SAP had 20 patents in future of work during Q4 2023. SAP SE filed patents in Q4 2023 for methods and systems related to creating custom tasks for enterprise software applications, updating workflow tasks based on user input, executing workflows based on natural language commands, encoding information for sets with hierarchical elements, and supporting system collaboration through object list management and exportation. These patents aim to enhance user interfaces, workflow automation, data processing, and system collaboration within enterprise software applications. GlobalData’s report on SAP gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

SAP grant share with future of work as a theme is 45% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Task editor for custom enterprise tasks (Patent ID: US20230410008A1)

The patent filed by SAP SE describes a method for generating a user interface on a client device to create and configure custom tasks for enterprise software applications. Users can add, reorder, configure properties, and delete components within the custom task through the interface. The custom task is then generated based on user inputs for future execution. The system also supports creating sequences of actions, fixed or variable inputs/outputs, and the ability to create forms for user input values during task execution.

Furthermore, the system allows for the creation and configuration of automations or processes that include the custom task, as well as additional activities. The custom task is represented by a custom task object with an XML view and bindings, which can be modified to configure the task. The method also involves updating the user interface to support various configurations and interactions with the custom task, providing a flexible and customizable approach to managing tasks within enterprise software applications.

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