New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 17, Iss. 4)

News from SAP and Partners

SAPinsider, Volume 17, Issue 4

October 10, 2016

Accenture and SAP Redesign Fashion Management to Boost Visibility and Integration


Accenture has partnered with SAP to launch an initiative to extend SAP’s fashion management capabilities. The new fashion management solution will aim to leverage SAP S/4HANA technology, the flexibility of the cloud, and Accenture’s experience in the retail industry. The solution is expected to help retailers build omnichannel solutions for managing inventory, and better view and manage retail, wholesale, and manufacturing channels.

WillowTree Announces Availability of Its Mobile Business Card Scanner for SAP CRM

WillowTree, Inc., has launched its Mobile Business Card Scanner for SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. This solution is designed to make it easy for SAP CRM users to input contacts into their SAP system with their smartphone camera. It is built to convert business card information to both SAP CRM data and a phone contact after the user takes a picture of it.

Virtual Forge Introduces Solution for Checking Transport Objects 
Virtual Forge, Inc.

Virtual Forge, Inc., recently announced its Transport Profiler, a solution intended to check entries within transport objects in production systems running SAP software. The solution aims to examine these transport objects for completeness, consistency, and critical changes, helping organizations to identify security or stability risks before they occur. The solution is designed to help businesses mitigate system downtime or damage to target systems.

Neuron ESB Seeks to Simplify SAP Integration with Connector Release
Neuron ESB

Neuron ESB, an application, service, and workflow integration platform provider, has released its connector functionality for SAP ERP. The technology is designed to streamline and accelerate SAP integration across the enterprise, and is intended to work with a wide range of SAP integration scenarios and third-party applications, including cloud-based applications. With this solution, Neuron ESB seeks to boost SAP customers’ integration project effectiveness.

CoreMedia Announces Integration with SAP Hybris to Improve Digital Shopping Experiences

CoreMedia, maker of a platform for content and digital experience management, has announced the integration of CoreMedia LiveContext with SAP Hybris solutions. This integration solution aims to combine the capabilities of SAP Hybris solutions with CoreMedia’s content management and digital asset management features. By facilitating this integration, CoreMedia intends to help customers create compelling digital shopping experiences more quickly, efficiently, and precisely.

Amplience Announces Digital Content Extension for SAP Hybris Commerce

Amplience has announced the availability of an SAP-certified extension for SAP Hybris Commerce. This new extension is designed to streamline the implementation of digital content for Amplience customers using SAP Hybris Commerce, with a simplified installation and configuration process. The extension aims to help creative teams improve content production and delivery. 

Apple and SAP Team Up for Powerful Enterprise Apps


Apple announced a joint project with SAP to combine the power of iOS software and the speed of SAP HANA to produce powerful, native enterprise applications. By leveraging a new software development kit for iOS, this partnership aims to build next-generation apps that incorporate iOS features such as Touch ID, Location Services, and notifications. The apps are also intended to give users access to internal systems on their iPhone or iPad from anywhere at any time.

Bluefin Solutions Announces Public Cloud Offering for SAP S/4HANA
Bluefin Solutions

Bluefin Solutions announced an offering to provide access to SAP S/4HANA in a public cloud. This offering aims to provide customers with a wider array of options when adopting SAP S/4HANA by allowing them to choose the flexibility and quick deployment of the public cloud in conjunction with the ERP capabilities of SAP S/4HANA.

Zimperium Announces New Integration to Enhance Mobile App Security

Zimperium, a mobile threat protection provider, announced an integration option with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, mobile services for SAP Fiori that is intended to enable customers to deploy self-protecting SAP Fiori apps. The solution, Zimperium’s zIAP Mobile Threat Protection, is designed to be embedded in custom hybrid SAP Fiori mobile apps, aiming to safeguard sensitive data from mobile network, device, and application attacks.

Utopia Adds Linear Asset Management Features in SAP Master Data Governance Solution Extension
Utopia Global, Inc.

Utopia Global, Inc., an enterprise data solutions provider, announced new capabilities in the SAP Master Data Governance, enterprise asset management extension by Utopia. These new capabilities are designed to improve the use of master data associated with equipment and functional locations configured and operated within networks. With this tool, Utopia intends to aid customers in managing their plant maintenance, networks operations, and infrastructure configuration master data.

Ocean9 Configurator for SAP HANA on Amazon Web Services Provides Easy System Scoping

Ocean9 has released the Ocean9 Configurator for SAP HANA on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This offering was created to provide fast and easy system scoping for SAP HANA running on AWS environments. The solution is designed to be able to differentiate between various types of workloads, to work with AWS environments in a broad range of sizes, and to provide pricing transparency across AWS consumption models.

Gekkobrain’s Latest Hanalyzer Release Removes Upgrade Clutter

Gekkobrain released an updated version of its Hanalyzer product that is designed to help clean up custom code before making a migration to SAP HANA or SAP S/4HANA. The solution aims to find potentially erroneous code that could be fixed before moving to SAP HANA or SAP S/4HANA. Hanalyzer is designed to assess code for impact and complexity as part of the analysis.

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