Application PaaS with SAP

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A brief overview of benefits of introducing an Agile layer into a SAP environment, including high level integration patterns that are possible with SAP NetWeaver Gateway

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Application PaaS with SAP

  1. 1. WHITE PAPER SAP AND APAAS: A WINNING COMBINATION? JAN 2014
  2. 2. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION BUSINESS PROBLEM - Traditionally SAP ERP extensions in functionality and reach - have required significant investments and introduced architectural complexity. - ABAPdevelopment (espWeb Dynpro) and Process Orchestration(PO/PI) are expensive resources. - Having an ERP system is “table stakes” in todays competitive economy - building differentiating applicationsand unique business processes is a mechanism for companies to achieve competitive advantage. - Exposing core SAP system to “Internet” raises significant risk * WHITE PAPER - SAP AND APAAS: A WINNING COMBINATION // PAGE 1 OF 5 * See latest article from SAP Breach (Jan 2014)
  3. 3. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION WHY PAAS - Faster development - Pre build middleware’s, utilities, Tools, Frameworks, accelerators and Standardize Application Development. - Functional Extensibility - Ability to extend and add business functions with minimal disruption in existing operations - Easy maintainability - Standardisationof software & tools for the enterprise. - One-Click Deploy - Get applications to market faster. - Load Balancing & Elastic Scalability - Workloads assured with high availability & auto scalability during unpredictable or seasonal load. - Self-Service - Developers can self-serve and get apps to the cloud in minutes instead of weeks, while staying within IT guidelines, and all without relying on scarce IT resources to perform manual configuration. SAP = WATERFALL BLUEPRINT FUNC. SPEC TECH. CODE SPEC TEST RELEASE Detailed requirements upfront Business users design solution “blind” Developers spend significant effort before first version is available Rigourous testing against 1st cut requirements TRADITIONAL SAP SOFTWARE = WATERFALL APPROACH WHITE PAPER - SAP AND APAAS: A WINNING COMBINATION // PAGE 1 OF 5
  4. 4. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PAAS = AGILE Sprint Planning Daily Cycle Backlog Retrospective Sprint Review Product SCRUM PROCESS Increment Scrum Master Users Stakeholders PREPARATION RELEASE Team Members Product Owner SCRUM ROLES BRING AGILE SOFTWARE PROCESSES TO SAP APP DELIVERY COMBINING SAP AND PAAS Gartner™ identified the concept of “Pace Layering” - IT spends most of its time maintaining systems of record (SAP), modifications are time consuming. 01 SYSTEMS OF ENGAGEMENT Consumer and stakeholder facing systems, accessed via multiple channels and device types 02 SYSTEM OF INNOVATION Integration and fluid layer allowing composition of core building blocks for discovery 03 SYSTEM OF RECORD Core ERP System where core transactional information WHITE PAPER - SAP AND APAAS: A WINNING COMBINATION // PAGE 1 OF 5
  5. 5. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION 10,000 FT ARCHITECTURE PaaS Netweaver SYSTEM OF ENGAGEMENT Gateway ERP BW HR SYSTEM OF RECORD 1,000 FT ARCHITECTURE Monitoring Runtime Modeler Requirements Mgnt REST Services Metering / SSO Service Designer Data providers: RFC, BAPI, Transactions Business Logic PaaS NetWeaver Gateway* SAP Business Suite APP PLATFORM INTEGRATION LAYER BUSINESS FUNCTION * Note SAP NW Gateway can be installed into Business Suite or own server 100 FT ARCHITECTURE Mobile / UI Layer Entity Model Gateway Service Data Model SAP Screen Function Module Business Object REST / HTTP PaaS NetWeaver Gateway* SAP Business Suite APP PLATFORM INTEGRATION LAYER BUSINESS FUNCTION * Only showing data integration between systems, for specific scenario WHITE PAPER - SAP AND APAAS: A WINNING COMBINATION // PAGE 1 OF 5
  6. 6. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION MORE INFORMATION? We provide innovative IT solutions to business challenges. The new economy demands faster, more agile capabilities, whilst ensuring that every rand spent has a return on its investment. CONTACT US For more information about what we do please contact us via any of the following channels: Telephone: +27.21.808.1805 Email: warrene@agile.co.za www.agile.co.za WHITE PAPER - SAP AND APAAS: A WINNING COMBINATION // PAGE 1 OF 5

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