As SAPPHIRE NOW wraps up with its infamous Thursday night concert (this year Justin Timberlake takes the stage!), we’re bringing you our own wrap up of this year’s conference, straight from our Executives in Orlando.

Customer Intimacy and Intelligent Enterprise 

Important Announcements 

Here’s a summary of the key SAPPHIRE NOW announcements and product releases:

– SAP Hybris has been rebranded and SAP’s customer experience capability extended through new acquisitions, all now under the umbrella of ‘C/4HANA’. Learn more on how SAP is taking back the CRM Market.

– A new SAP HANA Data Management Suite was released, the industry’s first comprehensive data management solution.

– SAP Cloud Platform is now available on all major cloud infrastructure providers.

 SAP Analytics Cloud has added machine learning, artificial intelligent and natural language query capabilities, all now directly embedded within S/4HANA Cloud and wider line-of-business applications.

Soltius will be hosting a webinar explaining and analysing these announcements and other product releases, detailing how they will impact the New Zealand market and your future SAP investments. Stay tuned to our blog feed for more.

Kiwis take the global stage

One of SAP’s most prestigious global Innovation Award categories has been taken out by Soltius NZ Ltd. and farmers’ co-operative Ballance Agri Nutrients!

Together we have won the 2018 ‘Best Run’ category (formerly known as the SAP ‘CEO’s Choice’) for the succcessful implementation of SAP Hybris solutions in the creation of ‘MyBallance’ – an impeccable omni-channel solution that puts ‘Your Farm at your Fingerprints’.

Nick at David at SAP Awards Dinner

David Scullin, CIO for Ballance Agri-Nutrients, and Nick Mulcahy, CEO for Soltius, accept the Best Run award at the 2018 SAP Innovation Awards Dinner at SAPPHIRE NOW.

The project connected siloed data systems to create a seamless digital experience for farmers across all Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ offerings. In addition to SAP Hybris Marketing and Commerce modules, the solution leverages SAP Business Warehouse (BW) powered by SAP HANA, SAP Data Services Software and SAP S/4HANA.

Social purpose

This year at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP has really showcased what it means to be an innovative and inclusive company.

They have announced their first social purpose: SAP and Partners work together to help the best-run businesses make the world run better.

This purpose is already being executed through SAP’s charitable donations, implementations and innovations which have a strong positive social impact in communities of need, investment in start-ups and enhancement of systems which improve employee well-being. 

Our CEO is extremely pleased to see that SAP has taken more of a social focus and with how well it aligns to Soltius’ social purpose of helping Kiwis live better, work smarter and prosper on the global stage.


Next year SAPPHIRE NOW will take place on 7-9 May, so save the dates and in the meantime check our 2018 SAPPHIRE live feed to ensure you haven’t missed a thing!