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Wikitude/Marenco Showcase at Augmented Reality Expo in Santa Clara

Wikitude and Marenco collaborated in COIL to create a showcase for a 3D augmented helicopter on smart glasses that was demonstrated at Augmented Reality Expo in Santa Clara. Read about the details on Wikitude’s blog post and have a look at the video with Wikitude CEO Martin Herdina. You may even try the demo out yourself!

COIL will bring an extended e2e use case on helicopter maintenance to this year's SAP TechEd && d-code in Berlin. Have a look at the overview blog.

27 May 2014

Successful HANA Power Weeks for partners in EMEA

GPO Solution Center, OEM Sales, SAP Co-Innovation Lab and HANA Partner Engineering jointly hosted three HANA Power Weeks in EMEA (Walldorf: March and May; Moscow: April) and thus enabled in total 19 partners to develop on SAP HANA. Helping these partners then in shaping their use cases and related business cases towards a successful engagement with SAP rounded off these 4-day events.

With selected partners the SAP teams are now continuing on the path towards building solutions on SAP HANA by entering into individual co-innovation projects in COIL. 22 May 2014

Industry 4.0 -  “Open Integrated Factory” at Hanover Fair 2014

The “Open Integrated Factory”, a project executed in SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL), was the main attraction at the SAP booth at the Hanover Fair in April 2014, the world's largest industry fair.

This Industry 4.0 showcase  incorporates a real assembly line from our customer FESTO.


  • “Real world” Industry 4.0 exhibit jointly built by customers Festo and Elster Kromschröder, SAP Manufacturing development, field and COIL
  • Seamless integration of Festo production automation line with the business by SAP Manufacturing, out of COIL “cloud”  infrastructure
  • Significant traffic increase as well as customer meetings with Board Member Gerd Oswald and other executives at the SAP booth, as a result of the new way to present SAP at the Hanover fair

Have a look at our video material (short video (German), long video (English)) and the official press release (German only for now). 7.-11. April 2014

Inauguration of second Brazilian COIL location & Co-Innovation Forum

During the 2nd and 3rd of December the Grand Opening of the SAP Labs Latin America took place, in which the Labs inaugurated a new building featuring a new Co-Innovation Lab in Brazil.

As part of the event, the Co-Innovation Lab Brasil organized a two day Co-Innovation Forum, where the participants experienced how multiple intelligences can achieve the same goal together by co-innovating along the pillars of SAP's Innovation Portfolio: Business Processes, Analytics, Mobility, Cloud, and SAP HANA. The sessions "Co-Innovation made tangible", covered each one of those pillars as well as SAP's strategy, vision, and portfolio; engagement possibilities (how to start building your solution with SAP); successful partner showcases with live demos; and SAP Co-Innovation Lab activities and offers.

During this event the new facilities of the Co-Innovation Lab Brasil were inaugurated with a traditional Knot Opening Ceremony. 17 December 2013

COIL provides Migration Guide from MS SQL to SAP HANA

This Migration Guide is intended as a reading for anyone involved in migrating an SQL Server database to SAP HANA. This document will guide readers through the process of planning and executing the migration. This guide also introduces hints for the procedures’ optimization and testing methods. One can basically distinguish between four steps while migrating database content from MS SQL to SAP HANA: Database migration, Data migration, Procedure and Function Migration and Testing & Optimization. 29 November 2013 Celebrating one year of SAP Co-Innovation Lab CIS
Together with SAP CIS and the Skolkovo Fund, COIL CIS celebrated its first birthday with a ‘Day of Co-Innovation’ presenting the results since its inception. Among newest developments, COIL partners VIST-Mining Technologies and FITCON presented the amazing results of their co-innovation projects:

- VIST-Mining Technologies: Digital Mining Enterprise solution targeting the decrease of equipment downtime and the cost of coal extraction

- FITCON: Applying SAP HANA to increase the speed of its solutions.

Have a look at a voice from the press (in Russian). 5 November 2013

SAP has traditionally provided guidance in the form of presentations, webinars, and online forums, but customer feedback has been that more formal official guidance is required. This need is deeper than just a list of recommendations – BI teams also require validation of these recommendations in order to have a constructive dialog with the IT teams that maintain their BI system's virtualization infrastructure. This whitepaper focuses on validating SAP's recommendations for deploying SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 systems in virtual environments. The content of this document is based on a series of tests performed in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in partnership with VMware and Supermicro.

19 July 2013 Building on the success of the SAP Business One application, traditionally installed on-premise, SAP delivers a comprehensive cloud deployment solution for small businesses, the SAP Business One OnDemand (cloud) solution. COIL Shanghai has successfully conducted a one day experience workshop, introducing “The Next Generation Technologies for Smarter SMBs” on SAP Business One Cloud. Participants experienced B1 cloud offerings provided on a COIL landscape, hosted on our servers from COIL Singapore computing centre, bringing the experience closer to reality. Participants also saw possibilities in providing solution extensions on the B1 cloud. 2 participants are currently working towards a partnership with SAP to become the first B1 hosting partner in China. 27 June 2013 SAP Banking Showroom Opened at the Financial University Moscow

As a result of joint activities of the SAP CIS Financial Services Industry team and the SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL), a Demo Area was opened at the Financial University Moscow, where the latest innovative SAP solutions for the banking industry are available for demonstration and touch-and-try. The demo area was opened by Dr. Kuznetsov, Director of Extended Education in Financial University Moscow, during a conference devoted to Financial Risk Management according to Basel II/III that took place on May 28 at the university. SAP specialists presented SAP’s experience in implementation of Basel II standards based on the SAP Bank Analyzer solution. SAP Liquidity Risk Management on HANA was presented as an innovative approach to financial risk management based on online liquidity risk analysis. The Financial University is alma mater to many decision makers in the financial sector of the Russian Federation. 28 May 2013

Be sure to check out Session 3 of the SAP Co-Innovation Lab Global Network Podcast to get the Early View of an project work bringing SAP for Utilities together with Demand Response from Autogrid to offer a complete  solution to the utilities industry.

In this informative session join David Cruickshank as he talks to 2  COIL project team leads exploring the importance and use of Demand Response {Operations Management  to increase sources of energy through software innovation.

If you’ve not yet listened in the Early View, don’t miss the earlier podcasts on big data for real time situational awareness and SAP Hana Virtualization for Dev and Test with Vmware.

Previous Early View Segments:

Session 1- SAP and VMWare Hana Virtualization Project, April 2013

Session 2 - Geospatial & Big Data project with NS2, Critigen, Encryptics and Cisco, May 2013

Just one week after the opening of COIL Shanghai, the successful inauguration of the new SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Singap

ore took place. The opening was celebrated with more than 120 guests at the SAP Asia headquarters. They all joined the count down when executives from SAP and COIL sponsors Cisco, NetApp, Intel and VMware pressed the button to power up the new COIL Computing Center in the customer area of SAP Asia (click the Singapore flag to join the moment). Have a look at the official press release as well as selected voices from the press. events/Shanghai_COIL_opening_2013_ChineseFlag.gif On Tuesday, March 5th, SAP officially opened the latest Co-Innovation Lab in association with the SAP China Partner Adoption Center (PAC) in Shanghai. 80+ attendees, including 45+ representatives from 18 local partners, as well as COIL sponsors and 16 media representatives participated in the opening ceremony where Mr. Arics Poon, Head of SAP Ecosystem & Channels China, and Mr. Axel Henning Saleck, Global Vice President SAP Co-Innovation Labs, opened the new facility by symbolically waking two lions. Executive speakers from field and labs shared SAP's view on the path forward in China. Taiji Computer Corporation Ltd., the first 1st COIL/PAC project partner in China, shared their co-innovation experience on SUP. Read more about the opening and have a look at this voice in the press.

First co-innovation lab project with partner in China! China Taiji Computer Co Ltd joined COIL as project member in January 2013. They will co-innovate with SAP COIL to create a new series of enterprise mobile solutions targeting the China market. You can find out more about Taiji on their company website. Stay tuned for the coming project results on our dedicated mobility project page.

2 Year Celebration of COIL Brasil - SAP Co-Innovation Day 2012: Making Innovation Tangible.

In celebration of the 2nd year of the Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in Brazil, we hosted the Co-Innovation Day 2012 at the SAP Labs Latin America on November 7th, following the motto of making innovation tangible. The event highlighted a selection of the 40+ successfully executed projects in COIL Brasil and welcomed over 80 external people (customers, partners and journalists). Nine partners presented their co-innovation results along the strategic market categories from SAP: Applications, Mobility, Analytics and SAP HANA. All partners are from the Brazilian ecosystem and all projects highlighted are 2012 COIL activities. Press coverages includes articles from Jornal do Comércio RS, InformationWeek, Baguete, and the offical SAP Press Release, that covers the event and the partner solutions in detail (originals are in Portuguese). More information can be accessed in the COIL Event Section. events/COIL_Moscow_Opening_RussianFlag.gifЛаборатория Совместных Инноваций САП открывает двери в Москве - SAP Co-Innovation Lab opens its doors in Moscow

Mr. Igor Bogachev, Managing Director SAP CIS, Mr.Dmitrij Armjakov, Managing Director of SAP Labs CIS, Mr. Axel Henning Saleck, VP and Head of Global COIL Network, and Mr. Lawrence Wilcox, Director of SAP Global Alliances at Network Appliances (NetApp), officially kicked-off the brand new Moscow Co-Innovation Lab. As it has expertly done in the past in all its other locations around the globe, COIL will help driving co-innovation with CIS partners and customers around SAP’s strategic pillars of Mobility, Database & Technology, Cloud, Analytics and Applications. Have a look at the official SAP press release and the voices from the Russian press.

This year SAP Switzerland hosted ASCO’s autumn summit (ASCO = Association of Management Consultants Switzerland). Framed by an insight into SAP’s strategy and SAP’s business models around mobility, COIL presented the attending management consultants with an introduction to its hands-on approach for co-innovation.

The event was rounded of by a guided tour to SAP Research’s Future Retail Center displaying innovative approaches to retail scenarios. Have a look at the presented content. The SAP Co-Innovation Lab enabled a performance validation and scalability project of a large-scale deployment of the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform, release 4, capable of sustaining ten thousand plus concurrent users. The SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and database technologies were configured to run over a standard enterprise-ready open source operating system from Red Hat (RHEL 6), using enterprise data center–ready Intel® Xeon® processor-based hardware from Supermicro (TwinBlades and SuperServers) and an application delivery control system from F5. The results have been published in a white paper. In cooperation with the Ecosystem & Channels and the OEM team in Brasil, the Co-Innovation Lab Brasil successfully executed the first phase of the initiative SAP Co-Innovation Lab Business Objects Experience 2012 with the goal to extend the knowledge and use of Business Objects (BO) among the local ecosystem through an OEM partnership.

COSS Consulting, Cybertécnica, DMSS, and Tropico joined the initiative late May 2012 and within two months delivered and showcased their prototypes to various teams within SAP. During the initiative all participants became official SAP partners through the OEM program. On the occasion of the ASCO award presentation 2012 (ASCO = Association of Management Consultants Switzerland), Swiss leading Commerce Newspaper Handelszeitung published a special on the topic of consulting. In cooperation with SAP Switzerland, COIL placed anarticle on the topic of co-innovation in this special. The article takes the example of the newly founded SAP HANA Center of Excellence powered by COIL to explain how co-innovation can help a company to multiply its own innovative strength by leveraging the innovative potential of its business ecosystem. Read the article [German original (page 8), English translation by the author] and have a look as well at the pictures from the award ceremony. 12 June 2012 SAP has set up a "big data" partner council that will co-innovate to produce solutions uncovering use cases and architectures that leverage the SAP real-time data platform and Hadoop. The council will include a cross-section of companies, including startups, hardware vendors, software providers and technology services organizations that will collaborate together with SAP on select projects in the SAP® Co-Innovation Lab. Read the full press release from SAPPHIRENOW in Orlando 2012. SAP HANA Center of Excellence Switzerland - powered by COIL

In cooperation with COIL and  hardware partners Cisco und NetApp the SAP HANA Center of Excellence Schweiz has set up a special lab. The new HANA Lab performs proof of concepts for projects around SAP's software appliance, but in addition develops customer-specific demo scenarios or executes development tasks. Read more about this at SAP im Dialog (German only). Revenue and Spend Insights Analyzing Gross-To-Net Profitability using SAP HANA

Starting mid of 2011, Vistex partnered with SAP and IBM in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab to develop a solution to provide real-time profitability analytics while reducing the overall impact on transactional processing and other business operations. Besides various other occasions the first solution PoC was showcased at SAPPHIRENOW EMEA 2011 in Madrid. Now, the project parties published a whitepaper to share with you this unique co-innovation experience. Please read as well about the great co-innovation experience in Kevin Liu's blog.  05

RIM features Blackberry case study based on a COIL-built partner solution

RIM published a case study that shows how Greatship Limited accelerates approval workflows with mApprove Advantage, a mobile solution built by Arteria Technologies in collaboration with COIL Bangalore. You can read the full story on the Blackberry website. chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at Cebit 2012. First person to the right: Joachim von Goetz, head of COIL São Paulo (Click to enlarge picture)

Europe's prime IT fair Cebit opened its doors. This year, Brazil is the partner country of Cebit, therefore the inauguration had two female leaders opening the event: Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, and Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany. In the Brazil focus section of the fair, SAP Brazil is present with a booth, featuring SAP Labs Latin America as well as the SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) São Paulo, where a real co-innovation between the Brazilian partner SIGGA and SAP COIL São Paulo on SAP's latest mobility technologies is shown to the interested public. In 2011, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab and the Sybase Mobility Unit kicked off the Partner Delivered Mobile Application (Padma) program, an initiative to provide SAP partners with tools, training, and support for developing mobile apps on the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP). Focussing on heavyweight mobile apps in wave1 of the program, the second wave now finished with a clear focus on delivering lightweight apps.

Partners AkaaRa, Arteria, Bosch and Cognizant delivered apps for various industries. Read more about the initiative as well as the Padma Wave 2 apps in the latest edition of SAP Info. David Cruickshank with the SAP Co-Innovation Lab hosts Scott Allen, Intel, Christine Puccio, RedHat, Whye Seng Hum, SAP Business Intelligence and Joydeep Das, Sybase at TechEd Live in Las Vegas. The panel discusses a large scale BI 4 implementation co-innovation project examining the correlation between performance and energy efficiency. While still an active project, the panel offers viewers some insights into the project and the type of tacit knowledge being exchanged adding value to the overall quality of the project and the effort to obtain meaningful and useful results. Have a look at the TechEd Live recording. SAP NetWeaver Gateway is a new technology enabling consumption of SAP Business Suite through any device or environment. COIL members Asian Paints, one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints, and AkaaRa Consulting, a strong player in the area of mobility, built an innovative Social CRM solution that integrates Twitter and Facebook with SAP CRM through SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Watch this video from SAPPHIRE 2011 in Orlando to see a live demo of this solution and hear the customer testimonial by Manish Choksi, Chief of Corporate Strategy and CIO of Asian Paints. 20 May 2011

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