SAP TechEd: SAP expands blockchain integrations, launches industry co-innovation groups


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SAP has announced new network extensibility services that will enable customers and partners to integrate different blockchain infrastructures seamlessly.

The infrastructure will now have equal functionality regardless of environment, supporting the interplay between SAP-provisions nodes and those residing on premise or in a different cloud, and blockchain-enabled SAP applications and business processes with externally operated nodes and networks, to help customers meet specific regional, hardware and regulatory requirements.

SAP has also added support for Quorum, an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum. SAP already provides support for Hyperledger Fabric and MultiChain via the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service.

Expanding its engagement with industry around blockchain, SAP has formed two new consortium groups within its SAP Blockchain Consortium program – one for the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries, and the other for agribusiness, consumer products and retail, adding to the high-tech group established earlier in 2018.

Customers, partners and other stakeholders work together in the consortia to identify blockchain use cases and areas for collaboration. SAP now has 35 participants in its three industry consortia, including AmerisourceBergen, Arvato, CONA – Coke One North America, GlaxoSmithKline and Maple Leaf Foods.

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