09/09/2015: 22 students and their professor from Toyo University as well as 2 interpreters visited SAP Headquarters in Walldorf, Germany last week.

The first program point was the SAP Inspiration Pavilion, where the students learned more about the history of SAP and experienced firsthand the manifold faces of Big Data. The visitors saw how data is affecting our lives today and uncovered its enormous potential for the future.

After that Raimund Gross was holding a speech about ‘Winning Solheim CUP- Golf Analytics’. The upcoming Solheim Cup will be taking place in St. Leon-Rot. As the most prestigious team tournament in women’s golf, the Solheim Cup is the ladies’ counterpart to the Ryder Cup. The U.S. and Europe will both send their 12 best female golfers to compete against each other. SAP is supporting the event as a technology partner, leveraging its core competencies to enable the golf experience to be enjoyed digitally. The presentation showed what was built and how the project was executed.

The last but not least agenda topic was the exhibition of the FESTO production line/Industrie 4.0, where students and the professor 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.

We are happy that the group enjoyed the visit at SAP very much!

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