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Machine Translation integration to Last Communication from SAP Support for customer incidents

Machine translation usage is evolving fast at SAP. To help remove language barriers, SAP is launching further automatic machine translation features for some of SAP’s Product Support channels in the SAP ONE Support Launchpad.

Starting from November 2020, SAP is offering a new feature to automatically translate the last reply from SAP Support to customer incidents.

With this functionality SAP Customers and Partners around the globe can interpret context of the incident resolution provided by SAP in their native language capturing the same meaning, rather than simply translating words.

Faster than human translation services and just at the click of a button, customers can get fast access to machine-translated content in their preferred language – at no additional cost.

How does it work?

  • Within your existing incident, you can now use a machine translation feature to translate the Last Reply of your communication with the SAP engineer.
  • To use it, simply go to your incident, in the ‘Last Communication’ section under ‘Details’, click the ‘Translate’ button and choose your preferred language out of the ten available languages: English, German, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and Russian.

  • The original source language is automatically detected with the help of AI and can be changed through Translate > More Tools menu.
  • Note that only the last reply is translated and not the full communication.

Disclaimer: This incident content was machine translated for your convenience. SAP does not provide any warranty regarding the correctness or completeness of the machine translation. The official incident content can be found by switching to the original language.

For more information, see:

2998221 – Automatic Translation of Last communication in the SAP ONE Support Launchpad

SAP runs SAP

At SAP, we develop and run our own machine translation (MT) cloud service. Its functionality is embedded in SAP Translation Hub and is available through APIs that can be consumed in integration scenarios. It is tailored to translate SAP-related content like software documentation or support specific documents. The development team continuously works on improving the quality of the neural machine translation.

Automatic translation is a self-service option and especially designed to overcome language barriers. This new personalized service makes engaging with SAP’s Product Support easier by helping customers to fully understand the content.

At SAP, we create solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity across borders and cultures. We provide industry leading support anytime, anywhere, from any channel – and now in even more languages.

Where we are now?

  • Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean, Italian, French and Russian: Already available – Live as of November 21st, 2020.

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      Author's profile photo Bernhard Luecke
      Bernhard Luecke

      This is gorgeous!

      Author's profile photo Roland Köthnig
      Roland Köthnig

      Very helpful.
      When is it planned to extend machine translation to the complete incident?

      Author's profile photo Fabio Almeida
      Fabio Almeida
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Roland,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      It is planned to 2021. We are now focused on the Machine Translation integration to Search mechanism. There is no limit for Machine Translation!

      Regards,

      Fábio

      Author's profile photo Fiona Murphy
      Fiona Murphy

      Well done colleagues! Nicely integrated.

      Author's profile photo Allen Wang
      Allen Wang

      I believe our customers will love this.

      By using this, the efficiency of the communication among SAP Customers, Partners and SAP experts will become much more higher.

      Author's profile photo Christoph Hopf
      Christoph Hopf

      Hi,
      first of all thanks for the hard word to get this done and it will make suppporters life much easier.

      I have one question regarding Japanese incidents. Does this now mean that we can send an initial info to the customer in English which is than translated to Japanese?

      Because until now we had to contact a colleague who is able to communicate with the customer in Japanese. Now every engineer is able to create the info to customer or reply which will help to stop IRTs then?

      Best regards

      Author's profile photo Fabio Almeida
      Fabio Almeida
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Christoph,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Technically speaking, yes, if you send an initial info to the customer in English it can be automatically translated to Japanese with this new feature.

      However, at the moment, Japanese is contractually supported language for incidents. The officially supported languages are English, German and Japanese.

      So your point is more a contractual process-related question.

      Regards,
      Fábio

      Author's profile photo Christoph Hopf
      Christoph Hopf

      Hi Fábio,

       

      thanks for yoru reply. So this needs to be adopted in our processes as soon as possible because making the process for JP tickets easier for engineers and queue managers would be a great step forward.

      Best regards,

      Christoph

      Author's profile photo Zoe Li
      Zoe Li

      This is great feature! As a product support engineer, I'd also like the same feature for the whole communication history, this makes much easer for incidents which requires translation between DEV and Customer, and even apply PULSE.

      Author's profile photo Chiaki Sekine
      Chiaki Sekine

      This is great!  Love it!!