This year SAP Switzerland hosted ASCO’s autumn summit (ASCO = Association of Management Consultants Switzerland). Framed by an insight into SAP’s strategy and SAP’s business models around mobility, COIL presented the attending management consultants with an introduction to its hands-on approach for co-innovation.
The SAP Co-Innovation Lab enabled a performance validation and scalability project of a large-scale deployment of the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform, release 4, capable of sustaining ten thousand plus concurrent users. The SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and database technologies were configured to run over a standard enterprise-ready open source operating system from Red Hat (RHEL 6), using enterprise data center–ready Intel® Xeon® processor-based hardware from Supermicro (TwinBlades and SuperServers) and an application delivery control system from F5. The results have been published in a white paper. 19 September 2012
In cooperation with the Ecosystem & Channels and the OEM team in Brasil, the Co-Innovation Lab Brasil successfully executed the first phase of the initiative SAP Co-Innovation Lab Business Objects Experience 2012 with the goal to extend the knowledge and use of Business Objects (BO) among the local ecosystem through an OEM partnership.
COSS Consulting, Cybertécnica, DMSS, and Tropico joined the initiative late May 2012 and within two months delivered and showcased their prototypes to various teams within SAP. During the initiative all participants became official SAP partners through the OEM program. 11 July 2012
On the occasion of the ASCO award presentation 2012 (ASCO = Association of Management Consultants Switzerland), Swiss leading Commerce Newspaper Handelszeitung published a special on the topic of consulting. In cooperation with SAP Switzerland, COIL placed anarticle on the topic of co-innovation in this special. The article takes the example of the newly founded SAP HANA Center of Excellence powered by COIL to explain how co-innovation can help a company to multiply its own innovative strength by leveraging the innovative potential of its business ecosystem. Read the article [German original (page 8), English translation by the author] and have a look as well at the pictures from the award ceremony. 12 June 2012
SAP has set up a "big data" partner council that will co-innovate to produce solutions uncovering use cases and architectures that leverage the SAP real-time data platform and Hadoop. The council will include a cross-section of companies, including startups, hardware vendors, software providers and technology services organizations that will collaborate together with SAP on select projects in the SAP® Co-Innovation Lab. Read the full press release from SAPPHIRENOW in Orlando 2012. 16 May 2012
In cooperation with COIL and hardware partners Cisco und NetApp the SAP HANA Center of Excellence Schweiz has set up a special lab. The new HANA Lab performs proof of concepts for projects around SAP's software appliance, but in addition develops customer-specific demo scenarios or executes development tasks. Read more about this at SAP im Dialog (German only). 14 May 2012
Starting mid of 2011, Vistex partnered with SAP and IBM in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab to develop a solution to provide real-time profitability analytics while reducing the overall impact on transactional processing and other business operations. Besides various other occasions the first solution PoC was showcased at SAPPHIRENOW EMEA 2011 in Madrid. Now, the project parties published a whitepaper to share with you this unique co-innovation experience. Please read as well about the great co-innovation experience in Kevin Liu's blog. 05 Apr 2012
RIM features Blackberry case study based on a COIL-built partner solution
RIM published a case study that shows how Greatship Limited accelerates approval workflows with mApprove Advantage, a mobile solution built by Arteria Technologies in collaboration with COIL Bangalore. You can read the full story on the Blackberry website. 13 Mar 2012
Europe's prime IT fair Cebit opened its doors. This year, Brazil is the partner country of Cebit, therefore the inauguration had two female leaders opening the event: Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, and Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany. In the Brazil focus section of the fair, SAP Brazil is present with a booth, featuring SAP Labs Latin America as well as the SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) São Paulo, where a real co-innovation between the Brazilian partner SIGGA and SAP COIL São Paulo on SAP's latest mobility technologies is shown to the interested public. 10 Mar 2012
In 2011, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab and the Sybase Mobility Unit kicked off the Partner Delivered Mobile Application (Padma) program, an initiative to provide SAP partners with tools, training, and support for developing mobile apps on the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP). Focussing on heavyweight mobile apps in wave1 of the program, the second wave now finished with a clear focus on delivering lightweight apps.
Partners AkaaRa, Arteria, Bosch and Cognizant delivered apps for various industries. Read more about the initiative as well as the Padma Wave 2 apps in the latest edition of SAP Info. 19 Jan 2012
Manufacturing COIL: “Shop floor execution is where the manufacturing customer value is.” SAP Co-Innovation Lab joined the SAP manufacturing development forces with those of manufacturing players Beckhoff, Systema and the OPC Foundation in showcasing the reality of the existing SAP offering around manufacturing and its integration capabilities.
The result: Manufacturing COIL. A "From top floor to shop floor integration" as well as a components assembly demoboard exited customers around the world on many events. 01 Dec 2011
Beginning of 2011, COIL and the SAP mobility unit jointly launched Partner-delivered Mobile Applications (Padma). In this program, partners were invited to build high-impact mobile solutions on the latest SAP Mobility Platform in close collaboration with SAP and Sybase experts, who enabled and coached the project teams. Now, the first solution out of the Padma program made it to SAP EcoHub: Arteria's solution for mobile sales force automation. 06 Oct 2011
David Cruickshank with the SAP Co-Innovation Lab hosts Scott Allen, Intel, Christine Puccio, RedHat, Whye Seng Hum, SAP Business Intelligence and Joydeep Das, Sybase at TechEd Live in Las Vegas. The panel discusses a large scale BI 4 implementation co-innovation project examining the correlation between performance and energy efficiency. While still an active project, the panel offers viewers some insights into the project and the type of tacit knowledge being exchanged adding value to the overall quality of the project and the effort to obtain meaningful and useful results. Have a look at the TechEd Live recording. 21 Sep 2011
SAP NetWeaver Gateway is a new technology enabling consumption of SAP Business Suite through any device or environment. COIL members Asian Paints, one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints, and AkaaRa Consulting, a strong player in the area of mobility, built an innovative Social CRM solution that integrates Twitter and Facebook with SAP CRM through SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Watch this video from SAPPHIRE 2011 in Orlando to see a live demo of this solution and hear the customer testimonial by Manish Choksi, Chief of Corporate Strategy and CIO of Asian Paints. 20 May 2011