Partnering with Intel uses blockchain to automate offices in Brazil to avoid contamination in the pandemic

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SAP Brasil’s solution enables companies to help employees comply with social distance and other health standards, even in offices.

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the work routine in offices in Brazil and around the world. With most of the contractors adopting the home office, some companies left the offices, but others had to adapt to the new reality and to the demands of health authorities to avoid contamination.

With that in mind, SAP Brasil, a software and intelligent solutions development company, developed in partnership with Intel the CoWorking One, which helps companies to safely return to their offices during the pandemic.

The solution integrates technologies such as IoT, chatbot, security and presence sensors, intelligent cameras and blockchain to automate processes in the offices and ensure compliance with health recommendations to not expose employees to contamination.

According to the BitMag website, CoWorking One is the result of a hackathon performed by SAP Brasil and the coworking company Eureka, with support from Intel. In a fortnight, 11 partner companies worked to develop the solution to face the pandemic.

Intel is participating in the project together with two other partners, Alice Wonders and Pluginbot, allowing the reservation of space in coworking offices and traditional companies, the release of access with temperature measurement, and the control of the use of printers and coffee machines.

Gissele Ruiz Lanza, general director of Intel Brazil, explains the partnership:

“Intel and SAP are constantly seeking to generate value for the business area of SAP customers. SAP as a business solutions leader and INTEL with IOT knowledge and innovation in technology complement each other in offering innovative solutions and provide SAP partners with tools to create complete and disruptive solutions together with customers”.

According to Alberto Oppenheimer, VP of the SAP Latin America Customer Advisory Office, he hopes that the project can be expanded to other countries where SAP operates:

“In addition to meeting a demand from the coworking market with agility, we were able to engage our ecosystem of partners, which can now offer the solution to our SAP Business One and SAP S/4 HANA customer base in Brazil and other countries”.

SAP Brasil also highlights that each company accessing the system will be able to establish its own access and sanitary control standards, depending on the needs of its offices and employees.