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News from SAP and Partners (SAPinsider Issue 1 2019)

SAPinsider, Volume 20, Issue 1

April 3, 2019

News from SAP and Partners

News of note for SAP customers from SAP and its partners.

Premikati Announces Source-to-Settle Solution for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

In January 2019, SAP partner Premikati announced the Premikati Marketplace, which leverages SAP Ariba solutions to provide small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with a procurement-as-a-service option. The platform is aimed at enabling SMBs to facilitate the source-to-settle process by allowing them to access vetted suppliers and procurement tools that boost visibility into their spend and various stages of the procurement process.

Kronos Unveils Enhancements to Workforce Dimensions Cloud Suite

At the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual conference and exposition held in January 2019, Kronos, an SAP partner, announced enhancements to Workforce Dimensions, its next-generation cloud suite designed to help food service, hospitality, and retail organizations streamline their operational execution. New features include advanced labor volume forecasting, predictive scheduling, and task management, all of which are powered by AIMEE, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based engine designed for use by managers and employees.

SAP Launches Blockchain-Based Solution for Authentication of Pharmaceutical Shipments

In January 2019, SAP launched a new blockchain solution aimed at reducing counterfeit drug shipments. The new public cloud system, called the Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences, was designed to facilitate collaboration among supply chain trading partners. The system was designed to enable drug wholesalers to authenticate pharmaceutical shipments. The hub emerged from a pharmaceutical network SAP developed along with several large manufacturers and wholesalers, including AmerisourceBergen and Boehringer Ingelheim. It is based on SAP Cloud Platform and allows organizations to exchange copious data records pertaining to serialization and traceability.

Tricentis Releases Latest Version of Continuous Testing Platform

In March 2019, Tricentis announced Tricentis Tosca 12.1, the latest version of its continuous testing platform designed for software testing for development and operations (DevOps) and Agile processes. This version offers greater collaboration and scalability via the Tricentis Cloud Repository, which runs on Microsoft’s Azure platform; the ability to mask and extract stateful test data from SAP NetWeaver using an enhanced user interface designed to ease integration between SAP Solution Manager and Tricentis Tosca; distributed continuous load testing via Tricentis Flood; and a new SQL editor designed for seamless integration into enterprises’ test IDEs.

SAP Certifies Winshuttle Foundation 1.2 for Integration with SAP S/4HANA 1809

Winshuttle announced in January 2019 that SAP has certified Winshuttle Foundation version 12 for integration with SAP S/4HANA 1809. The latest version of Winshuttle’s software is aimed at enabling users to accelerate the creation and execution of their scripts. The solution is equipped with an application programming interface and a reporting warehouse designed to facilitate the creation of reports and dashboards on automated solutions using tools such as Microsoft Power BI and Tableau.

SAP Announces Latest Companies to Select SAP SuccessFactors Solutions for Digital HR Transformation

In February 2019, SAP announced the latest list of global companies to select SAP SuccessFactors solutions for Human Capital Management (HCM) to speed up digital HR transformation. The companies that selected SAP SuccessFactors in fourth-quarter 2018 are Australian retailer Coles Group; Erste Group, a financials services provider in Central and Eastern Europe; Kongsberg Automotive, a Norwegian provider of products to the global vehicle industry; Norsk Hydro, a global supplier of aluminum; Schaeffler Group, a German automotive and industrial supplier; Shanying International, a Chinese paper packaging supplier; and Volkswagen Group.

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