VE Partners With SAP Hana For ‘Smart’ Vending Machine

Vendors Exchange International has partnered with SAP Hana, a Germany-based company that produces enterprise software and software-related services, on a new intelligent vending machine, according to Mashables. Exhibited at the TechCrunch Disrupt technology conference in California, the machine uses a smartphone or tablet to recognize the user, his or her preferences and facilitates communication between the user and the machine. It also uploads user analytics to the cloud. See video.