Deloitte and SAP combine GenAI and BTP to expand ERP practices

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Deloitte has unveiled plans to expand its practices for SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) to build and deliver GenAI solutions to clients.

The expansion will enhance Deloitte and SAP’s existing relationship of providing organizations with a simplified technology architecture that “fosters agility while enabling rapid innovation”.

Through the combination of SAP BTP and GenAI, Deloitte’s experts in business transformation will be able to architect, deploy and run user cases optimized for cloud solutions and designed to deliver value to enterprise ERP platforms.

Additionally, as part of the collaboration, Deloitte is exploring opportunities to utilize SAP’s recently announced generative AI copilot, Joule, across industry and line-of-business solutions and within its microservices architecture.

GenAI and private Large Language Models (LLMs) are becoming essential enablers to address challenges faced by the current evolving business landscape, according to Deloitte. Deloitte’s ‘Clean Core + Edge Innovation’ approach can reduce technical debt, utilizing SAP BTP for app extensions with low-code, no-code choices and API-driven integration. It is also said to have the ability to accelerate opportunities for transformation through GenAI using both SAP S/4HANA and SAP BTP.

Chip Kleinheksel, enterprise performance GenAI leader and SAP chief technology officer, Deloitte Consulting, said: “Driving for value and innovation has remained central to helping our clients break boundaries and innovate at the pace of disruption. The expansion of our practices for SAP BTP serves as that next step, building on our existing AIOPS.D micro solutions and enabling SAP AI Services to drive co-pilots and end-to-end autonomous processes for industry-specific cloud solutions.

“Deloitte’s ready-to-deploy use cases, SAP and broader technology experience, combined with SAP BTP, can provide intelligent and responsive solutions, from small-scale edge innovation to large-scale transformation.”

Juergen Mueller, chief technology officer and member of the executive board of SAP SE, said: “SAP BTP is a key enabler of GenAI-powered applications with extensive GenAI capabilities for developers, process engineers and enterprise architects, all the way to business users. This expansion of Deloitte’s SAP BTP practice showcases how we continue to find new ways to innovate and unlock new value for customers.”