Staying ahead of the curve is crucial in the world of software development. That’s why SAP has introduced SAP Build Code, a groundbreaking solution that leverages the power of generative AI to revolutionize application development. With SAP Build Code, professional developers and citizen developers alike can supercharge their businesses by collaborating effectively and building intelligent data applications with ease.
The Power of Generative AI in Application Development
Generative AI is transforming the way developers create applications. By harnessing the capabilities of SAP Build Code, developers can rapidly build new applications and extensions for SAP solutions. One of the key features of SAP Build Code is its AI-powered assistant, Joule. With Joule’s assistance, developers can generate code, create data models, and test applications more efficiently. The generative AI capabilities of SAP Build Code also enable developers to develop unit test scripts and test applications for various scenarios effortlessly.
Simplified Pricing and Availability
To ensure that customers derive maximum value, SAP has designed simplified pricing for SAP Build Code. This pricing model provides developers with key tools and capabilities in a single packaged offering. SAP Build Code is planned to be available to select customers and partners initially, with a target for general availability in the first quarter of 2024.
New Generative AI Capabilities for Enterprise Automation
In addition to its application development capabilities, SAP Build Code also offers new generative AI capabilities that accelerate enterprise automation across heterogeneous environments. These capabilities enable customers to better analyze, integrate, automate, and monitor business processes across all their SAP and third-party applications.
With the new generative AI capabilities in SAP Build Process Automation, users can leverage the Joule copilot to create process components such as workflows and business rules effortlessly.
Enhanced Support for Heterogeneous Application Environments
SAP recognizes the importance of supporting heterogeneous application environments. To address this, SAP has introduced the Edge Integration Cell runtime for SAP Integration Suite. This containerized runtime option allows customers to create and centrally manage all integrations with ease while meeting strict enterprise architecture requirements. The Edge Integration Cell runtime supports remote and offline integration scenarios, making it ideal for systems in warehouses and on ships.
Furthermore, the integration capabilities of SAP Build Process Automation have been enhanced, allowing process analysts to easily connect to SAP and third-party source systems and gain a comprehensive view of process performance. This enhanced support for heterogeneous application environments enables organizations to fully automate processes end-to-end and optimize their business operations.
The Power of Graph in Integration and Application Development
Graph is a powerful capability that is now available as part of the API Management capability in SAP Integration Suite. This new capability extends traditional API management by exposing business data in the form of a semantically connected data graph, accessed through a single, unified API. With Graph, integration and application developers can gain selective, streamlined access to enterprise data, making it easier to develop intelligent applications.
SAP’s low-code and pro-code solutions, including SAP Build Apps, SAP Process Automation, and SAP Build Code, support Graph, increasing productivity for both citizen and professional developers. With Graph, developers can leverage enterprise-grade security from SAP BTP for authentication, authorization, and data protection. Integration developers have the flexibility to choose which data is included in the semantically connected data graph, whether from out-of-the-box SAP content or customer-defined extensions.
Unleashing the Power of AI with SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA Cloud introduces a new vector capability that enhances developer productivity and paves the way for intelligent data applications. A vector datastore manages unstructured data, such as text, images, or audio, in high-dimensional vectors or embeddings. This enables developers to find and retrieve similar objects quickly, simplifying interactions with large language models (LLMs) and enabling the implementation of generative AI in applications.
SAP HANA Cloud natively stores and searches vector embeddings, along with business data, empowering developers to implement generative AI more securely and effectively. With the vector capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud, developers can incorporate contextual data as embeddings to deliver tailored results to specific use cases. These powerful innovations are planned to be available in the first quarter of 2024.
Simplifying Compliance with Regulatory Change Manager and Joule
Compliance with regulatory changes is a critical aspect of business operations. SAP understands this, which is why Joule, SAP’s generative AI assistant, is planned to be embedded within the regulatory change manager. This integration will help customers better understand upcoming regulatory changes and navigate complex compliance requirements efficiently.
The regulatory change manager tool, built on SAP BTP, evaluates a vast number of regulatory updates and provides impact analysis across SAP products and solutions. With the generative AI capabilities of Joule integrated into the regulatory change manager, customers can engage in targeted conversations and gain a deep understanding of legal changes. This powerful AI assistant enables enterprises to stay compliant and run their day-to-day business without disruption.
SAP Datasphere: Delivering Business-Ready Data Products
SAP Datasphere ensures seamless access and integration of crucial business data, preserving context and logic. Semantic onboarding expedites the creation and delivery of business-ready data products. It imports entities and extracts business context from source systems like SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Business Warehouse, streamlining data sharing.
Empowering Developers with AI Foundation
SAP introduces AI Foundation on SAP BTP for effortless generative AI solutions. This platform combines SAP tools and features, providing all the necessary resources to create business-ready AI applications. It includes AI services, generative AI and workload management, access to business data, and lifecycle management through SAP AI Core, SAP AI Launchpad, and SAP HANA Cloud. Developers can seamlessly integrate AI, with the generative AI hub offering access to a wide range of large language models for enhanced control and transparency.