As companies all over the world face unprecedented challenges, they are turning to technologies that provide reliable insights to help them better support their employees, customers and suppliers. Stepping up to fulfil\u00a0these needs, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) is innovating with more than just technology and software. SAP is helping companies improve supply chain and industry-specific processes, connect through the business network and embed sustainability as a critical measure of business success. The announcement was made at the SAPPHIRE NOW\u00ae Converge conference, held online June 15\u201319, 2020. \u201cIn uncertain times, companies need a trusted partner to help them make confident decisions to enhance agility and resiliency during and beyond the current COVID-19 crisis,\u201d said Thomas Saueressig, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE for SAP Product Engineering. \u201cIn today\u2019s hyperconnected world, it\u2019s even more important for businesses to quickly react to environmental and market changes. We\u2019re helping to address these challenges with new ways for customers to address sustainability, lead in their industry and grow their business networks. SAP has the strategy, expertise, solutions and partner ecosystem to enable customers to run their business as an intelligent enterprise.\u201d Climate 21 SAP announced the Climate 21 program to support customers in pursuing their climate-related objectives. In a multiyear road map, SAP will work with co-innovation partners to embed sustainability metrics across SAP\u2019s solution portfolio. This will help customers understand, analyze and optimize the carbon footprint of their products and operations along the value chain. The SAP\u00ae Product Carbon Footprint Analytics application is now available as the first solution in the Climate 21 program. The application uses data from SAP S\/4HANA\u00ae and third-party sources and calculates this information within the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. This helps customers understand their carbon footprint and provides a foundation for analyzing and optimizing greenhouse gas emissions. To learn more, read \u201cOur Decade of Delivery for Climate\u201d by Saueressig. Also read \u201cSAP Launches Carbon Emissions Accounting System to Address Climate Change.\u201d Industry Cloud Intelligent enterprises strike the balance between optimizing their current business models and innovating at the vertical edge to develop new revenue streams and growth potential using digital technologies. SAP and its partners are offering industry cloud solutions that extend the end-to-end processes of SAP\u2019s intelligent suite to help drive customer\u2019s core business in their industries. SAP\u2019s industry cloud strategy will deliver innovative, vertical solutions from SAP and its partners. These solutions will be built on technologies in the Business Technology Platform portfolio and use an open API framework, open process model, open domain model and common business services to create a better customer and user experience. The interoperability with SAP\u2019s intelligent suite will enable rapid development, deployment and integration. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and other advanced technologies from SAP will be available to help developers to accelerate development and deliver greater business value, enabling improved business practices and business innovation at the vertical edge. To learn more, read \u201cInnovation at the Vertical Edge: New Business Models for a Digital Economy\u201d by Peter Maier, president, Industries and Customer Advisory, SAP. SAP Increases Investment for Industry 4.0 Across the Supply Chain SAP brings significant innovations across the supply chain from design to operations to deliver greater insights, automation and responsiveness with the Industry 4.Now initiative. These innovations can help companies design and manufacture intelligent products and assets that can capture and analyze the increased tide of information from sensors across the supply chain. This enables customers to move Industry 4.0 from a factory-focused initiative to a company-wide business strategy. With Industry 4.Now, SAP will deliver innovations that companies need to create and capture a digital thread of these intelligent products and assets throughout their lifecycle to provide real-time insights back into the business processes, from design to operations. With embedded analytics and predictive capabilities, this intelligence can empower people to make better business decisions and drive new business models and revenue streams. To learn more, read \u201cWhy the Time for Industry 4.0 Is NOW\u201d by Richard Howells, vice president, Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain, SAP. SAP Announces a Strategy for a Unified Business Network SAP announced a strategy to bring end-to-end visibility, increased efficiency and collaboration across the entire supply chain processes, including design, planning, sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and asset operations. By creating a\u00a0network of intelligent enterprises,\u00a0SAP can\u00a0help\u00a0companies\u00a0digitalize multienterprise\u00a0business processes\u00a0for better visibility\u00a0and collaboration across\u00a0the supply chain ecosystem. This initiative spans across SAP, using insights from real-time ERP, advanced analytics and successful networks solutions such as Ariba\u00ae Network, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Logistics Business Network and SAP Fieldglass\u00ae solutions to deliver the collective intelligence through an open and interoperable business network. With more than US$3.3 trillion flowing through these business-to business powerhouses, SAP will help enable sustainable and resilient supply chains, transform business models and provide the agility to safeguard against global disruptions. To learn more, read \u201cCreating a Unified, Open and Intelligent Business Network\u201d by Chris Haydon, president, SAP Procurement Solutions, and Paige Cox, senior vice president and head of Digital Supply Chain Networks, SAP.