Our evolution is defined based on how much we have changed during the past decades and how well we are adapting to the new technology as well as cultural trends. Some things never change, and ‘change’ is one such static element. Every product, every service, and other elements of this world are hungry for new modules, skills, and SAP is no different. After analysis and survey with more than 1,500 specialists and consultants in SAP, here are the top trends and technologies of SAP that are quite certain to catch on. Some of these are fairly new, and most are iron-clad technologies, which have survived for many years in this genre.
Learning how technology has taken its birth and how well it is reshaping the digital world is one of the most suited assets contributing to the growth of industrialization is always an encouraging factor. At the same time, it is also important to get skilled in the current trends and technologies of the most demanded skill around the globe which helps to stand best in industrial competition in a healthy way.
#1. S/4 HANA
S/4 HANA started its journey in 2015 with a rocky beginning. It slowly improved itself, and by the end of 2018’s first quarter, there was a 43% hike in the usage. While the strategists are planning a re-implementation or a complete upgrade of ERP, the S/4 HANA comes handy. This module helps in transferring the in-house information to its cloud. You can choose between the private and public cloud version of S/4 HANA. Data accessibility and mobility are the main reason for the increase in demand for S/4 HANA specialists. In simpler terms, this module helps in solving complex administrative work when it comes to handling a colossal amount of data.
#2. SAP with the Internet of Things
Internet of Things has emerged into connecting every device to the cyberspace. With this connection, the data accumulated is unparallel and using unique analytic tools, unique information mining is easy. With SAP implementation, the IoT can create a platform for businesses to improve security, get a better insight into data, market data analysis, and much more. SAP also provides a possibility to integrate it with other applications to create predictive analysis, behavior mapping, and others. The best example of SAP with the Internet of Things is Sap Connected Goods.
#3. SAP with Blockchain
SAP with BlockChain is an add-on to the SAP with the Internet of Things. With the information gathered by the Internet of Things, companies would require a secure platform to store, access, and transfer data. With a combination of SAP and BlockChain, it is possible to create a secure environment for information, and at the same time, it is possible to create transparency among stakeholders.
#4. SAP FSM
SAP Field Service Management creates a platform for the complete service procedure of a concern. It starts with customer requests to delivery of the service. With this technology, a concern can automate major functionalities of service management, and extract useful information for decision making. SAP FSM is also clubbed with the Internet of Things to reduce numerous real-time mundane activities. SAP FSM integration into a platform for handling assembly operation is trending today, and it helps in dividing the operation for easy delegation.
#5. SAP analytics cloud and big data
Big data is not something new. With the information found in the cyberspace, the companies are trying to make the best out of the data collected to use it for their decision-making strategies. With the SAP analytics cloud, creating AI-based data analysis becomes easier and thereby creating insightful information for the wellness of the company.
#6. SAP Ariba
Ariba was once a California-based technology, which was acquired by SAP in 2012. While it did not make quite a steer in the past, Ariba focuses on streamlining of contract and vendor management. It is famous for its process simplicity and network capability. Using SAP Ariba is also argued to be a better resource management technique by many specialists.
#7. SAP Process mining
Process Mining is the brainchild of SAP and Celonis. This platform provides a clearer picture of task management and project administration. The process helps in determining the sites of the bottlenecks, resource idleness, and also helps in pinpointing ineffective business practices. The main aim of SAP Process Mining is to analyze data to create a model for process optimization. This high data-processing ability comes from SAP HANA (discussed before).
#8. SAP MM
The SAP MM is called the Materials Management module. As the name indicates, it focuses on the logistic department. This module helps in managing data related to procurement, planning, control, and other processes involving inventory.
#9. SAP Marketing cloud
In early 2019, SAP introduced numerous innovations in the Marketing Cloud technology. These new technologies will allow users to create personalized event management, campaigns for specific KPIs, quality checking, and so on. SAP Marketing Cloud creates a platform for easy management of several campaigns at the same time. Analyzing and comparing data from many marketing events can be done automatically, allowing top management to create better solutions for forthcoming campaigns.
There is no particular stop point for a technology scope and scalability. It keeps changing each and every time, with each and every function or with each and every new demand arise. So, there are a lot of possibilities to witness many more changes in SAP in the future without any doubt and the above-articulated ones are just the trends as in 2019, and there could be a tremendous transformation in various genres of SAP. Staying ahead of your competitors will help you gain sustainable growth in today’s market. It not just about learning new processes; for better results, complete integration and transition are essential. Thus, adaptive learning and acquiring an essential skill set are essential, even if you are the monopoly of your market. Learn to adhere to the new changes or else trust a partner who best fits in your domain, to delegate your software technology needs.