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SAP announces generative AI capabilities to bolster businesses during AI era
Wed, 8th Nov 2023

SAP SE, a global specialist in enterprise application software, has announced a wide-ranging series of generative AI capabilities aimed at allowing developers of all skill sets to strengthen their businesses during the AI age. This announcement was made at the SAP TechEd event in 2023.

“Every developer needs to be an AI developer in today’s changing technological and business landscape," said Juergen Mueller, Chief Technology Officer of SAP SE. He emphasised that the innovative tools being introduced at SAP TechEd will play a pivotal role in the AI revolution by providing developers with the necessary resources to transform the way businesses operate.

In today’s rapidly evolving market, deriving business value from generative AI requires effective collaboration between developers and citizen developers. To streamline this process, SAP has introduced SAP Build Code solutions.

These solutions aim to enhance collaboration with business experts who use the low-code SAP Build solutions. Additionally, SAP Build Code will also enhance the productivity by using DAP’s new generative AI co-pilot, Joule. Joule will enhance the productivity by embedding code generation capabilities for data model, application logic, and test script creation.

With good data being the foundation of good AI, SAP HANA Cloud has added new vector database features to manage unstructured data like text, images, or audio effectively. These new features will provide long-term memory and better context to AI models, allowing quick retrieval of similar objects.

A highlight among the new developments is AI Foundation on SAP BTP, a one-stop-shop designed to enhance developers’ impact and efficiency. This platform provides all the tools required by developers to start creating business-ready AI tools, from ready-to-use AI services to vector database capabilities and AI runtime and lifecycle management.

Addressing the global demand for skilled developers driven by rapid technological innovation, SAP has decided to increase its learning opportunities. As a part of a commitment to upskill two million professionals by 2025, SAP has launched new role-based certification and free learning resources for back-end developers using the ABAP Cloud development model. These resources are aligned with SAP’s clean core strategy, offering developers skills to build cloud-ready extensions.

SAP has also joined the Stanford HAI (Institute for Human-Centered AI) Corporate Affiliate Program. This collaboration will allow researchers and engineers at SAP to work with the Stanford academic community on the intersection of generative AI and business.

Overall, SAP offers machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organisations business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. The company brings together a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders.