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What a wonderful hacking journey! Last year, SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) North America was honored to invite more than 35 participants representing six partner teams to join a week-long #Hack2Build event. In January 2022, SAP Partner Nimbl published its winning use case to convey its innovative technology.

#Hack2Build is a rapid prototyping initiative for SAP partners. In a short span of one to two weeks partners turn their ideas and concepts into tangible prototypes with coaching and guidance from SAP experts. Each prototype solves a real-life business challenge and represents the starting point of a full-fledged business solution that creates value for customers on SAP technology.

The preparation phase:

Partners had to get ready for the hackathon, several weeks before the event actually started. In a pre-session, the SAP COIL team introduced the agenda of the hackathon and walked everyone through the required system landscape (SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP BTP platform including multiple services such as SAP HANA Cloud, SAP Event Mesh, SAP Business Application Studio, SAP BTP Kyma Runtime, Workflow Management, etc.).

The event:

It was a busy but exciting week of coding and hacking, with the engineering support from SAP. On the final day, six partner teams presented their solutions in a two-hours long demo jam to a panel of experts.

The winner:

SAP Partner Nimbl with their prototype “Intelligent Accounts Payable Shared Service Solution” emerged as the winner of the Hack2Build SAP S/4HANA Cloud Side-by-Side Extension Hackathon North America.

The solution:

The winning solution can either be a Hybrid or Cloud solution based on SAP Fiori and SAP Business Technology Platform. The unified Fiori front-end experience is scalable to multiple SAP back-end systems Accounts Payable processes. Workflow is initiated from incoming invoices routed to AP clerks for review, edit, approval and posting. Especially, SAP Conversational AI supports AP clerks with real-time answers to important questions.

In January 2022, SAP Partner Nimbl published its winning use case to convey its technology and co-innovation with SAP teams in the SAP HANA Academy YouTube channel.



This impressive video highlights how Nimbl participated in the Hack2Build event and co-innovated the use case with the support from SAP’s engineering team. It reveals the innovative offering that was developed by using SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP S/4HANA side by side extensions.

To learn more about SAP’s Hack2Build events, click here. Should you have questions, reach out to jiayi.wang@sap.com directly.