Innovation Discovery – your way to innovation adoption
With a fast-moving business, SAP continuously develops highly innovative software products for different markets. But where to find information about the latest innovations? You can now access business and technical information for SAP innovations and features through the Innovation Discovery service for SAP products, an interactive tool that helps you turn the adoption of innovations into tangible value for your business.
On the Innovation Discovery Service homepage you have several access points to innovations:
- by using the full-text search
- by setting filters in the business context filter view (i.e. Industries, Areas of Responsibility etc)
- or via the generic tiles providing specific views on topics such as user experience or assignments to software products.
Both delivered and planned innovations are available on Innovation Discovery. Please note that SAP does not actively pursue any course of business outlined on the planned section, but we want to provide a good overview on where the journey goes concerning specific SAP products.
Delivered innovations which might have numerous product features assigned do comprise information on the key benefits, a description + screenshots / demo videos etc (if available) of these s well as all necessary technical information, such as software product version, software component version plus Business Function and Support Package details if applicable.
There are links given to Product Availability Matrix for further information on availability and maintenance dates as well as technical release details and to Business Function Database, Release notes etc.
You do have the option to share the link to an innovation with every other S-User, to download information of single innovations or a list of these and you can define and manage favorites.
In case SAP EarlyWatch usage data is available for your productive SAP Business Suite systems the Innovation Discovery also provides a mapping of innova
tion content and its potential to these. This mapping is done based on several categories, like high impact (for most-used transactions), ready to use (in case no further installations or updates are needed, only changes via customizing i.e. might be required) and activation status (in case of Business Function assignment of product features). You can customize the system-specific view of Innovation Discovery by choosing the systems + categories tiles of interest which shall be visible upon every future logon. These tiles then provide a result list of innovations based on the referent selections to which further filters can again be applied.
Shall you be interested in a demo of the Innovation Discovery taking into account your company´s specific business and situation please do not hesitate to contact us via SAP firstname.lastname@example.org
An overview presentation on Innovation Discovery can be found here.
As in the innovation adoption process not only the Innovation Discovery Service is of importance, but there are also other tools and services that might play an important role, a knowledge transfer webinar series had been set-up for which already some recordings are available: http://www.service.sap.com/usergroups (-> SAP Knowledge Transfer – Webinars -> SAP Innovation Adoption Series). Information on and registration for upcoming webinars via this link.