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IBM Alloy - Lotusphere Presentation


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Lotusphere 2009 presentation about IBM Alloy, a joint offering by IBM and SAP, providing direct access to SAP applications from IBM Lotus Notes.

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IBM Alloy - Lotusphere Presentation

  1. 2. Alloy by IBM and SAP – IBM Lotus Notes and SAP Integration <ul><ul><li>Alan Rickayzen, Solution Manager , SAP AG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Holsing, Product Manager, IBM - Lotus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Banks-Binici, Program Director, IBM - Lotus </li></ul></ul>ID 104 / SPN101
  2. 3. Introducing ..... formerly known as Project “Atlantic”
  3. 4. Agenda <ul><li>SAP Overview and IBM Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Alloy – Product Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Product Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Product Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Alloy Extensibility </li></ul><ul><li>The R oad A head </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  4. 5. About SAP TM <ul><li>SAP AG in 2007 revenues: €10.25 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Around 76,000 companies run SAP software </li></ul><ul><li>Providing more than 25 industry solutions </li></ul><ul><li>51, 863 SAP employees (Sept, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>12 million users in 120+ countries team with us to… </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate their business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Extend their competitive capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Get a better return on investment at a lower total cost of ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Unique partner ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1.3 million community members (SDN and BPX) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,800 partner solutions certified for SAP NetWeaver </li></ul><ul><li>15 Industry Value Networks </li></ul>
  5. 6. SAP‘s Solution Portfolio SAP NetWeaver Core Business Industry- specific Line of Business User- specific SAP Business ByDesign SAP Business Suite SAP Business All-in-One SAP Business One Large Enterprises Medium Enterprises Small Enterprises Composite Apps
  6. 7. SAP Customers
  7. 8. IBM and SAP: Global Partnership © SAP 2007 / Page
  8. 9. Two Primary SAP User Roles Within Organizations <ul><li>Sample roles: payroll administrator, customer service representative, claims processor </li></ul><ul><li>Area expert with defined tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts repetitive, structured transactional work </li></ul><ul><li>Uses single or a few enterprise applications </li></ul><ul><li>User interface of choice: SAP Portal </li></ul>Business User Task Worker SAP “ Power User” Typical Lotus Notes User <ul><li>Sample roles: business manager, sales representative, HR manager, CxO </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge worker or people manager </li></ul><ul><li>Manages exceptions and coordinates activities & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregates and synthesizes information from many sources </li></ul><ul><li>Spends a large portion of their day dealing with email, meetings, documents </li></ul>
  9. 10. Business Users are Disconnected From Enterprise Information and Processes…. <ul><li>Productivity suffers from time wasted searching for and coordinating information </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making is impaired due to out-of-date or incomplete information </li></ul><ul><li>Business innovation is hindered by inability to participate in enterprise processes </li></ul><ul><li>Morale is impacted due to over-reliance on manual intervention and workarounds </li></ul>DISTRIBUTION CENTERS DISTRIBUTION CENTERS MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING CORPORATE HQ CORPORATE HQ
  10. 11. Moving from it interrupts their flow and introduces opportunities for distraction. Instant Messaging E-mail, Calendar, Contacts Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets Social networking –blogs, mashups, activities Personal content library Feeds, My Widgets, Live Text Collaborative and business applications Business User's Inbox is the catalyst for productivity
  11. 12. Introducing Alloy TM by IBM and SAP: Bringing SAP Software to IBM ® Lotus ® Notes ® © SAP 2007 / Page <ul><li>Industry expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Business processes </li></ul><ul><li>System of record </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop ubiquity </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc processes </li></ul><ul><li>Office productivity </li></ul>
  12. 13. © SAP 2007 / Page Alloy Executive Summary <Buying Center> <Buying Center> Ensure rapid adoption and minimal training for end users Add functionality needed for each unique business user group Rapid Deployment Extensibility Familiar Working Environment Deliver SAP information and applications into IBM Lotus Notes to improve productivity
  13. 14. Familiar Working Environment Provide business users with easy access to key enterprise processes and information <ul><li>Report Management </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Management </li></ul><ul><li>Leave Management </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow Approvals </li></ul>
  14. 15. Report Management Give users information to make good decisions
  15. 16. Travel Management Request, review and approve trip details quickly
  16. 17. Leave management Manage vacation from your Notes calendar
  17. 18. Rapid Deployment Alloy can be rapidly deployed without extensive customization to support key business processes. <ul><li>Straightforward Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive Design </li></ul>
  18. 19. Alloy 1.0 Architecture Straightforward Deployment SAP Business Suite (ERP/BI) Lotus Notes Client Mail Inbox Sidebar Meta Data Repository Mail File Meta Data Repository IBM Proxy SAP Proxy Asynchronous Mail Asynchronous Replication Synchronous Services SAP Alloy Gateway Lotus Domino Server / IBM Alloy Gateway
  19. 20. Intuitive Design Build on what Notes users know and expect <ul><li>Sidebar Plugin </li></ul><ul><li>Email / Calendar Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Standard UI Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Alloy Items fit seamlessly into Notes behaviors and can be used easily from Notes Users </li></ul>
  20. 21. Extensibility Companies can easily extend Alloy to integrate additional business functionality in SAP software with Lotus Notes. <ul><li>Workflow Decision Management </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul>
  21. 22. Workflow Decision Management Keep business moving without slowing down Bring decision steps in any Workflow to Lotus Notes with simple configuration
  22. 23. Customization Bring contextual information for improved decision making Bring related reports and other contextual content from SAP NetWeaver Business Suite to help business user make more informed decisions.
  23. 24. Example Workflow Screen from Beta Customer (1)
  24. 25. Example Workflow Screen from Beta Customer (2)
  25. 26. Demonstration
  26. 27. The Architecture behind Alloy
  27. 28. Alloy Workflow Approval Flow
  28. 29. Additional Product Capabilities <ul><li>Single Sign On </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alloy provides Single Sign on between the Lotus Environment and the SAP Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on SAML (W3 standard) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-mapping is done on Lotus Side (names.nsf) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architecture is SOA compliant and extensible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication between IBM and SAP Systems is done via WebServices / XML only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customers can use MessageBroker in between </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extensibility options on the respective platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domino Developer can build extensions to Alloy Items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAP Developer can build extensions to Workflows / business processes </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. Two Sides of Alloy <ul><li>Alloy acts as a platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides integration for a set of SAP business objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transaction safeness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Sign On </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alloy Acts as a Business Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Out of the Box business application together with Workflow support and reporting </li></ul></ul>
  30. 31. Alloy System Prerequisites for v1.0 <ul><li>IBM Lotus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Notes 8.0.2 and above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Domino 8.0.2 and above </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAP ERP 6.0 or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAP BI 3.5 or 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initial Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English, German, French, Japanese, Italian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Platform support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Notes client – initially Microsoft ® Windows XP ® 32 Bit and Windows Vista ® 32 Bit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domino – initially Microsoft ® Windows Server ® </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. Summary <ul><li>Alloy is the latest step in SAP software and IBM software integration </li></ul><ul><li>Alloy changes the integration pattern from Data Integration to Business Object Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Alloy provides a proven and extensible platform with out-of-the box business processes build on it </li></ul><ul><li>First product jointly designed, built and supported by SAP and IBM </li></ul>
  32. 33. Related sessions: <ul><li>ID103: Upgrading to IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino 8.x </li></ul><ul><li>AD217: Alloy by IBM and SAP - Deploying, Administering and Customizing </li></ul><ul><li>AD201: IBM Lotus Domino Designer 8.5: A New Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>AD214: What Every Domino Developer Should Know About Performance </li></ul><ul><li>SHOW103: &quot;Sidebar Safari&quot; -- Controlling and Extending the IBM Lotus Notes Sidebar with Policies, Widgets, Plug-ins and a New API </li></ul>
  33. 34. Lotus Domino and SAP Business Suite – A powerful combination to leverage integrated business processes The best of two worlds !
  34. 35. Christian Holsing eMail: Alan Rickayzen eMail: John Banks-Binici eMail:
  35. 36. Legal disclaimer <ul><li>© IBM Corporation 2008. All Rights Reserved. </li></ul><ul><li>The information contained in this publication is provided for informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this publication, it is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this publication or any other materials. Nothing contained in this publication is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. </li></ul><ul><li>References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in this presentation may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, stating or implying that any activities undertaken by you will result in any specific sales, revenue growth or other results. </li></ul><ul><li>IBM, the IBM logo, Lotus, Lotus Notes, Notes, Domino, Quickr, Sametime, WebSphere, UC2, PartnerWorld and Lotusphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Unyte is a trademark of WebDialogs, Inc., in the United States, other countries, or both. </li></ul><ul><li>Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. </li></ul>
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