As we are nearing the end of an eventful year during the strange pandemic times, I am sitting down to write another blog that shall guide you with the resources needed to the machine learning journey with SAP S/4HANA.
While the blog series provides you a quick start into the concepts around machine learning with SAP S/4HANA, I want to discuss a few other things and provide pointers in that direction. This blog series discusses in detail, the historical background of SAP’s journey into machine learning and the various techniques of leveraging machine learning with SAP S/4HANA, the architecture details, the processes involved and the scope & functionality of how these are implemented into the SAP S/4HANA’s business processes. I would also recommend you to walk thru’ another blog series written by Orla Cullen and few of her colleagues on how to leverage the SAP Analytics Cloud Smart services and create predictive models for the data source based out of SAP S/4HANA. These predictive models can also be published back to S/4. Please check this blog series in the context of SAC with S/4.
Continuing further, the OpenSAP platform at SAP provides huge set of online material and curriculum to understand the various aspects of machine learning and predictive analytics with SAP S/4HANA. Currently, even though there are no new upcoming courses on the topics of machine learning and predictive analytics, there are a lot of other self-paced courses when you search on those topics. These self paced courses would provide you the right ammunition to get started into the machine learning journey with SAP S/4HANA. Here is the link to the OpenSAP platform at SAP. We are planning a few openSAP courses in the machine learning and predictive analytics space in tWenty21. Stay tuned for more updates!
There are also other resources such as the best practices explorer that also helps your journey in understanding machine learning with SAP S/4HANA. At the best practices explorer, you will need to find the different packages with SAP S/4HANA by selecting either S/4 Cloud or S/4 OnPremise or Analytics etc. You can pick any of these or other packages and understand the different SAP S/4HANA business processes. Now while navigating into a particular business process, you can always search for any machine learning functionality that is implemented into SAP S/4HANA by reviewing the provided documentation and knowledge assets there-in! For a complete understanding of the available machine learning functionality in S/4, you can always check this blog!
There is a best practices package also specifically planned around “Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics with SAP S/4HANA” scheduled for the Q1 2021 release. Please check this space for more details.
Though this year was completely different due to the pandemic, the customer conferences such as SAPPHIRE, TechEd continued in a virtual mode with welcome and appreciation by our customers, partners and consultants. There have been numerous amount of these sessions and learnings around machine learning and predictive analytics that could help your journey into the enterprise AI space. You can virtually listen into this content for the next 3months until the end of Feb 2020.
Additionally, the help portal provides a lot of information and resources that you can search around machine learning and predictive analytics for SAP S/4HANA.
There is a best practices package also specifically planned around “Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics with SAP S/4HANA” scheduled for the Q1 2021 release. Please check this space for more details! Additional customer and partner initiatives are also planned in 2021 for a smoother transition into the machine learning space with SAP S/4HANA.
Other opportunities also include purchasing a book that was recently authored by me along with my colleague Dr. Siar Sarferaz. You can find the details of that book at the blog or searching for “Implementing Machine Learning with SAP S/4HANA” at any of the major online stores.
Finally I would like to conclude this blog introducing the podcast series on machine learning with SAP S/4HANA. You can find more details about this podcast series by searching on the web or looking up here and subscribing!
The journey into the AI world of enterprise technology has just started and it is interesting to see the amount of progress made even in an eventful year like tWenty20 though with all the strange things going on around. With the advent of the enterprise AI start-ups getting into the IPO race, history shall witness this year as a major turning point for the enterprises transitioning at a major scale into the AI space. The tools, technologies and services currently available are easily helping to democratize AI into the enterprise world by infusing the business processes with contextual intelligence while adding historic perspectives to predict better outcomes.
Happy predicting the future with SAP!
Stay safe and let’s predict a better tWenty21!!!
Here is the list of the blogs in the series:
- Resources and journey to machine learning with SAP S/4HANA (this blog)
- Part 1 – Leveraging Predictive Intelligence with SAP S/4HANA
- Part 2 – Architecture and deep-dive of the different approaches around Predictive Intelligence
- Part 3 – Process flow leveraging Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
- Part 4 – Scope and functionality in the context of an end-to-end process leveraging ML
- Part 5 – Activating machine learning functionality for SAP S/4HANA
- Part 6 – Building ML into the digital core of SAP S/4HANA (Embedded ML)
- Part 7 – Enhancing the digital core with ML Services (Side-by-Side ML)
- Part 8 – Extending the digital core by leveraging ML with SAP Analytics Cloud
- Part 9 – ML Extensions to SAP S/4HANA processes
- Blog series – ISLM for machine learning with S/4
- Introducing the book – Implementing Machine Learning with SAP S/4HANA