SAP Unveils Groundbreaking AI Innovations at SAP Sapphire 2024

At the annual SAP Sapphire conference, SAP revealed a series of generative AI advancements and strategic partnerships poised to transform the business landscape. These developments demonstrate SAP’s commitment to leveraging AI to elevate enterprise operations to unprecedented levels.

Taking Business to the Next Level in the AI Era

SAP is at the forefront of infusing Business AI throughout its enterprise cloud portfolio, which supports the world’s most critical processes. By collaborating with pioneering companies, SAP is driving a new wave of insight and creativity in the global business arena.

Christian Klein, CEO and Executive Board member of SAP SE, emphasizes the transformative potential of these innovations: “The Business AI innovations we’re announcing at SAP Sapphire in 2024 will redefine the way businesses run. Today’s AI announcements and partnerships build on our commitment to deliver revolutionary technology that drives real-world results, helping customers unleash the agility and ingenuity they need to succeed in today’s fast-moving business landscape.”

AI That Means Business

SAP is integrating Business AI into its enterprise solutions, delivering rich insights that empower users to achieve better outcomes and enhance human creativity. Key examples include:

  • SAP SuccessFactors: AI-generated reports provide people managers with responsibly sourced insights for compensation discussions.
  • SAP Sales Cloud: Advanced forecasting capabilities predict the optimal combinations of salespeople and products to drive sales.

Additionally, the SAP Business Technology Platform is enhancing its generative AI hub by incorporating large language models from Amazon Web Services, Meta, and Mistral AI. This integration simplifies the development of generative AI use cases for SAP applications.

SAP’s generative AI copilot, Joule, is expanding its presence across the company’s solution portfolio. Launched in SAP SuccessFactors solutions last fall, Joule is now embedded in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP Build, and SAP Integration Suite. Plans for further expansion include SAP Ariba and SAP Analytics Cloud. SAP also announced a partnership with Microsoft Copilot, enhancing Joule’s capabilities and providing users with seamless access to information from both SAP and Microsoft 365 applications.

In line with its commitment to responsible AI, SAP is adopting the 10 guiding principles of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, ensuring that AI technologies are developed and used in ways that respect human rights, promote fairness, and contribute to sustainable development.

Partnerships Driving Innovation

SAP is collaborating with leading technology companies to push the boundaries of generative AI in enterprise settings. Key partnerships include:

  • Google Cloud: SAP and Google Cloud are integrating Joule and the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solution with Google Cloud’s Gemini models and Cortex Framework to enhance supply-chain risk prediction and management.
  • Meta: SAP will use Meta Llama 3 to generate scripts for highly customized analytics applications in SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Mistral AI: SAP is adding new large language models from Mistral AI to its generative AI hub capability in SAP AI Core.
  • NVIDIA: SAP and NVIDIA are embedding cutting-edge technologies into enterprise-ready business applications. This includes training Joule to assist with RISE with SAP solution implementations, generating ABAP code for SAP developers, and using NVIDIA’s infrastructure to manage SAP’s generative AI model for ABAP code generation. Moreover, NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud APIs will enable simulations of complex manufacturing products and configurations as industrial digital twins.

Cloud Technology Driving Agility and Sustainability

SAP is making cloud adoption easier with initiatives that help customers navigate complex SAP S/4HANA Cloud transformations. At SAP Sapphire, the company also introduced features that assist organizations in measuring, managing, and executing sustainability strategies. SAP Sustainability Control Tower and SAP Sustainability Footprint Management solutions now offer scalable carbon footprint tracking to help businesses meet regulatory standards.

SAP’s advancements in AI and strategic partnerships highlight its dedication to driving innovation and delivering tangible benefits to its customers. As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of the modern landscape, SAP’s AI-driven solutions provide the tools needed to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

Learn more in the 2024 SAP Sapphire News Guide

Visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP at @SAPNews.

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