AWS & SAP Partnering to Transform Cloud ERP with Gen AI

AWS and SAP are unlocking new innovation with generative AI
AWS and SAP have announced an expanded collaboration to enhance cloud ERP experiences and unlock new enterprise innovation with Gen AI

Generative AI (Gen AI) is poised to transform the enterprise technology landscape, and two tech giants, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP, have forged a strategic partnership to unlock its potential. This collaboration aims to streamline business processes, enhance operational efficiencies, and foster innovation across organisations worldwide.

At the heart of this partnership lies SAP’s RISE with SAP solution, a comprehensive offering that enables companies to modernise their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on the AWS cloud. By leveraging AWS’s vast infrastructure and SAP’s industry-leading ERP software, businesses can seamlessly migrate their mission-critical applications to the cloud, ensuring scalability, security and optimal performance.

“AWS was the first cloud provider certified to support the SAP portfolio and today, thousands of enterprise companies run SAP solutions on AWS to get the most out of their mission-critical applications,” comments Matt Garman, incoming CEO at AWS.

Matt Garman, incoming CEO of AWS

“Now, AWS and SAP are making it faster and easier for companies to apply generative AI to their core business data to become more efficient, responsive and sustainable.”

Amazon Bedrock Gen AI models to be integrated into SAP’s AI Core infrastructure

One of the key pillars of this collaboration is the integration of Gen AI models from Amazon Bedrock – including the Anthropic Claude 3 model family and Amazon Titan – into SAP’s AI Core infrastructure. This integration will provide SAP customers with secure access to high-performing large language models (LLMs) and foundation models (FMs), enabling them to build custom AI-driven applications tailored to their specific business needs.

According to an announcement, the Gen AI hub in SAP AI Core will act as a centralised platform, allowing enterprises to harness the power of generative AI across their entire portfolio of business-critical applications. This innovation is expected to accelerate the adoption of generative AI and modernise key business processes built on SAP solutions, fostering greater efficiency, responsiveness, and sustainability.

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SAP also plans to leverage AWS's cutting-edge hardware, such as its next-generation Graviton4 chips and Trainium and Inferentia chips designed for AI and machine learning workloads. By utilising these purpose-built chips, SAP aims to enhance the performance and efficiency of its solutions, while accelerating the development and deployment of future SAP Business AI offerings.

The partnership also extends to Amazon's ambitious Project Kuiper, a satellite broadband network aimed at bridging the digital divide by providing fast and affordable internet access to underserved areas. Project Kuiper’s goal is to help close the digital divide by delivering fast, affordable broadband to a wide variety of customers operating in places without reliable internet connections. Delivering on that vision requires Kuiper to build satellites at an unprecedented rate. RISE with SAP allows the Project Kuiper team to leverage the most reliable and scalable infrastructure to run a modern, cloud ERP as a managed service, so they can focus on innovation instead of IT management.

The project has selected RISE with SAP to support its complex supply chain and manufacturing operations, exemplifying the solution's versatility and robustness.

“Partnerships like this collaboration with AWS are critical as we embed Gen AI solutions across our ERP applications so that customers can drive innovation at an accelerated pace,” said Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer of SAP SE.

Christian Klein, SAP CEO

“In addition to delivering modern cloud ERP to our joint customers, we are excited to support Amazon on their own transformation journey as they adopt RISE with SAP for pioneering areas such as Project Kuiper, Amazon’s satellite initiative intended to increase global broadband access.”

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