SAP.iO Foundry Opens a New Cycle in Israel

בשנת 2019 הכריזה ענקית התוכנה SAP על הרחבת פעילות SAP.iO Foundry לישראל. SAP.iO היא זרוע פעילות של החברה ובאמצעותה היא משקיעה ומפתחת שיתופי פעולה עם סטארטאפים ברחבי העולם. לקבוצה שתי פעילויות מרכזיות: SAP.iO Fund שבאמצעותה משקיעה החברה בסטארטאפים בתחילת דרכם, ו-SAP.iO Foundry שהיא תוכנית האצה בת 12 שבועות הפועלת במספר ערים בעולם ובהן: ניו-יורק, סן-פרנסיסקו, תל אביב, ברלין, טוקיו, פריז, מינכן וסינגפור. מטרת התוכנית היא להעניק תמיכה לסטארטאפים נבחרים על ידי הענקת גישה ללקוחות החברה ועל ידי ליווי של מנטורים עסקיים ומומחים טכנולוגים. מאז שהחלה התוכנית ב-2017 ועד היום השתתפו בה 165 חברות מכל העולם.

The Rise of Customer Experience in Fintech and GRC

Debt collection and a great customer experience are two concepts not typically combined. The image of an intimidating, baseball bat-carrying debt collector is too ingrained in our cultural consciousness.

So being the “friendliest debt collectors in Europe” is quite a bold goal for troy, one of six startups invited to a dedicated financial technology (fintech) program focused on finance and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in Berlin by the SAP.iO Foundries.

Philip Rürup, CEO of troy, makes clear that creating a friendly customer experience in debt collection is more than a marketing slogan; it is a mindset backed up by technology and proven key performance indicators (KPIs). By treating people as customers and not debtors, troy has found unique solutions to incorporate customer experience into the debt collection process. According to Rürup, this  induces people to pay their debts faster, pay more, and even pay “happily.”

“We found that 50 percent of people simply forgot to pay, or just faced a short-term bottleneck,” explained Rürup. “So, it doesn’t make sense to use heavy-handed approaches here.”

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Can AI Cure What Ails the Healthcare Industry?

Personal healthcare experiences often spark pioneering cures, and Hindsait CEO Pinaki Dasgupta is no exception. After two immediate family members weathered serious health issues, Dasgupta brought his digital expertise in manufacturing to the healthcare industry.

His cloud-based startup is designed to help insurance companies and healthcare organizations reduce costs while boosting patient health by replacing manual reporting, preauthorization, and audits with automation based on artificial intelligence (AI).

Healthcare spending in the U.S. alone has totaled almost 18 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), an astounding amount. While the causes are complex, Dasgupta points to unnecessary procedures, inefficiencies, errors, abuse, and fraud as among the top culprits. AI was just emerging when he founded Hindsait in 2013 amid a swirl of market-wide healthcare reform model

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SAP Customer Experience Live Munich

On November 4th, our organization hosted an exclusive pre-event for SAP Customer Experience Live Munich.

Held at the SAP Customer Experience Labs showroom, the “Experience: Innovation” meetup brought together diverse internal and external stakeholders, with the goal of sharing knowledge and cultivating valuable relationships around key innovation topics. We were happy to welcome over 50 attendees of customers, partners, and members of the press. The unique event was made possible by sponsor and partner Netconomy, as well as appreciated contributors SAP.iO, SAP Digital Commerce, and SAP C/4HANA Foundation.

Our program was kicked off with a rousing introduction from Eugenio Cassiano (Chief Innovation Officer at SAP CX), followed by an in-depth look at our current research and development into emerging technologies, provided by Georg Kreimer (Head of SAP CX Labs).

Next, the audience was treated to a lighthouse customer discussion between Harry Thomsen (SAP Regional President Middle & Eastern Europe) and Johannes Langguth (Senior Director, Finance Systems, Delivery Hero).

In the breakout sessions, attendees toured the SAP.iO Foundry Munich and heard pitches from startups participating in the current Commerce and Marketing accelerator program. They also learned about the progressive B2B omnichannel experiences provided by the SAP App Center, and how SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory and open source project Kyma enable easy, agile augmentation of SAP C/4HANA solutions.

Through engaging talks, inspiring showcases, and opportunities to network with like-minded peers, the “Experience: Innovation” event was a great success.

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Shall we join a corporate accelerator?

Among the (many) steps on the road from an idea to a successful business, the decision to join a startup accelerator program for early entrepreneurs is a fundamental one.

It often raises very deep questions, sometimes even going so far as to question the very nature of entrepreneurship, the genesis of the project, its ambition, its outline. Joining a startup accelerator can only be achieved after having thoroughly considered the implications of such a process and the opportunities it might create. Let’s shed some more light on some key questions early-stage entrepreneurs need to ask themselves…

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Can Artificial Intelligence Cure What Ails The Healthcare Industry?

Personal healthcare experiences often spark pioneering cures, and Pinaki Dasgupta, CEO of Hindsait, is no exception. After two immediate family members weathered serious health issues, Dasgupta brought his digital expertise in manufacturing to the healthcare industry. His cloud-based startup is designed to help insurance companies and healthcare organizations reduce costs while boosting patient health by replacing manual reporting, preauthorization, and audits with AI-based automation.

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9 nouvelles startups sélectionnées pour rejoindre Le Village by CA Paris

Le Village by CA, écosystème unique où startups et grands groupes se rencontrent et coopèrent pour innover ensemble, s’apprête à accueillir 9 nouvelles startups au sein de son entité parisienne. Ces dernières ont passé avec succès le comité de sélection vendredi 22 novembre 2019. Pour elles, c’est parti pour deux ans d’accélération au sein du Village by CA. Lire la suite…

Daivergent for Autism Recruiting Now Available to SAP Fieldglass Customers

Today’s data-driven companies need talent with twenty-first century skills such as computer programming, quality assurance, data validation and graphic design – skills uniquely suited for individuals on the autism spectrum. To help companies find that specialized talent, SAP Fieldglass and Daivergent today announced the Daivergent for Autism Recruiting solution is now available to SAP Fieldglass customers on the SAP App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings. The partnership enables companies using SAP Fieldglass solutions to hire and manage neurodiverse talent who have been sourced and trained by Daivergent.

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