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Integration within the Intelligent Enterprise – Overview Webcast Recap

This was a recent SAP User Group webcast with Sindhu Gangadharan .   The recording is here.

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Unveiled last year at SAPPHIRENOW in June

Across line of business, value chain

Retain flexibility with a unified experience

Innovate next generation of business processes


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How executive vision, along value chain, along business processes

Lead to cash – most important process for many companies, drives revenue (C/4HANA, realize revenue in S/4HANA)

Workforce Management – productive workforce, core HR, performance, recruiting, travel and expense, bring together, contingent management, and bring to S/4HANA

Design to Operate – manufacturing process, plan, design, manufacture asset, operate asset, SAP Ariba

Source to Pay – sourcing and procurement savings, strategic procurement, direct material, services, bring together SAP Ariba + S/4HANA


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Unified integration approach applied to end to end process, embed intelligence in core of application, harmonized experience

Personas get a harmonized experience

Flexible extensions


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Holistic view to manage workforce

How talent is working across enterprise


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Planning, staffing, to map requirements

Integration points along end to end process

Need a solid integration strategy

See SAPPHIRENOW keynote from last week


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Customers expect out of the box SAP to SAP integration

4 pillars of strategy

1. out of the box integration – integrated end to end processes, reference content on API Business Hub – more than 900 API’s

2. open integration – no company starts with greenfield, public API’s

3. holistic integration – process integration, IoT integration, different landscapes

4. AI driven integration – Integration Content Advisor


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Step wise adoption of standards

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Standardized technologies, standard integration experience, well defined integration guidelines


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Leverage SAP Cloud Platform integration suite

API’s exposed in a consistent way in API Business Hub


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Exposing API’s, a public catalog, test drive APIs


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Integration between SuccessFactors and Fieldglass


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Transform SAP Cloud Platform into a business services platform


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Integration is not just with SAP

Look at automate end to end process; RPA helps to automate process

Integration Advisor


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Open connectors to on premise and cloud application

Models to application API’s


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RPA announced last week

Automate repetitive error prone steps


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Applies integration framework

SAP uses internally

Template is free


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Start from agnostic view


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Embed SAP into core


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Templates, business content


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Data streamlined one common report


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Understanding business semantics of integration


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Crowd sourcing, bring together, apply machine learning, best proposal for interface specifications


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Different usages of RPA

Bring together technologies


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Integration beyond API level, consistent UI’s, domain models, key to consistent integration


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Top is functional


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Plug and play, open integration, API’s, open connectors

Question & Answer

Q: I can see that the master data for business partner is on on the cloud platform price list. Will it be the same service for handling all the other master data?

A: Depends, not all on price list

Q: how PO is positioned for intelligent enterprise as most of happenings (e.g AI, Content, Connectors etc.) are primarily for CPI?

A: Packaged integration for CPI is also compatible with PO7.5 and above, stay tuned for PO road map, launched soon

Q: How would integration scenarios be monitored end to end,please?

A: Business Process Monitoring, Integration monitoring, depends on technology

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