SAP Launches Its S/4HANA Cloud Pow­ered by Ma­chine Learn­ing & AI ca­pa­bil­i­ties for The In­dia Mar­ket

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SAP has re­cently an­nounced that its in­tel­li­gent cloud en­ter­prise re­source plan­ning (ERP) soft­ware-as-a-ser­vice (SaaS) so­lu­tion SAP S/4HANA Cloud is now avail­able in In­dia. SAP S/4HANA Cloud is an In­tel­li­gent ERP with built-in ma­chine learn­ing and AI ca­pa­bil­i­ties and helps to stream­line busi­ness pro­cesses with a sim­pli­fied user ex­pe­ri­ence, thus help­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions trans­form into ‘In­tel­li­gent En­ter­prises’. The so­lu­tion com­bines au­to­ma­tion of mun­dane tasks with pre-emp­tive de­ci­sion mak­ing, to in­crease over­all busi­ness agility. With the S/4HANA Cloud, busi­nesses will be no­ti­fied of the lat­est in­no­va­tions through quar­terly up­dates, grant­ing them ac­cess to the lat­est in­no­va­tions in ar­eas such as pre­dic­tive an­a­lyt­ics.

VOICE BASED DIG­I­TAL AS­SIS­TANT ‘ COPI­LOT’ – EX­CLU­SIVELY FOR THE IN­TEL­LI­GENT EN­TER­PRISE With con­ver­sa­tional AI plat­forms be­ing the next big par­a­digm shift in IT, SAP has in­te­grated SAP CoPi­lot with the SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The so­lu­tion is the first true voice­ac­ti­vated dig­i­tal as­sis­tant for en­ter­prises that en­ables users to to get their work done more quickly and ef­fi­ciently, while in­creas­ing team­work across busi­ness pro­cesses. Pow­ered by ma­chine learn­ing and AI, SAP CoPi­lot is aware of busi­ness con­texts, driv­ing ef­fi­cient col­lab­o­ra­tion, quickly rec­og­niz­ing and con­nect­ing to busi­ness data and of­fers in-con­text chat.

“In­dia is ex­pected to be among the top cloud mar­kets in the world by 2020, with $4.1B mar­ket op­por­tu­nity[1],” said Deb Deep Sen­gupta, Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, SAP In­dian Sub­con­ti­nent. “By mak­ing our dig­i­tal core all per­va­sive through cloud with SAP S/4HANA Pub­lic Cloud, our mar­ket lead­er­ship in ERP space is poised to be repli­cated in the cloud as well.”

“Around the world cloud first is the path for­ward, SAP S/4HANA Cloud will be swiftly tak­ing In­dian en­ter­prises into the dig­i­tal age,” said Melissa Di Donato, Chief Rev­enue Of­fi­cer, SAP S/4HANA Cloud. “The in­tel­li­gent cloud suite will sup­port large and mid­size In­dian com­pa­nies to fur­ther ac­cel­er­ate in­no­va­tion. Our aim is to en­able or­ga­ni­za­tions to ‘Au­to­mate’ pro­cesses, gain ‘As­sis­tance’ in fo­cussing on mis­sion-crit­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions, and even­tu­ally ‘Act’ based on con­text-aware de­ci­sions.”

The SAP S/4HANA Cloud serves cus­tomers in var­i­ous prod­uct-cen­tric and ser­vice-cen­tric in­dus­tries to help them achieve in­stant value, cost sav­ings and im­proved ef­fi­cien­cies across pro­ject man­age­ment, man­u­fac­tur­ing, sales or­der man­age­ment, in­ven­tory and sup­ply chain man­age­ment, fi­nance and pro­cure­ment. help cus­tomers achieve in­stant value, cost sav­ings and im­proved ef­fi­cien­cies. Over and above these func­tion­al­i­ties SAP S/4HANA Cloud has been lo­cal­ized spe­cific to In­di­ato sup­port: In­dian spe­cific master data, such as GST Ven­dor Clas­si­fi­ca­tion, In­voic­ing Party (re­quired for cal­cu­la­tion of taxes), field en­able­ment to main­tain GST Reg­is­tra­tion Num­ber

Tax and pric­ing pro­ce­dures – in­clud­ing the ones in­tro­duced with GST taxes

Jour­nal Voucher- Tax ad­just­ments for the GST in­com­ing in­voices

In­voice gen­er­a­tion for lo­gis­tics sce­nar­ios, such as Pro­cure­ment for Di­rect Ma­te­ri­als and Ser­vices, Sub­con­tract­ing among oth­ers.

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