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AI and green IT: the pioneering ERP trends of 2024

In an era characterized by rapid technological progress and a constantly changing economic landscape, the ability of companies to adapt to new circumstances is more crucial than ever.
Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine
March 25, 2024
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

In this context, a powerful, customized ERP system is becoming increasingly important, as it can act as a decisive competitive advantage - a tool that helps companies not only to meet the challenges of the market, but to use them to their advantage.

ERP vendors such as SAP are deepening their industry knowledge to offer customized solutions. This vertical specialization means that ERP systems function not just as generic tools, but as specific solutions tailored to the unique requirements and processes of industries such as manufacturing or retail. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming an increasingly integral part of ERP systems.

The result is a significant optimization of decision-making and an increase in operational efficiency by automating and optimizing repetitive and predictable tasks. "Particularly in light of the dynamic developments surrounding the major models such as OpenAI, Bard, etc., there are still some challenges ahead. However, from a commercial, professional and technological point of view, there are still some unanswered questions for us," says DSAG Chief Technology Officer Sebastian Westphal. Transparent and proven billing models and metrics are needed. Sustainability is no longer a marginal issue - it is a central concern for modern companies.

ERP systems are increasingly integrating functions that enable companies to measure their environmental impact and promote sustainable practices. Of course, this also requires corresponding SAP solutions. However, the fact that the Green Ledger is only available for an additional charge and exclusively for existing Rise customers must be viewed critically in this context. "The one-sided pricing policy and discontinuation of the existing Sustainability Control Tower and Sustainability Footprint Management products encourages user companies to look for alternative solutions with long-term deployment scenarios," summarizes Sebastian Westphal.

Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine

Peter M. Färbinger, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief E3 Magazine DE, US and ES (, AG, Freilassing (DE), E-Mail: and Tel. +49(0)8654/77130-21

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