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Solve Deep Business Issues Quickly and Easily with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Applications

by Rebecca Newell | SAPinsider, Volume 19, Issue 2

April 30, 2018

SAP Solution Extensions

This article provides an overview of cloud-based solutions that SAP Solutions Extensions offer for HR, finance, and industry-specific business processes. It describes the benefits these solutions offer, such as streamlining global HR processes; protecting data, applications and interactions; and improving efficiency of processes for industries such as retail and fashion management and utilities.

It’s simple: What enterprises of all sizes and shapes truly need is the ability to solve deep business issues for every department and every role quickly, easily, and economically. And that's exactly what SAP Solution Extensions provide in the cloud — a way to solve individual business problems, empower employees, and engage customers.

Solutions for HR

SAP Solution Extensions for cloud-based workforce management seamlessly integrate to create a complete HR system. With these solutions, companies can streamline global HR processes, improve recruitment and retention, manage their entire workforce, take advantage of innovative technologies, and much more:

  • SAP Signature Management by DocuSign: Cut recruiting and onboarding signature processes to hours instead of days
  • SAP Time and Attendance Management by WorkForceSoftware: Manage time and attendance, absence compliance tracking, and advanced scheduling to reduce labor costs and improve business execution
  • SAP Workforce Forecasting and Scheduling by WorkForceSoftware: Generate accurate, location-specific forecasts, and convert that data into exact workforce requirements by skill, day, or even 15-minute increments
  • SAP U.S. Benefits Administration by Benefitfocus: Bring together core HR processes and employee-benefits enrollment and management in a unified user experience
  • SAP SuccessFactors Extended Enterprise Content Management by OpenText: Transform the way employee documents are digitally created, stored, managed, and accessed
Solutions for Finance

Protecting data, applications, and interactions is more essential than ever and can be achieved with these cloud-based, finance focused SAP Solution Extensions:

  • SAP Access Violation Management by Greenlight: Assess the financial exposure that business processes and transactions have on organizations
  • SAP Dynamic Authorization Management by NextLabs: Secure access to sensitive data across business networks
  • SAP Fortify by Micro Focus: Secure all applications — in house,on the web, or on different mobile devices worldwide
  • SAP Invoice Management by OpenText: Meet critical payment and compliance deadlines, reduce invoice processing time, and take advantage of early payment discounts
Industry-Specific Solutions

With over 40 years of experience across 25 industries, SAP has proven cloud solution extensions for industry-specific needs and goals that help businesses run better, faster, and more profitably now and in the future:

  • SAP Scheduling and Resource Management by ClickSoftware: Gain intelligent, real-time decision making through automated, context-based recommendations for service planning, scheduling, execution, and analysis
  • SAP Master Data Governance, retail and fashion management extension by Utopia: Bring new products and services to market faster and deploy an omni-channel customer experience while reducing IT master data management costs
  • SAP Meter Data Management by Siemens: Create a web service-based architecture that automates business processes for managing smart meter data and integrates with SAP for Utilities solutions
  • SAP Hybris Mobile Consumer Assistant by GK: Provide services like mobile couponing, mobile payment options, and mobile promotions
  • SAP Hybris Self-Service Accelerator for Utilities by SEW: Provide self-service capabilities to utility customers with a user-friendly customer engagement web and mobile platform
  • SAP S/4HANA for agreement profitability and negotiation by gicom: Calculate multiple financial variables down to the lowest product level while simulating the impact of pricing conditions in real time during a negotiation
  • SAP Enterprise Asset Management, add-on for MRO by HCL for SAP S/4HANA: Streamline business processes and deliver improved asset utilization, reduced service times, and increased regulatory compliance across asset fleets and throughout maintenance organizations.
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Becky Newell
Rebecca Newell

Director, SAP Solution Extensions, Global Marketing, SAP

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