Gurobi improves utilization of mathematical optimization within SAP’s software

Gurobi Optimization announced that it has been selected by SAP SE as the premier, enterprise-wide supplier for mathematical optimization technology, and has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with SAP to enhance and expand the use of mathematical optimization across SAP’s enterprise application software suite.

As a result of the partnership, SAP and Gurobi will be able to more effectively collaborate on innovations that will improve the utilization of mathematical optimization within SAP’s software.

“Mathematical optimization continues to be an important cornerstone along with our accelerated investment into intelligent algorithms such as AI/ML,” said SAP Senior Vice President of Development for Digital Supply Chain Franz Hero. “Combining these approaches will offer our customers a differentiated set of advanced tools for better automation and decision support.”

The Gurobi Optimizer has been a key component of SAP’s supply chain management solutions since 2015.

Under the 10-year Enterprise Agreement signed by SAP and Gurobi:

  • The Gurobi Optimizer is utilized by the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP) solution. SAP will look for new opportunities to embed the Gurobi Optimizer into other applications that benefit from mathematical optimization.
  • Gurobi’s R&D department will commence a strategic cooperation with SAP, and will provide focused innovation support and consulting to SAP in all matters related to mathematical optimization.

“SAP and Gurobi share the same vision: to empower companies to benefit from mathematical optimization by using it to make optimal, data-driven decisions in this era of the Intelligent Enterprise.

“SAP and Gurobi will be working more closely together to spearhead greater innovation and adoption of mathematical optimization across SAP’s enterprise applications,” said Dr. Edward Rothberg, CEO of Gurobi Optimization.

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