Do you know Alexa? No? It's the sister of Siri and Cortana, so to speak. Only it has a different 'mother', and that mother is called Amazon. Now you might think that these voice assistants are just nice gimmicks to tell you the weather. In fact, these helpful voices are seen as a further step in the direction of artificial intelligence viewed.
Amazon's Alexa is also supported by special hardware that makes Alexa an always-ready assistant in the home and office: Echo. Echo is a kind of always-ready communication device that listens to its master's requests with seven built-in microphones.
Why this can be useful in the office was demonstrated at an SAP event. Amazon Alexa was integrated with SAP Business One. The combination is hardly surprising when you know that SAP Business One is a cloud solutions on the AWS ? Platform (Amazon Web Service) and also SAP HANA from the Amazon cloud.
For example, Alexa can now provide information about sales figures and other content from the SAP Midmarket ERP give.
What may seem like a gimmick here, however, points to a whole new future of the ERP Operation.
Furthermore, this news throws an interesting spotlight on a partnership between Amazon and SAP.