SAP reveals latest update of SAP HANA Cloud

The latest updates include a new architecture of in-memory technology, contextual analytics and machine learning.

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SAP reveals latest update of SAP HANA Cloud Roos: "SAP S/4HANA Cloud encompasses the latest architecture and technology innovations, along with SAP’s proven set of business management expertise to usher in a true new generation of intelligent ERP in the cloud."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  February 12, 2017

SAP SE, a German multinational software corporation, recently unveiled the latest developments to its SAP S/4HANA Cloud platform.

These include the introduction of a new architecture of in-memory technology, contextual analytics, digital assistant capabilities, machine learning and inclusion of the SAP Fiori user experience platform.

The latest additions bring a host of improvements for end-users aiming to transform their operation digitally, as well as introducing new tools for increased transparency and automation.

The announcement of the latest release was made at SAP Capital Markets Day at the New York Stock Exchange on 4 February, 2017.

Darren Roos, president of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, said: “Decades ago, SAP invented and became the leader in first-generation ERP.”

He added: “Later, we were early to build first-generation cloud ERP along with other new cloud vendors. While many cloud ERP vendors remain on this early architecture, SAP did not stop there, and invested in innovating the next generation of cloud ERP.

“SAP S/4HANA Cloud encompasses the latest architecture and technology innovations, along with SAP’s proven set of business management expertise to usher in a true new generation of intelligent ERP in the cloud.”

In addition to unveiling the latest release, SAP has also outlined its road map for future developments under cloud ERP. These include the introduction of setup wizards that grow more intelligent with machine learnining and AI, cloud-to-cloud integration, and easy-to-adjust settings, to name a few.

SAP is also revealed detailed plans towards adding new capabilities around  blockchain digital ledger capabilities and IoT.

Commenting on SAP S/4HANA, Bob Barton, CFO of MOD Pizza, said: “MOD prides itself on its commitment to employees and customers, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud gives us a stable, scalable platform to help us manage our business and our people cohesively, with real-time access to reliable, actionable information.”

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