Lemongrass Predictions and Trends in 2024

2024 SAP on Cloud predictions

As we approach 2024, the enterprise technology landscape is witnessing numerous transformations across domains including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), AI, Cloud Migration, Automation and Security. These predictions and trends reflect how enterprises operate in an increasingly digital world. Here’s what Lemongrass anticipates in the year ahead:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Prediction: Beginning in 2024, the ERP landscape will likely see operational efficiency enhancements via the integration of AI-driven predictive analytics, Cloud-based solutions, and Composable ERP systems, leading to increased and optimized supply chain management and production.

Overview: The ERP landscape in 2024 will be emphasizing efficiency, security, and customization. The rise of Cloud-based ERP solutions is notable, offering scalable and accessible solutions with minimal reliance on physical infrastructure, thus facilitating real-time data access and supporting remote and flexible work environments. AI and ML are increasingly integrated into ERP systems, providing valuable insights from large datasets, automation, and forecasting trends, which will be particularly advantageous in manufacturing and logistics for optimizing operations like production and supply chain management.

Predictive analytics within ERP systems utilize historical and real-time data to anticipate market trends and demands, facilitating proactive strategies in inventory management and pricing. The adoption of GenAI in ERP systems will simplify data interaction, proving especially beneficial in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. The emergence of Composable ERP, beginning in 2024 and in the years ahead, will allows the assembly of ERP components as needed, will enable businesses to swiftly adapt to market shifts and evolving business needs.


Prediction: AIOps refers to integrating machine learning into broad IT operations to automate and enhance IT operations management through adaptive and predictive analytics. In 2024 and the years ahead, the integration of AIOps into ERP systems is expected to transform enterprise operations via automated decision-making processes, optimizing resource allocation and improving customer service through predictive analytics in hybrid and Cloud environments.

Overview: The integration of AI into ERP systems will be another transformative aspect to watch for in 2024. ERP systems, which are central to orchestrating business processes, will benefit immensely from the AI-driven insights and automation capabilities of AIOps. This integration is set to deliver more streamlined, efficient, and error-resistant processes, enabling businesses to respond in real-time to operational demands and market changes. Furthermore, the application of AIOps in ERP systems will facilitate smarter resource allocation, optimize supply chain logistics, and enhance customer service by providing deeper, actionable insights into vast pools of operational data. This seamless blend of AIOps and ERP systems will not only boost operational efficiency but also drive strategic decision-making, positioning businesses to better navigate the complexities of the digital era.

Overall, the evolution of AIOps is poised to become a cornerstone in managing complex IT landscapes, particularly in hybrid and multi-Cloud settings. Such evolution is driven by the growing complexity and dynamism of IT environments, where traditional operational approaches are no longer sufficient. With an increase in reliance on Cloud infrastructures, AIOps will be a pivotal tool for automating key operations, ensuring both efficiency and reliability across the IT spectrum. These systems, harnessing the power of AI, are expected to not only automate routine tasks but also bring a level of predictive intelligence to IT operations. This predictive capacity, enabled by advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms, will allow businesses to anticipate and pre-emptively address potential issues, thereby significantly reducing downtime and enhancing overall system performance.

Cloud Migration

Prediction: Cloud migration best practices are expected to prioritize security and cost-saving measures in 2024, favoring hybrid and multi-Cloud models for their cost-effectiveness and flexibility, as well as promoting adherence to data governance standards and data privacy with the help of automation and GenAI.

Overview: The winds of change for 2024 indicate a more strategic, security-conscious, and efficient approach to Cloud migration. Cloud migration is anticipated to be influenced by the increasing adoption of hybrid Cloud models, driven by cost efficiency, scalability, and flexibility needs. While large enterprises are now transitioning from on-premises to Cloud platforms, medium-sized enterprises will begin their migration strategies as well, with costs, security and sovereignty on their minds. The familiarity of on-prem systems for medium-sized enterprises could throttle their shift to purely Cloud-based solutions, leading to a preference for hybrid models. However, challenges in managing both Cloud and on-premises environments might also encourage a shift towards SaaS solutions.

The Cloud market is shifting towards flexible consumption models with hyperscale companies like AWS, GCP and Azure. The rise in the number of businesses adopting multi-Cloud strategies is also forecasted, many of which will be attracted by cost savings. This approach, however, introduces complexities in data governance and necessitates effective data consolidation with responsive governance strategies. We expect regulatory adherence to be much more discussed within the sector in 2024 and beyond.

The market is also seeking heightened security and privacy concerns, particularly in rapidly adapting sectors like healthcare, and we expect this to continue in 2024. Additionally, the development of the intelligent edge, which brings AI computing power closer to the user, is becoming more prevalent. These trends collectively indicate a more strategic, security-focused, and efficient approach to Cloud migration in 2024, leveraging AI and hybrid models amidst the challenges of data governance and privacy.


Prediction: SAP on Cloud is expected to embrace efficiency via the adoption of AI and ML throughout enterprise internal and external-facing departments, from supply chain to customer services, redefining operational capabilities and necessitating extensive team training.

Overview: The SAP on Cloud landscape is poised to aggressively adopt automation across multiple business verticals, driven by the integration of ML and AI into daily tools and dashboards. The need for cost-effective IT, research and reporting solutions is prompting companies to reevaluate their loyalty to vendors, spurring a trend toward migrating to different systems. We expect many large enterprises to be gearing up to embed variations of GenAI and similar tools in business areas ranging from supply chain logistics to procurement to customer-facing dashboards, and even integration with HR and legal departments. Such tools are expected to play a crucial role in enhancing customer and IT services by streamlining complex tasks and reducing costs. In short, this will be a redefinition of operational capabilities, and involve a great deal of training and re-training for teams to best use this emerging technology.

This sweeping integration of AI and ML within SAP on Cloud signifies a transformative era, one that will reshape how businesses operate and manage their resources. The result? A smarter, more efficient, and more responsive business landscape that leverages the power of AI to drive both business growth and innovation.


Prediction: Business operations are on track to be revolutionized with GenAI, offering enhanced data interpretation and predictive capabilities via AI and ML, extensively automating tasks, optimizing resource management, and personalizing Cloud services. All of this will lead to safer, more efficient, and insightful business practices.

Overview: As said in prior topics, the anticipated advancements in GenAI for 2024 are set to bring about an evolution in both ERP and Cloud computing, marking significant changes in how businesses harness emerging technology for operations. GenAI’s core strength lies in its ability to interpret, adapt and predict a wide range of tasks without the need for explicit programming. This feature is poised to redefine the interaction between businesses and their data ecosystems. GenAI will automate routine tasks, significantly reducing manual labor and the associated risk of human error, thereby streamlining operational workflows. Beyond automation, GenAI promises to delve deeper into legacy data, extracting value from nuanced insights and discarded information to facilitate informed decision-making processes that were previously unattainable with traditional data management methods.

Within Cloud computing, GenAI is expected to boost more efficient Cloud service delivery. By harnessing GenAI, Cloud systems will offer enhanced resource management, ensuring that computational and storage resources are allocated and scaled most effectively. This intelligent allocation not only optimizes the workload but also significantly cuts down on unnecessary expenditure and risk, making Cloud services safer and more cost-effective. Furthermore, GenAI will allow for the personalization of Cloud experiences, tailoring services to the unique requirements and preferences of each user. The integration of GenAI into Cloud services thus represents a leap towards a more responsive, user-centric Cloud environment, where services are crafted to fit the diverse needs of users.

The fusion of GenAI with ERP and Cloud computing heralds a new era of efficient data extrapolation and usage, one that promises to elevate business operations to unprecedented levels of efficiency and insight – and doing so more safely and cost-effectively.


Prediction: ERP and Cloud systems are expected to focus on security enhancements, integrating AI-driven real-time threat detection, automated incident responses, advanced identity and access management, robust data encryption, and machine learning-enhanced network security to develop resilient and adaptive frameworks against the evolving cyber threat landscape.

Overview: Security within ERP and Cloud systems is expected to advance in 2024 to include new developments such as the integration of AI-driven security protocols within ERP systems, enhancing real-time threat detection and enabling rapid automated responses to incidents. Cloud security will also be in areas like identity and access management via more enhanced systems for controlled access, and more robust data encryption methods to protect data confidentiality and integrity. We are already seeing network security bolstering via machine learning algorithms for more effective threat detection and mitigation, and we expect this to be improved upon in 2024. The overall focus will be on developing resilient, agile, and adaptive security frameworks capable of evolving with an evolving threat landscape.

In Closing

The enterprise technology landscape is poised to undergo significant transformations in 2024, driven by the integration of AI and ML into many enterprise departments and functions as much as their product and service offerings. Such an integration will enhance decision-making and offer more personalized user experiences for customers as much as internal teams. It’s expected that there will be a notable shift towards more agile, scalable, and cost-effective Cloud solutions, enabling businesses to rapidly adapt to market changes and technological advancements. Furthermore, we expect to see a greater emphasis on data security and adherence to governance standards, reassuring enterprises about the safety and integrity of their business data under regulations within a Cloud-centric ecosystem.

Related: CIO Intelligent

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