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SAP NetWeaver for DummiesChapter 21 - Making Sense of Data: Analytics and Reporting Chapter 22 - Doing the Application-to-...
   Understanding the need for application-to-application (A2A) integration                  Analysing the challenges IT ...
Introduction       • Application-to-application integration           ▫ Sharing Data and Functionality           ▫ The Rea...
Introduction        • Technically Speaking…               ▫ The practice of creating connections between parts            ...
What Needs to be Integrated ?        • User Interface Integration        • Process Integration        • Application progra...
Which Applications ?        • Don’t be intimidated by potential barriers               ▫ Integration can take place across...
SAP NetWeaver Meets A2A Integration       • SAP NetWeaver           ▫ An open integration and application platform        ...
SAP NetWeaver Meets A2A Integration        • SAP NetWeaver has all of them…          ▫ An integrated development environme...
SAP NetWeaver – Levels of IntegrationFebruary12, 2013                    SAP NetWeaver for Dummies                        ...
Lining Up the Components       • What components to use ?                    USE                                  SAP Comp...
A2A Integration: A Staged Process       • Step 1: Data integration           ▫ Making the data from one application availa...
A2A Integration: A Staged Process        • Step 2: One-way process integration               ▫ SAP NetWeaver offers a conf...
A2A Integration: A Staged Process       • Step 3: Interactive process integration           ▫ SAP     NetWeaver     provid...
A2A Integration: A Staged Process           2.) To Coordinate Other Applications                Cross-component business ...
A2A Integration: A Staged Process       • Step 4: Business process management           ▫ SAP offers two ways to help mana...
A2A Integration: A Staged Process               2.) SAP Composite Application Framework (SAP CAF)SAP®               Enterp...
   Understanding the importance of analytics and reporting              Exploring the SAP® NetWeaver™ solution          ...
Introduction       • Implementing an analytics and reporting         solution guarantees that you can make smart         d...
Business Drivers       • Today’s enterprise has no clearly defined pit         stops at which to take stock of the busines...
What would an analytics and     reporting solution look like?        • Analytics & reporting includes the questions       ...
Using what you get       • Implementation is just the first step. When an         analytics and reporting solution is up a...
SAP Net Weaver-based Solution       • SAP has provided a comprehensive solution.         which consists of a general platf...
SAP Net Weaver-based Solution       (contd..)February12, 2013                      SAP NetWeaver for Dummies              ...
Running down the features        •      Create components and services        •      Automatic process        •      Adapt...
How does it do all this stuff?       • SAP Web AS also ensures that you can tailor a         user’s access and interface a...
How does it do all this stuff? (contd.)        • SAP XI automates data retrieval for sorting and          analysis, speedi...
Solution evolution       • Build a data warehouse and a business intelligence         foundation capable of aggregating an...
Getting Your Data When      You Actually Need It        • SAP XI provides a framework]        • SAP® Master Data Managemen...
So, What’s the Future?       • Simply adding a data warehouse capable of knitting         together so many disparate and r...
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  1. 1. SAP NetWeaver for DummiesChapter 21 - Making Sense of Data: Analytics and Reporting Chapter 22 - Doing the Application-to-Application ThingDan Woods and Jeff Word Presented by: Abhishek Bansal (7503869) Mayank Maindola (10609029)
  2. 2.  Understanding the need for application-to-application (A2A) integration  Analysing the challenges IT departments face in implementing A2A integration  Reviewing how SAP® NetWeaver™  helps support A2A integration  Looking at an incremental road map for A2A integrationFebruary 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 2
  3. 3. Introduction • Application-to-application integration ▫ Sharing Data and Functionality ▫ The Reasons and the Techniques are many ▫ Why ?  Managing the Supply Chain, Improving Customer Relationships, Processing Orders or Tracking Finances needs to be relied upon a variety of quite separate software applications.  It’s a good idea to make these applications work together  To reduce Redundancy, CostsFebruary12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 3
  4. 4. Introduction • Technically Speaking… ▫ The practice of creating connections between parts of your IT infrastructure is called Application-to- Application (A2A) integration. • One Fundamental Goal ▫ Creating a new software landscape whose total function, performance, and productivity are considerably greater than the sum of its parts.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 4
  5. 5. What Needs to be Integrated ? • User Interface Integration • Process Integration • Application programming interface (API) integration • Data integrationFebruary 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 5
  6. 6. Which Applications ? • Don’t be intimidated by potential barriers ▫ Integration can take place across virtually any boundary, be they technical, organizational, or geographical Process Integration ▫ Standards-based intranets, providing high-speed connections between servers located almost anywhere on the planet, provide a robust communications medium for most integrations.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 6
  7. 7. SAP NetWeaver Meets A2A Integration • SAP NetWeaver ▫ An open integration and application platform ▫ Packs a powerful set of A2A integration capabilities ▫ Supports the integration of applications within enterprise, independent of vendor, design, function, location, or owner ▫ Ideal for integrating systems across company boundaries, called business-to-business or B2B integrationFebruary12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 7
  8. 8. SAP NetWeaver Meets A2A Integration • SAP NetWeaver has all of them… ▫ An integrated development environment (IDE) to create components and services that are an A2A integration’s building blocks. ▫ Master data management capability that enables you to pull a variety of data sources into a single, well-organized database. ▫ An automatic replication and distribution process ▫ An integration broker with messaging technology and adapters to translate one format to another ▫ Web services to expose slices, or selected functions, of existing applications that other programs can use. ▫ Advanced business process management (BPM) you can use to design, execute, automate, and monitor application-spanning processes.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 8
  9. 9. SAP NetWeaver – Levels of IntegrationFebruary12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 9
  10. 10. Lining Up the Components • What components to use ? USE SAP Component Focus is on data SAP® Exchange Infrastructure Focus is on APIs SAP® Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) IDE for developers SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio Rapid assembly of user Web Dynpro, the SAP user framework interfaces Allows components to SAP Composite Application Framework be stitched together sans coding.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 10
  11. 11. A2A Integration: A Staged Process • Step 1: Data integration ▫ Making the data from one application available in another  SAP XI passes messages containing the requested data between applications. The openness of the SAP XI adapter framework allows the deployment of various adapters to translate virtually any format.  SAP Web AS constructs Web services that allow one application to retrieve data from another.  SAP® Master Data Management (SAP MDM) creates a unified central data repository that several different applications can use. Using this method, SAP MDM employs SAP XI to synchronize replicated data.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 11
  12. 12. A2A Integration: A Staged Process • Step 2: One-way process integration ▫ SAP NetWeaver offers a configurable approach, building on the capabilities for data integration of the following components:  SAP® Enterprise Portal (SAP EP), the user-interface framework for all mySAP Business Suite solutions, can also be used to create either role based or process-based views of cross-application processes  SAP XI can move data from one application to another.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 12
  13. 13. A2A Integration: A Staged Process • Step 3: Interactive process integration ▫ SAP NetWeaver provides advanced process automation at two levels 1.) To Coordinate Users  Business workflow management system of the SAP Web AS models, controls, and auto-mates the business processes taking place within a software component.  Once defined, the automated workflow serves to coordinate the activity of users working with the business processes.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 13
  14. 14. A2A Integration: A Staged Process 2.) To Coordinate Other Applications  Cross-component business process management (BPM), a function of SAP XI, drives and controls complex business processes across business applications and between different companies.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 14
  15. 15. A2A Integration: A Staged Process • Step 4: Business process management ▫ SAP offers two ways to help manage complex integrations: the 1.) BPM capability  A very cool process modelling environment that handles asynchronous coordination of processes between all your different applications  Modelling, rather than coding can be used to orchestrate all the messages and services for data exchange and process management 2.) SAP Composite Application Framework (SAP CAF)SAP® Enterprise Portal (SAP EP)February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 15
  16. 16. A2A Integration: A Staged Process 2.) SAP Composite Application Framework (SAP CAF)SAP® Enterprise Portal (SAP EP)  The SAP CAF lets you create advanced applications in a model- driven development environment.  Not only the processes, but all aspects of an A2A integration can be modelled and configured using parameters.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 16
  17. 17.  Understanding the importance of analytics and reporting  Exploring the SAP® NetWeaver™ solution  Discovering the business value provided by data warehouses  Examining the challenges facing IT departments delivering solutions  Looking ahead to the impact on architectureFebruary12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 17
  18. 18. Introduction • Implementing an analytics and reporting solution guarantees that you can make smart decisions based on a truly complete set of business data • How SAP Net Weaver, in conjunction with other SAP components or alone, begins to lay the groundwork that enables your organization to make sense of the data it generates, lowers your total cost of ownership, and saves time.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 18
  19. 19. Business Drivers • Today’s enterprise has no clearly defined pit stops at which to take stock of the business, but the principle is the same. • Corporations dont spend nearly enough time or money analyzing that information and reporting the results to those within the organization who need it.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 19
  20. 20. What would an analytics and reporting solution look like? • Analytics & reporting includes the questions like: ▫ How is the company performing today? ▫ How well did it perform yesterday? ▫ What should the employees, partners, suppliers, and managers do differently?February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 20
  21. 21. Using what you get • Implementation is just the first step. When an analytics and reporting solution is up and running, the next goal looms ahead ensuring that an organization’s workflow and IT infrastructure are geared to make maximum use of all this great information. • Analytics and reporting solutions have to be just as adapt in their handling of metadata.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 21
  22. 22. SAP Net Weaver-based Solution • SAP has provided a comprehensive solution. which consists of a general platform for application development that packs in all the elements that meet challenges for extending the analytics and reporting capabilities of an underlying SAP® Business Intelligence data warehouse.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 22
  23. 23. SAP Net Weaver-based Solution (contd..)February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 23
  24. 24. Running down the features • Create components and services • Automatic process • Adapters and integration brokers • Mobile device distribution framework • Collaborative toolsFebruary 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 24
  25. 25. How does it do all this stuff? • SAP Web AS also ensures that you can tailor a user’s access and interface as you like, while remaining consistent across all transactional, analytic, and reporting solutions. • Also extends SAP BI’s capabilities with prepackaged components for data management, portal development, collaboration, and application integration.February12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 25
  26. 26. How does it do all this stuff? (contd.) • SAP XI automates data retrieval for sorting and analysis, speeding up reporting cycles, and pushing your enterprise toward the elusive goal of real-time reporting or at least right-time reporting —providing fresher data than you actually need to make your decisions.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 26
  27. 27. Solution evolution • Build a data warehouse and a business intelligence foundation capable of aggregating and analyzing data. • Integrate customized analytic applications and reports into employees’ portals and other interfaces. • Add collaborative tools to make the lessons learned by reviewing the reports immediately actionable. • The most comprehensive solutions automate data delivery into the analytics and reporting solutionFebruary12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 27
  28. 28. Getting Your Data When You Actually Need It • SAP XI provides a framework] • SAP® Master Data Management creates a unified, central repository of data that uses SAP XI to synchronize replicated data. • SAP Web AS builds Web services that allow one application to retrieve data from another.February 12,2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 28
  29. 29. So, What’s the Future? • Simply adding a data warehouse capable of knitting together so many disparate and rapidly proliferating databases is key. • It paves the way for future components and services that you can combine and recombine with the data warehouse to perform more in-depth analysis. • It is services like these, which have a comprehensive view of all the data needed for a particular purpose, that can truly fulfill the promise of Enterprise Services ArchitectureFebruary12, 2013 SAP NetWeaver for Dummies 29
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