No matter what business you’re in, chances are it is becoming increasingly complex by the day. Technology is ubiquitous from back-office to boardroom and warehouse to storefront.
In theory, this is a good thing, meant to drive productivity. But in practice, the learning curve is bogging many businesses down. Instead of a streamlined system, we’re often forced to contend with massive amounts of data, complex processes, multiple apps, and various software platforms and solutions – all of which may or may not speak to each other.
Now more than ever, businesses are looking for ways to cut through the clutter and get back to doing the things they do best: building, creating and innovating. Our latest update to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP’s intelligent cloud ERP, gets businesses closer to simplicity.
How are we doing it? We’re adding more intelligence to the core of the solution. We leverage the latest innovations in machine learning, predictive analytics and digital assistance. All of it designed to vastly enhance automation, strategic impact and contextual support.
As you know, it’s not easy to get all the pieces of a business – from finance, to manufacturing to procurement – on the same page, much less collaborating. To make the communication between these different functions easier, we developed SAP CoPilot, soon-to-be your most trusted colleague.
The core of our intelligent cloud ERP solution, SAP CoPilot is the digital assistant for today’s enterprise that literally knows what it’s talking about. SAP CoPilot remains on the pulse of your business, offering insights and guidance to drive efficient collaboration. By quickly recognizing and connecting to business objects and offering in-context chat, SAP CoPilot streamlines many of the tedious tasks associated with running a business and facilitates teamwork across departments, cities and even countries.
While consumers have had personal assistants for some time now, SAP CoPilot is SAP’s first step toward bringing that experience — and all its benefits — to the enterprise space. SAP CoPilot is intuitive to use, highly intelligent and contextualized behind the scenes. This lays the foundation for more collaboration between you, that guy in accounting (who may still be waiting on your expense report) and everyone else. As a result, employees will be able to work more quickly and, ultimately, more successfully.
In addition to SAP CoPilot, SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables companies to capitalize on embedded machine learning capabilities and predictive analytics. Using these latest advancements, businesses can achieve a new level of agility, allowing them to quickly respond to industry shifts and maintain a competitive advantage in their marketplace. Intelligence in this context also means the ability to leverage artificial intelligence or machine learning to take away the most mundane parts of your business operations, shifting valuable time once spent on reporting to problem solving and innovating. Machine learning does the work for you, automating manual tasks and freeing up time and resources for innovation.
With these latest updates to our comprehensive ERP solution, presented in a shockingly easy-to-use user experience, businesses can displace many of their legacy systems, creating a lean and nimble organization capable of landing a potentially devastating one-two punch to its competition every time.
Cloud is more critical than ever, especially in today’s fast-paced business environment, when everything on your to-do list should have happened yesterday. SAP has long been dedicated to helping businesses confidently make decisions that will propel them to the next level. With the latest update to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, we’re now able to not only provide that surety, but bring a greater level of intelligence and ease to your business processes.
Darren Roos is president of SAP S/4HANA Cloud