Machine Learning in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Makes Companies More Intelligent and Automated

SAP has introduced general availability of SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1705, enabling businesses to make their processes more efficient and automated. The 1705 release most notably features general availability for SAP® Co-Pilot, a digital assistant for the enterprise that is aware of business context, driving efficient collaboration, quickly recognizing 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.

Analytics Updates Help Customers Simplify Business, Stay Ahead and Act in Real Time

New innovations across the entire analytics portfolio give customers better insights into the business for their cloud and hybrid deployments as well provide new capabilities to the expanded SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. The SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly SAP BusinessObjects™ Cloud) solution update is planned to be available this month. Intended features include a new mobile app on iOS, live connections to the SAP BW/4HANA solution and universes, R scripting, enhanced visual linking, new data preparation functions available to all user types, new smart discovery features including simulations and scoring, a new smart insight feature to automatically propose visualizations, and new prebuilt industry and line-of-business content.

SAP Ariba and IBM Join Forces to Transform Procurement

SAP Ariba and IBM are teaming up to deliver next-generation applications that digitize and make procurement awesome. The companies will use SAP Leonardo and IBM Watson to drive an intelligent source-to-settle process for managing all categories of spend that creates value across the entire business.

The applications aim to bring insights from unstructured data together with predictive insights from procurement data from SAP Ariba® solutions, empowering procurement organizations to interact in new ways across their supply chains and make smarter, faster decisions.


SAP, Thrive Global to Improve Employee Well-Being with Behavior Change Solutions, Machine Learning and Analytics

SAP and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global have expanded their co-innovation partnership that enables SAP SuccessFactors® solution customers to improve employee health and well-being and end the epidemic of workplace burnout, which affects an estimated 70 percent of workers.