#Hack2Build: From Demo Jam to SAP Store in Only Five Months

Did you know that SAP partners with a clear and ingenious idea in mind, a groundbreaking vision and strategy, can bring value to customers in the cloud by adopting SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) in a matter of only five months?

Unbelievable? Let me prove you wrong. Continue reading and discover SAP Partner LKM Tecnologia’s amazing #Hack2Build journey.

The Hackathon

Last semester, SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in Latin America has delivered the first #Hack2Build event for partners in the region! COIL was pleased to welcome nine SAP partners with 40 experts from four countries.

#Hack2Build is a rapid prototyping initiative for SAP partners. In a short span of one to two weeks, partners turn their ideas and concepts into tangible prototypes with coaching and guidance from SAP experts. Each prototype solves a real-life business challenge and represents the starting point of a full-fledged business solution that creates value for customers on SAP technology.

During seven days, the partners leveraged SAP BTP and prototyped their use cases. Enabled by the manifold capabilities offered by the SAP Business Technology Platform, each partner demonstrated a clear value proposition with their ideas arising from the challenges they observe with our joint customers planning needs and aspirations.

The Demo Jam

All participants made it to the final Demo Jam day and showcased their inspiring and innovative solutions to an esteemed panel of judges. With only 10 minutes to present the business case and the functioning prototype running on SAP BTP, they had an intense morning aiming to impress the jury. Although all participating teams had the potential to win, the jury determined the winners based on defined key criteria.

The Partner and their Solution

SAP Partner LKM Tecnologia emerged as one of the winners. The #Hack2Build winning adrenaline did not make them sit back. On the contrary. They further developed their prototype during the following months. Today, the partner is able to offer a complete solution to customers via SAP Store. Their LKM-CSI Cloud Smart Invoice solution is a cloud-based intelligent automation tool that was created to enhance and transform invoice document management. Integrated to SAP BTP and Document Compliance, companies now have a single cockpit to manage all types of invoices.

From the moment LKM Tecnologia emerged as one of the winners in the #Hack2Build in Latin America, it took them only five months to get their solution ready for customers and published on SAP Store.

Not at all unbelievable, do you agree? I’d rather say, this is a fantastic achievement!

To learn more about SAP’s #Hack2Build events, please visit our webpage.

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