SAP Embraces Gen AI Tools for Enhanced User Experience

SAP, a major ERP software provider, is shifting from core ERP to integrating Gen AI tools, aiming to improve user-friendliness and optimize the user experience. The German enterprise software firm reiterated its commitment to embed GenAI capabilities in its product portfolio at SAP TechEd, an annual developers’ conference.
 
During the conference, attended by numerous developers, SAP introduced SAP Build Code solutions, a pro-code companion to the low-code SAP Build environment, with extended GenAI capabilities. These tools streamline collaboration, specifically for SAP applications, allowing faster development of productivity tools. Optimized for Java and JavaScript, SAP Build Code utilizes SAP’s generative AI copilot Joule to enhance productivity by embedding code generation capabilities for data models, application logic, and test script creation.
 
Developers creating applications or extensions for SAP solutions can now leverage Joule to generate code, develop data models, and test data. SAP Build Code’s new generative AI capabilities make developing unit test scripts and testing applications for various scenarios easier.
 
With these new solutions, the company aims to empower developers and enhance SAP development productivity. The launch included three AI-infused products designed to streamline the SAP development process.
 
“The innovations we’re launching at SAP TechEd, from AI-infused pro-code tools to a one-stop shop to create generative AI extensions and applications on the SAP Business Technology Platform, support the developers at the heart of the AI revolution and provide them with the resources they need to transform the way businesses run,” said Juergen Mueller, Chief Technology Officer of SAP SE.
 
SAP’s recent announcements underscore the growing importance of AI in the company’s operations, with a commitment to upskill 2 million developers. Sindhu Gangadharan, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of SAP Labs India, highlighted the unprecedented opportunity in GenAI, noting its transformative impact in various sectors. ?The opportunity in GenAI is unprecedented and huge. In the last few months, we have seen an explosion of AI applications, particularly in healthcare, education, agriculture, and transportation, to name a few. The whole AI and large language models pioneered by OpenAI are truly transforming the way people interact with machines. As a technologist who has been around for over two decades, I have not seen anything as powerful before,” she said.
 
GenAI is changing how businesses and users interact, particularly as the next generation adapts to rapid, digitally-enabled conversations, replacing traditional management approaches. McKinsey & Co. estimates that generative AI and related technologies could contribute up to $4.4 trillion to global GDP as automation becomes more prevalent between 2030 and 2060. SAP places significant emphasis on encouraging developers and partners to create AI solutions utilizing the capabilities offered by the Business Technology Platform (BTP).
 
Emphasizing the integration of Generative AI into daily life and work, JG Chirapurath, Chief Marketing and Solutions Officer at SAP BTP and AI, highlighted the focus on responsible deployment, ensuring solutions generate responses based on real-world scenarios. (See: AI Regulation: SAP Supports Responsible Approach Amidst Global Development)

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