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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
April 24, 2024

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

Avantra, provider of a leading AIOps platform for automating SAP operations, is releasing Avantra 24.1, providing greater operational efficiency through expanded automation and monitoring options to further improve the transparency of SAP operations. 

SAP announced that Churchill Downs Incorporated has selected the GROW with SAP solution to support the company's financial technology transformation. CDI has chosen cloud solutions from SAP to serve as its technology foundation for the financial systems across its portfolio of 27 properties in 14 states, including Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Protera Technologies (Protera), a global provider of SAP and cloud managed services, is acquiring Managecore, deepening Protera's commitment to SAP and bringing strong expertise in Google Cloud Platform to complement Protera's long-standing partnerships with AWS and Azure.

SAP is deploying AI advancements in its supply chain solutions that will unleash a transformative wave of productivity, efficiency, and precision in manufacturing. AI-driven insights from real-time data will help companies use their own data to make better decisions across supply chains, streamline product development, and improve manufacturing efficiency, according to SAP.

Think About It

AI talent is in high demand; AI reveals brain oscillations for memory and disease; AI may allow us to talk to whales; AI can help plan meals and other tasks; an AI platform for dentistry just raised $53 million. That was the tip of the AI news iceberg—in one day. Has technology ever garnered so much interest, so widely, so fast? Amid the hype lies the incalculable promise of AI—and the fear of getting left behind by competitors that figure it out first. It's no wonder that organizations are rushing to implement AI, ready or not. The trouble is, many are not ready.