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SAP has announced updates to its innovation platform Leonardo at its annual conference Sapphire Now. The updates include new process automation services and extended interoperability with AWS IoT.

SAP has presented new services under the banner of ‘Intelligent RPA’. RPA stands for Robotic Process Automation. The new services must automate processes by using software-based robots. The robots automate common manual tasks. SAP integrates its Intelligent RPA into the Cloud Platform and core solutions such as S/4HANA.

Also new is Data Intelligence, which SAP is currently working on. Data Intelligence is an end-to-end lifecycle solution for data and machine learning. With Data Intelligence, users need more control over their data, models and implementations.

Data Intelligence combines the company’s Data Hub and Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation. Together, these solutions form an integrated cloud environment with open source frameworks such as TensorFlow. Data Intelligence should be available in June this year.


Further, SAP announces extensive interoperability with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. It will be possible to use AWS IoT Core for the connectivity and data management of IoT data for Leonardo IoT.

Leonardo IoT was announced during the Mobile World Congress in February this year. The solution is a “comprehensive technology that generates and controls digital transformation for industrial IoT and Industry 4.0.” The focus on industrial IoT enables users to gain insights from machines, products, supply chain, consumers and partners.

With Leonardo IoT Edge, it should also be possible to run processes on AWS IoT Greengrass, SAP now announces. The first functionality should be available by the end of 2019.

Analytics Cloud

Finally, there will be new visual formulas for Analytics Cloud. With these formulas, companies can plan cross-departmental scenarios. The integration with Integrated Business Planning also gives organisations full insight into their KPIs in the SAP Digital Boardroom. And the new software development kit allows organizations to develop their own applications for data analysis, planning and forecasting.

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