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The Global SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) Network facilitates project-based co-innovation with its members. COIL enhances the capabilities of SAP's partner and customer ecosystem through an integrated network of world-wide expertise, and best-in-class technologies and platforms. As part of SAP Research, COIL is able to connect the innovation of today with the future. Joint achievements are ultimately packaged and showcased on a broad scale in COIL facilities, events, SAP Community Network, and more. Get started now and take a tour to explore what's in it for you.

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how-will-the-grid-handle-electric-vehicles-pdf.gifNew Electric Mobility Service Provider software developed in COIL

SAP announced plans to convert a fifth of its 25,000 company cars to purely electric-powered vehicles by 2020. Over the last three years SAP’s Internet of Things team  developed a new "Electric Mobility Service Provider" software with system landscape support provided by COIL, that was demonstrated at this event. Have a look at the press coverage e.g. in Wallstreet Journal.


The solution will from now on be used at SAP to:

  • centrally control all charging processes as a whole to regulate the power drawn by the electric vehicles to prevent blackouts or brownouts
  • monitoring and configuration of the on premise charging infrastructure as well as fault tracking
  • user and authentication management
  • asset management
  • invoicing/ billing

Please check out the project’s SAP TV “SAP Electrifies” video as well as Joerg Ferchow's blog on Electric Mobility.

24 June 2014



140522_WT_Blog_AWE2014_01_v3.jpgWikitude Showcase at Augmented Reality Expo in Santa Clara

Wikitude and Marenco collaborated in COIL to create a showcase for a 3D augmented helicopter on smart glasses that was demonstrated at Augmented Reality Expo in Santa Clara. Read about the details on Wikitude’s blog post and have a look at the video with Wikitude CEO Martin Herdina. You may even try the demo out yourself!

COIL will bring an extended e2e use case on helicopter maintenance to this year's SAP TechEd && d-code in Berlin. Have a look at the overview blog.

27 May 2014



Co-Innovation4Phases.pngSuccessful HANA Power Weeks for partners in EMEA

GPO Solution Center, OEM Sales, SAP Co-Innovation Lab and HANA Partner Engineering jointly hosted three HANA Power Weeks in EMEA (Walldorf: March and May; Moscow: April) and thus enabled in total 19 partners to develop on SAP HANA. Helping these partners then in shaping their use cases and related business cases towards a successful engagement with SAP rounded off these 4-day events.

With selected partners the SAP teams are now continuing on the path towards building solutions on SAP HANA by entering into individual co-innovation projects in COIL. 22 May 2014



Industry4.0 with Festo Hanover fair 2014.JPGIndustry 4.0 -  “Open Integrated Factory” at Hanover Fair 2014

The “Open Integrated Factory”, a project executed in SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL), was the main attraction at the SAP booth at the Hanover Fair in April 2014, the world's largest industry fair.

This Industry 4.0 showcase  incorporates a real assembly line from our customer FESTO.


  • “Real world” Industry 4.0 exhibit jointly built by customers Festo and Elster Kromschröder, SAP Manufacturing development, field and COIL
  • Seamless integration of Festo production automation line with the business by SAP Manufacturing, out of COIL “cloud”  infrastructure
  • Significant traffic increase as well as customer meetings with Board Member Gerd Oswald and other executives at the SAP booth, as a result of the new way to present SAP at the Hanover fair


Have a look at our video material (short video (German), long video (English)) and the official press release (German only for now). 7.-11. April 2014




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Inauguration of second Brazilian COIL location & Co-Innovation Forum

During the 2nd and 3rd of December the Grand Opening of the SAP Labs Latin America took place, in which the Labs inaugurated a new building featuring a new Co-Innovation Lab in Brazil.

As part of the event, the Co-Innovation Lab Brasil organized a two day Co-Innovation Forum, where the participants experienced how multiple intelligences can achieve the same goal together by co-innovating along the pillars of SAP's Innovation Portfolio: Business Processes, Analytics, Mobility, Cloud, and SAP HANA. The sessions "Co-Innovation made tangible", covered each one of those pillars as well as SAP's strategy, vision, and portfolio; engagement possibilities (how to start building your solution with SAP); successful partner showcases with live demos; and SAP Co-Innovation Lab activities and offers.

During this event the new facilities of the Co-Innovation Lab Brasil were inaugurated with a traditional Knot Opening Ceremony. 17 December 2013

COIL provides Migration Guide from MS SQL to SAP HANA

This Migration Guide is intended as a reading for anyone involved in migrating an SQL Server database to SAP HANA. This document will guide readers through the process of planning and executing the migration. This guide also introduces hints for the procedures’ optimization and testing methods. One can basically distinguish between four steps while migrating database content from MS SQL to SAP HANA: Database migration, Data migration, Procedure and Function Migration and Testing & Optimization. 29 November 2013
 Celebrating one year of SAP Co-Innovation Lab CIS
Together with SAP CIS and the Skolkovo Fund, COIL CIS celebrated its first birthday with a ‘Day of Co-Innovation’ presenting the results since its inception. Among newest developments, COIL partners VIST-Mining Technologies and FITCON presented the amazing results of their co-innovation projects:

- VIST-Mining Technologies: Digital Mining Enterprise solution targeting the decrease of equipment downtime and the cost of coal extraction

- FITCON: Applying SAP HANA to increase the speed of its solutions.


Have a look at a voice from the press (in Russian). 5 November 2013





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