SAP had 16 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. The patents filed by SAP SE in Q1 2024 cover a range of technologies including collaboration between customers at different data centers, optimization of rail rake plans for container transportation, partial validation of hierarchy structures, determining user compatibility through machine learning, and intelligent document processing in enterprise resource planning systems. These innovations aim to improve efficiency, accuracy, and automation in various business processes. GlobalData’s report on SAP gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

SAP grant share with future of work as a theme is 43% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Cross data center data federation for asset collaboration (Patent ID: US20240104501A1)

The patent filed by SAP SE describes a method for sharing data assets between customers onboarded at different data centers. The collaboration controller receives a request to share a data asset from a first customer with a second customer at a different data center. If the data asset is not already present at the second data center, it is replicated to provide access to the second customer. The system includes operations for determining the presence of the data asset, replicating it, and managing modifications and deletions based on validity periods, offboarding, or customer requests.

The method involves determining the location of customers across different data centers, replicating data assets to provide access, and managing the lifecycle of shared data assets. It includes features such as bypassing replication if the data asset is already present, rendering profiles visible to customers, propagating modifications, and deleting data assets based on various conditions. This system ensures efficient sharing of data assets between customers onboarded at different data centers while maintaining control over access, modifications, and deletions to align with customer preferences and data governance policies.

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