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SAP/Microsoft Interoperability Tutorial


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Presentation at the Mastering SAP Technologies conference in Sydney 2010.

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SAP/Microsoft Interoperability Tutorial

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  2. 2. SAP/Microsoft Technical Interoperability Tutorial<br />Kristian Kalsing - Extend Technologies<br />
  3. 3. What I’ll Cover<br />Introduction and Overview<br />Why SAP/Microsoft interoperability?<br />What is possible with SAP/Microsoft solutions?<br />How to realise SAP/Microsoft solutions?<br />Key points to Take Home<br />Questions<br />
  4. 4. Reach – Agility – Adoption<br />Mobile Applications<br />Services<br />Web Applications<br />EnterpriseData<br />Other UI Platforms<br />Smart Clients<br />Office Applications<br />SharePoint<br />
  5. 5. Two Worlds – People and Process<br />Unstructured<br />Estimate custom design<br />Validate specs with Tech Sales<br />Get specs from customer<br />Approve proposed response<br />Assemble proposed response<br />Decide discount strategy<br />Cost out the solution<br />Complete<br />Sale<br />Create Invoice<br />Create<br />Oppt’y<br />Create<br />Quote<br />Create<br />Lead<br />Qualified?<br />Closed?<br />Retire<br />Lead<br />CRM<br />ERP<br />Structured<br />
  6. 6. What<br />Examples of surfacing SAP through Microsoft UIs<br />.NET Application<br />Commodity Management<br />Windows Mobile<br />Asset Management<br />Excel<br />Data Management<br />SharePoint<br />Federated Search and Enterprise Collaboration<br />
  7. 7. .NET Application: Commodity Management<br />Consolidate SAP screensto simplify business processes<br />
  8. 8. Windows Mobile: Asset Management<br />Enable the mobile workforce<br />
  9. 9. Excel: Data Management<br />DEMO<br />Reduce cost of SAP data management<br />
  10. 10. SharePoint: Search and Collaboration<br />DEMO<br />Bring SAP to the broader user base<br />
  11. 11. How<br />CONSUME<br />Portal<br />Devices<br />Web 2.0<br />Office<br />COMPOSE<br />EXPOSE<br />ERP<br />Data<br />Legacy<br />Partners<br />Custom<br />
  12. 12. SOA: SAP & Microsoft Technologies<br />.NET Apps<br />WindowsMobile<br />Office<br />SharePoint<br />Consume<br />Human Workflow: SharePoint, K2, Nintex, etc.<br />WCF Services<br />Microsoft BizTalk<br />SAP XI/PI<br />WCFAdapter<br />Compose<br />Ent Services<br />Web Services<br />BAPIs/RFCs<br />IDocs<br />Expose<br />SAP<br />
  13. 13. Interoperability Tools<br />SAP Connector for .NET<br />Discontinued<br />SAP Enterprise Services Explorer for .NET<br />Requires Enterprise Services Repository (ESR)<br />BizTalk LOB Adapter for SAP<br />Can be used without BizTalk<br />Duet Enterprise Foundation<br />
  14. 14. Third-Party Products<br />Sitrion (<br />Development tools and templates for Visual Studio<br />Winshuttle (<br />Data management with Excel, Access and SharePoint<br />Theobald (<br />Replacement for the SAP Connector for .NET<br />ERP-Link (<br />.NET interoperability platform for SAP<br />Stone Bond (<br />.NET-based integration framework<br />Simplement(<br />Data replication for enabling Microsoft BI tools<br />
  15. 15. SAP Connector for .NET<br />
  16. 16. SAP Enterprise Services Explorer for .NET<br />
  17. 17. BizTalk LOB Adapter for SAP<br />Supports execution of BAPIs, RFCs and IDocs<br />Certified for SAP NetWeaver<br />Can be used without BizTalk<br />Security: SSO and SNC<br />
  18. 18. Duet Enterprise<br />Pre-Packaged Business Scenarios<br />Foundation and Tools<br />
  19. 19. Duet Enterprise Architecture<br />Microsoft Environment<br />SAP Environment<br />Clients<br />NetWeaver 7.02<br />SharePoint 2010<br />Duet EnterpriseSAP Add-on<br />Duet EnterpriseSharePoint Add-on<br />SAPBusinessSuite<br />Application andTemplate Services<br />Application andTemplate Services<br />Administrationand Monitoring<br />ApplicationBuilding Blocks<br />User ManagementServices<br />Runtime Services<br />
  20. 20. Interoperability-in-a-Box<br />Security<br />Authentication and single sign-on (SSO)<br />Management of user mappings<br />SAP roles-based authorisation of SharePoint objects<br />Administration and Supportability<br />Scalability and availability by standard SAP and Microsoft mechanisms<br />Upgrade and patching mechanism for Duet Enterprise add-ons<br />Leveraging existing monitoring tools from SAP and Microsoft<br />End-to-end (cross system) tracing and troubleshooting<br />Templates and Building Blocks<br />SharePoint External Content Types representing SAP objects<br />
  21. 21. Foundation Capabilities<br />Enterprise Collaboration<br />Create collaboration sites with 360 degree views of SAP business data<br />Contextual Workflow<br />Extend SAP workflows within SharePoint to cover the unstructured part of core business processes<br />Duet Enterprise Profile<br />Expand the standard SharePoint user profiles (My Sites) with HR data coming from SAP<br />Federated Search<br />Provide one single interface for searching for both collaborative content in SharePoint and business data in SAP<br />Duet Enterprise Reporting<br />Deliver SAP reports in either SharePoint or Outlook<br />
  22. 22. Critical Success Factors<br /><ul><li>Define your enterprise architecture
  23. 23. Solve security and single sign-on (SSO)
  24. 24. Do not underestimate service composition efforts
  25. 25. Encourage collaboration between technology practices
  26. 26. Take a holistic view of business processes
  27. 27. Adopt a “best of both” approach
  28. 28. Leverage existing interoperability tools and platforms</li></li></ul><li>Key Points to Take Home<br /><ul><li>Why
  29. 29. Realise returns on existing investments by extending the reach of SAP to an environment users are already comfortable in.
  30. 30. What
  31. 31. Surface SAP data and transactions in Microsoft UI platforms including .NET Applications, Windows Mobile, Office and SharePoint.
  32. 32. How
  33. 33. Leverage the foundation being built by SAP and Microsoft and consider the critical success factors.</li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />How to contact me…<br />Kristian Kalsing<br /><br />Blog:<br />