Dr. Hasso Plattner, the often off-script co-founder of SAP and chairman of the company's Supervisory Board, took to the stage May 17 at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, Fla.to outline his company's efforts to "make all applications intelligent."
One of SAP's own takes on adding intelligence to apps is the new CoPilot feature in the 1705 (May 2017) update to SAP S4/HANA Cloud, the company's cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Now generally available, CoPilot is a context-aware digital assistant that can improve collaboration by collecting and sharing business objects in the SAP system.
Using a chat-based interface and the technology's guidance capabilities, workers can work together to unearth insights, resolve issues and streamline workflows between business units, according to the company.
However, Co-Pilot is not Apple's Siri digital assistant in a business duds, asserts Darren Roos, president of SAP S4/HANA Cloud.