Computerworld reported that SAP recently “created a consortium of business partners to help it craft applications for a cloud-based blockchain platform that can track goods from creation to shipment to manufacturer as part of an automated supply chain system….. consisting of seven companies, including Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE), UPS and A3 by Airbus SE, to help it develop a global supply chain platform.”  The August 20, 2018 article entitled “SAP pilots blockchain-based supply chain tracker” included these comments:

SAP is working with more than two dozen produce, pharmaceutical, tech and shipping companies on an automated blockchain-based supply chain tracking system that it believes will bolster visibility and ensure the authenticity of goods such as food and drugs.

While SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain has been in production for several months, the applications that will enable data from various specific industries to be entered remains in development.

Next month, SAP will meet with consortium members to hammer out a road map for developing those applications with its partners.

This is great news for Blockchain given SAP’s market power!