Dear friends of SAP Process Integration and SAP Process Orchestration,
SAP will run two Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) projects for SAP Process Orchestration in the second cycle of the feedback initiative. The Customer Engagement Initiative is an influence program which provides you with early insight into new development topics. You have the chance to be an early adopter of our new developments around SAP Process Orchestration providing feedback, input and ideas at early stages of the development process. Check out the customer influence and feedback page at https://www.sap.com/about/customer-involvement/influence-adopt.html for more details about the influence programs and especially the CEI program.
For SAP Process Orchestration, the two following projects have been started and are currently (from 15th of May 2018 until 17th of June 2018) open for registration. On the influence page, you can scroll down to the CEI section, and select the link Log in to view current projects. From there you can access all running and open projects. Search for the two projects below, or simply directly click on the links that I provide below.
Test tool in SAP Process Orchestration
SAP plans to provide a new tool shipped as part of SAP Process Orchestration for the testing of message processing. Goal is to reduce the test effort by supporting automatic testing. The test tool should cover the maintenance and life-cycle of test cases, the collection of test data, the injection of test messages, test result statistics as well as possibilities to compare the outcome of the test run with the expected result. We received feedback from many customers that this capability is one of the missing key capabilities in SAP Process Integration/SAP Process Orchestration, this is also reflected in the regular survey that the International Focus Group for Application Integration carry out, so there is a huge demand from customer side.
For logistic reasons, we restricted this project for customers in EMEA region only.
B2B/EDI enhancements in SAP Process Integration, business-to-business add-on
The SAP Process Integration, business-to-business add-on provides B2B/EDI capabilities and can be deployed on either SAP Process Integration or SAP Process Orchestration. SAP has shipped a new SP with new B2B capabilities in November 2017, and continues its investment. It is planned to ship a new release 2.0 of the B2B add-on by end of 2018. A first backlog grooming has been carried out already based on customer requirements from the previous customer connect project which covers core B2B/EDI capabilities. We have decided not to run a further customer connect project in near future since we have collected enough customer requirements in the previous project, and instead collect customer feedback and more details to the concrete requirements via this project.
This project is targeted at customers and partners who have a strong knowledge in B2B/EDI, and ideally already use the B2B add-on.