Using SAP HANA Cloud Platform For B2B Scenarios
When companies have business scenarios where they depend on transactional exchange of information talk about business-to-business (B2B) scenarios. A typical B2B scenario is the establishment of a well orchestrated supply chain of goods and services.
In today’s world there is huge amounts of potentially relevant information from customers via social networks that can be used to streamline and optimize these B2B scenarios by adding consumer sentiment into the formula and hence predict potential demand in real-time.
B2B scenarios depend on a trustful relationship between the parties involved. This finds it’s way also on a technical level where you need to ensure a secure authentication and also the separation of data that can be exchanged with business partners from data meant to remain internal.
As a developer working with SAP HANA Cloud Platform you get powerful tools to ensure that these important requirements are integrated into your B2B application in the cloud. The identity management allows you to configure multiple Identity Providers (IDPs) so that each party having access to the application can use their own Single-Sign-On solution. Hence there is no need to create additional users for the cloud application.
By installing the Cloud Connector of SAP HANA Cloud Platform behind their firewalls – your B2B application partners have full control over the data exposed out of their respective backend systems to various B2B cloud application scenarios. Most of this is achieved by simple configuration in the account page of SAP HANA Cloud Platform accessible via a web-browser. The code footprint you have to create is very small and you can concentrate on real innovation.
Too good to be true?
… and try out yourself.
Please ping us should you have questions. Either via a direct message to myself (Rui Nogueira), use my Twitter handle @ruinogueira or the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Twitter handle @saphanacloud. Or use the forum on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center to post your questions.
Don’t miss the other blog posts around this series talking about re-using your Java skills and writing B2C applications to connect to your end-users with SAP HANA Cloud Platform.