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SAP Operational Process Intelligence – Video Tours

SAP Operational Process Intelligence is a solution that helps your line of business to gain visibility into your end-to-end processes,  that might span across various SAP or non-SAP systems, to achieve successful business outcome. Leveraging the power of SAP HANA, it supports solution experts and architects, to model business scenario in HANA Studio and through interactive dashboard – helps them to monitor progress and achieve a detail insight into the processes that matter the most, in terms of fulfilling the important KPIs.

Here are some videos featuring SAP Operational Process Intelligence in a nutshell. These videos are designed to help you make a quick pitch of the solution and its features – using industry based scenarios.

The very first video in the series introduces you to the objectives and the benefits of the solution – and taking you to the world of next generation into intelligent business operations. Jump to the overview video to find out more on SAP Operational Process Intelligence – a solution powered by SAP HANA.

The next 3 videos connect you to the industries of Manufacturing, Logistics, Oil &Gas and Telecom – to communicate how different participants in these industries are benefited by this solution. These videos highlights their issues and how they used SAP Operational Process Intelligence to improve their business outcomes.

Watch the videos on: Manufacturing (play on SCN), Logistics (play on SCN),  Contract Logistics, Oil & Gas and Telecom (play on SCN) to learn more on the solution and its power to provide real time process intelligence to business operations.


For more demos and examples, see the Intelligent Business Operations ibo playlist on YouTube. More info in this blog.

With this, I have tried to help you to tell the story of our solution in a more effective and concise mode. Use these live product tours to amplify your understanding on the solution – that can be used to provide competitive edge by better managing the businesses in real time. To know more, you may visit the blogs published in this space – SAP Operational Process Intelligence or write to me.

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  • Hi Archana,

    You have done a good job by consolidating all the videos at a single location.

    It has been a nice explanation about all the topics you have chosen

    I hope some more use cases from you.

    Best of luck.



  • Ty Archana,

    Where can we find more of the technical details behind how OPI integrates with the SAP Business Suite. E.g. You say that it provides PTP visibility, so where is the integration / extraction point for Purchase Order create, change, acknowledgement, ASN / inbound delivery, Goods receipt with exceptions, invoice receipts captured and related to one another? Where \ how do we define rules around what POs to include in the analysis and what constitutes an exception event that needs reporting and what does not?

    SAP Event Management combined with Smart Business on HANA seems to provide the same functionality...

    Thank you


    • Hello Kevin,

      To briefly answer your question, SAP Operational Process Intelligence (SAP OpInt) uses SLT replication to replicate the events from Business Suite onto HANA and then use these events to provide visibility into the business process.

      You can go through the materials in our SCN community -

      The help documents are available are -

      SAP Operational Process Intelligence 1.0 – SAP Help Portal Page



    • Hi Kevin

      Here is a short answer to your question:

      - Event Management is targeted towards track and trace scenarios (you know this very well 🙂 ) for supply chain processes, while Operational Process Intelligence is for real-time operational intelligence involving visibility, insights and automatic actions for wide variety of BIG Processes (end-to-end processes) built natively inside HANA.

      - SAP Operational Process Intelligence leverages a technology called Process Facade which abstracts process platforms such as business suite, NetWeaver BPM, NetWeaver PI and SAP Event Stream Processor and third-party operational systems to get events from all these underlying process platforms. Process Facade is based on open standards such as BPMN2 for process definition, BPAF (Business Process Analytics Format) for process logs.

      - For Business Suite we have built a process facade to capture business suite transactions and other events from in-built processes using Process Observer. We also have a process facade for SAP Business Workflows in business suite. 

      Let us know if you have further questions.

      • Hello,

        So is the sequence of the steps as below

        Step 1: Events are generated in the source systems.

        Step 2: Process facade captures all the events

        Step 3: SAP LT populates the relevant process data into HANA database.

        Step 4: SAP OPInt works on the data stored in the SAP HANA tables.



        • Yes Diptee,

          OPINT works on HANA tables. If the BPM or ERP processes are in different systems then SLT replication is used to replicate the table structure and events data into HANA - which are then used by OPINT to produce visibility into the processes.



    • Hello Sam,

      There is no use of SAP Operational Process Intelligence in SAP OEE product. But it can be used if you want to track-and-trace the material movement and gain intelligent insights into the manufacturing process.



      • Can you please explain how track and trace of material movement corresponds with what PP(-PI), GBT, and EWM already provide?  What is specifically meant by "Intelligent Insights"?


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  • Hi Archana,

    Could you pls. help me to understand how events are generated when we load any business process from BPM. During configuration of phases it is very confusing and hard to find the correct event as a start or end of milestone as event names are same for some activities.

    How can we be sure that the correct event is selected?




    • You can find the details in the official documentation: