SAP Business One turns 22 years old in 2018. In software years, 20 years often translates into “legacy” software, potentially approaching the dreaded “end of life.”
If the SAP SMB Summit in Orlando in Mid-April was any indication, however, SAP partners and customers have a whole new lease on life, with a clear vision for how SAP will continue to evolve and embrace innovation for years to come.If the SAP SMB Summit in Orlando in Mid-April was any indication, however, SAP partners and customers have a whole new lease on life, with a clear vision for how SAP will continue to evolve and embrace innovation for years to come.
According to Massimo Pezzini, VP and Fellow at Gartner, “SAP has made significant investments in machine learning over the past two years, which has begun to manifest in the form of add-ons to their established applications (S/4HANA, SuccessFactors, etc.)”
Deployable on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that lets users accelerate business processes, deliver more business intelligence, and simplify their IT environment. SAP HANA is designed to remove the burden of maintaining separate legacy systems and siloed data, so companies can make better business decisions, faster.
During the course of his interview with TechTarget, Pezzini indicated that, “In 2018, the use of AI and [machine learning] technologies will become more pervasive and more widespread (for example, in the context of the user experience layer), thus moving SAP towards the notion of "intelligent enterprise" that Bernd Leukert (head of SAP's products and innovation) started to depict toward the end of last year.”
During a recent earnings call, SAP CEO Bill McDermott predict that in 2018 "cloud revenue is expected to overtake license revenue for the first time."
The future is clear for SAP. For many Artsyl docAlpha for SAP B1 customers, that future is already here.
SAP B1 Customers That Rely on docAlpha for Process Automation Already See the Future
SAP B1 customers get more out of their ERP system and set themselves up for the future of AI and machine learning by automating their business processes and achieving more timely access to accurate data with the Artsyl digital transformation platform.
Customers can achieve cost reductions, faster process cycle times and better customer service by relying on systems like the docAlpha digital transformation platform, which intelligently extracts data from business documents like invoices and orders, converting them into data to automate document handling, data entry and process workflows.
One Artsyl docAlpha for SAP B1 focused on HVAC and plumbing equipment manufacture transformed its sales order process by integrating the docAlpha digital transformation platform with SAP B1 to automate data entry, validate customer and order information and create transactions within their ERP system. This ensured that even the most complex-multi-line orders were processed efficiently, with everything tracked and managed within SAP. At the same time, by relying on their Maxim ECM as part of the integration, reliably and efficiently manages customer order data and documents with minimal manual effort.
If you missed Artsyl at the SAP SMB Summit, contact us for a demo of docAlpha for SAP B1 and our Action series of smart process applications, including InvoiceAction for AP invoices and OrderAction for sales orders.