Artificial Intelligence and SAP S/4HANA

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    AI, part of SAP Intelligent technologies

    Intelligent Technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, are part of SAP’s digital innovation suite. AI and specifically Machine Learning makes us human beings more productive by enhancing our capabilities.

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    SAP and Artificial Intelligence

    SAP differentiates itself from the many Artificial Intelligence technology vendors by offering AI in three different ways:

    1. Embedded

    Artificial Intelligence is pre-built into SAP products, e.g. SAP S/4HANA including Cloud or SAP SuccessFactors.

    Examples:
    Finance: Reconcile goods receipt and invoice receipt accounts

    • Faster and simplified reconciliation process
    • No need to compare numbers in endless rows of data
    • Reduction of open items leads to increased accuracy of the financial statement


     Sales: Predict delivery delays

    • Easily push real-time figures to internal sales reps
    • Seamlessly integrated into transactional processes and business objects

    Procurement: Monitor materials without a purchase order

    • Automatic detection of materials that are without contracts but that have high contract relevance based on existing purchasing data
    • Fast and direct creation of RFQ to generate missing contracts


    Logistics: Predicts overdue materials

    • Adjust time schedule based on empirical data
    • More reliable planning and scheduling of goods in transit processes
    • Flexible usage: app works with or without predictive model

    2. Tools for business analysts

    AI is embedded, but with more technical knowledge you can customise its capability to suit your needs. Products with built-in and customisable AI include SAP Analytics Cloud.


    3. Platform for developers and data scientists

    For those with more technical expertise.

    Read the blog: Automate your business with IRPA and focus users on higher value tasks

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    Chatbots

    Improve your user experience with powerful AI chatbots. SAP’s conversational AI uses artificial dialogue to fetch or enter information or lets you be guided through a process.

    Examples:

    • Sales Assistant: creates expenses and sales orders
    • Analytics bot: gathers specific insights
    • E-commerce bot: provides product or service guidance and recommendations
    • Supplier bot: gathers information on invoice payments

    Find out how to leverage AI, whether embedded ML or custom scenarios. SOA People will help you with ideation, brainstorming, building a business case and pilot through to complete implementation.

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