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Run Better With Game-Changing Innovations For IT: Agile SAP – Composition on the Edge



Agile SAP –Composition on the Edge

Agile SAP –Composition on the Edge

John Barnard

Run Better with Game-Changing Innovations for IT



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    Run Better With Game-Changing Innovations For IT:  Agile SAP – Composition on the Edge Run Better With Game-Changing Innovations For IT: Agile SAP – Composition on the Edge Presentation Transcript

    • #SAPWorldTourUKIGlobal EventsJanuary 31, 2011
    • Agile SAP –Composition on the EdgeJohn BarnardSAP Technology and Innovation
    • DisclaimerThis presentation outlines our general product direction and should not be reliedon in making a purchase decision. This presentation is not subject to your licenseagreement or any other agreement with SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue anycourse of business outlined in this presentation or to develop or release anyfunctionality mentioned in this presentation. This presentation and SAPs strategyand possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed bySAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided withouta warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, theimplied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. SAP assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in thisdocument, except if such damages were caused by SAP intentionally or grosslynegligent.© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3
    • SAP Product StrategyInstant value for people everywhere© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 4
    • Orchestration in SAP’s Product StrategyDeliver consistency, integration, manageability     © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5
    • Process Orchestration SolutionEnable own practices through composition & integration Consumption Analytics Mobile Collaboration UI Interop Business Extensibility Business Process Business Rules Management Management Service & Event UI Composition Composition SOA Mapping & Governance Transformations Service Bus Connectivity & Integration Web Custom On-premise Applications On- Partner Legacy built Demand Apps© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6
    • Automating non-standard processes can be challenging To manage core processes you rely on Best Practices  Provided by standardized out-of-the box software Application Core Processes CRM SRM SCM PLM ERP Non-SAP But what if you want to create your Own Practices?  To create innovative, differentiating, company-specific processes  Traditional applications are often too inflexible for fast-changing business processes  Implementing new processes takes too much time and is too costly© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 8
    • Business-friendly process modeling perspectiveA step towards collaborative process design© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9
    • Rules play a role in many business activitiesBusiness rules enforce corporate policies and guidelines Decision Validation Recommendation Calculation Alert Rules Rules Rules Rules RulesAutomate complex Check eligibility of Guide buying Calculate sales Trigger alerts for decisions, e.g. claims settlement behavior by commissions critical businessdistribute workload or eligibility of personalizing prices, discounts events, e.g. to using rule-based applicant for websites and and rebates detect fraud task assignment certain product product offerings recommendations© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 10
    • Rule representation formats Allow rules developers to use the most applicable rule artifact “If Then” Rules Decision Tables Rule Flows “If” conditions are satisfied  Model rules in familiar  Model rules visually as a flow “then” fire action spreadsheet like structure chart Use simple English like  Integration with Microsoft  Conveniently drag “rule flow statements joined with and/or Office Excel (see next slide) elements” from the project explorer and simply “drag” them to the flow editor. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 11
    • Integration with Microsoft ExcelMaintain rules with the familiar application Microsoft Office Excel Bi-directional import/export of Microsoft Office Excel Author, edit and analyze rules spreadsheets to decision tables in SAP NetWeaver BRM with Microsoft Office Excel  Improve user productivity by allowing them to use a familiar tool  Allow users to maintain business rules offline© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 12
    • Business user empowermentAllow business users to take control of rules via a Web-based interface Web-based, easy-to-use business user interface to manage business rules  Allow non-technical users to …  …change rules at runtime  …view version history  …compare versions  …generate reports  …find usage of rule artifacts  …validate consistency of rules  …active/deactivate rules© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 13
    • Opening up the World of Process AnalyticsThe Big Picture Universe Designer Query as a Visual Composer Web ServiceReal-timeanalysis of Ex-post, multi- Extract and load the BI data intoprocesses and dimensional the SAP BusinessObject Enterprisetasks, e.g. for analysis of platform to gain advancedend-users, processes with analysis, visualization, reporting Xcelsiusprocess owners Process List Viewer SAP BW and exploration capabilitiesandadministrators BEx Query Designer BPM Task NW Administrator BusinessObjects Explorer Accelerated Crystal Reports© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 14
    • Process Analytics:SAP NetWeaver BPM Process List Viewer Graphical Process Flow Visualization This feature is provided out-of-box but the The system administrator needs to add ”Process List Viewer” link to the UWL Users then have access to all their running and completed processes including the attachments and task notes© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 15
    • Preconfigured sample DashboardsImplemented with Visual ComposerOverview – sample Dashboards: Tasks Dashboard Business process dashboard (overview) Process monitoring (running processes) dashboard Processes per day dashboard Business log reportSee SDN for sample dowload:© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 16
    • User interface support in SAP NetWeaver BPMWeb Dynpro, Visual Composer, SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe Web Dynpro Java/ABAP Visual Composer SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe  Extend the reach of the composite process to offline users via native integration of SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe.© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 17
    • Auto-generation of user interfacesMaking it much easier and faster to generate new UIs Auto-generation of user interfaces (UI) out of the process context (data objects) … …for Visual Composer and Web Dynpro Java© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 18
    • Web Dynpro Java – unlimited possibilitiesBy integrating different UI-technologies Web Dynpro JSF Micrsoft Silverlight Island Integration Web Widget Stateful Iframes Flash Islands© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 19
    • UI-integration in SAP NetWeaver BPMToday and tomorrow SAP NetWeaver CE 7.3 ■ Web Dynpro SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2 ABAP ■ WebDynpro Java ■ Web Dynpro Java ■ Visual Composer ■ Visual Composer ■ SAP InteractiveSAP NetWeaver CE 7.11 Forms by Adobe ■ SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe ■ Web Dynpro Java ■ BPM API All Devices & All Technologies © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 20
    • SAP NetWeaver BPMOpenness is key Human Activity  BPM API:  technology independent UI’s  Customized UWL / Tasks Intermediate Message Event:  asynchronous message / correlation  integration with 3rd Party systems / UIsStart Event: Automated Activity Integration via WebService, RFC Integration via WebServices Web Dynpro Java/ABAP etc. and RFC’s © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 21
    • Process Execution on the iPad© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 22
    • Gravity in Streamwork© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 23
    • Business Process Library (BPL)Enhanced Business Blueprint Key Features Industry templates by SAP, partners, customers, and independent standards organizations Common shared process catalog, which supports full business process lifecycle and links the business view with the implementation view of processes Value Proposition Faster time to value: Leverage predefined best practices Reuse of and collaboration around organization process assets© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 24
    • Thank You!Contact information:John BarnardSAP Technology and Innovationjohn.barnard@sap.com07808 575 286
    • #SAPWorldTourUKIGlobal EventsJanuary 31, 2011