Publish RFQs from Business ByDesign to Twitter or Facebook


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A showcase how existing web2.0 services can be used to integrate Business ByDesign with social networks such as Twitter.

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Publish RFQs from Business ByDesign to Twitter or Facebook

  1. 1. Publishing RFQs from Business ByDesign on Twitter A Social Media Showcase Scenario Christian Happel Director Solution Management for Social Media SAP Business ByDesign 07/2010
  2. 2. © SAP 2007 / Page Scenario Flow
  3. 3. A dummy Twitter-bidder is added to an RFQ in ByDesign before publishing it © SAP 2007 / Page
  4. 4. RFQ is published on Twitter and can be opened as pdf-file by anyone © SAP 2007 / Page
  5. 5. Quotes can be received from suppliers that are not known yet <ul><ul><li>The RFQs published on Twitter contain a detailed description of what exactly is needed by the buying company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The RFQs can be seen by any interested company in the world who have an Evernote account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They can use the provided contact information such as e-mail or phone to get in contact with the buyer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By this the buyer gets in contact with potentially new suppliers he didn’t know before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition the hastag #rfq allows companies to easily find RFQs from different suppliers on Twitter, e.g. by using an RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beside Twitter this scenario also works with Facebook, Google Buzz and all other social media websites supported by Tarpipe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Tarpipe you can even publish it on all those sites at once </li></ul></ul>© SAP 2007 / Page
  6. 6. © SAP 2007 / Page Scenario Setup
  7. 7. Prerequisites: Needed Accounts © SAP 2007 / Page Get an account for the following services: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prerequisites: Connect your accounts with Tarpipe © SAP 2007 / Page
  9. 9. Prerequisites: Define w orkflow on Tarpipe including Evernote, Twitter, mail decoder and a hash tag #RFQ © SAP 2007 / Page Copy Email-address of your workflow
  10. 10. Prerequisite: Define email-address as output channel for dummy bidder © SAP 2007 / Page Paste the email-address of the Tarpipe workflow
  11. 11. Dummy Twitter-bidder to be added to the RFQ © SAP 2007 / Page
  12. 12. RFQ is sent to email-address at Tarpipe and Tarpipe publishes it on Evernote and Twitter © SAP 2007 / Page
  13. 13. Contact Christian Happel Director Solution Management for Social Media Business ByDesign christian.happel(at) @happel