SAP SE, one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world, recently featured its new products and services that will empower individuals and professional developers to accelerate digital transformation.
“The worldwide shortage of fulltime developers will increase from 1.4 million in 2021 to 4.0 million by 2025,” said Juergen Mueller, CTO and Member of the Executive Board at SAP SE.
Speaking at SAP TechEd – a technical training and networking conference for IT professionals who develop, implement, optimise, and upgrade SAP solutions – Mueller addressed the organisation’s aims to tackle the talent gap with new tools, integrations, embedded artificial intelligence and learning programmes that will help both employees and applicants build new skills for the cloud-first era. “For our customers and partners around the globe, the future is in the cloud,” he stated. “Accessing the right talent, skills and capabilities for this journey can be a challenge. SAP’s announcements not only empower citizen developers but also support professional developers in their continuous learning efforts so customers can innovate today and continue building the foundation for success tomorrow.”
Everyone can be a Developer
SAP’s unified low-code/no-code development experience on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) allows both professional developers and individuals to create new applications, enhance existing ones and automate complex tasks. “By adding no-code development and automation with the SAP AppGyver® development environment, enhancing low-code development with SAP Business Application Studio, and offering a preview of the SAP Process Automation solution, SAP provides new ways for customers to do more by drawing on technology talent throughout their organisations, whether in or out of traditional IT departments,” Mueller added.
DHL, a global leader in the logistics industry, uses SAP AppGyver® to digitalise processes and streamline employee operations for fleet management. “Using SAP AppGyver®, we created a mobile app on iOS and Android to better manage damage reports for our trailer fleet across Europe,” said Ilari Aarikka, Director, Trailer Pool and Fleet, DHL. “The app helped us to increase the reliability of reporting while making inspections more convenient for employees in the field.”
For professional developers, the free tier model for SAP BTP now includes SAP HANA® Cloud and SAP Integration Suite. SAP also offers a preview of its new “Horizon” visual theme for its SAP Fiori® design system.
Toward Composable Enterprise Solutions
SAP announced several updates to help customers integrate and extend their business with modular, agile solutions that address individual challenges. The latest update to SAP Integration Suite, the integration layer of SAP BTP, provides additional prepacked integration content and adapters – available on SAP API Business Hub – to integrate SAP and non-SAP applications. By the end of 2021, SAP Integration Suite is expected to be available on Google Cloud Platform. SAP is expected to release new dynamic extension capabilities in SAP HANA Cloud to help customers move workloads to the cloud from their on-premise systems in near-real time. SAP also introduces new ways to facilitate migrations from on-premise SAP Business Warehouse systems to the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution and expanded localisation options for SAP S/4HANA® Cloud.
Embedded AI offerings across the Portfolio
SAP expanded embedded artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that make it easier for developers and customers to harness AI and boost productivity. New features in the SAP Conversational AI service simplify building and monitoring chatbots to automate tasks and workflows. SAP is expected to launch Personalised Recommendation service, a novel neural network-based recommendation engine that delivers highly personalised recommendations across a wide range of business scenarios. And many SAP products and services now use the power of AI to automate intercompany document matching, recommend actions in workflows, extract, and process data from business documents, or provide learning recommendations.
Learning from classroom to boardroom
SAP launched an all-new SAP Learning site. It addresses SAP developers at all levels with a simple, intuitive design that makes it easier to upskill or reskill in key innovation areas, free of charge. The new experience includes a comprehensive array of learning content available in various formats, from expert-led sessions and hands-on training to microlearning videos. SAP also introduced an AI curriculum for secondary schools and a programme to provide cloud solutions from SAP to universities and professors.
SAP’s strategy is centred on helping businesses run as intelligent enterprises. As a market leader in enterprise application software, the organisation helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: SAP customers generate 87% of total global commerce. Their machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises.
SAP provide people and organisations deep business insight and foster collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. The organisation simplifies technology for companies so they can consume their software according to their needs, and without disruption. Their end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.