Integration is the backbone of any intelligent enterprise: To turn data into meaningful insight, enterprises need a holistic integration of data, technology, and business processes. To help its customers to become intelligent enterprises SAP aims at delivering an integrated intelligent suite along end-to-end key processes.
The whitepaper Intelligent Enterprises Are Integrated Enterprises describes the key building blocks and concepts of this strategy, including recent integration highlights and roadmap plans:
In order to deliver the next level of detail and latest information we have launched an SAP Community call series about the SAP integration strategy at the beginning of this year. This blog post summarizes the first part of this series: After an introductory webinar to the building blocks and key concepts of SAP’s integration strategy (replay, presentation, blog post) we walked through all suite qualities one by one.
Recap of H1/2021
Suite qualities serve as technical building plan for SAP’s intelligent suite of seamlessly integrated applications with an end-to-end process integration. The scope of suite qualities addresses all integration styles such as process, data, user experience, analytics and more:
For the ones of you who missed to join the webinars you can find the replays, presentations and blog posts listed below. Kindly note that we have spilt the suite quality of embedded and cross product analytics into two webinars.
Seamless user experience explained
A seamless user experience is one of the key qualities customers and their users expect from an intelligent suite, enabling the intelligent enterprise. In this session, you will get an overview of what a seamless user experience means and where SAP currently stands on the journey to delivering such a seamless user experience.
How to establish a consistent identity access management
The journey to utilize SAP cloud solutions is usually not a big-bang, but a stepwise integration of new SaaS applications into an existing landscape. In this session we will have a look at SAP’s IAM solutions Identity Authentication and Identity Provisioning that support this integration journey.
We will have a look at various ways to establish single sign-on and how to migrate users with local passwords to a central IAM service. How to best harmonize user identifiers when different cloud solutions integrate with central foundation services like a central audit log or workflow inbox? Large enterprises often utilize cloud solutions in different regions in the world. What should be considered for such complex landscape setups? Finally, we will share an outlook how to protect system-to-system communication with a consistent security concept avoiding the complexity of point-to-point trust configurations.
Aligned domain models in action
Learn how the suite quality “Aligned Domain Models” translates into specific capabilities of the Intelligent Enterprise and the Business Technology Platform. Get to know how SAP Master Data Integration and the SAP One Domain Model are used, including a live demo.
Embedding SAP Analytics Cloud in SAP applications
Analytics is one of the seven suite qualities of the integrated intelligent enterprise. Learn how SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP’s strategic analytics platform, powers “embedded analytics” in SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise suite of applications. Explore how you can use the embedded SAP Analytics Cloud solution in SAP cloud applications (including SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors solutions, and the SAP Customer Experience portfolio).
Cross-application analytics for integrated business processes
The session will cover cross product analytics use cases across SAP applications leveraging our Enterprise Analytics solutions with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Our Enterprise Analytics solutions allow customers flexibility to harmonize their data, create analytics, use machine learning, and leverage planning across multiple SAP applications. We’ll demonstrate some cross product analytics examples across multiple SAP applications.
Simplifying approvals across the intelligent suite via one workflow inbox
Having to check multiple inboxes for workflow approvals can become annoying for end users, and disrupt critical business processes. See how SAP aims to provide a common, unified inbox experience for the Intelligent Enterprise.
Explore SAP solutions of the suite quality “coordinated lifecycle management”
With the suite quality “coordinated lifecycle management” SAP plans to accelerate implementation projects and reduce manual integration configuration effort with harmonized provisioning, setup and operations, and monitoring solutions.
Explore SAP’s integration reference content for your end-to-end business processes
In this call you will learn about the suite quality “end-to-end business process blueprints” and get to know how to reduce your planning efforts for implementation projects. Gain insights how architecture decisions are supported by leveraging process blueprints following the Industry Reference Architecture standard. You will also learn how end-to-end business process documentation is intuitively linked to detailed API information, available in SAP API Business Hub.
We continue with the webinar series about the SAP Integration Strategy looking ar the end-to-end business processes of the intelligent enterprise in Q3 of this year. These are the mega business processes of today’s enterprises which can make up to 70% of the value chain. Concludingly these processes cover a large portion of the SAP Lines-of-Businesses and industry application portfolio.
End-to-end business processes at a glance:
- Lead-to-Cash: This process covers the entire business process from initial contact with a prospective customer, to order fulfillment and service delivery, driving revenue opportunity
and optimizing the experience along the entire customer journey.
- Source-to-Pay: This process optimizes, simplifies, and effectively manages all spend processes and spend categories to drive business outcomes – facilitating the transition from digital to autonomous procurement with lower TCO and leveraging the collective intelligence and network effect of the marketplace.
- Design-to-Operate: This process encompasses the entire lifecycle ranging from design to planning, manufacturing, delivery, and finally operations. Leverage the interoperable and modular framework of SAP Digital Supply Chain solutions to run a resilient and sustainable supply chain.
- Recruit-to-Retire: This processes covers all aspects of workforce (employees and
external workers) in line with business objectives, and with clear financial impact –
facilitating exceptional workforce experience and business transformation.
You can find more information about upcoming webinars including sign up option at the SAP Community Calls home page.
All the best, Katrin