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Accelerated Business Process Enabling with Enterprise Services Bundles

Enabling business processes with pre-built enterprise services from SAP is easy. See how to discover an enterprise service bundle that fits end-to-end to an ATP check process with just a few mouse clicks. 

Now that you learned everything about service provisioning and service consumption, the good news is: The hardest work is already done! For the most prominent business scenarios, SAP already defined and implemented enterprise services. To do so, SAP combined its own expertise with feedback from customers and partners in the Enterprise Services Community and with international industry standards to design, develop and ship high-quality, consistent enterprise services, all safeguarded by a thorough governance process. The delivery happens via the so-called enterprise services bundles as part of the SAP Enhancement Packages for SAP ERP 6.0. For other components of the SAP Business Suite, enterprise services are currently shipped as support packages, however this delivery mode will also change to Enhancement Packages in the near future.

And the best is: You can discover all these scenarios and learn how they can be enabled swiftly and flexibly using enterprise services bundles (ES bundles) in the Enterprise Services Wiki. Visit and browse through a comprehensive list of ES bundles that are available today.
Let’s now consider a concrete example how ES bundles can make your life as a Business Process Expert (BPX) easier and what the difference is that enteprise services make in comparison to “classic” integration technology like BAPIs or RFCs. Imagine, you are BPX, responsible for the sales processes of a company that produces consumer goods for the high-tech industry. Your CIO tells you that your customers are not satisfied with the product availability information they get in your retail stores. I’m sure you all have been in such a situation before: You are looking for the winner of the recent PC graphics card benchmark, and the sales clerk responds like: “Well, I’m not sure if it’s on stock, I think I just sold the last one yesterday, maybe we have one left in our second subsidiary in xyz …”. Wouldn’t it be great if this guy has a simple Web-based application where you can just enter your product ID and storage location to perform an ATP check in your central Supply Chain Management system?
So see the video to learn how you could help yourself with what SAP has to offer to enable an ATP check process with ES bundles.

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