A collaboration of:
Simplifying Plant Maintenance Business
Processes at Marin Municipal Water District
Brian Richards
Mari...
MMWD Intro and Background
How MMWD Got Started with GuiXT
Plant Maintenance Business Process Improvements
Linking to Other...
Marin Municipal Water District
Slide 3
• Potable & Recycled Water Service
• Oldest Municipal Water
District in California
(established in 1912)
• 185,000 populat...
• Facilities
• 913 miles of pipe
• 4 Water Treatment Plants
• 127 Storage Tanks
• 95 Pump Stations
• Watershed- 21,250 acr...
6
History of SAP At MMWD
• Original Implementation of 4.6C with GoLive date of December
2001
• Began using GuiXT in June 2...
SAP
Two Industry Solutions
• Public Sector (IS-PS)
• Funds Management
• Financial / Control
• Human Resources
• Payroll / ...
MMWD Technical Staffing
• IT Manager
• 1 Basis / Database Administrator
• 1 SAP / Network Security
• 1 ABAP Programmer
• 2...
MMWD
Enterprise
Applications
SAP
ECC 6-Ehp4
GuiXT
MMWD IT Architecture
IT Strategic Goal: Provide
information to the user ...
History of MMWD Work Orders and GuiXT
• Background
o Limited IT resources and SAP is not their only responsibility.
o Desi...
Reasons for GuiXT Development
• Improve ease-of-use over standard SAP.
• No changes required to underlying SAP code.
• Acq...
Plant Maintenance Business Processes
Improved Using GuiXT
• Work Orders, Notifications
• Equipment Lookup and Display
• Cu...
• Facilities & Watershed Division
o System Maintenance
o Facilities Maintenance
o Auto Shop
o Watershed Management
• Envir...
Initial Problems with Standard Work Order Process
• Why was this process originally modified?
o Lack of understanding how ...
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 15
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 16
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 17
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 18
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 19
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 20
At this point the work
order is complete and
ready to be saved.
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 21
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 22
Steps to create Work Order in native SAP
Slide 23
Initial Scripting Effort
• Recorded the complete set of steps to properly create a work
order, including all financial set...
Work Order Creation for Maintenance Groups
Slide 25
Work Order Creation for Maintenance Groups
Slide 26
Savings Achieved using GuiXT
Slide 27
Standard
SAP With GuiXT Savings
Clicks 42 8 34
Keystrokes 59 15 44
Screens 11 4 7
El...
Work Order Savings Using GuiXT
Manually Created Work Orders per Month = 624
Average Time Savings per work order = 1:58
Ave...
Work Order Creation for Other Departments
• Leverage existing improvements and offer department-specific
data entry screen...
• Facilities & Watershed Division
o System Maintenance
o Facilities Maintenance
o Auto Shop
o Watershed Management
• Envir...
Work Order Creation for Engineering Users
Slide 31
Task List Assignment for Watershed Management
Slide 32
Task List Assignment for Watershed Management
Slide 33
New Enhancement Efforts for System
Maintenance Users
• Address User Frustrations with existing MMWD Work Order
business pr...
Other Factors at Work
• Support Staff Position transferred out
o Formerly performed most SAP steps to update and close wor...
Our Approach
• Focus business process improvement efforts around the Work
Order
o Keep the user in the Work Order context ...
Initial Steps Taken in SAP
• Define Crew Leaders and other work order users as Planner Groups
to allow assignment of work ...
Steps Taken in SAP
Main Work Centers
Planner Groups for Orders
Address User Frustrations
• CAT2 – Time Entry Confusion and Redundancy
• Paperwork - Additional paper forms used at MMWD
o...
Addressing CAT2 Time Entry
• Use GuiXT scripting to:
o Provide streamlined entry form, prepopulated with useful defaults
o...
Time Entry from the Work Order
Slide 41
Time Entry from the Work Order
Slide 42
Clicking Step 2 initiates a
second session, and starts
the CAT2 transaction. Each
...
Time Entry from the Work Order
Slide 43
Paperwork Forms associated with Work
Orders
• Multiple types of forms and reports with different uses
o Leak Reports, Stre...
Form Data Stored as Notification Item
Slide 45
Work Order
Leak Report
Data Entry
Form
Street Opening
Data Entry
Form
Meter...
Paperwork Forms associated with Work
Orders
• GuiXT allows us to default in data from work order and technical
objects (re...
Work Order Forms
Slide 47
Leak Report
New Service
Turn On
Meter Change
Encroachment
Permit
Street Opening Notice
Work Order
Leak Report Data Entry Process
Slide 48
Forms Selection
Leak Report Form
Navigating the Work Order – Finding Information
• How do I find what I need?
o Understanding how SAP uses Equipment and Fu...
Finding the Equipment
Slide 52
Finding the Equipment
Slide 53
Search using
IH08
(search option-
Equipment by
Equipment List)
Finding the Equipment
Slide 54
Finding the Equipment (example)
Slide 55
Finding the Equipment (example)
Slide 56
Finding the Equipment (example)
Slide 57
Using GuiXT to Enable Hyperlinks to GIS and
Document Management from the Work Order
Slide 58
Thanks to our
GIS Staff who
a...
Using GuiXT to Enable Hyperlinks to GIS and
Document Management from the Work Order
Slide 59
This URL
Hyperlink
function i...
Extend This Functionality to Technical Objects
• Same scripting code used to enable hyperlinks in the Equipment
and Functi...
Additional Work Order Functionality enabled with
GuiXT Scripts
• Enable Creation of Pre-composed Emails
o Integrate Work O...
Additional Work Order Functionality
Slide 62
Enable Creation of Pre-composed Emails
• GuiXT provides substantial improvement over native SAP.
• Training…easier to introduce new users to work orders with
Gui...
GuiXT Development At MMWD
Slide 65
In House development
• Work Order Business Process
• Simplified Equipment Lookups
• Enh...
• Start Simple and Grow From There
• Mistakes happen - how you handle them
makes a difference
• Support, Support, Support
...
Start Simple and Grow From There
o Look for the easy wins, the low hanging fruit.
o Smoothing out or simplifying high volu...
Mistakes happen - how you handle them makes a
difference
o Include Reasonable Error Handling – “To Err is human, to
really...
Support, Support, Support
o User Support
 Clear Requirements, Testing, Error Reporting, Error Correction
 Feedback Loop
...
Benefits Realized by MMWD
• Quick and cost-effective way to modify user-interface
• Automated data-entry, reduce redundant...
A collaboration of:
Client Process Reengineering
Without Disrupting Core SAP Processes
Aparna Desai
Synactive, Inc.
• The Basic SAP End User Opportunity
• The Synactive Solution Suite
• Q&A
Agenda
The challenges faced with traditional SAP use
Hasso Plattner at 2013 Sapphire
• Internally developed or acquired solutions
• Silo’d solutions for different interfaces
• Browser-based alternatives with...
What if you could go from this…
25 Screens with less than 4 input fields per screen
To this…..
One Screen with all fields plus
Intuitive Screen Layout
• Pushbuttons and radio buttons for
repetitive search c...
That also works with your mobile device
One development effort, multiple touchpoints
• How GuiXT works?
• How do you create a Solution?
• Where are the scripts stored?
Agenda
How Does GuiXT Work?
1) User makes a
request via SAPGUI
(e.g. VA01)
2) SAP responds with
VA01 screen
3) GuiXT screen
modif...
The Synactive Developer Suite
One Suite – Two Components
Designer Workbench
Designer Development Platform
Generated Script...
Designer
The Synactive Tool for Creating the Consolidated View
• WYSIWYG Tool
• Screen changes without
writing any code
• ...
Workbench
The Synactive Tool for process flow collection
Record And Deploy
To All Touch Points
Workbench_Access.exe
• Options for Script Storage:
o SAP Web Repository (SMW0) (Recommended)
(Integrated with SAP; uses SAP transport
mechanism...
With Synactive, you…
…start with existing complex SAP transactions and simplify them to suit
your needs!
…record your busi...
Extending Reengineered SAP Client Use To…
Browsers and Portals
Barcode/RFID Scanners PDF/Excel Front-Ends
Tablets and Phon...
• Built on proven GuiXT technology
• Extends your SAP across both desktop
and mobile devices
• Consolidates business relat...
GuiXT Solutions Case Study Results
A white paper study for virtually all key SAP/Synactive functions
• Go to Guixt.com
• Enter your key use
parameters
o Time of transaction
o Number of transactions
o Number of users
o Emplo...
In Good Company!
Over 1000 Customers Across Multiple Industries
Some Of Our Utilities Customers
Slide 91
For more information about
Synactive’s GuiXT Solutions:
www.guixt.com
rfi@guixt.com
Tel: 650.341.3310
Thank You!!!
Thank you for this opportunity to show
what MMWD has done.
Questions???
A collaboration of:
Brian Richards
Marin Municipal Water District
brichards@marinwater.org
Aparna Desai
Synactive, Inc.
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  1. 1. A collaboration of: Simplifying Plant Maintenance Business Processes at Marin Municipal Water District Brian Richards Marin Municipal Water District Aparna Desai Synactive, Inc.
  2. 2. MMWD Intro and Background How MMWD Got Started with GuiXT Plant Maintenance Business Process Improvements Linking to Other MMWD Enterprise Systems Key Points to Take Home What I’ll Cover
  3. 3. Marin Municipal Water District Slide 3
  4. 4. • Potable & Recycled Water Service • Oldest Municipal Water District in California (established in 1912) • 185,000 population • 147 Square miles • 62,000 Customer accounts Marin Municipal Water District
  5. 5. • Facilities • 913 miles of pipe • 4 Water Treatment Plants • 127 Storage Tanks • 95 Pump Stations • Watershed- 21,250 acres with 7 Reservoirs • Staffing • 240 Employees Marin Municipal Water District
  6. 6. 6 History of SAP At MMWD • Original Implementation of 4.6C with GoLive date of December 2001 • Began using GuiXT in June 2002 • Technical Upgrade to ECC 6.0, Enhancement Pack 4, with GoLive date of July 23, 2010. This is where we are today.
  7. 7. SAP Two Industry Solutions • Public Sector (IS-PS) • Funds Management • Financial / Control • Human Resources • Payroll / CATS • Material Management • Plant Maintenance • Project Systems • Utilities (IS-U) • Customer Services (CIC) • Billing / Invoicing • Device Management • FI/CA Contract Accounts • Work Management
  8. 8. MMWD Technical Staffing • IT Manager • 1 Basis / Database Administrator • 1 SAP / Network Security • 1 ABAP Programmer • 2 PC & Network Support Generalists • 2 GIS Staff • 3 Business Analysts in Business Units o SAP support is primary focus o Positions filled in late 2003
  9. 9. MMWD Enterprise Applications SAP ECC 6-Ehp4 GuiXT MMWD IT Architecture IT Strategic Goal: Provide information to the user when they need it and where they need it
  10. 10. History of MMWD Work Orders and GuiXT • Background o Limited IT resources and SAP is not their only responsibility. o Desire to remain a “vanilla” implementation with minimal customization. o Usual Resource Constraints ($ / Time / Training) o O & M Staff with generally low level of computer skills • The Usual New System Problems o Unfamiliar Way to do Familiar Things o SAP Terminology and Business Processes o Competing Priorities (get the leak fixed!) o Training / Insufficient Experience with SAP • Enter GuiXT
  11. 11. Reasons for GuiXT Development • Improve ease-of-use over standard SAP. • No changes required to underlying SAP code. • Acquire familiarity with GuiXT tools and develop our internal support capability.
  12. 12. Plant Maintenance Business Processes Improved Using GuiXT • Work Orders, Notifications • Equipment Lookup and Display • Customer Service Searches • Transaction Navigation • Equipment & Functional Location Creation • Measurement Document Creation
  13. 13. • Facilities & Watershed Division o System Maintenance o Facilities Maintenance o Auto Shop o Watershed Management • Environmental & Engineering Services Division o Subdivision and New Services Dept. o Water Systems Operations  Operations (aka Dispatch)  Mechanical & Electrical Shop • Finance Division o Meter Operations MMWD Work Order Users Slide 13 These Work Orders are primarily set up to settle to Cost Centers.
  14. 14. Initial Problems with Standard Work Order Process • Why was this process originally modified? o Lack of understanding how Work Orders affect FI o Incomplete / Inconsistent financial information in the Work Order o User Issues with SAP terminology • Issues with failed Work Orders occurred in Accounting o Created problems in Accounting when we tried to transfer costs or run settlements at the end of the month. • Solution – Use GuiXT to develop Scripts for IW31 and IW32
  15. 15. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 15
  16. 16. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 16
  17. 17. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 17
  18. 18. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 18
  19. 19. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 19
  20. 20. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 20 At this point the work order is complete and ready to be saved.
  21. 21. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 21
  22. 22. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 22
  23. 23. Steps to create Work Order in native SAP Slide 23
  24. 24. Initial Scripting Effort • Recorded the complete set of steps to properly create a work order, including all financial settings. • Modify the recorded script to handle different parameters such as Order Type, Work Centers, standardized Operations, etc. • Develop a Pushbutton Screen to allow any user to create a work order using the script to achieve the correct financial settings. • Add buttons inside IW31 and IW32 for performing Release / Save / Print / No Print functions.
  25. 25. Work Order Creation for Maintenance Groups Slide 25
  26. 26. Work Order Creation for Maintenance Groups Slide 26
  27. 27. Savings Achieved using GuiXT Slide 27 Standard SAP With GuiXT Savings Clicks 42 8 34 Keystrokes 59 15 44 Screens 11 4 7 Elapsed Time 2:20 0:22 1:58
  28. 28. Work Order Savings Using GuiXT Manually Created Work Orders per Month = 624 Average Time Savings per work order = 1:58 Average Time Savings per month = 20.45 hours Average Time Savings per year = 245 hours What is harder to quantify is the time saved by needing fewer investigations into work order problems. Fewer Problems in Settlement = Better Relationship with Accounting
  29. 29. Work Order Creation for Other Departments • Leverage existing improvements and offer department-specific data entry screens to other groups. • Assist our Engineering users who create Work Orders both to Projects/WBS Elements as well as Cost Centers. • Support a Cost Tracking initiative in Watershed Management group by integrating the selection of Standardized Task Lists to define a common set of Work Order Operations for labor charges.
  30. 30. • Facilities & Watershed Division o System Maintenance o Facilities Maintenance o Auto Shop o Watershed Management • Environmental & Engineering Services Division o Subdivision and New Services Dept. o Water Systems Operations  Operations (aka Dispatch)  Mechanical & Electrical Shop • Finance Division o Meter Operations MMWD Work Order Users Slide 30 These Work Orders are primarily set up to settle to various WBS Elements. These Work Orders are primarily set up to settle to the Meter Operations Cost Center.
  31. 31. Work Order Creation for Engineering Users Slide 31
  32. 32. Task List Assignment for Watershed Management Slide 32
  33. 33. Task List Assignment for Watershed Management Slide 33
  34. 34. New Enhancement Efforts for System Maintenance Users • Address User Frustrations with existing MMWD Work Order business processes o Increasing time spent on paperwork before and after field work • Pent up demand for additional functionality o Can’t SAP do this…(fill in your favorite desired process improvement)…for me? • Desire to reduce time spent on redundant data entry o Why am I typing the Work Order number AGAIN?! • Difficulty in finding useful information about the object to be worked on (Service / Valve / Pipe / Hydrant, etc)
  35. 35. Other Factors at Work • Support Staff Position transferred out o Formerly performed most SAP steps to update and close work orders o Shifts more SAP work order steps to Crew Leaders • New “tech-friendly” manager of System Maintenance o Actually Uses SAP o Desire to get more out of SAP Plant Maintenance o Belief in Users Ability to Learn o Willingness to do hands-on training, lead by example The importance of this last factor cannot be over emphasized in introducing change.
  36. 36. Our Approach • Focus business process improvement efforts around the Work Order o Keep the user in the Work Order context – don’t send them off to other transactions unnecessarily • Reduce physical paperwork by moving to electronic forms linked to the Work Order • Integrate with GIS and Document Management where feasible to provide information about where the crews will be working • Incrementally add functionality and ease-of-use improvements
  37. 37. Initial Steps Taken in SAP • Define Crew Leaders and other work order users as Planner Groups to allow assignment of work orders. • Use GuiXT to develop a “push button screen” for the IW38 Work Order retrieval screen. This allows the Crew Leaders and others to pull up their own work orders.
  38. 38. Steps Taken in SAP Main Work Centers Planner Groups for Orders
  39. 39. Address User Frustrations • CAT2 – Time Entry Confusion and Redundancy • Paperwork - Additional paper forms used at MMWD o Manual paperwork. Lots of redundant data entry. • Navigating the Work Order system in general o How do I find what I need? o What do various fields mean? o What transaction codes?
  40. 40. Addressing CAT2 Time Entry • Use GuiXT scripting to: o Provide streamlined entry form, prepopulated with useful defaults o Process the user’s data from the Work Order into CAT2 o Provide reasonable error handling for uncommon, but possible situations o Return success or failure messages to the user o Provide an inquiry tool to verify the time entry was processed
  41. 41. Time Entry from the Work Order Slide 41
  42. 42. Time Entry from the Work Order Slide 42 Clicking Step 2 initiates a second session, and starts the CAT2 transaction. Each employee line is processed individually and a result message is returned. The actual CAT2 processing is hidden from the user.
  43. 43. Time Entry from the Work Order Slide 43
  44. 44. Paperwork Forms associated with Work Orders • Multiple types of forms and reports with different uses o Leak Reports, Street Opening Notices, Encroachment Permits, New Meter Sets, New Service Turn Ons • Initial Efforts with MS Word and data merge were problematic • Use Notification attached to Work Order to create “electronic forms” o Use the Classification System to create data tables to store relevant data in each Notification Item. o Use GuiXT to create the data entry forms and manage the retrieval and save process of the Notification Item data.
  45. 45. Form Data Stored as Notification Item Slide 45 Work Order Leak Report Data Entry Form Street Opening Data Entry Form Meter Change Data Entry Form Use GuiXT to manage the Create / Retrieve / Update process for the Notification and individual Items, which store the form data. Use GuiXT to display the appropriate Data Entry Form, perform data validation, etc. Notification Item 1 Text: Leak Report Class: ClassName Class: LRO Form Data Field 1 Form Data Field 2 Form Data Field 3 … Form Data Field n Item 2 Text: Street Open Class: STO Class: STO Form Data Field 1 Form Data Field 2 Form Data Field 3 … Form Data Field n Item 3 Text: MeterChange Class: METER Class: METER Form Data Field 1 Form Data Field 2 Form Data Field 3 … Form Data Field n The SAP Classification System is used to create data tables to hold the data values for each type of work order form. The Notification specifics are generally unknown by the Work Order users.
  46. 46. Paperwork Forms associated with Work Orders • GuiXT allows us to default in data from work order and technical objects (reduce duplicate data entry) including Classification data. • Encourage/enforce data consistency between forms. • As business needs evolved over time, additional data fields can be added to the Classification table and the data entry screen. • GuiXT allows better data entry screens, taking advantage of the usual form controls (calendar, checkboxes, radio buttons, drop down lists). • Render printable images of the forms using HTML in a browser window or by using Adobe Forms.
  47. 47. Work Order Forms Slide 47 Leak Report New Service Turn On Meter Change Encroachment Permit Street Opening Notice Work Order
  48. 48. Leak Report Data Entry Process Slide 48
  49. 49. Forms Selection
  50. 50. Leak Report Form
  51. 51. Navigating the Work Order – Finding Information • How do I find what I need? o Understanding how SAP uses Equipment and Functional Locations o How does this map to MMWD-centric naming and numbering schemes? • Getting supporting documents for field work o Sketches and Record Drawings • Integration/touchpoints with other Enterprise Systems (GIS & Document Management)
  52. 52. Finding the Equipment Slide 52
  53. 53. Finding the Equipment Slide 53 Search using IH08 (search option- Equipment by Equipment List)
  54. 54. Finding the Equipment Slide 54
  55. 55. Finding the Equipment (example) Slide 55
  56. 56. Finding the Equipment (example) Slide 56
  57. 57. Finding the Equipment (example) Slide 57
  58. 58. Using GuiXT to Enable Hyperlinks to GIS and Document Management from the Work Order Slide 58 Thanks to our GIS Staff who added the GIS Web server capability.
  59. 59. Using GuiXT to Enable Hyperlinks to GIS and Document Management from the Work Order Slide 59 This URL Hyperlink function is built in to our Document Management System.
  60. 60. Extend This Functionality to Technical Objects • Same scripting code used to enable hyperlinks in the Equipment and Functional Location records.
  61. 61. Additional Work Order Functionality enabled with GuiXT Scripts • Enable Creation of Pre-composed Emails o Integrate Work Order and Technical Object Details into a pre-composed, pre-addressed email o Crew Leader can add comments as needed before sending • Single Button Activation of User Statuses • Review Materials Charged to the Work Order • Convert Work Order to Settle to a Project (WBS Element) • Record Vehicle Time (and charge through KB21N if appropriate)
  62. 62. Additional Work Order Functionality Slide 62
  63. 63. Enable Creation of Pre-composed Emails
  64. 64. • GuiXT provides substantial improvement over native SAP. • Training…easier to introduce new users to work orders with GuiXT hiding some of SAP’s sharp edges and simplifying the number of steps needed. • Ongoing GuiXT development as needs arise. Work Orders - Where We Are Today… Slide 64
  65. 65. GuiXT Development At MMWD Slide 65 In House development • Work Order Business Process • Simplified Equipment Lookups • Enhanced Equipment Displays • Customer Service Searches • Transaction Navigation Outsourced to Synactive Inc. consultants • Corrosion Control Application to achieve similar functionality in SAP. • Replaced legacy application soon after SAP Go Live. • Performs on-the-fly creation of Functional Locations, Equipments, Measuring Points and Measurement Documents. • Over 10 years of stable, functioning code.
  66. 66. • Start Simple and Grow From There • Mistakes happen - how you handle them makes a difference • Support, Support, Support Key Points to Take Home Slide 66
  67. 67. Start Simple and Grow From There o Look for the easy wins, the low hanging fruit. o Smoothing out or simplifying high volume transactions provides quicker payback. o Expand use of GuiXT as opportunities arise. o Don’t overlook GuiXT when thinking of linking to other systems. Key Points to Take Home
  68. 68. Mistakes happen - how you handle them makes a difference o Include Reasonable Error Handling – “To Err is human, to really screw things up you need a computer” o Testing, Testing, Testing – Users will always find an untested possibility…once the system is live. o Defensive Programming Techniques – Try not to let an unanticipated error ruin your day. Key Points to Take Home
  69. 69. Support, Support, Support o User Support  Clear Requirements, Testing, Error Reporting, Error Correction  Feedback Loop o Developer Support  Synactive Support – Including Documentation, Tips & Tricks  GuiXT Yahoo Group - o Professional Support  Synactive Consulting Assistance Key Points to Take Home
  70. 70. Benefits Realized by MMWD • Quick and cost-effective way to modify user-interface • Automated data-entry, reduce redundant data entry and fewer data entry errors • Less Actual Paper Pushed • Reduce end-user training time • Enhanced user satisfaction – fewer complaints, less time spent in correcting errors • Save Time and Money
  71. 71. A collaboration of: Client Process Reengineering Without Disrupting Core SAP Processes Aparna Desai Synactive, Inc.
  72. 72. • The Basic SAP End User Opportunity • The Synactive Solution Suite • Q&A Agenda
  73. 73. The challenges faced with traditional SAP use
  74. 74. Hasso Plattner at 2013 Sapphire
  75. 75. • Internally developed or acquired solutions • Silo’d solutions for different interfaces • Browser-based alternatives with latency issues And a multitude of SAP solutions All solve a single problem but not the overriding issue
  76. 76. What if you could go from this… 25 Screens with less than 4 input fields per screen
  77. 77. To this….. One Screen with all fields plus Intuitive Screen Layout • Pushbuttons and radio buttons for repetitive search criteria. • Allows data to be entered to screens that are not showing. • One button click to access various transactions.
  78. 78. That also works with your mobile device One development effort, multiple touchpoints
  79. 79. • How GuiXT works? • How do you create a Solution? • Where are the scripts stored? Agenda
  80. 80. How Does GuiXT Work? 1) User makes a request via SAPGUI (e.g. VA01) 2) SAP responds with VA01 screen 3) GuiXT screen modifications are applied and SAPGUI draws new screen for VA01 SAPGUI Desktop (PC) SAP ERP GuiXT Developer Toolkit used to generate GuiXT screens 1 1 3 2
  81. 81. The Synactive Developer Suite One Suite – Two Components Designer Workbench Designer Development Platform Generated Scripts Network, SAPWR, Local Workbench Development Platform Generated Scripts Network, SAPWR, Local Excel template Desktop Desktop template Excel PDF template PDF Offline template Windows CE/Offline Access template HTML
  82. 82. Designer The Synactive Tool for Creating the Consolidated View • WYSIWYG Tool • Screen changes without writing any code • Start with any SAP transaction • Render to desktop or mobile touch points • Enables personalized applications based on roles and functions • Automatic script generation© 2013 Synactive, Inc.DesignerTrial.exe
  83. 83. Workbench The Synactive Tool for process flow collection Record And Deploy To All Touch Points Workbench_Access.exe
  84. 84. • Options for Script Storage: o SAP Web Repository (SMW0) (Recommended) (Integrated with SAP; uses SAP transport mechanism) o Network Server/File Share o FTP/HTTP Server o Local Machine (Developers) Where are the Scripts stored?
  85. 85. With Synactive, you… …start with existing complex SAP transactions and simplify them to suit your needs! …record your business process flow once and redeploy to a more intuitive interface! …extend your new screens and process customizations to any number of touch points and devices …centrally manage all deployments GuiXT Technology Record/ Design Automate/ Extend Manage
  86. 86. Extending Reengineered SAP Client Use To… Browsers and Portals Barcode/RFID Scanners PDF/Excel Front-Ends Tablets and Phones
  87. 87. • Built on proven GuiXT technology • Extends your SAP across both desktop and mobile devices • Consolidates business related transactions, fields and tabs • Start from SAP, Record Once and Deploy everywhere • No Java, ABAP programming; No 3rd party application server required • Simple scripting to empower a responsive IT Team Non-Disruptive Business Solution Lean, Agile Development Liquid UI Platform Local SAPGUI Web Browser Central SAPGUI Barcode/R FID iOS OfflineExcel PDF Android Blackberry Appl Database Connector Liquid UI Platform Connects directly to SAP through patented connectivity technology
  88. 88. GuiXT Solutions Case Study Results A white paper study for virtually all key SAP/Synactive functions
  89. 89. • Go to Guixt.com • Enter your key use parameters o Time of transaction o Number of transactions o Number of users o Employee costs • The system will calculate your return An ROI Worth Calculating A simple way to measure the cost/investment
  90. 90. In Good Company! Over 1000 Customers Across Multiple Industries
  91. 91. Some Of Our Utilities Customers Slide 91
  92. 92. For more information about Synactive’s GuiXT Solutions: www.guixt.com rfi@guixt.com Tel: 650.341.3310 Thank You!!!
  93. 93. Thank you for this opportunity to show what MMWD has done. Questions???
  94. 94. A collaboration of: Brian Richards Marin Municipal Water District brichards@marinwater.org Aparna Desai Synactive, Inc. aparna@guixt.com
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