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SAP/Microsoft Interoperability Business Process Solutions Kristian Kalsing & Alex Xie Extend Technologies
<ul><li>Introduction & Overview </li></ul><ul><li>.NET User Interface Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability Componen...
Introduction <ul><li>Addressing usability issues with SAP by bringing SAP enterprise data and functionality to an environm...
Service-Oriented Architecture Enterprise Data Other UI Platforms Services Smart Client Applications Web Applications inclu...
<ul><li>Windows Smart Client – Timesheet Application </li></ul><ul><li>Office Business Application (OBA) – Excel Timesheet...
Windows Smart Client – Timesheet Application
Office Business Application – Excel Timesheet
Office Business Application – Outlook CRM
Web Application – Commodity Management
SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup
SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup
SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup
SharePoint Web Parts – Employee Self-Service
SharePoint Web Parts – Employee Self-Service
InfoPath Forms – New Starter Workflow Manager Requests 2-up Mgr Approves Org Mgr  Reviews HR Mgr Creates Payroll Unlocks
Windows Mobile Application – Asset Tracker
Interoperability Components Security and SSO
<ul><li>SAP Connector for .NET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Studio 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAP Enterprise Services Exp...
SAP Connector for .NET
SAP Enterprise Services Explorer for .NET
<ul><li>Supports execution of BAPIs, RFCs and IDocs </li></ul><ul><li>Certified for SAP NetWeaver </li></ul><ul><li>Can be...
Build Your Own Framework X10 Interoperability Framework
<ul><li>Define your Enterprise Architecture  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between development practices </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Microsoft .NET provides a mature and robust framework for developing fit-for-purpose front-ends targeting a wide v...
3 Key Points to Take Home <ul><li>Building Microsoft .NET front-ends to SAP is a real and viable approach </li></ul><ul><l...
THANK YOU! Kristian Kalsing [email_address] http://kalsing.blogspot.com Alex Xie [email_address]
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SAP Microsoft Interoperability - Business Process Solutions

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Workshop in the Interactive Zone at the Mastering SAP Technologies conference, Brisbane, June 2009. SAP Microsoft Interoperability - Business Process Solutions.

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SAP Microsoft Interoperability - Business Process Solutions

  1. 1. SAP/Microsoft Interoperability Business Process Solutions Kristian Kalsing & Alex Xie Extend Technologies
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction & Overview </li></ul><ul><li>.NET User Interface Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability Components </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Success Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up </li></ul>What We’ll Cover …
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Addressing usability issues with SAP by bringing SAP enterprise data and functionality to an environment users are already comfortable in. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the footprint of SAP by designing and implementing fit-for-purpose front-ends that effectively takes SAP to new people, places and processes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Service-Oriented Architecture Enterprise Data Other UI Platforms Services Smart Client Applications Web Applications including SharePoint Smartphone and Handheld Applications Office Applications Electronic Forms
  5. 5. <ul><li>Windows Smart Client – Timesheet Application </li></ul><ul><li>Office Business Application (OBA) – Excel Timesheet/CRM Outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Web Application – Commodity Management </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Web Parts – Employee Self Service </li></ul><ul><li>InfoPath Forms – New Starter Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Mobile Application – Asset Tracker </li></ul>.NET User Interface Examples
  6. 6. Windows Smart Client – Timesheet Application
  7. 7. Office Business Application – Excel Timesheet
  8. 8. Office Business Application – Outlook CRM
  9. 9. Web Application – Commodity Management
  10. 10. SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup
  11. 11. SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup
  12. 12. SharePoint BDC – Vendor Search and Mashup
  13. 13. SharePoint Web Parts – Employee Self-Service
  14. 14. SharePoint Web Parts – Employee Self-Service
  15. 15. InfoPath Forms – New Starter Workflow Manager Requests 2-up Mgr Approves Org Mgr Reviews HR Mgr Creates Payroll Unlocks
  16. 16. Windows Mobile Application – Asset Tracker
  17. 17. Interoperability Components Security and SSO
  18. 18. <ul><li>SAP Connector for .NET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Studio 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAP Enterprise Services Explorer for .NET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BizTalk LOB Adapter for SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Build your own framework! </li></ul>Interoperability Tools
  19. 19. SAP Connector for .NET
  20. 20. SAP Enterprise Services Explorer for .NET
  21. 21. <ul><li>Supports execution of BAPIs, RFCs and IDocs </li></ul><ul><li>Certified for SAP NetWeaver </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used without BizTalk </li></ul><ul><li>Security: SSO and SNC </li></ul>BizTalk LOB Adapter for SAP
  22. 22. Build Your Own Framework X10 Interoperability Framework
  23. 23. <ul><li>Define your Enterprise Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between development practices </li></ul><ul><li>Security – Single sign-on </li></ul><ul><li>“ Best of Both” approach </li></ul><ul><li>Orchestration – BAPI commit </li></ul><ul><li>ABAP development </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability and Total Cost of Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic view of business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Master data replication </li></ul>Critical Success Factors
  24. 24. <ul><li>Microsoft .NET provides a mature and robust framework for developing fit-for-purpose front-ends targeting a wide variety of platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and resources are provided by SAP and Microsoft to support an effective interoperability strategy </li></ul>Summary
  25. 25. 3 Key Points to Take Home <ul><li>Building Microsoft .NET front-ends to SAP is a real and viable approach </li></ul><ul><li>Various interoperability architectures and tools are available to suit specific requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the critical success factors before embarking on an interoperability roadmap </li></ul>
  26. 26. THANK YOU! Kristian Kalsing [email_address] http://kalsing.blogspot.com Alex Xie [email_address]

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