My perspective on SAP TechEd 2023
In a couple of weeks from now, the entire SAP ecosystem will be converging to SAP TechEd for taking advantage of six content-rich tracks and two days of immersive learning.
For years, our SAP TechEd event brings together developers, practitioners, enterprise architects, and global IT leaders. Joined by SAP experts and partners, they’ll unite to explore innovations in app development tools, generative AI, clean core for cloud ERP, and much more. The event features an extensive in-person program in Bangalore, India, plus an engaging and interactive virtual experience.
Extensibility and Clean Core
This year, I would like to emphasize the key topics of ERP extensibility and clean core, on which 2 blog posts has been published earlier: “How does SAP Build support the SAP S/4HANA journey? Some practical examples and resources” in February and “Clean Core demystified: What does it mean and how to achieve it with SAP BTP?” in July.
Indeed, we prepared a few sessions in the Application Development and Automation track to dig deeper on this topic, and here they are:
In my strategy talk ST107 (in Bangalore) you will learn how Shell and Mercedes Benz leverage pro-code tools to extend the ERP system while keeping the core clean. I my session AD115 (in Bangalore) you will discover how integrated, guided development based on best practices of SAP elevates developer productivity to unknown levels.
In the sessions AD116 (in Bangalore) and AD100v (virtual) we present how to unleash innovation in the cloud while helping to keep your ERP core clean and your applications compliant using SAP Build solutions, pro-code tools, and cloud-native best practices on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). Extend SAP S/4HANA and innovate at the speed your business demands. Keep applications transparent, help ensure compliance with cloud standards and regulations, and embark on a journey of endless innovation and growth.
In the session AD125v (virtual) you will learn about the comprehensive suite of development tools for professional developers to extend your SAP applications with confidence. Dive deeper and learn to leverage SAP Cloud Application Programming Model to build enterprise-grade services and applications according to best practices. From SAP Commerce Cloud to SAP Central Invoice Management and beyond, gain the knowledge and skills you need to create robust and scalable extensions that integrate smoothly with your SAP ecosystem.
In the sessions AD117 (in Bangalore) and AD108v (virtual) we present how to enhance fusion team collaboration across the developer continuum: you will learn how to leverage interoperability between low-code SAP Build solutions and pro-code tools on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). This will enable your developers and foster collaboration with business experts to enable fusion development and achieve cross-application composability and unified governance.
And this is not theory: in session AD109v (virtual), Sebastian Schroetel will have a great conversation with Karthik Neelamegam, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture at Florida Crystals Corp./ASR Group. With his great insights, you will discover how sugar refining company Florida Crystals is exploring options to craft and extend business processes, applications, and business sites on top of the existing standard functionality of its line-of-business applications from SAP. Florida Crystals wants to customize SAP solutions to suit its business needs without compromising the integrity and stability of its ERP core.
Other HOT topics to consider
From my point of view, these sessions are really interesting, so I warmly recommend them:
First, check out these sessions to advance your developer productivity with pro-code tools on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP): AD201v (virtual) or AD126 (in Bangalore), AD200v (virtual) or AD127 (in Bangalore), AD128 (in Bangalore). We will share the set of pro-code tools from SAP with built-in guidance and recommendations, using the best practices of SAP to deliver high-quality SAP business applications that meet your business requirements. Get a hands-on experience on this topic by attending sessions: AD262 (in Bangalore), AD267 (in Bangalore), AD265 (in Bangalore), and AD162 (in Bangalore) or AD282v (virtual) and AD283v (virtual).
Then, check out these other sessions to advance your Process Transformation with Enterprise Automation: ST105 and ST104 (in Bangalore), AD101v (virtual) or AD118 (in Bangalore), IN100v (virtual) or IN207 (in Bangalore). You will learn how to leverage a unique and comprehensive, AI-powered combination to integrate applications with SAP Integration Suite, discover process inefficiencies with SAP Signavio solutions, and automate processes across your heterogeneous enterprise environment with the SAP Build Process Automation solution.