Dear All,

We are pleased to announce two SAP Process Orchestration innovation projects as part of the SAP Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI).

Registration is now open and both SAP customers and partners can now apply for participation in one or both projects until Friday, June 13th 2014. Please find detailed information below and register your interest via the project sites.

Project 1: SAP Process Orchestration for integration-centric scenarios

The goal is to give our customers early access to new functionality and help them benefit early from latest enhancements. Based on the experiences from the projects, customers will be able to influence the further development of the product to their particular needs. This CEI project addresses customers interested in running an integration project focusing on at least one of the following three topics:

1. Migration from dual-stack SAP Process Integration to single-stack SAP Process Orchestration:

In a previous CEI project we already focused on how we could support our customers to migrate from SAP Process Integration dual-stack to SAP Process Orchestration. From various customer interactions we still see the need in supporting migration projects, especially when it comes to ccBPM to BPM migration and the replacement of ABAP-related artifacts.

Scope: this project will address customers planning to migrate their scenarios in the near future.

2. New connectivity options:

SAP is currently investing in new adapters running on SAP Process Orchestration.

Scope: understand how the new connectivity options are used in real customer scenarios, and collect feedback about missing functionality.

3. Regression tests

Whenever you update/ upgrade your productive Process Integration/ Process Orchestration system you need to ensure that your existing integration scenarios keep running after the update/ upgrade. Therefore you need to test your scenarios and the potential differences in behavior and changes of your mapping functions, adapters, adapter modules and routing very thoroughly.

The scope of the project is to understand where we could better support 3rd party test tools via APIs for instance so that they can easily integrate with SAP Process Integration/ Process Orchestration.

To find out more about customer and partner participation, profile, software requirements, planned activities and to register your interest, please follow the project link: SAP Process Orchestration for integration-centric scenarios.

Project 2: Unified Inbox, Mobile BPM and SAP Process Orchestration on SAP HANA

The goal is to give our customers early access to new functionality and help them benefit from latest enhancements early in their projects. Based on the experiences from the projects customers will be able to influence the further development of the product to their particular needs. We are welcoming customers attracted by one of the following two topics and ideally would like to start a project – e.g. a proof-of-concept:

1. Unified inbox & mobile BPM:

With the Task Services and the unified inbox on SAP Gateway, we have built an infrastructure which can harmonize tasks across different providers (e.g. SAP Business Workflow, SAP Business Process Management) and a modern, HTML5-based inbox for end users to manage these tasks. We plan to continuously enhance this solution, e.g. by adding substitution management or support for comments and attachments. For mobile use cases, we offer integration with the SAP Fiori Approve Request App. Using the SAPUI5 library and the BPM OData services, it is now possible to build Fiori-like task UIs for BPM scenarios.

Scope: with this project we would like to better understand different user roles and their needs, what expectations they have towards an inbox solution, and how we can help IT to offer a single, harmonized inbox to their customers.

2. SAP Process Orchestration and SAP Operational Process Intelligence on SAP HANA:

As of SAP Process Orchestration 7.40 SP04, SAP Process Orchestration runs on SAP HANA as a database. With the co-deployment option of SAP Operational Process Intelligence and SAP Process Orchestration on SAP HANA, it is now possible to close the loop between process execution and process intelligence. This enables intelligent business operations ibo – giving business users the right information to make informed decisions and acting on business situations.

Furthermore, Virtual Data Models (VDMs) and moving business logic from the application server to the SAP HANA database (“push-down”) offer a lot more potential for both optimization and new scenarios.

Scope: with this project we want to explore how SAP Process Orchestration customers can benefit from SAP HANA platform capabilities such as SAP HANA extended application services (aka as XS applications services), decision tables, predictive analytics or full-text search.

Find more details on this project and register your interest here: Unified Inbox, Mobile BPM and SAP Process Orchestration on SAP HANA.

Both innovation projects are Global, customer organizations from all industries and all sizes are welcome, as well as SAP Partners.

Please share with anyone who may be interested to join any of these CEI projects.

Should you have any questions we will be happy to help.

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