Duet Enterprise

May 10, 2011

Approaches to SharePoint and SAP Integration

In my last two blog entires on SharePoint and SAP, I introduced the problems that SharePoint and SAP Integration may be able to solve. In this article, I talk about what are the different approaches available to provide this integration. There are a few different ways that SAP business processes can be exposed in SharePoint. Providing a link from SharePoint to SAP portal or providing an iView-based Web Part in SharePoint. This kind of the integration option does not really solve the problems listed in the last article — UI simplification or employee or partner enablement. Programming to connect a… Read more

Apr 25, 2011

SAP self-service for ERP

When self-service solutions and SAP are mentioned together, many SAP people think of human resources or SAP HCM ESS/MSS solutions. However, many scenarios beyond HR find employees and corporate partners having a reliance on SAP power users in order to complete their work tasks. Rather than having to go through these power users, couldn’t tasks (including and beyond HR) be completed more efficiently by empowering employees, suppliers and partners with access to SAP via self-service applications? In the early 2000’s there was a big information technology initiative entitled “Business to Employee – B2E” that attempted to address this broad-base approach… Read more

Apr 6, 2011

Easy integration of SharePoint and SAP without programming

SharePoint is one of the fastest growing products from Microsoft, with Gartner estimating that over 50% of the companies in the world have implemented SharePoint in their organization. It is not only proving very useful as a file repository, but is increasingly being used as THE corporate portal in many companies and as an important way for employees to collaborate and interact with various business processes within the company. SAP ERP is one of the largest business applications today and a vast majority of Global 2000 companies use SAP ERP as their system of record for most key business processes… Read more