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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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NSQ_SMP_Workshop_2015.jpgInnovate on SAP Mobile Platform - Co-innovation Power Week in Newton Square PA

SAP Co-Innovation Labs (COIL) at Newtown Square PA USA, in cooperation with SAP GPO Solution Center conducted a partner Co-innovation Power Week event on SAP Mobile Platform on February 10-12, 2015 with attendance of 13 partners and 21 participants. The aim was to enable partners to use SAP Mobile Platform for developing and deploying innovative and cutting-edge business solutions. This in-depth, hands-on training led by Dr. Peter Kulka from COIL Walldorf introduced participants to SAP Mobile Platform, typical usage scenarios and unique platform features.

This event targeted partners that already have a concept of a mobile application which they are looking at developing on SAP Mobile Platform (use case). The main goal of the Power week was to identify use cases suitable for running co-innovation projects with SAP. GPO and COIL representatives also discussed Co-innovation partnering options and how SAP supports partners in their development effort and subsequently go-to-market strategy.




Encryption for HANA in the cloud - Findings of a collaborative COIL project with Intel, Vormetric, and Virtustream

Used by enterprises for transactional data operations as well as for real-time analytics, SAP HANA stores and processes sensitive enterprise data. Encryption of the mission critical data managed by HANA becomes more and more critical for many of our customers, especially when HANA is deployed in the cloud and offered as a service.  Working closely with Intel, Vormetric, and Virtustream, SAP Co-innovation Lab (COIL), with the help of our HANA product management team, HANA Enterprise Cloud team, and  many other SAP groups, has shown that with the recent AES-NI innovations in the Intel Xeon processor family and the Vormetric encryption software enhancements optimally exploiting AES NI, large data sets on SAP HANA can be encrypted or decrypted with virtually no performance overhead.


Check out Kevin Liu’s blog to get an overview of the project. Detail findings are available in a technical deep-dive COIL whitepaper, and an Intel paper for a business summary.

20 November 2014



Screenshot_2014-11-17-15-13-35.pngEnd-to-end mobile asset maintenance prototype leveraging augmented reality demonstrated at SAP TechEd && d-code Berlin

Following up on the previously delivered showcase study for the Augmented Reality Expo in Santa Clara, partners allvisual (formerly Marenco Swissconsulting), Orianda Solutions and AR technology provider Wikitude created a prototype for an end-to-end AR-enhanced E2E Asset Maintenance Scenario tailored for both service mechanics as well as pilots to ensure the strong requirements for helicopter maintenance. The use case is motivated by requirements of Swiss helicopter manufacturer Marenco Swisshelicopters.


The very well visited expert networking sessions as well as the demonstrations at the COIL booth aroused a lot of interest in the audience. Have a look at the overview blog and Wikitude's video giving an impression of our joint presentations at the event.

12 November 2014



BelorussianFlag.jpg Localized solutions for SAP ERP for Republic of Belarus have been developed by partners in collaboration with SAP Globalization Services and COIL

Based on their implementation experience in Belarus, partners EPAM Systems and IBA Group developed localized solutions for SAP ERP. EPAM Systems developed a Finances & Logistics Operations localization and IBA Group a localized version of Human Resource Management. The solutions are realized as Add-Ons to SAP ERP and cover main local legal requirements for accounting and human resource management.


Read about the new solutions in the news (Belarusian)! For more details, please refer to our project category page on Localization.

17 September 2014



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/Marenco 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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