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SAP SE Opens New UK Facility
Jul 9 14
SAP SE announced that it has opened a new UK facility where public safety officials can refine policing approaches against a global backdrop of rapid urbanization and technological change. The project, part of the SAP(R) Urban Matters initiative, is designed to improve citizen lives by providing safer cities.
SAP AG Unveils Four New User Experience Rapid-Deployment Solutions
Jul 8 14
SAP AG has unveiled four new user experience, or UX, rapid-deployment solutions that enable businesses to adopt SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas software. Each rapid-deployment solution includes detailed best practices on how to use and deploy user experience offerings from SAP and follow a universally applicable approach for customers deploying across the cloud, on premise or in hybrid landscapes. They also include implementation content and risk-reducing methodologies that help get businesses up and running with a predictable outcome in a short time. Whether a single application or an entire platform, customers can deploy new solutions or migrate existing SAP solutions using this proven approach. Together, these four UX driven rapid-deployment solutions offer predictable business outcomes by combining best practices-based implementation methodologies from SAP with the simplicity and power of SAP Fiori UX and SAP Screen Personas. To accelerate the adoption of the latest user experience innovations by end users, the SAP Fiori apps rapid-deployment solution includes the implementation of SAP Gateway technology and one or more SAP Fiori apps for full production purposes. The SAP Fiori Infrastructure rapid-deployment solution enables the quick deployment, configuration, and validation of the landscape components required for experiencing the full range of apps applying SAP Fiori UX made possible by SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, including advanced analytical apps. The SAPUI5 Design rapid-deployment solution includes a design thinking workshop, the practices for SAP Fiori UX and a proof-of-concept service to help businesses create their own apps. The SAP Screen Personas rapid-deployment solution enables users to improve, simplify and personalize key desktop-based SAP user experiences. These new rapid-deployment solutions also play a key role in the recently announced UX adoption services. SAP plans to enable its customers and partners through the openSAP platform in order to benefit from the latest user experience from SAP innovation. The openSAP platform hosts massive online open courses built for professionals, students and the general public free of charge. These courses, to be launched in 2015 will focus on explaining the latest user experience innovations from SAP, the use cases of these innovations and how best to deploy them leveraging SAP Rapid Deployment solutions methodology.
SAP AG Partners with Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA and VeriFone for Co-Innovation Project
Jul 8 14
SAP AG has announced a partnership with Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA and VeriFone, for a co-innovation project, to reportedly connect cars and provide drivers with simplified fueling. VeriFone provides point-of-sale (POS) solutions and Toyota ITC provides telematics data. These processes and information are integrated via the SAP Cloud portfolio and presented in a screen on the Toyota ITC dashboard, allowing drivers to manage the entire transaction in one click. The use case works as follows: The driver is notified when the vehicle is low in fuel. Then, leveraging the Toyota ITC telematics system, the vehicle recommends a gas station location based on real-time context such as location and the vehicle's fuel level. It also takes into account a driver's pre-entered personal preferences such as preferred gas stations and which stations have opted in to the program. When the car arrives at the gas station and stops at the pump, the driver can authorize the transaction with a single click from their car or app on a mobile device. Gas stations may also provide discounts, loyalty points and other coupons based on the driver's profile. Once fueling is completed, the driver receives an electronic receipt. Drivers can view all previous fueling transactions and easily export them to other systems, such as an expense report. The system uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), an emerging wireless standard that enables micro-location services. By combining BLE, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Toyota ITC telematics system and VeriFone POS systems, the three companies have developed a consumer-centered connected car service.
SAP AG Announces Availability of SAP Audit Management Application Powered by SAP HANA
Jul 7 14
SAP AG announced the general availability of the SAP Audit Management application powered by SAP HANA, an new solution dedicated to meeting the needs of internal audit teams. SAP Audit Management streamlines the auditing process by providing a cost-effective alternative to spreadsheets and manual tools while integrating into the powerful SAP Fraud Management analytic application and the SAP Risk Management application, creating a synergistic relationship to fulfill overall management needs. Auditors around the world are being challenged to drive down the cost of basic assurance activities while continuing to provide valuable business insights. SAP Audit Management is designed to meet all the assurance requirements of a modern audit department by providing: Mobility: With mobile audit capabilities, text, video and audio files can be captured and documented on mobile devices using drag and drop functionality; Insight: With SAP HANA, revamped search capabilities unlock the knowledge of past audits and make this information available for planning and analyzing current engagements; Collaboration: Integration with the SAP Jam social software platform helps ensure efficient collaboration between auditors and their greater business network, allowing more transparency as audits findings are tracked and monitored; Usability: An intuitive, user-friendly interface designed to engage professional auditors allows for more efficient global monitoring and timely follow-up on findings; Integration: Alignment with the SAP solutions for governance, risk, and compliance, including SAP Fraud Management, which places powerful fraud fighting reports and tools into the hands of internal auditors, and SAP Risk Management, which allows internal audit to prioritize based on risk assessments competed by the business.
SAP AG Forms Partnership with Databricks
Jul 1 14
SAP AG announced that it has formed a partnership with Databricks to integrate Databricks Apache Spark distribution offering with the SAP HANA platform. The Databricks-certified distribution offering for SAP HANA contains the Spark processing engine that works with any Hadoop distribution out of the box, providing a more complete data store and processing layer for Hadoop.