SAP Integration & Certification Center (ICC) invites you to participate in the 2nd Co-innovation Day held on 10th of June in Digital October, Moscow , Russia.

 

SAP continues to support ISVs to innovate on SAP technologies and products to strengthen global collaboration with customers and partners in Russia as well as in other CIS countries. We are happy to announce the local presence of ICC to strengthen the support for Russian ISVs.

 

This year’s Co-Innovation Day will present a latest update on both technical and business aspects, and also announcement on some special offers. Some local partners will also be on stage to share their experiences having worked with SAP. Please get acquainted with the detailed program of the event

 

 

PROGRAM:

 

TimeAgenda
10:00 AMWelcome coffee
10:30 AMWelcome speech by SAP Dmitry Armjakov, MD ofSAP Labs CIS
10:40 AMHow to engage with SAP R&D as a partner Nandu Prasad, Head of PLS
11:00 AMGlobal trend in partner co-innovation Rudolf Held, Head of COIL
11:30 AMGetting certified for the integration with SAP software Imran Khan, Head of ICC
12:00 PMSAP product localization for CIS market by ISVs AndreyTregubov, Product Management, GS
12:30 PMPanel discussion Part 1 - Voices of partners with SKB-Kontur & Docflow ISV partners and SAP
12:55 PMAward ceremony for most contributing partners
13:00 PMLunch break and networking
14:00 PMBusiness value for ISVs to work with SAP Evgeniy Matveev,OEM & ISVs, SAP CIS
14:30 PMPanel discussion Part 2 – VIST, ASU-Project (OIS) and Navigine ISV partners, moderated by ArtemSherekh, SAP CIS
15:30 PMIoT examples and architectural reference model Rudolf Held, Head of COIL, SvetlanaMatzkevich, COIL Moscow
16:15 PMCo-innovation service offerings for Russian and CIS market ICC and COIL
16:45 PMNetworking

 

For more information on the event, please contact us via e-mail icc-info@sap.com.


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Certificación SAP Business One

 

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Más de 47.000 empresas en 150 países confían en SAP Business One para manejar sus negocios. Este magnífico producto de SAP está apoyando estas empresas a crecer, simplificar procesos y alcanzar otros mercados. Sin embargo, mismo con el mejor sistema de su clase en el mercado, hay necesidades específicas en países y  negocios que sólo pueden ser atendidas por un ecosistema de socios profesional y dedicado. Cientos, si no miles, de empresas de software en todo el mundo desarrollan productos que complementan las funcionalidades de SAP Business One.

 

Los proveedores de software más fiables para SAP Business One son precedidos por sus add-ons certificados. SAP Certification es una prueba de la calidad y confiabilidad requerida por la mayoría de los clientes de SAP antes de cerrar un trato. Pero no sólo los clientes se benefician de la certificación.

 

 

Las empresas, una vez que deciden certificar un add-on para SAP Business One, reciben la herramienta SAP Business One Test Environment Tool con la certificación, que permite:

  • Perfilar la ejecución en la fase de optimización de performance en el desarrollo
  • Solucionar problemas de tiempo de ejecución en las instalaciones del cliente
  • Comprobar posibles roturas de compatibilidad en el add-on
  • Seguimiento de las llamadas a la API DI y comprobar si la interfaz de usuario desarrollada se ajusta a la apariencia de SAP Business One

 

Hay otras ventajas para la certificación SAP. Más informaciones pueden ser exploradas aquí. Además le invitamos a ver un video de una entrevista, grabada durante el último SAP Forum México, con un socio que está logrando más en el mercado con la certificación SAP. Compruébelo aquí!

 

 

Certificando para HANA y Cloud

 

 

Además del escenario tradicional SAP Business One Add-On Solution Certification ahora contamos con otros dos escenarios muy relevantes para el momento: SAP Business One Add-on Certification for SAP HANA 1.0 y SAP Business One Cloud Certification 1.0. Para ambos escenarios el SAP Business One Add-On Solution Certification es pre-requisito.

 

Una buena opción es el SAP Business One Bundle. En esta modalidad, el producto puede ser certificado en los tres escenarios arriba por un valor muy especial. Se debe considerar para esta modalidad:

 

  • Las certificaciones son válidas para una misma familia de productos
  • Son ofrecidos nueve meses para completar las tres certificaciones

 

 

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SAP Business One Innovation Summit 2015

 

 

 

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En los próximos 2-4 de junio el evento más grande e importante acerca SAP Business One ocurrirá en Miami, FL. Empresas de América del Norte, América Latina y Caribe se encontraran con desarrolladores, personal de ventas y marketing, gerentes de producto, y todos juntos intercambiaran informaciones para pavimentar el camino del futuro para SAP Business One.

 

SAP ICC estará presente y podrá ser contactado en el evento para platicar acerca de cómo integrar una solución de software con SAP Business One, así como para proporcionar más información acerca de los diferentes escenarios de certificación. Más información en: www.b1summit.com/miami.

 

 

 

Si usted va a estar presente en el evento y le gustaría platicar más acerca de su escenario de certificación, por favor envíanos un correo!


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SAP Business One Certification

 

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Over 47,000 companies in 150 countries trust on SAP Business One to run their businesses. This great SAP product is supporting these companies to grow, simplify processes and achieve further markets. However, even with the best-in-class software, there are still specific needs in countries and businesses that can only be covered by a professional and dedicated ecosystem of partners. Hundreds, if not thousands, of software companies worldwide develop products which complements the SAP Business One functionalities.

 

The more reliable software providers for SAP Business One are preceded by their certified add-ons. SAP Certification is a proof of quality and reliability requested by most SAP customers before closing a deal. But not only the customers benefit from the certification.

 

 

The vendors, once decide to certify an add-on for SAP Business One, receive the SAP Business One Test Environment tool with the certification, which allows to:

  • Profile the execution in the performance tuning phase of development
  • Troubleshoot run-time issues in customer installations
  • Check possible compatibility breakages in an add-on
  • Track the DI API calls and verify if the self-developed UI are in compliance with the look and feel experience of SAP Business One UI

 

There are further advantages on SAP Certification. More information may be explored here. Additionally we invite you to watch an interview video, recorded during the last SAP Forum Mexico, with a partner that is winning in the market with SAP Certification. Check it out here (in Spanish)!

 

 

Certifying for HANA and Cloud

 

Besides the traditional SAP Business One Add-On Solution Certification scenario we now count on two other scenarios very relevant to gain momentum: SAP Business One Add-on Solution Certification for SAP HANA 1.0 and SAP Business One Cloud Certification 1.0. For both scenarios the SAP
Business One Add-On Solution Certification scenario is pre-requisite.

 

A nice option is the SAP Business One Bundle. In this modality the product can be certified in the three scenarios above for a very special amount. It may be considered for this modality:

 

  • Certifications are valid for a same product family
  • Nine months offered to complete the three certifications

 

 

 

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SAP Business One Innovation Summit 2015

 

 

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Next June 2-4 the biggest and most important event about SAP Business One will takes place in Miami, FL. Vendors of North America, Latin America and Caribbean will meet developers, sales and marketing personnel, product managers, and all together exchange information to pave the road of the future for SAP Business One.

 

SAP ICC will be present and could be accessed in the event to discuss about how to integrate a software solution with SAP Business One as well as to provide further information about the different certification scenarios. Further information on: www.b1summit.com/miami.

 

If you will be present in the event and would like to discuss further about your certification scenario, please e-mail us!

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Are you looking to gain an in-depth understanding of end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)?  Do you plan to build and certify applications on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform?


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SAP HANA Partner Engineering (SAP HPE), dedicated engineers and architects and SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will offer partners and ISVs an introductory 4-day workshop in Mexico City, Mexico (May 11-14, 2015).  As an incentive, participants will receive a 30% discount upon completing registration.  After each training module, partners and ISVs will reinforce their skills via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate their knowledge of the SAP HANA Platform via end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and IoT.  The SAP HANA Enablement Workshop will outline the underlying knowledge needed to allow for the development, integration, and certification of an application with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

 

By attending this enablement workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end native application development for SAP HANA
  • Gain in-depth expertise with end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Understand end-to-end cloud scenarios for SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Reinforce knowledge with skill-builder modules via hands-on exercises
  • Understand the certification roadmap and process for application certification
  • Leverage a 30% discount for application certification to enable Go-to-Market plans
  • Engage with SAP HPE product experts and SAP ICC certification team via Q&A sessions


Registration Fees and Deadlines: Due to the popularity of this enablement workshop, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.  Please note, these enablement workshops will be held in English.


MEXICO:
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore May 1, 20151600 EUR**Sign-up here!
RegularBefore May 11, 20152500 EUR**Sign-up here!
GROUP REGISTRATION - THIRD OR MORE GET A DISCOUNT
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore May 1, 20151200 EUR**Sign-up here!
RegularBefore May 11, 20151600 EUR**Sign-up here!

**Upon registration receive a 30% regional discount for Latin America!


Event Logistics and Agenda:


DATESMonday, May 11, 2015 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
TIME9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MCT)
LOCATION

SAP Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico


The agenda for this enablement workshop will highlight some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Development Platform
  • Introduction to end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • SAP HANA Application Development Tools: SAP HANA Studio and Eclipse
  • Introduction to SQL Basics and Debugging
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Native and Cloud Development
  • Introduction to Data Modeling with SAP HANA
  • How to Certify your Application with SAP HANA

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to plan, build, and explore the various certification programs for SAP HANA and leverage a 30% discount when submitting an application for certification with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform!  For any questions or inquiries relating to this enablement workshop, please contact icc-info@sap.com.

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Are you looking to gain an in-depth understanding of end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)?  Do you plan to build and certify applications for Big Data and IoT on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform?


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SAP HANA Partner Engineering (SAP HPE), dedicated engineers and architects and SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will offer partners and ISVs an introductory 4-day workshop in Palo Alto, California (April 20-23, 2015) to facilitate a general understanding of SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform with a special focus on Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).  After each training module, partners and ISVs will reinforce their skills via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate their knowledge of the SAP HANA Platform via end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and IoT.  The SAP HANA Enablement Workshop will outline the underlying knowledge needed to allow for the development, integration, and certification of an application with SAP HANA.


By attending this enablement workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end native application development for SAP HANA
  • Gain in-depth expertise with end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Understand end-to-end cloud scenarios for SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Reinforce knowledge with skill-builder modules via hands-on exercises
  • Understand the certification roadmap and process for application certification
  • Leverage a 30% discount for application certification to enable Go-to-Market plans
  • Engage with SAP HPE product experts and SAP ICC certification team via Q&A sessions


Registration Fees and Deadlines: Due to the popularity of this enablement workshop, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.  Please note, these enablement workshops will be held in English.


UNITED STATES:
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore April 6, 20151600 EURSign-up here!
RegularBefore April 20, 20152500 EURSign-up here!
GROUP REGISTRATION - THIRD OR MORE GET A DISCOUNT
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore April 6, 20151200 EURSign-up here!
RegularBefore April 20, 20151600 EURSign-up here!


Event Logistics and Agenda:


DATESMonday, April 20, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
TIME9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
LOCATION

SAP Labs

Palo Alto, California


The agenda for this enablement workshop will highlight some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Development Platform
  • Introduction to end-to-end scenarios for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • SAP HANA Application Development Tools: SAP HANA Studio and Eclipse
  • Introduction to SQL Basics and Debugging
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Native and Cloud Development
  • Introduction to Data Modeling with SAP HANA
  • How to Certify your Application with SAP HANA

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to plan, build, and explore the various certification programs for SAP HANA and leverage a 30% discount when submitting an application for certification with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform!  For any questions or inquiries relating to this enablement workshop, please contact icc-info@sap.com.

Dear ISVs / Partners,

SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will be conducting a workshop for ISV/ Partners on ABAP Development on SAP HANA. The workshop is scheduled from April 20th to 23rd, 2015 at SAP Labs India, Whitefield. One of the main outcome from this workshop is to enable all participants to build a simple
SAP Fiori working reference application.

This workshop will be based on case study driven approach which will help you to connect the dots and build real time applications. After each training module, your skills will be reinforced via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate your knowledge on various components for the SAP HANA Platform.

Following are some of the topics that will be highlighted as part of the workshop:

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Detect:  Find tunable ABAP custom code using advanced performance analysis tools
Optimize: Push down data-intensive processing to SAP HANA
Explore: The different capabilities offered by SAP HANA to support real-time access to data at any level on any device

 

To attend the workshop, kindly register with the required details. To avail an early bird offer, please confirm your participation by registering latest by March 31st, 2015.

 

 

Date: Monday, April 20th, 2015 to Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 (4 days)

 

Workshop Location:  SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd
138 EPIB, Whitefield

Bangalore 560066
India.

 

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

 

Due to the popularity of this subject matter, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.

 

Individual Registration

 

 

Registration TypesDatesFee
Early BirdBefore March 31st , 2015500 Euro
RegularBefore April 17th , 2015800 Euro

 

Group Registration

 

Special discount will be provided for more than one participant from the same company.

 

Payment:

 

Please provide a purchase order (PO) reflecting the correct amount for an individual or multiple attendees within 5 business days of completing your registration with SAP.  The purchase order must be made out to SAP and e-mailed to icc-info@sap.com.  Failure to provide a purchase order within the required timeframe will result in immediate cancellation of your reservation.

Working in a bank and specifically in real estate department. I am  a sample SAP user (for 2 years) and i run different transactions,mainly z. Specifically, create suppliers, create registration numbers for the properties and run different transactions which give me data for the properties from a database and then processes them in excel as reports. I have a bachelor degree in Business Administration and a master degree in Computer Science. I would like to take a SAP certification so help me to become a consultant and with my work experience offcourse, but i dont know in which domain, i.e ABAP, BI or BW, FI, BASIS. I would like to helpme - informe which is the better choice of certification acording with my work expirience and my background or which is the better choice for a bank.

 

Than you for advance

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As part of the SAP Integration and Certification Center, I am fortunate enough to work with amazing partners and third-party vendors who integrate their solutions with SAP platforms and technologies. Among SAP's portfolio of products is the hybris Commerce Suite, a best in class omni-channel commerce solution that has witnessed an ever growing interest. In order to shed some light on the experience of developing extensions on this platform, I will be having a short Q&A session with Yasmin Sharp, Commercial Partner Manager at Worldpay.


My thanks to Yasmin for graciously partaking in this exercise and to Worldpay, one of the first hybris partners to have joined the vast and vibrant SAP Community through technical alignment and the successful completion of the hybris Commerce Suite 5 Extension certification.


 

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Hi Yasmin, please tell us about Worldpay

 

Worldpay is a global provider of payment, risk and treasury services, processing millions of transactions every day. We work with online businesses to implement a seamless payment experience across all distribution channels. With over 200 alternative payment methods and over 120 currencies, our country specific experts work with clients to make global reach a reality.


Can you provide a brief overview of Worldpay's area of expertise and the the technologies used?


Our global gateway, alternative payments, acquiring, risk management and treasury services are designed to lower operating costs, reduce PCI requirements, increase global acceptance rates and manage risk. We recognize that no one size fits all. That’s why we customize our technology to match the needs of our customers. We processes more than 8 billion transactions annually and our gateway has been honed through years of experience to bring smart and insightful functions. The communication method to access our suite of payment services is through a single integration to our payment gateway, preformed by passing an XML message that conforms to a pre-defined structure.


Can you give us a quick overview on your e-commerce initiative?

 

We are experts in payments. Our products and services power commerce across the globe. Our story started in 1989; as a payment provider that focused on point of sale transactions. Worldpay emerged later as one of the first online payments companies. By 2010, Worldpay had become the largest merchant acquirer in Europe and one of the largest globally today. We’re creating value by uniting our expertise and insight, and sharing it with our customers across the globe. We offer end-to-end payment services through a single integration, and deploy industry market insights and analytics to help retailers achieve their market expansion and growth targets.

 

How did your company get started on hybris?

 

At Worldpay, making our products and services accessible and easy for customers to use is king. By working with the hybris partner team and our mutual customers, we identified the need for a pre-built, pre-tested connection to the hybris platform. The hybris architecture is designed in a way that promotes ease of integration of reusable components. Therefore, an opportunity was identified where customers will need to do the same process over and over again (i.e. handling payments) and we could provide something that would streamline that process.

 

What motivated you to develop on the hybris platform?

 

Our strategy is to work and partner with companies that are aligned with our global vision. hybris was highlighted by the Worldpay partnership team as a fast growing innovative platform which mirrored our customer base, product capabilities and regions. Our Global Partnerships team worked with hybris’ System Integrator community and partner team to build the case to create an extension for companies who have global ambitions and want to control fraud.

 

Tell us about the extension your team has developed for hybris. Who is it for and what are the benefits?

 

The extension is for any business using the hybris platform (version 5 and above).

The key benefits are:

  • Faster and more effective global expansion through a pre-built, and accredited connection to our payment platform, including leading local payment methods
  • Reduced development costs and risk of integration – our extension saves up to 80% of the time needed to integrate. It also removes significant complexities by providing pre-built code and clear documentation on customization
  • Flexibility – the integration can be tailored for any customer or channel due to its unique and intuitive design
  • Increased revenue with an optimized check-out process that enables joint customers reach more shoppers, allowing them to pay in the methods they desire
  • Greater margins – reduced internal operating costs with a flexible API to help automate manual processes

 

Can you briefly describe how you developed the extension and your choice of technologies?

 

We wanted to build a robust extension, utilizing Java best practices. We built the extension in multiple layers to minimize the risk of communication failures associated with passing various messages on a standard call. A specific layer was implemented to handle the communication between the platform and Worldpay (marshalling all the messages). That specific layer is independent from the platform that is calling it, acting as ‘middle link’ before passing onto a layer that specifically knows how hybris handles payments. The communication between the extension and Worldpay is done by passing XML messages that conform to the message structure defined by hybris.

The hybris specific layer is called by the hybris platform which in turn calls the communication layer that calls the Worldpay gateway. The response from that call is then passed all the way back up the chain to the hybris platform.

The extension is designed to operate in both PCI compliant environment and non-PCI hosted environment and in both customer present mode (i.e. website storefront) and customer not present (i.e. customer services).

Worldpay sought the guidance of a leading hybris System Integrator with a significant experience in building extensions and eCommerce solutions for tier 1 businesses. Together, we performed market research and customer evaluations which we deployed to create a strategy that would ensure the production of an extension that can satisfy a variety of business needs. We shared our findings with the team at hybris to confirm we were developing an integration that would appeal to hybris’ customers and community.

 

Can you share with us the biggest challenges?

 

The main challenge was to select the right mix of Worldpay products to include in our integration. We wanted a ‘plug and play’ model for customers to select the features they want to deploy, and provide them with the right level of customization. Along side the hybris SI we developed a modular design that enables customers to select the functionality that works for their business. This method ensures that the integration is fully scalable, meaning customers can switch on functionality as they grow.

 

Which new feature(s) of hybris SDK available in version 5 do you like the most?

 

Overall, version 5 release has seen a vast amount of new market leading functionality but my personal favorite is the B2C Commerce Accelerator for China. Helping businesses enter new markets is crucial in today’s competitive landscape and a key part of our strategy. Features such as pre-built address models and store locator, available in version 5, can help businesses localize their online offering.


How would you compare your team’s experience developing on this new version?

 

We started on hybris version 4.7 and had a solid framework for developing new versions and features into our extension, so it was a simple process. It is clear that hybris is proactive about customer and market demands, as they continue to add new innovative features that keep the hybris platform a market leader.

 

What tips can you provide others who plan on creating an extension, if any?

 

The customer always comes first, so ensure that the plug-in you are creating adds value to the hybris customer base and eco-system. Align your business models, plans and strategy with the hybris proposition and work closely with the ISV team. Lastly, the extension should be supported by hybris specialists and needs to be ‘future proofed’ so that it’s simple to upgrade to the latest version.

 

How was your experience with the certification process?

 

Overall, the process was straight forward and clearly documented, which helped us meet the accreditation standards fairly quickly. We’ve participated in many accreditation processes in the past, and I can safely say this was the smoothest and most organized we came across.

 

Do you think that the certification process allowed you to better align with SAP and hybris?

 

Certainly – we are now building stronger ties with the hybris/SAP teams by aligning our joint roadmaps and future accreditations, as we continue our investment and progress.

 

Do you think that certification process promotes better quality extensions?

 

Yes – the additional certification process provides an extra layer of confidence for businesses who are looking to implement a hybris extension. In addition, a certified extension guarantees higher quality of code and a seal of approval for best practice integration. We’ve received positive feedback from customers about the certification as it clearly displays our commitment to work with hybris and embrace the broader SAP community.

 

 

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This concludes our Q&A session. My thanks to Yasmin Sharp from Worldpay for sharing her experience !

 

Please find the list of useful links below. If you want to learn more about the hybris Commerce Suite extension certification, please contact me or the SAP Integration and Certification Center.

 

 



Useful Links


Worldpay

 

SAP Integration and Certification Center

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Are you looking to gain an in-depth understanding of the SAP HANA Platform?  Do you plan to build, integrate, and certify an application with SAP HANA?


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The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will be offering partners and ISVs an introductory 4-day workshop in Walldorf, Germany (March 23-26, 2015) to facilitate a general understanding of SAP HANA.  After each training module, partners and ISVs will reinforce their skills via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate their knowledge of the various components for the SAP HANA Platform.  The SAP HANA Enablement Workshop will outline the underlying knowledge needed to allow for the development, integration, and certification of an application with SAP HANA.

 

By attending this enablement workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end native application development for SAP HANA
  • Reinforce knowledge with skill-builder modules via hands-on exercises
  • Understand the certification roadmap and process for application certification
  • Leverage a 30% discount for application certification to enable Go-to-Market
  • Engage with product experts and certification team via Q&A sessions


Registration Fees and Deadlines:


Due to the popularity of this enablement workshop, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.  Please note, these enablement workshops will be held in English.

 

GERMANY:

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore February 23, 20151600 EURSign-up here!
RegularBefore March 23, 20152500 EURSign-up here!
GROUP REGISTRATION - THIRD OR MORE GET A DISCOUNT
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore February 23, 20151200 EURSign-up here!
RegularBefore March 23, 20151600 EURSign-up here!


Event Logistics and Agenda:

 

DATESMonday, March 23, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015
TIME9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CET)
LOCATION

SAP SE

Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 16

69190 Walldorf


The agenda for this enablement workshop will highlight some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Development Platform
  • SAP HANA Application Development Tools: SAP HANA Studio and Eclipse
  • Introduction to SQL Basics and Debugging
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Native Development
  • Introduction to Data Modeling with SAP HANA
  • How to Certify your Application with SAP HANA

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to plan, build, and explore the various certification programs for SAP HANA and leverage a 30% discount when submitting an application for certification with the SAP HANA Platform!  For any questions or inquiries relating to this enablement workshop, please contact icc-info@sap.com.

The “SAP TechEd && d-code” had a head start in Las Vegas. It was as always: Spectacular!

 

The same momentum continues on to Berlin. From November 11-13, 2014 your Integration Certification Center (ICC) team is looking forward to welcome you in Berlin for a week of inspiration, learning, and new opportunities!  

 

Leading off, we have a full line-up of sessions and offer 1:1 discussions at our pod that will highlight how Partners & ISVs can integrate their applications with the latest SAP integration scenario releases and latest technologies, including SAP HANA.

 

 

Connect with ICC in hall 2 at the P2.1 Pod.

 

 

Our technical experts will be speaking and fielding questions at our networking sessions. With topics including: Certification Program for SAP HANA Cloud Integration Develop ABAP Add-Ons with Add-On Assembly Kit & Code Vulnerability Analyzer. During these sessions you will learn about B2B integration, cloud integration, ABAP Development, and about the application development tools. You will leave with amazing new ideas, tools, and new energy for shaping the future of your company and its customers. 

 

 

When and where the sessions take place?

 

 

 


Venue


Sessions Title


Schedule


Location



Berlin


Certification Program for SAP HANA Cloud Integration



  Wednesday, Nov 12, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Expert Lounge EL 2.4, Hall 2.2



Berlin


Develop ABAP Add-Ons with Add-On Assembly Kit &
  Code Vulnerability Analyzer



Thursday, Nov 13, 11:00 AM-11:30 AM



Expert Lounge EL 2.4, Hall 2.2

 

 

 

 

Join us at SAP TechEd && d-code 2014.

 

 

To schedule a 1:1 meeting with the ICC , please contact us at icc-info@sap.com.

 

 

See you there.

 

 

SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC)
http://www.sap.com/icc

When you think about SAP, you think traditionally about business software running in your datacenter. You might also think about SAP’s move to the Cloud. Many customers are already using SAP Cloud offerings. Consequently, we are entering a time of co-existence of SAP software being computed in your own datacenter as well as in SAP’s Cloud datacenters. Latest at this point you have to start thinking about integrating your on premise software with the services you run in SAP and non-SAP Clouds and how are all these software components and services communicating with each other?

 

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As the picture shows everything needs to be connected with everything anywhere.


Communication happens simultaneously across datacenter locations and company boundaries. The end points of a communication link are typically in different locations and they belong to different companies, e.g. customers own their on-premise
deployments and SAP owns the SAP Cloud deployments, to which you are just subscribing too. Consequently, setting up communication links becomes as important as the computation inside datacenters itself.

 

Part of communication links is technical connectivity through use of network technologies. Inside datacenters fast local area networks (LAN) are used to interconnect various servers.  Datacenters are connected via wide area networks (WAN) with each other, to end-users and also to the Internet of Things applications embedded in all kinds of machinery and devices. WANs, in particular the public Internet, are many magnitudes slower than LANs, have lower quality and are less secured than your LANs, which raises the need of a network buffer zone in between the inside and outside networks. Mostly this zone contains security services and is therefore called De-Militarized Zone or DMZ. That zone is populated with a variety of services which provide:

 

  • Network security services
  • Reliability services
  • Performance Services, which can address in particular the performance challenges of global WAN connections.

 

All these network services have one common problem: If they don't work they cause application downtimes by rendering your application servers inaccessible. If their security is bridged, your business data may be stolen or compromised. So, the
reliability, security and performance of communication links are as important as the same qualities for computations – in particular in a more and more cloudy IT world.

 

This is all enough motivation for network technology partners and SAP to engage in joint testing of our products for promoting the end to end reliability of the business application services your company uses. SAP formalized the testing and engagement with the network vendors and offers since 2007 a network technology product certification to our network partners. Last year we updated and upgraded this service, offered by the SAP Integration and Certification Center group, to its new Version 2.0.

 

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Our test landscape is now hosted in Amazon Web Service or AWS cloud, using their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) capabilities. That sounds complicated but is in fact an easy way to emulate datacenter like LAN networks with multiple network security zones, populate them with business application components, operational tools software and network service components alike and to connect all that to the Internet. This way an experienced IT engineer can be a one-person datacenter crew and deploy and operate a small on premise production like datacenter environment.


The current state of our landscape is shown in the picture above. Our CRM system has two nodes for demonstrating high availability and scale out, a BOE and Hana system demonstrate on premise component integrations and the SAP Portal and Mobile Platform/Gateway components add more use case varieties. On the network product side we already used this landscape with four different partners.

 

We have multiple options to add SAP, network or in fact any other product to our test landscape.

 

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SAP is providing the new SAP Cloud Appliance Library service which deploys a ready-to-run system into your AWS account within typically just one hour. We got most of our SAP systems that way. AWS also allows you to share your component images securely with people you know, which is a great way to get cloned systems from you friends. Then many vendors also sell their products
through the AWS Marketplace. We used the last 2 options to deploy our network partner’s products into our landscape. The traditional options of just installing software exist of course too. We used it for SAP products like the SAP Web Dispatcher and SAP AccAD components and for 3rd party and open source tools, which we need for operations and testing.

 

On top of this landscape we developed a variety of test scenarios, among them the important case on SAP Cloud – on premise hybrid application connectivity. If you like to know the very details of how to set up technical connectivity for such hybrid applications I recommend our new Technical Connectivity Guide posted on the SAP Service Marketplace for our customers and partners. Cloud for Customers is just one example where technical connectivity is often needed to integrate with customers on premise backend systems.

SAP recommends that you use certified network products of our partners or SAP’s own network software components for technical connectivity where possible.

 

You can check the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) website for details about the network product certification program. For an up-to-date listing of SAP certified network products, go to the SAP Application Development partner directory site. Older certifications can be found there with the keyword search "esoa-aw-" or by clicking here. Since Q3/2013, the new version of network product certification is offered and companies with certified products can be found with the keyword search "netwk-" or by clicking here. In the result set you can click on the network vendor names to get more details about their product certification.

By Rob Leesberg, Director of R&D, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Runbook    

 

 

Runbook Company BV has recently completed the readiness assessment for ABAP® programming language–based add-ons to the SAP HANA® platform for their solutions SMART Close and TRUE Reconciliation. Runbook is a leader in technology solutions that simplify the financial close and reporting process for worldwide corporations. With SAP® Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, Runbook recently completed certifications of the ABAP add-on for the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform on SAP HANA for Runbook ONE and TRUE Reconciliation solutions.

 

Runbook is a longstanding SAP software solution and technology partner and has many years of experience in providing solutions certified for integration with SAP® software. The company offers its customers a user experience reflecting that Runbook technology is built to run on SAP solutions.

 

The company’s proprietary Runbook ONE platform enables companies to transform and streamline financial processes with automated, rules-based solutions that can improve corporate governance and simplify financial operations while reducing total costs. The platform powers the SMART Close and True Reconciliation solutions, all of which are delivered as add-ons using the ABAP programming language.

 

TRUE Reconciliation helps streamline the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and improve operational efficiency through template-based, automated reconciliation processes that further ensure that accounts are reconciled in a timely manner based on corporate standards. It also provides corporate finance teams with a centralized dashboard to monitor data consistency and accuracy across accounts, as well as to oversee activities performed by outsourced service providers or at finance shared-services centers.

 

Runbook solutions not only execute the whole workflow process, but also automatically perform data validation checks at each step in the process before moving to the next task in the workflow.

 

While the certification of solutions related to ABAP add-ons is mostly focused on safeguarding overall quality, deployment and installation, the readiness assessment service for ABAP add-ons focuses on potential performance gains and online analytical possibilities of SAP HANA by optimizing ABAP coding. Runbook is one of the first companies to make use of this service for its ABAP add-ons for SMART Close and TRUE Reconciliation.

 

During the assessment service, the ABAP add-ons of Runbook were deployed in a system running SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, with the most recent release and service pack. Static code checks focused on the performance aspects of SAP HANA, and also looked for problematic code lines. Intensive SQL analyses were performed based on realistic test data. Afterwards, comprehensive assessment reports, listing all the findings and making recommendations and proposals for changes, were handed over to and discussed with the Runbook team. Also part of the assessment service was an overview presentation on SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, covering, for example, the new ABAP development tools in Eclipse, as well as the new SQL Monitor.

 

These certifications build upon our long-held relationship with SAP that dates back to 2003. That was when we received the first certification of one of our solutions from SAP. This track record, later bolstered by SAP gold partner status, enables us to closely align our development strategy with that of SAP, helping early adopters of the latest SAP technology to find Runbook solutions compatible with SAP releases. We are delighted with the latest of such milestones for Runbook.

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Are you looking to gain an in-depth understanding of the SAP HANA Platform?  Do you plan to build, integrate, and certify an application with SAP HANA?


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The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) will be offering partners and ISVs an introductory 4-day workshop (November 10-13, 2014) to facilitate a general understanding of SAP HANA.  After each training module, partners and ISVs will reinforce their skills via a series of hands-on exercises to demonstrate their knowledge of the various components for the SAP HANA Platform.  The SAP HANA Enablement Workshop will outline the underlying knowledge needed to allow for the development, integration, and certification of an application with SAP HANA.

 

By attending this enablement workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end native application development for SAP HANA
  • Reinforce knowledge with skill-builder modules via hands-on exercises
  • Understand the certification roadmap and process for application certification
  • Leverage a 30% discount for application certification to enable Go-to-Market
  • Engage with product experts and certification team via Q&A sessions

 

Registrations Fees and Deadlines:

 

Due to the popularity of this enablement workshop, seating will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to make a group booking, please submit separate registrations for each individual of your organization.

 

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore October 31, 2014$2,000.00 USDSign-up here!
RegularBefore November 10, 2014$3,000.00 USDSign-up here!
GROUP REGISTRATION - THIRD OR MORE GET A DISCOUNT
REGISTRATION TYPESDATESFEESREGISTRATION
Early BirdBefore October 31, 2014$1,500.00 USDSign-up here!
RegularBefore November 10, 2014$2,500.00 USDSign-up here!

 

Event Logistics and Agenda:

 

DATESMonday, November 10, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014
TIME9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific)
LOCATION

SAP Labs

3412 Hillview Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Building 2 - Baltic Room

 

The agenda for this enablement workshop will highlight some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Development Platform
  • SAP HANA Application Development Tools: SAP HANA Studio and Eclipse
  • Introduction to SQL Basics and Debugging
  • Introduction to SAP HANA Native Development
  • Introduction to Data Modeling with SAP HANA
  • Introduction to SAP Fiori Transactional Apps on SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA
  • How to Certify your Application with SAP HANA and SAP Fiori

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to plan, build, and explore the various certification programs for SAP HANA and leverage a 30% discount when submitting an application for certification with the SAP HANA Platform!  For any questions or inquiries relating to this enablement workshop, please contact icc-info@sap.com.

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As part of the SAP Integration and Certification Center, I have the opportunity to collaborate with various SAP partners and third-party vendors who enrich and contribute to the ever growing SAP Partner Ecosystem by integrating their solutions with SAP platforms. This is especially true in the area of mobility with the recent launch of SMP 3.0, SAP's flagship enterprise mobility platform. This release promised exciting new features and a unified platform to simplify the development process. In an effort to shed some light on this, I have reached out to some very early adopters of this new platform so they can share their mobile app development experience on SMP 3.0.

 

In the second installment of this series, I will be having a Q&A session with Venkata Raju, the Mobility Architect for Innovapptive, one of the first SAP mobile partners to have successfully achieved a certified integration of their mobile app running on SMP 3.0, SAP’s flagship enterprise mobile platform.



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Please tell us about Innovapptive

 

Innovapptive is a SAP services partner, a provider of cloud based mobile application management platform, SAP-certified mobile apps, and a 2014 SAP Pinnacle Award finalist. Our company offers an array of SAP products and services that enable enterprise mobility for SAP Customers. Innovapptive’s products, the mPower App Suite, mPower App Store, and the mPower Mobile Platform, provide customers a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end solutions to instantly take their enterprise mobile. The team at Innovapptive brings a unique and unparalleled combination of SAP, mobile and industry experience to transform and empower customers. Innovapptive’s customers are some of the world’s leading Global 2000 companies.

 

Can you tell us about the various SAP technologies you use?

 

We are laser focused on achieving "Instant Mobilization" for enterprises, through our bundled SAP certified mobile solutions. Our bundled SAP certified mobile solutions include 50+ SAP certified mobile solutions, SAP Run-Time Licenses for the SAP Mobile Platform, a Private Enterprise Branded App Store, App Security Wrappers using Mocana and Implementation and Customization Solutions for Fiori, SAP UI5 and Syclo Mobile Apps. We also provide Mobile solutions on the Hana platform. Our high quality and cost effective SAP Mobile solutions have accelerated large Global 2000 customers’ time to market and value.

 

How would you describe your company’s enterprise mobility initiative?

 

Innovapptive founders envisioned how revolutionary technologies such as cloud and mobile had the potential of innovating and transforming their customers' business processes delivering significant value. They saw the tremendous potential of mobile introducing new business processes while redefining existing business processes, resulting in incredible growth in employee productivity and business efficiency, which was unthinkable just a few years ago. Although they saw the tremendous potential with this technology in the enterprise, they recognized that the Traditional IT strategies, of developing and supporting technology solutions in-house to satisfy the business needs, were no longer being well received by the business community. While most solution providers were focused on building a mobile application development platform for enterprises, our founders recognized the need to identify, design and build value-driven mobile business solutions that can run on these mobile platforms and instantly cater to actual business problems and meet business demand for "Instant Mobilization" and rapid ROI.

 

How did your company get started on SMP/SUP?

 

Given our decades of experience with SAP solutions, our SAP partnership and our vision for ‘Instant Mobilization’ in the enterprise, our company started building value driven compelling mobile solutions on SUP in alignment with SAP’s strategy and roadmap. We have been participating as a key SAP partner in ramp-up programs and platform testing.

 

What motivated you to jump onboard SMP 3.0?

 

SMP 3.0 has great features and tools to enable mobile apps and provide valuable mobile solutions for Enterprises. The key feature which motivated us to jump onboard SMP 3.0 is Offline OData capabilities and also the OData SDK improvements compared with older SUP versions.

 

Tell us about the Mobile Sales Execution app your team has developed for SMP 3.0. Who is it for and what are the benefits?

 

Mobile Sales Execution app from Innovapptive empowers enterprise field sales reps and managers with the necessary information and tools to increase efficiency of field sales execution. This native mobile application enhances productivity of the sales rep by providing critical insights into sales execution and increases revenue of customer and retail store visits. By providing anywhere, anytime access to relevant information and functions from mobile devices, enterprises can ensure that the field sales reps and managers are executing brand and product strategies, tactics and objectives in a consistent and reliable way. The sales reps and managers using this app will also have the ability to view customer fact sheets, sales history, orders, invoices and process new sales orders in a very easy and intuitive way.

 

Can you describe how you designed the app and your choice of technologies? For example, you went from an MBO-based approach to OData. How was the transition?

 

We used SMP 3.0 and SAP Gateway with OData services. The transition is very smooth from SMP OData SDK and the development of services involved some additional effort. We experienced an improved performance on our Mobile App.

 

Tell us about your migration experience going from SUP 2.1 to SMP 3.0. What were the biggest challenges?

 

Installation is performed on a separate instance and it is mostly straight forward similar to SUP. OData Native SDK Migration is a bit challenging as it has new API's with SMP3.0. The registration process is different. Synchronization process for supporting offline capabilities is a big value addition for OData based apps.

 

Which new feature(s) of SMP 3.0 do you like the most?

 

Offline capabilities of SMP3.0 and Integration Gateway

 

How would you compare your team’s experience developing mobile apps on this new version of SMP 3.0 versus the older one?

 

SMP 3.0 Native SDK is developer friendly to quickly enable integration with OData services compared with SMP 2.3 Native OData SDK. The build time with SMP 3.0 was reduced by around 20 % compared with SMP 2.3 Native OData SDK.

 

What tips can you provide others who plan on porting their app to SMP 3.0, if any?

 

Relay Server is not supported with SMP3.0.Instead, use Apache Reverse Proxy server for Relay Server capabilities. Delta Query is still not supported for JSON to implement offline capabilities. Make use of Integration Gateway to communicate with Non-SAP data sources or if you have multiple data sources for the same application.

 

How was your experience with the mobile app certification process?

 

Our experience with the Mobile App certification process was extremely satisfactory and smooth. The SAP ICC team was very knowledgeable, experienced and were very supportive during the entire process and helped us meet our deadlines.

 

Do you think that the certification process allowed you to align with SAP in a technical way?

 

Absolutely, the certification process allowed us to align with SAP in a technical way.

 

Do you think that certification process promotes better quality apps?

 

We believe that the certification process absolutely promotes better quality of mobile apps. It provides us and our customers the assurance of high quality and excellence of solutions.

 

To conclude, can you share some final thoughts about your experience?

 

Our experience overall has been excellent and we thank SAP for delivering a much superior SMP product and ICC team for all the support and guidance throughout the certification process.

 

Thank you !

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This concludes our Q&A session.Thank you Venkata for sharing your valuable insights and experience with the SAP Community!

 

Please find the list of useful links below. If you want to learn more about the mobile app certification, please contact the SAP Integration and Certification Center to understand the services we offer to facilitate integration with SAP.

 

 

Useful Links

 

About Innovapptive:

About the mobile app certification on SMP 3.0:

 

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