by Michael Hesse and Markus Winter | 01/26/2018
While the use of cloud-based solutions is on the rise, on-premise solutions remain a critical part of IT infrastructures. To help minimize the administrative burden of managing these hybrid environments, SAP offers SAP Landscape Management. This article explains how SAP Landscape Management simplifies the maintenance of hybrid SAP landscapes. It first looks at the solution’s functionality, and then walks through how it is used in key implementation scenarios.
by Markus Gille | 11/08/2017
Efficient integration and seamless data exchange are critical in a digital business landscape that spans a growing network of integrated systems and applications. Organizations must find the best way to manage the entire interface life cycle — from implementation through ongoing maintenance and operations. Learn how SAP Application Interface Framework 3.0 not only provides an effective way to monitor, analyze, and manage your existing application interfaces, but also enables you to quickly and easily build and deploy new interfaces, helping to improve governance across your system landscape.
by Steffen Scholz and David Eastlund | 08/24/2017
The digital economy is changing the way companies do business, including how they manage billing, which is a critical point of contact between an organization and its customers. A smooth invoicing process paves the way to prompt payment and a satisfied customer. If something goes wrong, however, organizations risk a costly cycle of phone calls, emails, complaints, and potentially lost revenue due to customer dissatisfaction. Learn how to minimize this risk by using SAP Operational Process Intelligence — an SAP HANA-based solution that delivers real-time insight into processes across your landscape — to monitor and optimize your end-to-end SAP Hybris Billing process.
by Christian Loos and Thomas Volmering | 04/24/2017
Many organizations are still operating with workflows and processes that were developed around 20th century business models and technologies — models and technologies that are no longer adequate in a digital reality. To support the process and workflow needs of digital businesses both on premise and in the cloud, SAP offers three main workflow engines: SAP Business Workflow, SAP Process Orchestration, and SAP Cloud Platform Workflow. Learn how these tools can help you streamline and optimize your workflows to provide a solid foundation for becoming a digital business.
by Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan and Holger Bruchelt | 01/31/2017
Digital enterprises enjoy a variety of advantages, including sophisticated customer experiences and seamless supplier collaboration. Fortunately, any organization can realize these benefits — all you need are effective applications that enable digital interactions. These digital interactions are made possible by open application programming interfaces (APIs), which are the building blocks of innovative applications in the digital age. This article examines two tools provided by SAP for managing and using APIs — SAP HANA Cloud Platform, API management and SAP API Business Hub — and how best to use them.
by Peter McNulty and Stephan Schluchter | 10/10/2016
Effective business processes are the key to efficiency and productivity. That’s why it’s vital that organizations have a means of taking a deep, analytic look at their process performance. But occasional deep insights sometimes aren’t enough — to identify and solve problems quickly, you also need visibility into the daily operations of processes across your landscape, and the ability to turn that information into instant action. Learn how SAP Operational Process Intelligence provides the real-time, actionable insight you need to respond to opportunities and threats before you miss them.
by Peter McNulty and Stephan Schluchter | 08/04/2016
Business processes are at the core of any organization’s performance, and their efficiency is vital. Unfortunately, ensuring business process efficiency is easier said than done. Manual interventions, bottlenecks, and other issues can affect business process performance in harmful ways that are often difficult to detect. In this article, discover how the analytical discipline of process mining can reveal insights into business process performance, and how SAP Processing Mining by Celonis can help you eradicate your organization’s process inefficiencies.
by Matthias Heiler | 01/14/2016
In a climate of continuous change, organizations need to ensure that their business processes are not only executing optimally, but that they can adapt at a moment’s notice to take advantage of opportunities and meet unique requirements. This article introduces a new concept — process-driven architecture (PDA) — that enables you to build sophisticated business processes that are efficient and agile enough to meet modern business needs.
by Harald Nehring and Christoph Liebig | 10/08/2015
The growing use of cloud technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating integration challenges for many companies. This article takes a close look at four integration scenarios, including how to access backend systems from cloud applications, how to securely manage digital assets, and integrating connectivity into the business process.
by Laurie Barker | 04/02/2015
As technology landscapes increase in complexity, it is more important than ever to be able to access accurate information about their information architectures. Read about how SAP PowerDesigner enables organizations to visually represent their current information and system architectures, as well as design changes to them.