The SAP Co-Innovation Lab in collaboration with the SME Innovation and the BTP Solution Architects teams hosted partners across EMEA & MEE from the 14th to the 21st of September, to come together to build innovative solutions for the mid-market on SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).
Partner companies participating in the SME Innovation Hack2Build
The result was 15 compelling solution prototypes spanning multiple BTP services. The solutions either extended or integrated into SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign or SAP S/4HANA Cloud to offer innovative customer-centric solutions.
We had a great line-up of speakers who shared valuable insights.
Rainer Zinow – Shared insights on SAP ERP Roadmaps and the future direction for SME
Keynote - ERP Roadmaps and the future direction for SME
Steve Gouveia – On how partners can reach new heights with own & repeatable IP
Keynote - Reaching new heights with own and repeatable IP
Demo Jam day - 21st September
Deciding on the winners was a tough decision for the judges. Four partner companies eventually emerged as winners; with 2 sharing the second runner-up position.
The becomeCloud Supplier Contract Management aims at closing a gap in SAP Business ByDesign by providing the capability to manage supplier contracts in an integrated way. Through a user interface the users are able to create and edit supplier contracts. Supplier master data is directly read from SAP Business ByDesign. Next to the general contract data and the contract item data, additional information can be added for cancellation notifications, automatic contract renewals, contract approvals, and recurring invoices. Automatically scheduled jobs will directly create supplier invoices and postings in SAP Business ByDesign.
With AGILITA Consignment Cockpit, customers can streamline their consignment inventory on Smart Cupboards and gain real-time visibility. Amongst other issues, the solution addresses the low visibility of VMI at Hospitals which leads to the risk of either overstocking and higher warehousing costs or expensive last-minute shipments at other locations with shortages.
Instant and accurate digital usage capture via a ready-to-use IoT interface or manual entry by the customer. Leveraging the SAP BTP Workflow approval steps can be tailored to the customer's business needs. Event-driven creation of consignment sales orders through seamless integration with SAP S/4HANA Cloud completes the picture. An open connector architecture allows for the integration of various backend systems.
Visibility over resource occupation and projects pipeline are an ever-going challenge to management. While other tools focus on performing detailed project management, be one Planner facilitates businesses' day-to-day by focusing on the following key components
User-friendly, easy to use and flexible application. Avoiding dependencies and the complexity of task-oriented project management tools
API for easy integration of resources, projects, public holidays, vacations, and planning details with SAP Business One
Multiple views by project, customer, and resource occupation
Visibility on project pipeline by resource pool, for an effective overview experience
The Carbon Assistant concept is about adding a new member to the team. This team member intervenes when orders are placed, when utility bills are received, when purchasing is made and gives human members of the team choices to optimize their decisions based on carbon impacts. Bringing together the relevant SAP Business ByDesign data and the power of Climatiq carbon emissions calculation solution is what makes Sapphire's solution valuable for customers.
The aim of Hack2Build is to take solutions beyond the hackathon, for partners to productize and commercialize their solutions. The Co-Innovation Lab will be working with these partners to help them finalize their build and commercialize their solutions.
All participating partners received digital badges on Credly.com for successfully completing the Hackathon and showcasing skills in business, design and technology, through a working prototype built on SAP Business Technology Platform.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our Executives, Experts and Colleagues. This would not have been possible without you.
Rainer Zinow – SVP, Product Management Small and Mid-sized Enterprises
Marc Siefert – Global Director: SME Partner Solution Adoption
Gianluigi Bagnoli – Global Head of BTP partners enablement
Rudi Held – Global Head of SAP Co-Innovation Labs
Keynote Speakers – steve.gouveia, rainer.zinow
SAP BTP Solution Architects: Thiago de Castro Mendes, Maria Trinidad MARTINEZ GEA, Krisztian Papai
SME Innovation: mario.fetzner, Renaud PETIT, Larissa Schaan, Adva Ovadia
SAP COIL: Hans-Joachim Odlozinski, Martin Rosjat, Pascal Hagedorn, Raghuvira Bhagavan, Tshepo Mahloko, Sikhumbuzo Dlamini, Rohtash Poonia, Miliau Pape, Peter Snowdon, Seatile Vinolia Nakedi, Roman Gumenyuk, Vasanth KUMAR and Sumit HANKAR.