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Liferay and SAP          IntegrationPresented By:Tom Rodgers – Head, US Delivery, CIGNEXDatamaticsSaket Thakkar – SAP Prac...
Agenda • Liferay - SAP as User eXperience Platforms (UXP) • Liferay – SAP Integration • Case Study – Supplier Collaboratio...
Liferay – SAP Integrationas a User eXperience Platform       CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential   3
UXP – The Concept                                              Source: Gartner, March 2011             CIGNEX Datamatics C...
Portal Ecosystem Vs UXP      Traditional Portal                           Portals on UX Platform • User Experience is an  ...
Portal mapping for UXP Offerings              CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential   6
UXP components in Supplier Portal   Infrastructure                                        UXP Components     Flexibility &...
Liferay – SAP Integration    CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential   8
Liferay + SAP Integration Architecture               CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential   9
JCo based Integration  •   Features       – RFC middleware based on the JNI         (Java Native Interface)       – Suppor...
Web Services Based Integration              CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential   11
Integration Scenarios                                 Liferay Services                               User Groups and Roles...
A Global Leader in Reliable Power      Conversion Solutions Success Story: Supplier Collaboration Portals        IBE - UXP...
Client Overview • Headquartered in Fort Collins,   Colorado, Client is the global   leader in reliable power   conversion ...
Business Challenges Problem Background Client lacked a centralized system to collaborate with their suppliers. They used s...
Technology Platform Components             CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential   16
Key Solution Features • Client-Supplier collaboration through      – Message Boards, Upload and download of documents     ...
Benefits  • A Portal that enables supplier to forecast and procure    purchase order along with seamless features  • Scala...
TCO Savings over SAP SNC Portal Supplier Collaboration               SAP SNC Portal*         Liferay w/ SAP web services* ...
About CIGNEX DatamaticsA subsidiary of Datamatics Group Services Limited           CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential         ...
What Does CIGNEX Datamatics Do? In the last 11 years, CIGNEX Datamatics helped clients save over US$ 500 Million by adopti...
Where We Can Help Youweb content management                                                      portalsdocument managemen...
Liferay @ CIGNEX Datamatics •   Global Platinum Partner      – Close working relationship since 2006      – Conduct Lifera...
SAP @ CIGNEX Datamatics •   SAP Partner      – 20+ years of SAP implementation &        Integration experience      – Expe...
Q & A, Thank You for your time                                       Making Open Source work                              ...
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  1. 1. Liferay and SAP IntegrationPresented By:Tom Rodgers – Head, US Delivery, CIGNEXDatamaticsSaket Thakkar – SAP Practice Director, CIGNEXDatamaticsParth Barot – Sr. Consultant, CIGNEX Datamatics
  2. 2. Agenda • Liferay - SAP as User eXperience Platforms (UXP) • Liferay – SAP Integration • Case Study – Supplier Collaboration Portal • About CIGNEX Datamatics CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 2
  3. 3. Liferay – SAP Integrationas a User eXperience Platform CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 3
  4. 4. UXP – The Concept Source: Gartner, March 2011 CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 4
  5. 5. Portal Ecosystem Vs UXP Traditional Portal Portals on UX Platform • User Experience is an • User Experience is prime afterthought • Pre-integrated suite that installs • Heaps of Functionality mostly off-the-shelf • Lack of usability • UX design & management features are coupled with usability centered designs and usability testing User Experience Platforms are ‘Consumer/User Driven IT’ CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 5
  6. 6. Portal mapping for UXP Offerings CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 6
  7. 7. UXP components in Supplier Portal Infrastructure UXP Components Flexibility & Search Scalability Web Content Management Compliance to Standards Document Management Security Offline Editing Supplier Portal Dashboards Administration Collaboration Integration Support Integration with Supply Chain applications Multi-tenancy B2B Integration CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 7
  8. 8. Liferay – SAP Integration CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 8
  9. 9. Liferay + SAP Integration Architecture CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 9
  10. 10. JCo based Integration • Features – RFC middleware based on the JNI (Java Native Interface) – Support of SAP ECC -R/3 Systems and other mySAP components with BAPIs or RFMs (Remote Function Modules) – Execution of function calls • Inbound (Java client calls BAPI or RFM) • Outbound (ABAP calls Java Server) – Support for • synchronous, transactional, and queued RFC • Connection pooling (important for Web servers) • Various platforms • Extensive code page handling, including multi-byte CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 10
  11. 11. Web Services Based Integration CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 11
  12. 12. Integration Scenarios Liferay Services User Groups and Roles Authentication Presentation Workflow Social Content BI & Reporting Collaboration Forms SAP SAP CRM SAP SRM SAP GRC SAP RPM ECC 6.0 - R/3 CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 12
  13. 13. A Global Leader in Reliable Power Conversion Solutions Success Story: Supplier Collaboration Portals IBE - UXP using Liferay + SAP CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 13
  14. 14. Client Overview • Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, Client is the global leader in reliable power conversion solutions • Founded in 1981, and have regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe • Over 1400 employees are primarily engaged in the creation and supply of thin-film manufacturing, solar energy and semi-conductor devices CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 14
  15. 15. Business Challenges Problem Background Client lacked a centralized system to collaborate with their suppliers. They used siloed approach where each communication (Fax, email, phone) was used independent of one another. • Business Challenges • Architecture Infrastructure – Manual communication using – Client was searching for an spreadsheets and emails alternative to SAP Enterprise • Low Productivity & Time Portal while achieving its Consuming capabilities. The challenges being • Increasing risk and costs • Enterprise Portal costs – license • Margin of error and maintenance & associated – Material requirement planning cost to support the portal were slow to communicate with • Functionality enablement within little collaboration SAP ECC to support portal enablement – Legacy systems lacked • Advanced portal functionality functionalities which were not available utilizing SAP Portal expensive to modify CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 15
  16. 16. Technology Platform Components CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 16
  17. 17. Key Solution Features • Client-Supplier collaboration through – Message Boards, Upload and download of documents – Contact information with requisite permissions • Registration with approval for new suppliers users • Facilities for suppliers on forecast and purchase order lines – Email capabilities to request information – Special alerts on priority actions – Excel download capabilities – Popup and hover information • SSO enabled for client LDAP users CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 17
  18. 18. Benefits • A Portal that enables supplier to forecast and procure purchase order along with seamless features • Scalable solution in various SAP functions including ESS, CRM, MSS and more – SAP transactions to extend functionality out to the portal – Features and functions compared that support collaboration and interoperability – Support for EDI and XLS using SAP Netweaver PI • Estimated 50% savings in TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for three year period – Eliminated the highly priced SAP resources for portal CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 18
  19. 19. TCO Savings over SAP SNC Portal Supplier Collaboration SAP SNC Portal* Liferay w/ SAP web services* Software/HardwaTCO Savings over $ 200,000 $ 100,000 SAP SNC Portalre Software Maintenance (3 Years) $ 150,000 $ 36,000 Implementation $ 400,000 $ 300,000 Staffing $ 750,000 $ 400,000 TCO – 3 years $ 1,500,000 $ 836,000 Over 50% savings on Total Cost of Ownership by adopting Liferay + SAP web service CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 19
  20. 20. About CIGNEX DatamaticsA subsidiary of Datamatics Group Services Limited CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 20
  21. 21. What Does CIGNEX Datamatics Do? In the last 11 years, CIGNEX Datamatics helped clients save over US$ 500 Million by adopting Commercial Open Source Software across 200+ implementations Time Saving CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 21
  22. 22. Where We Can Help Youweb content management portalsdocument management DAM intranets records management e-commercedigital asset management social collaboration big data integration & ESB business intelligence mobile apps business process SAP/ ERP apps enterprise search big analytics...more Open Source Center of Excellence (CoE) CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 22
  23. 23. Liferay @ CIGNEX Datamatics • Global Platinum Partner – Close working relationship since 2006 – Conduct Liferay trainings in Asia, Middle East, UK and USA – Over 150 Liferay consultants – Over 3500 posts in Liferay Community • Achievements Community Liferay Partner of – Deployed over 100 enterprise solutions Excellence Award, the Year, 2011 2011 – Authored 5 Liferay Books – Liferay Partner of the Year Award – 2011, 2010 – Community Excellence Award - 2011 Liferay Partner of the Year, 2010 CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 23
  24. 24. SAP @ CIGNEX Datamatics • SAP Partner – 20+ years of SAP implementation & Integration experience – Experience of leading & managing 3rd Largest SAP Consulting Company (Rapidigm and Fujitsu Consulting • SAP Expertise in – Integration with Open Source Products • Liferay Portals • Alfresco ECM • Magento e-Commerce – Consulting services • SAP ABAP • SAP Functional • SAP BASIS – Adobe Forms Development – ECC Upgrades – Quality Assurance & Test Services – Project Management, Training & Change management – Netweaver CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 24
  25. 25. Q & A, Thank You for your time Making Open Source work for the Enterprise Tom Rodgers – Head, US Delivery Saket Thakkar – SAP Practice Director Parth Barot – Sr. Consultant Reach out to us at info@cignex.com CIGNEX Datamatics Confidential 25

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