SAP RESEARCH John Ellenberger SAP Labs, BostonPresentation Transcript
SAP RESEARCH John Ellenberger SAP Labs, Boston
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Integrate their business processes
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Foundation for Adaptive Enterprise SAP NetWeaver – The Open Integration and Application Platform Powers the Adaptive Enterprise COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access Portal Collaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT ... COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access Portal Collaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multichannel/device access Portal Collaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowl. Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE -CYCLE MANAGEMENT ... Enterprise Portal for customer and supplier access Business Analytics with predefined content Exchange Infrastructure for hub-and-spoke integration Web Application Server for extensibility with Java applications Master Data Management for harmonized product/customer data Business Process Management to drive cross-enterprise processes Auto-ID Infrastructure integrates RFID data
SAP’s Blueprint for Sustainable Success
Business solutions for 27 industries
mySAP Business Suite, SAP xApps
Adaptive computing infrastructure
Enterprise Services Architecture is a Web-services based architecture for adaptive business solutions
Vision & Mission of SAP Research
SAP Research is the world-class thought leadership partner
to SAP and SAP’s customers & partners
SAP Research prepares the groundwork for future growth by acting as SAP’s IT Trend scout, identifying emerging IT trends, researching and developing in strategically important SAP business areas as well as leveraging entrepreneurial inventive talent.
Its two key departments, each with a dedicated focus, are SAP Research Centers/Groups and SAP Inspire supported by dedicated Business Development and Operations
Systematic Thought Leadership for Innovative Business
SAP Research Programs & Domains
Smart Items Research Thomas Odenwald Research Program Manager SAP Research, RC Palo Alto
Overcome Media Breaks – Close the Gap Degree of automation RFID
Digital world („Bits“):
Inter- and cross-company information systems (e.g.: ERP systems)
Local, regional and global communication networks (e.g.: Internet)
Physical world („Atoms“):
State-of-the-art Next Generation Smart Items Manual data entry Voice input Barcode scanning Sensor Nets Embedded Systems Media Breaks Source: M-LAB
Next Generation Smart Items – Vision
A holistic service-oriented architecture for the seamless integration of real world data and events with enterprise software that efficiently exploits the capabilities of current, emerging and future ubiquitous computing technologies like embedded systems and wireless sensor networks , used reliably to assist enterprise-level decision making.
Auto-ID Infrastructure and Smart Items
Tagging with physical object
Local memory and computation
Increased data accuracy
Handling business logic locally
Data consistency and convergence
Management of massive devices and remote systems
Asset Management Warehouse Management Manufacturing Passive RFID Tag Active RFID Tag Sensor
Future Trends Promise CoBIs Synergies Embedded Systems Next Generation Smart Items Auto-ID Wireless Sensor Networks Communication HW Capabilities Client-Sever Peer-to-Peer Business logic Basic algorithms Business Logic & Data Acquisition Data / Information Acquisition Wireless Sensor Networks Embedded Systems Communication HW Capabilities Holistic Architecture (AP) IT-Infra-structure (AII) CoBIs PROMISE
EU Project: CoBIs – Collaborative Business Items
Vision & Objective
Apply wireless networked sensor systems to embed business logic in physical entities
Holistic service-oriented architecture covering all layers from application to hardware Vision: “Ubiquitous ESA”
Paradigm switch from Client-Server to P2P based Smart Items Computing
Business logic on-the-item
Extending business processes to the “Point of Action”
Collaboration in sensor networks / networked embedded systems
Innovative applications with BP and Gardeur
Embedded Systems Collaborative Smart Items Auto-ID Wireless Sensor Networks Communication HW Capabilities Client-Sever Peer-to-Peer EU = European Union
BP, UK: End user
Infineon, AT: RFID
SAP, GER: Enterprise Software
Ambient Systems, NL: Networked Embedded Systems
University of Karlsruhe, GER: SmartIts sensor nodes
University of Lancaster, UK: Context Awareness
University of Twente, NL: EYES sensor nodes
EU Project: CoBIs – Partners EU = European Union
EU Project: PROMISE
Close the product lifecycle information loops from product delivery, to end-of-life, and back to design and production
Improve product and service quality, efficiency, and sustainablity
PROMISE = Product Lifecycle Management and Information Tracking using Smart Embedded Systems
Business logic Basic algorithms EU = European Union Embedded Systems Collaborative Smart Items Auto-ID Wireless Sensor Networks Communication HW Capabilities Client-Sever Peer-to-Peer
Project: Smart Vending Center
Integrate vending machines into business process
Provide platform for low-risk RoI analysis
Gain experience from real world
(Near) real-time and predicted inventory
Advanced Data Analysis
Harting Vending GmbH
Prepaid phone cards (Baumann)
Cafeteria accounting (SAP)
Many Processes Can Be Auto-ID Enabled SAP NetWeaver mySAP SCM mySAP PLM mySAP SRM mySAP CRM mySAP ERP Financials Human Resources Corporate Services Operations Service Parts Planning Asset Management Field Service MRO Value Added Services VMI/CPFR Warehouse Management Manufacturing
Auto-ID Infrastructure Architecture – High Level Device Controller mySAP ERP ONS/PML Server mySAP SCM Other Enterprise Applications SAP Web AS 6.40 Device Controller XI Sensor Network RFID Reader I I I I I I I I S Configuration & Admin Management Activity & Process Management Logging & Archiving Core Services Association Data Management AII Device Integration Human Integration Backend System Integration
Real-Time Information for the Real-Time Enterprise CRM PLM SRM SCM CRM PLM ERP Leg- acy Information A2A People collaboration B2B roles Devices embedded analytics alerts roles Physical World Media Breaks Smart Items Sensor Network Embedded System RFID Mobile Sensors
Holistic Service-Oriented Architecture Sensors, Sensor Networks & Embedded Systems “ Ubiquitous NetWeaver” Communication, Collaboration and Sensing Services “ Ubiquitous AP&A” Business Logic On-the-Item Enhanced & New Business Applications Optimized Business Solutions
Environment, Health & Safety
Defense & Security
Defensive / military applications
Remote Control & Monitoring
Process, plant, transport monitoring
Product Lifecycle / Asset Management
Facility management / home automation
Q&A Contacts john.ellenberger @sap.com
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