SAP Hybris Summit Japan 2016

It was the first SAP Hybris Summit Japan and Hybris Labs was a part of it. More than a year ago our Japanese colleagues had already built a mini version of the Smart Wine Shelf all by themselves. And what can you say, flashing wine bottles are still an eye catcher!

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But for this special occasion we were invited to show a more recent Hybris Labs invention. Since the SAP Hybris customer Hansgrohe was also in Tokyo to give a keynote, Infinite Cart was the perfect match. For those of you who weren’t aware of this yet, Hansgrohe allows us to use their products for the demo. That helps us immensely to bring our prototype to life and adds some charm to the display.

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The idea behind Infinite Cart seems to be quite appealing to them. Let’s see what happens next…

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By the way, Hansgrohe also allowed us to shoot a video in their ‘Aquademie‘. It’ll be published very soon, so keep an eye on our blog!

We haven't lost our Funk…

…y Retail. It’s in Chicago. We’re still catching up on a few events from the past few weeks. Now, Bullseye has definitely become our most popular prototype due to its simplicity and the mere fact that it can be shown without anyone from the Labs team being physically present. Through the success of this approach we have gained confidence to apply the same course of action to other prototypes. In this case our colleagues in Chicago showed Funky Retail at IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition).

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Here’s what Kevin had to say about the event:

“In summary, the show was good and there was interest in the Funky Retail concept. IRCE attracts smaller retailers, many without physical stores, so the there was less traffic compared to NRF. But overall those that did visit the Funky Retail display were very interested. Their number one question was ‘Who is using this?’. And many discussed the possibility of using such an interactive display within their own retail environments or how to put such a display into retailer selling their products.”

Well done, guys! Everybody’s happy!

Flexibility matters!

You might know about the difficulties we’re having to satisfy the high demand for Hybris Labs prototypes at numerous events. The sensitivity of some of the prototypes made it necessary for us to travel to most of these events to secure the functionality of our demos. On top of that, adapting the use case to the local needs was just not possible. But with Bullseye this has now changed! Not only that all you need fits into these boxes…

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…the setup is simple and thanks thanks to YaaS we’ve won the flexibility to configure the prototype if we receive assistance from teams at the event location. We can support from a distance and those organising the event can decide how they want to design the booth. Like our SAP colleagues in Luxembourg did…

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We sent them the parts together with a setup guide, had a bit of a chat, and voil√†…all systems up and running!

Well done, Luxembourg! Everybody’s happy!

Just an ordinary trip with Hybris Labs

Our luggage…

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…then a bit of shopping (sweets this time, not wine)…

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…obligatory soldering…

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…followed by testing (behind closed doors with some random objects)…

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…setting up at the event location…

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… and pretending nothing ever happened.

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Okay, there is a bit more to the story. We were invited to the CMO Council Elite Retreat as part of SAP Sapphire Now, where we showed Funky Retail and also Bullseye.

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On top of that we supported the SAP Machine Learning Team.

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They used a slightly modified version of Bullseye to generate some live data for their showcase and to make it more tangible.

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Sweet deep learning with YaaS.