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The world of enterprise technology is constantly evolving, and innovation is at its heart. Recently, we had the privilege of hosting an exciting and collaborative event, "Hack2build: Develop SAP Ariba / Business network/ Fieldglass / Concur use case in Intelligent Spend Management Business Networks (ISBN) LoB with SAP Build" which brought together eight SAP partner teams from diverse backgrounds and industry solutions.  This five-day event, held from August 21 to 25, 2023, was a testament to the power of collaboration and the boundless potential of technology to transform businesses.


Hack2Build is a rapid prototyping initiative to drive early-stage inspiration, use case exploration and technology adoption for SAP partners. In these events, partners validate their ideas, get coaching and support to build the prototype, and get hands-on experience with SAP technologies. After the hackathon, they also explore how to package the solution and get ready for go-to-market. 


The Participating Companies 


One of the standout features of the "Hack2build" event was the rich diversity of participants. Eight partner teams, each with its unique expertise, converged to pool their collective knowledge, skills, and perspectives. This diversity not only reflected the global nature of modern business but also created a melting pot of ideas and approaches.We were glad to welcome in this edition of the Hack2Build eight SAP partner companies. They were: Crave InfoTech, Deloitte, MouriTech, PwC, Nihilent, QuadricIT, Tredence and VASPP


To kick-off the event, the first day brought keynotes from SAP ISBN product management team. The participants were properly welcomed and presented on how to deliver the ISBN innovation into industries, the strategic value of SAP BTP for Intelligent Spend & Business Network, Automate ISBN with SAP Build Process Automation, Ariba API Updates & Use case opportunities, and more.

Four days away from the Demo Jam, the participants worked day and night to materialize their ideas into SAP BTP, all with technical support from the SAP experts and ISBN teams. 

By Friday, partners were ready to showcase the prototypes at the Demo Jam in front of the panel of judges, which had long discussions on evaluating which of the amazing solutions would receive the winner prize. Guided by key criteria, they eventually settled on the winners. 


Demo Jam 

At the Demo Jams, the partners showcase their ISBN innovative solutions to the audience and judges. With only 15 minutes, they were effective in presenting the Business Case and functioning Prototype, and later answer questions from the judges. 

The Panel of Judges came from a diverse perspective and consisted of four SAP Leaders:   

The Winners 

Co-Winner: PwC

Use case: Mass GR creation assistant. This solution leveraging SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA) provides significant business value by automating and streamlining the mass submission of goods receipts in SAP Ariba. It eliminates manual data entry, reduces human errors, and accelerates the goods receipt process, leading to increased operational efficiency and productivity. By automating the interaction between Excel spreadsheets and SAP Ariba, organizations can achieve faster processing times, enhanced data accuracy, and improved overall supply chain management.


Co-Winner: MouriTech

Use Case: Enhance2Advance. MOURI Tech's Enhance2Advance application represents a significant advancement in the supply chain realm, specifically targeting Advanced Shipping Notification (ASN) challenges faced by SAP Ariba suppliers. This intelligent solution is built on SAP BTP Technology and S/4 HANA, enabling efficient bulk updates to multiple ASNs. It also offers features like ASN Dashboard and Supplier's Subcontracting Report to improve supply chain efficiency.

Voice from MOURI Tech


1st Runner-Up: Deloitte

Use Case: Supplier Enablement Virtual Assistant. This tool automates components of the supplier enablement process to help suppliers transact on Ariba more quickly and easily, and to encourage more suppliers to use Ariba. It improves indigenous supplier engagement and help organizations establish purchasing relationships with indigenous community businesses.

voice from Deloitte team:


2nd Runner-Up: Tredence

Use Case: Sancus – AI powered master data quality management. Sancus is designed to solve the problem of matching and consolidation of master data of multiple entities such as – product, vendors, suppliers, material and customer across Retail, CPG, Manufacturing, Technology, and other domains. It harmonize your data under three months using our accelerator-based solution architecture, integrates with your data engineering stack, tracks the quality of master data and enhance matching accuracy using our intuitive web interface, and enriches your data using tools like web scraping, OCR, and API, and integrate tribal knowledge from business teams


Beyond a Hackathon 

As the intent of Hack2Build event is to help our partners to build their solution, the move to the next BUILD phase is critical for the partners to drive successful outcome with their innovations. Most of the partners are continuing with their development and aim to bring their solutions to customers as soon as possible.  


We would like to thank all finalist teams, in no order, and the use cases they prototyped with the SAP during this Hack2Build: 

VASPP: Usage Optimization App. In the app admins have a track of employee usage analytics of services. Now admin can wisely renewal it / stop it. A decision can be made based on the analytics. In case an employee needs a new license, he can raise a request and admin review the demand of it in the organization and can take a better plan.

Nihilent Inc: Digital Assistant for Business Network Asset Collaboration. Using generative AI and SAP Build Apps, we want to develop an App for maintenance engineers, which can help them quickly identify an issue for malfunction and provide all relevant information at fingertips. Using this solution, Maintenance Engineer can find the most relevant information on their fingertips.

Crave InfoTech: Intelligent Sourcing and Supply Management Suite. It is a robust procurement solution that integrates advanced BTP Services and analytics to optimize the entire sourcing and supply management process. By leveraging SAP Build, IRPA, and data analytics, this suite empowers organizations to achieve significant improvements in procurement efficiency, cost savings, risk management, and supplier relationships

QuadricIT: Intelligent Spend accrual. Intelligent Spend accrual tool helps to accelerate period end closing by providing actionable insights to period end accruals. It automates E2E lifecycle of accrual postings including accrual data collection from multiple systems, provides visibility into accrual data, captures approvals and performs accounting.


We also would like to thank all the SAP teams and colleagues for their passionate and tireless commitment and the tremendous support they offered, which made this event possible! Kudos and special thanks to: 


  • Kevin Liu, John Hall, Vidya Gugnani, Francis Omare for the executive support and for acting as judges and contributing with live feedback to the partners. 

  • Mackenzie Moylan, Max McPhee, Amine Mabrouk, Maria Trinidad MARTINEZ GEA, Edward Neveux, Sean McGann for the use case review and technical support. 

  • A heart warm thanks for the Partner Ecosystem Success team for all the help in the background. 

  • All colleagues from SAP Co-Innovation Lab for the continuous support. 


Thank you for your excellent support during all phases of the event. We couldn’t have it done without your leadership, domain expertise, and dedication to the success of SAP and our Ecosystem. 



SAP Hack2Build North America Team 

Authors: Jiayi Wang