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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
May 24, 2023

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, a leading AIOps platform for SAP operations automation, is launching its new Cloud edition for RISE with SAP, enabling RISE customers to automate cloud, on premise, and third party operation activities as they migrate their business operations to the cloud.

SAP and Microsoft are deepening their long-standing partnership, using the latest in enterprise-ready generative AI innovation to help solve customers' most fundamental business challenges. The companies will collaborate on integrating SAP SuccessFactors solutions with Microsoft 365 Copilot and Copilot in Viva Learning, as well as Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service to access powerful language models that analyze and generate natural language. The integrations will enable new experiences designed to improve how organizations attract, retain, and skill their people, according to the companies.

XM Cyber, a provider of hybrid cloud security, is partnering with SAP to help organizations utilizing SAP solutions, such as RISE with SAP and SAP eCommerce Cloud, to transition their data and processes to the cloud with less risk and without compromise. Leveraging the capabilities of XM Cyber's Exposure Management Platform and its attack-path technology, SAP customers can now use the company's exposure management technology to gain visibility into their entire attack surface, both on-premise and in the cloud, to detect and migrate malicious activity before it can occur, according to the vendors.

SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson technology will be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation. The move aims to help accelerate innovation and create more efficient and effective user experiences across the SAP solution portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, which provides a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.