SAP announces Microsoft Surface Hub partnership

SAP has announced new features and functions across its BusinessObjects Analytics portfolio of cloud and on-premise solutions.


New functions including machine learning that aim to help users leverage data to gain deeper understandings of their businesses and identify new opportunities.

The firm also announced plans to enable organistions to interact with data using SAP Digital Boardroom and Microsoft Surface Hub.

The announcements were made at the company’s 20th annual TechEd conference in Barcelona.

“Analytics truly is the fuel in the digital world, and SAP is offering enhanced analytics solutions to support customers’ accelerated journeys to the cloud,” said Mala Anand, president, analytics, SAP. “The SAP BusinessObjects Analytics portfolio delivers the most comprehensive cloud and on-premise solutions to allow IT and business users to collaborate and analyse data in a secure and self-service way.”

New enhancements to BusinessObjects include data wrangling features that take advantage of embedded machine learning to provide data profiling, error detection and recommended visualisations. The BusinessObjects cloud solution is also available for purchase with a credit card in 34 countries. from

Built using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, SAP Digital Boardroom brings provides executives with real-time answers to questions and machine-generated insights and predictions.

Additional functions include mobile meeting collaboration, and allowing remote participants to collaborate in real time for better decision making. Microsoft Surface Hub support for SAP Digital Boardroom intends to provide an interactive display of content for the digital boardroom within the collaborative, touchscreen device.

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