At the beginning of this year we launched a SAP Community Call series about the SAP Integration Strategy in context of the Intelligent Enterprise. This series gives you the opportunity to deeply dive into each topic of this strategy as outlined in the SAP’s integration plan in the cloud Intelligent Enterprises are Integrated Enterprises. FYI: This paper has also recently been updated to include the latest deliveries on integration in 2021.
During the first half of the year we walked through the suite qualities: These qualities characterize SAP’s intelligent suite of seamlessly integrated applications and include a seamless user experience, one workflow inbox, end-to-end process blueprints, aligned domain models, embedded and cross product analytics, consistent security and identity management, and coordinated lifecycle management (see blog post Webinar Series about SAP’s Integration Strategy: Deep Dive Into Suite Qualities).
Recap of Q3
In Q3 we looked at end-to-end business process integration which is a key part of SAP’s strategy. SAP defined four leading supported end-to-end business processes which can represent up to 70% of a customer’s value chain. These characterize SAP’s integrated intelligent suite which connects your supply and demand chain to deliver an integrated, intelligent process experience.
For the ones of you who missed to join the webinars I have summarized the replays and presentations below.
Lead to Cash: Turn prospects into lifetime customers
In a changing world it is increasingly important to understand your customers, engage with them in the most effective way and meet or even exceed their expectations. Turning prospects into lifetime customers is the primary goal of companies worldwide. The Lead to Cash process brings together SAP Customer Experience solutions and SAP S/4HANA to achieve this goal. It creates a seamless experience not only for your customers, but also for your sales employees.
Optimize procurement with intelligent integrated Source to Pay processes
With economic volatility at an all-time high, organizations are dealing with extreme pressure to control costs, manage risks, sense opportunities and increase efficiency and productivity across source to pay processes. Procurement is at the centre stage of driving digital transformation. Integrated business processes are at the core of SAP’s vision and strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise. Within Source to Pay, SAP can help enterprises manage every part of the procurement process and all spend categories so they can move faster, run leaner, and stay ahead of customer demands and shifting economic factors. In this session,
- Explore SAP’s vision and delivery of intelligent innovations for next-gen procurement.
- Learn how organizations can consume end to end business processes in an integrated manner.
- Get an overview of suite qualities that characterize SAP’s intelligent suite of seamlessly integrated applications.
- Understand assets and resources available to consume
Building a Resilient, Sustainable Supply Chain from Design to Operate
Companies today require a high degree of resilience to survive, or even thrive, during periods of massive disruption, as evidenced by the 2020 global pandemic. This requires supply chains that are digitally connected and able to respond effectively to the threats or impacts of such disruptions. SAP Design to Operate supports a digitalized supply chain that is seamlessly connected across the five pillars of Design, Plan, Manufacture, Deliver and Operate. These pillars include a comprehensive set of best in class, interoperable solutions that can be implemented in a modular fashion to enable end-to-end supply chain responsiveness, resiliency and sustainability.
Hire to Retire: Connecting People Across the Intelligent Enterprise
Companies are rapidly undergoing digital transformation and becoming Intelligent Enterprises. And every transformation is a people transformation. Learn why people matter in the Intelligent Enterprise and how SAP is delivering the HR business process of Recruit-to-Retire across SAP SuccessFactors, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP Fieldglass solutions to improve employee experience. Successful customer’s go-live stories leveraging the out-of-the-box suite qualities will be shared.
Latest Updates on SAP’s Integration Strategy from SAP TechEd
As part of the session Integrate Solutions in Your Intelligent Enterprise: What’s Trending? (CH009) on Channel 1 the strategic direction of SAP integration efforts has been outlined: The presentation “Rethink Your Integration For Your Intelligent Enterprise” also included an update on the four end-to-end business processes regarding cloud and hybrid integrations:
- Recruit to retire: Integration between SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors solutions, and SAP Fieldglass solutions
- Source to pay: Integration between SAP Ariba Sourcing, SAP Ariba Contracts, and SAP S/4HANA
- Lead to cash: Integration between SAP CPQ and SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management
- Design to operate: Integration between SAP Transportation Management and SAP Extended Warehouse Management
More details about the integration progress and recommended actions for SAP customers can be found at the blog post Integration is the Key of Innovation.
In Q4 we will look at key integration technologies and concepts of the SAP integration strategy. The following calls of the SAP Community Call series are already scheduled:
Define Your Enterprise Integration Strategy with the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (on Nov 25th):
Application landscapes tend to grow and become more complex over time. At the same time, they still have to be agile and flexible to keep up with new digital trends and technologies. Having a well-defined integration strategy in place is key to run a resilient and future-ready application landscape.
SAP Integration Suite – Overview, Recent Innovation and Roadmap (on Dec 9th):
SAP Integration Suite is SAP’s Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service for the integration of heterogeneous system landscapes. SAP Integration Suite supports the integration of APIs, processes, data, events etc. In this SAP Community Call you will learn more about the key scenarios, capabilities and benefits of SAP Integration Suite. This session will also cover the recent innovation as well the road map for SAP Integration Suite.
We are not done! In 2022 we will continue with this SAP Community Call series. The following calls are in the pipeline:
- Discover Event-Driven Integrations with SAP (on Jan 13th):
- Strategy and latest updates for data integration at SAP (on Jan 27th)
The details of the calls (including registration link) will be published at SAP Community Calls Home shortly.