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SAP ECC – To innovate or not to innovate?

Utilizing an Smart Company with an SAP S/4HANA® method at its main enables businesses to faucet into a range of earlier unavailable business enterprise possibilities by using new systems, new resources of facts, and so on., for faster strategies of adapting to volatile, uncertain, ambiguous alter. Even though S/4HANA performs a pivotal function, SAP Cloud Platform and similar PaaS solutions are the real sport changers. Irrespective of whether it´s applying machine learning, IoT course, blockchain, or swift advancement and deployment tools, the magic definitely commences exterior your core ERP procedure.

Innovate outdoors the core

Capgemini’s Renewable Organization and the Multi Pillar S/4HANA Architecture (MPSA) aid glimpse at the main ERP and realize the associated future improvements.

We contextualize your landscapes primarily based on the core ERP method and loosely coupled extensions for improvements. For occasion, SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) and other PaaS solutions give a assortment of tools and solutions (ML, IoT course, knowledge administration, predictive analytics, etc.) to realize, build, deploy, and operate impressive methods.

Technically it’s attainable to tap into cloud-based mostly machine learning abilities right from ECC (by way of customized ABAP progress), but that does not give the complete positive aspects of the cloud system(s), at some point earning it hard and costly to migrate developments to S/4HANA. With our Renewable Business giving and MPSA framework, we help build your logic on a cloud system. This mitigates dangers and enhances the skill to react speedily to dynamic business enterprise variations by way of a decoupled lifecycle vs. ECC progress when moving to S/4HANA.

Why SAP certifies our accelerators!

As the Europe Cluster Innovation Guide at the Capgemini SAP Centre of Excellence, our crew has been tasked on basically rethinking apps and bringing innovation to the digital main for a long run-proof effective, flexible, and agile business enterprise. Numerous these kinds of methods and accelerators are SAP-certified, and Dependable Products Customer Dialog is one particular of them. The option enables retail retailer managers to validate product or service quality and background info right before submitting a merchandise receipt, and conclusion shoppers to get hold of facts on product or service high quality measures, origin, and sustainability through purely natural language conversation. We understood this using:

  • AI in kind of organic language processing (NLP) for the consumer interaction
  • Blockchain to persist item high quality and issue details from various stakeholders in the course of the supply chain
  • IoT course to receive good quality, situation, and area data from trucks and spectrometers
  • Other cloud expert services, like portal, connectivity, and persistence.

The option takes advantage of a variety of companies from SAP Cloud System (SCP) as perfectly as exterior details received by means of IoT course and the blockchain. Fiori-based mostly UI was offered for small business users and NLP-centered chatbot interaction was hooked into Telegram messenger for stop customers.

The conversation with the backend ERP (e.g., get data, products receipts, and many others.) utilizes APIs readily available in the two ECC and S/4 HANA, and the lifecycle of the cloud parts was decoupled from the utilized (normal) ECC logic. So, changing the underlying ERP procedure from ECC to S/4HANA would only need a minimal complex destination configuration on SCP, which in this scenario is not even certain to a one application only.

Though this example uses various cloud services and information sources, it´s essential to see that:

  • Not a single line of customized code is necessary in the ERP system
  • The option functions identically regardless of whether the backend would be ECC or S/4HANA
  • The user will get a unified Fiori-centered user expertise as with S/4HANA, regardless of where the fundamental facts arrives from (ERP, blockchain, cloud persistence).

“What comes about to my progressive solutions all around SAP ECC when relocating to SAP S/4HANA®

In the most effective scenario – practically nothing. They´ll continue to keep doing the job like they did with ECC. In worst circumstance – they turn out to be obsolete or even hinder your functions. The good news is, with some wise preparing, the ideal-case situation is a great deal a lot more possible, as in the case in point scenario over. Assuming you carry out your innovation outside the house the core ERP, coming up with the integration among ERP and the cloud system with the future S/4 HANA transition in thoughts, you can lessen or even eradicate changes required because of to the backend procedure changing from ECC to SAP S/4HANA®. With the free coupling between the ground breaking solution you´ve created on the cloud platform and the (common SAP) logic in your ECC technique, the transform is largely a regression testing hard work.

SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA® partially share APIs and other connectivity selections. In some cases, they do not. In both scenario we have developed methods that make transitioning your innovation methods (or ECC cloud extensions) to SAP S/4HANA®easier than anticipated.

Of course, there’s additional than just complex integration to think about. Moving from traditional ECC-primarily based ABAP improvement to an Smart Business introduces new aspects, these as licensing (of applied…