SAP Customer Experience has closely collaborated with start-ups over the past year, which showed an enormous acceleration in innovation and gave selected SAP CX teams the agility and speed to increase the output of new product pilots significantly. One example is digital search. SAP Customer Experience Labs developed a prototype, called FashionLabs, which allows consumers to take a picture of an item of clothing and then, through visual analysis, shows them similar garments. The IP (intellectual property) for the visual search component in this prototype doesn’t come from SAP, but from a startup (Syte.ai).
For more than 20 years, Moritz Zimmermann has been an entrepreneur. He helped found Hybris (an omnichannel ecommerce company, acquired by SAP in 2013 for $1.4B USD) right out of university and is a self-professed lover of new technology and the startup culture. Now as Chief Technology Officer for SAP’s Customer Experience business unit and responsible for developing the SAP C/4HANA CRM suite, he’s helping to nurture an innovation ecosystem that will compliment and extend the reach of the suite. With support from Moritz’s team, SAP will open a new startup accelerator in Munich, Germany on May 14 that will invest in young companies focused on customer-experience. The center is part of the SAP.iO Foundries, an SAP-run accelerator which invests in early-stage enterprise startups and has locations in Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Paris and Tel Aviv.
The SAP CX Live conference is coming up in just a few days in Orlando and a lot of exciting things are planned for the show. One of the things I’m most excited about is the Startups Area which will feature a few of the innovative startups that are part of the “innovation ecosystem” that complements and extends our SAP CX solutions.
SAP, leader du marché des logiciels d’application d’entreprises, rencontre la startup française Energiency en 2017. La jeune pépite, spécialisée dans l’optimisation de la consommation énergétique des grands groupes industriels, rejoint le programme d’accélération SAP.iO Foundry à Paris à la suite de VivaTech 2018. À l’issu de son incubation, ses solutions sont intégrées aux modules SAP.
When we officially launched the SAP.iO Fund & Foundries in March of 2017, we were taking a bet that we could help “kick-start” an early-stage ecosystem comprised of great startups who could deliver value to our customers. We also realized we needed to find a new way to address the pains they consistently cited.
Germany-based software firm SAP has started the selection process for the first batch of participants in its SAP.iO Foundry Singapore, an initiative aimed at helping early-stage Southeast Asian startups focused on technologies such as machine learning and blockchain.
Once upon a time, the startup vs. big company story was like that of David and Goliath. The large company, comfortable in its market dominance, only to be upset by the agile, hungry, underdog startup who used its lowly position to have an ear closer to the ground of innovation. The managing Director of SAP.iO had the privilege of helping to direct a different story: that of the mouse and the lion realized how their unique strengths and sizes can complement each other.
Verusen launched its pioneering cloud platform at the “Salute to Digital Innovation and Intelligence in the Supply Chain” event. Verusen is a SAP.iO company that provides artificial intelligence to harmonize and provide visibility into materials inventory data from ERP and other systems
European multinational SAP SE is opening an accelerator program in Tel Aviv designed to support early-stage startups building innovative software, the software corporation said in a statement. The 12-week program, dubbed SAP.iO Foundry, will start in July 2019 and will work with 10 startups “focused on deep technology and the intelligent enterprise to deliver incremental value to SAP’s customers,” the company said.
SAPジャパン株式会社（本社：東京都千代田区、代表取締役社長：福田 譲、以下 SAPジャパン）は、本日、スタートアップ向けのアクセラレーションプログラム「SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo（エスエーピーアイオー・ファウンドリー・トウキョウ）」を発表するとともに、支援対象となるスタートアップの募集を開始しました。今回は6～10社のスタートアップを選考し、2019年6月から12週間にわたるスタートアップ支援プログラムを展開予定です。
If you’re in Atlanta this weekend for the big game, you may see vans with the distinctive Goodr branding driving around the city. From working with the busiest airport in the world, Hartfield Jackson, to now becoming the ‘Official Food Diversion Partner’ for the game and hosting #GoodrBowl, Goodr is on a mission to fight hunger with technology…
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of the SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco Winter 2019 Cohort. During the next three months, SAP will accelerate seven HR technology startups from across the globe as part of the program.
In collaboration with SAP SuccessFactors management, the announcement will be made at the Cohort Launch Day at the SAP.iO office in San Francisco…
As the first company in the business software industry to do so, SAP pledges to commit up to 40 percent of the investable capital in the SAP.iO Fund and scale the SAP.iO Foundries program with focus on inclusive entrepreneurship. The goal is to help at least 200 startups around the world within the next five years.