, so they often depend on partners to manage relationships with customers.

How SAP’s Partner Ecosystem Can Help

Generally, supply chains are often global, while suppliers and buyers are more localized. Given this, they require further assistance and understanding of a global supply chain. The SAP partner ecosystem provides a unique combination of global partners that can manage global rollouts and business services for their clients while also providing local champions that understand local conditions best. Even if clients are local and need to provide global services, SAP’s partner-to-partner framework can provide global or regional coverage for local clients that require rollouts in multiple countries.

For instance, the ecosystem offers a crucial link to local customers, working as an extension of companies to help them find the right solution for their needs and offering a blend of expertise, such as overcoming potential language barriers or navigating local regulations.

At SAP, we’ve put an increased emphasis on serving midmarket companies with partner-driven solutions. With programs like Boost Your Core and Spend Management for Midmarket Companies, the midmarket has become our fastest growth area in the whole of intelligent spend and business network, growing more than 50% quarter-over-quarter.

Move faster and spend better with SAP

But more importantly, the partner ecosystem for midmarket is growing even faster at over 70%, underlining the importance of partners for midmarket operations.

SAP offers powerful software and tools for businesses, but a strong partner ecosystem is crucial for tailoring those tools to the unique needs of each company. Partners can build customized solutions on top of the tools we provide, creating niche opportunities and use cases that can attract customers, which is especially helpful in a localized environment.

The SAP PartnerEdge program offers businesses four specific models: build, sell, service, and run. Each one allows midmarket companies to use SAP’s leading technology in conjunction with a partner’s unique IP to help grow their business. They can even certify their innovative solutions through the Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services group to earn a seal of approval that could further expand their customer base.

That’s where a solution like SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration can also help. It offers businesses the visibility and transparency to help ensure delivery to the right customer at the right time, working to eliminate siloed processes to better collaborate with partners. This additional layer of insight can help midmarket companies make informed decisions to help prevent materials shortages, work stoppages, or demand fluctuations. And by allowing SAP partners to manage the end-to-end relationship, companies can ensure that they’re getting the guidance and expertise that can help them continue to grow.

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, midmarket companies face unique challenges when it comes to procurement and supply chain management. SAP’s emphasis on serving midmarket companies with partner-driven solutions has led to significant growth in this sector, highlighting the importance of partnerships in driving success.

With powerful software, customizable solutions, and comprehensive support from SAP and its partners, midmarket companies can navigate complexities with confidence, ensuring their operations run smoothly to thrive in an increasingly competitive market.

Claus Gruenewald is head of Intelligent Spend and Business Network Partner Ecosystem at SAP.

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