On Monday June 29, 2015 the SAP University Alliances team welcomed 20 of the best Korean students from different Universities and their two supervisors.

First on the agenda was the visit of the next-generation SAP Inspiration Pavilion, where you can learn more about the history of SAP and experience firsthand the manifold faces of Big Data. The students got to know how data is affecting our lives today and uncovered its enormous potential for the future. The students were interested and asked a lot of questions about SAP HANA.

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The other highlight for the student visitors was the visit of the FESTO production line/Industry 4.0, an exhibition in one of the SAP buildings on campus. Here the group from Korea got an inside into the factory of the future. The Open Integrated Factory controls itself using SAP technology. Business management and manufacturing IT systems are integrated seamlessly, from the ERP system to individual sensors. That means customized products can be manufactured at the same rate as mass-market items.

This not only brings much better insight and transparency into the actual situation on the shop floor – it also allows much more timely and informed decisions than in the past. A network of intelligent systems, products and machines is able to exchange information and makes decisions more and more autonomously. This increases the efficiency and flexibility on the shop floor and ultimately the degree of automation in modern parts. It was a fruitful morning for both SAP UA and the guests from Korea. Next the Group went to Heidelberg and visits the castle.

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