SAP announced yesterday the Climate 21 program to support customers in pursuing their climate-related objectives. The SAP® Product Carbon Footprint Analytics application is now available as the first solution in the Climate 21 program. The application uses data from SAP S/4HANA® and third-party sources and calculates this information within the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

This helps customers understand their carbon footprint and provides a foundation for analyzing and optimizing greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement was made at the SAPPHIRE NOW® Converge conference, held online from June 15–19, 2020.

“In uncertain times, companies need a trusted partner to help them make confident decisions to enhance agility and resiliency during and beyond the current COVID-19 crisis,” said Thomas Saueressig, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE for SAP Product Engineering. “In today’s hyper-connected world, it’s even more important for businesses to quickly react to environmental and market changes. We’re helping to address these challenges with new ways for customers to address sustainability, lead in their industry and grow their business networks.”

SAP and its partners are also offering industry cloud solutions that extend the end-to-end processes of SAP’s intelligent suite to help drive customer’s core business in their industries. SAP’s industry cloud strategy will deliver innovative, vertical solutions from SAP and its partners.

These solutions will be built on technologies in the Business Technology Platform portfolio and use an open API framework, open process model, open domain model and common business services to create a better customer and user experience.

The interoperability with SAP’s intelligent suite will enable rapid development, deployment and integration. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and other advanced technologies from SAP will be available to help developers to accelerate development and deliver greater business value, enabling improved business practices and business innovation at the vertical edge.

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