SAP demonstrates low-code no-code innovation at Africa Hack2Build
SAP Africa has concluded its latest Hack2Build Africa partner event, where eight teams built captivating solution prototypes using SAP Build - a low-code app development and automation platform.
The software company says low-code-no-code programs are essential for developing technology solutions.
Consequently, SAP hosted eight partner teams from South Africa and West Africa at Hack2Build Africa, where they spent seven days building solution prototypes using SAP Build.
A team of SAP solution architects and product management experts provided technical support to ensure the success of the solutions.
Consulting firm Bayajula Services emerged as the overall winner with its cloud-based automated procurement planning solution that enables organisations to plan and manage their procurement spend, allowing integration with strategic sourcing and operational procurement systems.
Runners-up included EPI-USE Africa for its case management tool and EY Nigeria for a business partner authentication solution.
“We are thrilled to be recognised by SAP as the leading solution in the recent Hack2Build Event and look forward to adding transparency across critical procurement processes in Africa,” says Busisiwe Sibanyoni, executive director at Bayajula.
Tshepo Mahloko, head of SAP co-innovation lab: Africa at SAP, notes the potential of low-code solutions to accelerate innovation.
Mahloko adds: "Low-code solutions such as SAP Build provide easy, intuitive ways of developing new applications without the need for extensive coding proficiency. This can accelerate time-to-value, enhance ROI, reduce total cost of development through the rapid development of minimum viable products, and unify development experiences for application and process innovation."
According to Mahloko, the Hack2Build events serve as a powerful platform for African partner organisations to showcase their capabilities, harness the potential of the SAP Business Technology Platform, and drive innovation throughout the region.
"The SAP Co-Innovation Lab will continue to collaborate with our valued partners to support the development of their solutions and take their innovations to market."
SAP Africa chief operating officer Tracy Bolton comments: “It is only through collaboration with our valued partner ecosystem that we can revitalise and revolutionise the way we support the digital transformation aspirations of organisations across the continent."