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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.

SME Innovation Hack2Build winners



becomeCloud Supplier Contract Management

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.

1st Runner UpAGILITA

AGILITA Consignment Cockpit

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.


2nd Runner up  – Be one solutions AG

Be one Planner

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



2nd Runner upSaphhire

Kelp, the Carbon Assistant

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.

Going forward

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 for successfully completing the Hackathon and showcasing skills in business, design and technology, through a working prototype built on SAP Business Technology Platform.

Our Judges

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 Speakerssteve.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.

To see upcoming events, please visit our Hack2Build calendar for more info.

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