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The Pace of Innovation of the Ecosystem Contributes to SAP’s Business ByDesign Success ( April 2022 update)

With this blog, I would like to contribute to the market knowledge about our partner innovations BUT also ask partners to share their latest and greatest innovation successes with me or the SAP Product Management. I will keep this blog as central entry point to share, in a quarterly update, upcoming innovations by partners

Recent highlights:

  1. With Release 2205 roll out,  the partner innovation add-ons roadmap slide below is up to date (Note: I will update the roadmap frequently as many new partner innovations are planned. Follow this blog to get latest updates). 

This slide aims to increase the transparency on partner extensions and as part of our public roadmap, set the importance of partner innovation for SAP ByD product success. Let me remind once more, partner apps ongoing innovation and its publication at SAP Store will continue to grow in the next weeks, making the slide very dynamic every quarter. By mid of 2022, I will expect to offer you from our ecosystem about 130 partner solutions available at SAP Store.

Roadmap slide supporting the rolled-out release 2205 to partners

2.New applications, partners have published in the last weeks at SAP Store. In the following list  there are just a few to be highlighted. Stay tune for additional partner apps as announced in the roadmap above.

    • Sales Commissions Management by Phoenix Business Inc: An add-on solution that allows you to manage the entire Sales Commissions processes and data without any third-party application. Incorporate an effective and centralized approach to compute and report on the Sales Commissions data, thus providing transparent and traceable data.
    • Integration solution for SAP Business ByDesign & Salesforce byelastic.io GmbH: This integration flow allows you to connect your SAP Business ByDesign system with your Salesforce, ensuring uninterrupted data exchange. By automating your key processes, you can reduce the time spent on application integration, manual efforts and resources by 80%.
    • WMS by SEIDOR: Seidor Warehouse and Production Management Solution provides simplification for inventory management and production floor visibility allowing you to minimize data entry errors, get barcoding, reduce operational costs, increase manufacturing productivity and logistic efficiency, among many others.
    • Kosovo localization for SAP Business ByDesign by Snap International: Takes into account diverse legal frameworks, different languages, comply with a wide-range of local financial reporting standards and tax calculations

3.SAP Store Tile Section in My Launchpad View (Updated with Release 2111)

We now have a new section called the SAP Store in the My Launchpad view of the Home work center. The SAP Store section consists of tiles pertaining to business areas, such as Financials or Supply Chain Management directing the user to relevant apps available at SAP Store, and also new tiles such as Industry Vertical or Localization apps developed by our ecosystem of partners.The tiles have now been updated with the relevant links of the SAP Store.

4.SAP Store specific domain for SAP Business ByDesign

With Release 2108, SAP Store has evolved the guided search options and created a specific domain to host SAP Business ByDesign Partner apps by application area. This portal will help to create additional Demand Generation campaigns and ease the prospects to identify the most relevant apps offered in our market.

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IIf you are interested to know details and what it takes two to tango, from a Product Management perspective, continue reading.

SAP Business ByDesign and its extensibility concept has been a key message from the very early days of product existence (picture including Solution Extensions). Mainly, the Partner Development Infrastructure (PDI) in addition to openness, enable customers and partners to build extensions that provide a competitive advantage and are compatible in each and every SAP ByD release. Certainly, successful partners have fully leveraged this capability and were a basis to most of the success stories in cloud ERP- but still many of our innovations have not reached our larger community consisting of customers, prospects, and SAP engaged teams.

 

What it takes Two to Tango initiative, is based on below assets and activities supported in Product Management roll out actions:

  1. Delivering regular innovation by partners into our Public Roadmap (since release 2002)
  2. Leading the initiative to catalyze the onboarding partners in our digital marketplace- SAP Store 
  3. Set an active communication and channel in our SAP ByD community with blogs, newsletters and social media group at LinkedIn
  4. Manage the partner portfolio extending our product strategy as part of the What’s new Session 
  5. Created a new partner expert area at SAP Community for SAP ByD including partner blogs
  6. Created new partner apps section by application areas at SAP ByD Mylaunchpad (Release 2108)
  7. Evolve SAP Store product for SAP Business ByDesign and partner success

 

SAP Store specific domain for SAP Business ByDesign. Our digital enterprise marketplace was launched nearly two years ago. It is namely our “de-facto” partner listing and go-to destination for customers looking for industry-specific solutions, 3rd party integration, or add-ons supporting local requirements.

In addition, SAP Solutions are being marketed via this channel. For instance, the “works with SAP ByD” category, includes now SAP EnableNow and SAP Translation Hub which are directly integrated in SAP ByD.

113 apps working with SAP ByD (April 2021)

 

With Release 2108, SAP Store has evolved the guided search options and created a specific domain to host SAP Business ByDesign Partner apps by application area. This portal will help to create additional Demand Generation campaigns and ease the prospects to identify the most relevant apps offered in our market.

SAP Store for SAP ByD

 

Community blogs and social media: During the last 2 years,  many news were released in our official SAP Group SAP ByD Linked-in channel. A number of partners shared their innovation experience through this channel.  In addition, the SAP Product Management team shows its commitment to the SAP ByD Community by posting blogs into selected areas relevant for partners like “integrate and Extend SAP ByD” (e.g. enhance standard forms and create custom forms; API Overview, etc) or “Localization” (e.g. Localization and partner driven solutions; Localization toolkit, etc)

 

Customer Newsletter: Our installed base gets regular SAP ByD information reports which also deliver selected partner app published within the SAP Store.

Just closing with an active call-to-action for innovation worth sharing supporting SAP ByD product strategy as it increases the attractiveness for the market.

As many of you have already realized, I regularly update all of the channels described above and share partner innovation with our ecosystem of customers, partners and prospects. If you need additional information, let me know on my blog.

Stay connected with me on this amazing contribution to our product success!

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      Author's profile photo Parveen Sandhan
      Parveen Sandhan

      Great share, thanks Antonio!

      Author's profile photo Grazialivia Masulli
      Grazialivia Masulli

      Hola Antonio, thank you very much for this and other precious posts regarding the localization. I am currently struggling to find guidelines for the italian market, above all in accounting (i.e. Ri.Ba., emissione parcelle etc). Can you kindly indicate where/who to contact for this? During our presales to italian customers i get questions which sometimes I cannot answer properly, and this is of course lost opportunities for us and for SAP. Thanks in advance! G

      Author's profile photo Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Blog Post Author

      Ciao Grazialivia,

      thanks for your comments.

      my best advise, it is alwaysto connect with our local product expert team. Country features for Italy are also part of the documentation posted in sap.help.com

      The local team will support you or guide in the best options for the Italian market.

      best regards, Antonio

      Author's profile photo Paul PINARD
      Paul PINARD

      Hi Antonio Sanchez Coullaut,

      Is Hiby built with SAP Conversational AI technology?

      Thanks!

      Paul

      Author's profile photo Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Paul,

      Yes, you are correct. This chatbos is built using SAP Conversational AI technology.

      For deeper details on this app, you can connect with the developer lead on his blog: https://blogs.sap.com/2021/04/14/hiby-chatbot-for-sap-business-bydesign/

      Best,

      Antonio

      Author's profile photo Hector Ritondale
      Hector Ritondale

      Hi Antonio..

      Argentis is launching this vertical solution for fashion

       

      https://store.sap.com/dcp/en/product/display-0000060161_live_v1/Look%20Fashion%20Platform

       

      check the link in the SAP store.

       

      Regards

      Author's profile photo Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Blog Post Author

      Hector,

      Thanks you very much for the heads up! The solution is not appearing in SAP ByD because the partner has not selected the "works with" category: SAP Business ByDesign.

      I will revert to my SAP Store team colleagues to ask for clarification BUT I will definitely include on my list for internal actions.

      Regards, Antonio