with finalists CoreSynesis, FH Consulting and VDSystems [COIL Brasil, December 2013]
From July to December 2013, Co-Innovation Lab Brasil with support from Amazon Web Services produced an initiative with a competition flavor called COILympics 2013. The objective of COILympics was to promote broader adoption of SAP’s innovation portfolio (e.g.: Mobility, SAP HANA and Business Objects) in the local SAP Ecosystem. Companies participating could integrate various SAP technologies to develop a functional prototype of an application, in a competitive and motivating environment where performance and innovation would be rewarded.
Following the announcement and prospection phases, the initiative kicked off with a 2 day workshop with several partners. At the end of the workshop, the partners submitted their ideas of prototype leveraging SAP technologies. Qualified partners engaged in the competition phase, attending a 5 day bootcamp, and developing their prototype in the following 10 weeks. At this phase the partners had access to a dedicated and exclusive COIL system landscape containing the SAP Mobility Platform, SAP ECC, SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 and SAP Business Objects. Partners also had access to a dedicated SAP HANA system running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. AWS provided the partners credits to use their services during the competition phase.
The participants and prototypes developed were evaluated considering aspects like innovation, regularity during the competition, desirability, viability and feasibility. After the development phase, three participants were rewarded: VDSystems classified in third place, and the two finalists CoreSynesis and FH Consulting were invited to do a live demo of their prototypes at the Co-Innovation Forum, during the Grand Opening of the SAP Labs Latin America, where the Award Ceremony of the COILympics took place. CoreSynesis was named the winner by a slightly difference, for which COIL Brasil rewarded both companies equally with a 100% discount on the COIL Membership. AWS also rewarded CoreSynesis with 5.000 USD credits to further use their cloud services while evolving the final prototype into a product ready to the market.
COILympics was a successful initiative leveraging collaboration between COIL and AWS, and engaging various partners which used multiple SAP technologies to create functional prototypes in a motivating competition.
Another interesting aspect of the initiative: students from local universities were also involved through all the competition. During the qualification phase, several students were invited to attend the 2 day workshop, having sequentially answered an online test about SAP’s innovation portfolio; the 3 best qualified students were invited to the 5 day bootcamp, taking a final test afterwards. The student with the best results in the tests was announced at the SAP Academic Forum, which also took place during the Grand Opening of the SAP Labs Latin America. The winning student had a slightly difference of one point to the second place.
mSeries™ integration with SAP ECC via SAP NetWeaver Gateway
with Spring Mobile [COIL Brasil, October 2013]
Spring Mobile has developed an integration module for better coupling their mSeries™ solution to the SAP ECC backend by leveraging the SAP NetWeaver Gateway capabilities for exposing data and functionality as REST services via OData. The developed module standardize access to master data and is released as a code template ready to be deployed if no customizations exist on SAP. If customizations exist the module can be used as a starting point, serving as a basis for optimizing the implementation of mSeries™ and integration with SAP backend.
To gain performance, the new integration module also enables filtering data accessed from SAP ECC (specific fields) and control of what has been changed on the backend side (specific records), enabling delta changes only to be sent to mSeries™. The development was divided into three components:
- RFC: SAP RFC module responsible for data extraction directly from the SAP ECC (field filtering) and change control (record filtering);
- SAP NetWeaver Gateway services: services responsible to expose data via REST+JSON to external consumers;
- mSeries™ orchestration: orchestration logic mapping each field of the data object accessed via the SAP NetWeaver Gateway services into each field of the corresponding entity in mSeries™, connecting to the standard mSeries™ Integration Web Services.
FirsteamAgro SIA solution for Farm Operations ICC Certification
with FirsteamAgro [COIL Brasil, May 2013]
In May 2013, Firsteam Agro successfully certified their SIA solution within the certification category of ABAP and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Brazil. The correlated SAP interfaces have been "ABAP 7.0 - ABAP Add-On for SAP NetWeaver Application Server 7.00". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center (search for solution name “SIA”).
Commissioning software integration to PM module of SAP ECC
with HMSWeb [COIL Brasil, December 2012]
COIL Member HMSWeb, a company from Forship Engenharia group, has developed an integration of its commissioning software to the PM module of SAP ECC. This integration provides a better management capability, control and flow of information from the commissioning process, within the development life cycle of an industrial asset, to its commercial operation and further maintenance. The integration is done through RFC modules developed by HMSWeb.
COIL has supported by providing a virtualized landscape and continuous technical knowledge transfer during the development process of the application. Further information can be obtained from HMSWeb.
The SAP Discovery system provides a convenient prototyping environment for customers and partners to explore the newest SAP software and technologies - from the latest release of the SAP ERP application to the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, SAP BusinessObjects tools and solutions, service-oriented architecture (SOA), mobility solutions, the SAP Customer Relationship Management application, and more. The teams that drive the development of the Discovery system at SAP - the SAP service innovation team and the SAP customer solution adoption team - joined forces with IBM at COIL on two related projects. First, the joint forces built a PoC and validate that additional add-in virtual machine can be integrated with Discovery System V4 appliance. Built on the success of the first PoC, the team continued to develop the master build of Discovery System V5 at COIL.
System Landscape for Maintenance of ERP Migration
Custom Development of SAP Japan completed the development of add-on functionality for its pharmaceutical customer in 2010 as a part of
system migration from Japanese local 4.6C system to the regional ECC 6.0 system.
Interface for A-AUTO 7.1 certified
In August 2011, BSP Inc. successfully certified their interface for A-AUTO 7.1 within the certification category of Background Processing, Job scheduling,
Platform User Licensing Compliant, Scheduling, System Management and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Tokyo. The correlated SAP interfaces have been "BC-XBP 6.10 - Background Processing, Job Scheduling 6.10 (Ver. 2.0)". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for BSP, A-AUTO).
SAP CRM ISV Co-Innovation - sales and demo support
SAVO On-Demand Sales Enablement Solution Qualification Support
The selling process is becoming increasingly complex and challenging. To execute against key initiatives driving the top line, salespeople must be armed with the right selling materials, insights, and access to the right people. By leveraging the combined strengths of SAVO on-demand Sales Enablement and the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application, customers benefit from the power of enterprise-level integration, decision analytics and mobility, allowing them to transform their selling organizations and drive greater efficiency and effectiveness from revenue-generating activities.
With this project, COIL teamed up with SAP partner management group and SAVO to validate the integration between SAVO and SAP CRM. Result of the COIL validation helped qualify SAVO as an SAP-endorsed business solution. Read SAVO's press release for further information.
Plant Operations Cockpit for continuous process industries
Accenture joined the COIL program on partner-delivered SAP MII content (PdMII) and built a plant operations cockpit for continuous process industries such as chemicals. The solution is a key offering to clients featuring pre-built dashboards for planners and supervisors, real-time order management and offline capabilities. Through close involvement of SAP MII product teams the solution leverages both Accenture's deep industry expertise as well as the best practices for SAP MII.
PdMII: 'Order Trace' Manufacturing Content for Process Industries
Cognizant with a deep knowledge in life sciences, specifically pharmaceuticals , has built a value added composite solution leveraging SAP technologies such as SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) and a MII compatible partner solution given the wide-acceptance of these technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Cognizant joined the Partner-delivered MII content program (PdMII) in 2010 to collaborate and develop the "OrderTrace" solution.
Click here for more information on the project.
Extending SIGGA SM2 EAM solution for support of multiple backend and PI versions
SIGGA provides innovative solutions for strategic enterprise asset management (EAM). SIGGA SM2 is a solution that helps SAP customers to extend the use of the PM module by improving data entry into the system for EAM field services operations through the use of mobile devices.
COIL São Paulo and SIGGA engaged in a project to extend the addressable market of SIGGA's SM2 solution. SM2, initially supporting ECC 6.0 in combination with PI 7.01, now supports various ERP back-ends (R/3 4.7, ECC 5.0 and ECC 6.0) together with multiple versions of PI (7.01 and 7.11). All necessary modifications and adjustment done by SIGGA have been made within the COIL delivered virtual landscape.
BPM & IFRS PoC by DayStar Consulting
Daystar Consulting has strength of BPR consulting in the manufacturingand retail industry. The IFRS and BPM are focus area for future projects opportunityand they were looking for an environment where they could evaluate latest SAPproducts. COIL system landscape could provide the latest SAP products as package(ERP 6.0 EhP4,CE 7.2,PI 7.2,Solution Manager 4.0) and they could start to use thelatest SAP product environment without installation efforts from their officevia Internet. After the functional evaluation in IFRS and BPM functions bytheir experts, an internal workshop was organized by using COIL system landscapefor their knowledge transfer session.
imageWARE Form Manager Version 8
In September 2010, Canon, Inc. successfully certified their imageWARE Form Manager Version 8 within the certification category of J2EE Engine, Java, Platform User Licensing Compliant, Solution Manager Ready and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Tokyo.
The correlated SAP interfaces have been "JAVA-EE-STD 7.1 - Entry Certification for SAP NetWeaver 7.1 EE 5". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for Canon, imageWare Form Manager).
SAP CRM ISV Co-Innovation – Integration
Marketers turn to CRM systems to manage large volume, complex data sets and take advantage of the rich data at their disposal to drive relevant marketing programs. SAP CRM systems are great for managing customer data, campaign automation flow and tracking interactions with customers, and can be complemented with solutions from partner such as StrongMail for delivering high-volume email marketing campaigns. In this COIL project, SAP CRM group teamed with partners like StrongMail, SAVO, etc. to enhance our offerings.
Business All-in-One Solution for Professional Services
MindTree Ltd, a regional SAP Service partner, in collaboration with SAP Professional services team has developed a Business All-in-One Solution for Professional Services which caters to the professional services industry. The Solution offers capabilities to run businesses more efficiently, increasing visibility into operations. MindTree's solution delivers a rich user interface based on SAP NetWeaver Business Client that makes it easy for users to use the applications day by day. The comprehensive process coverage includes accurate project related information on margins, utilization, revenue and profitability, allowing to run a professional services business successfully.
- Account Management / Sales
- Gross Margin Estimation
- Project Initiation
- Project Management
- Project Profitability Analysis
This project successfully validated the integration between SAP Workforce Scheduling and Optimization by ClickSoftware 2.0 and SAP CRM 7.0 based on SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP PI).Accenture Japan and Sumitomo Life Information Systems Co., Ltd provided the project implementation, SAP and ClickSoftware supported technical issues, while the SAP Co-Innovation Lab Tokyo provided the project landscape to physically validate the integration.
For further information, please refer to the dedicated "COIL TOKYO's Validation Project of Integration between SAP WSO and SAP CRM" project page.
Ready-mix concrete (RMC) – Integrating Transvision’s Transport and Distribution Optimization Solution with SAP
Ready-mix concrete (RMC) is concrete that is (ready) mixed in a batching plant and then delivered to a construction site by truck in a rotary drum . Due to the nature of concrete it has a very short shelf-life.
Getting the material in time and in quality to the right place to pour it has quite some challenges. Especially in organizing the supply chain e.g. sequencing of the loads, determining of the right batching plant, reacting on sudden events (traffic jam, delay on construction site) and finally having real-time information on truck status.
The goal of the joint co-innovation project between Transvision, a transport and distribution optimization solution provider, IDS Scheer, a German system integrator, and the SAP Mill Products industry solution team, was to integrate the Transvision Concrete Planner with SAP applications. The outcome was a prototype implementation of a service-oriented integrated quote-to-cash process, where the quotation and daily order creating is done in SAP ERP system, the dispatching and delivery status tracking is handled by the Transvision Concrete Planner, and the billing and invoice runs again in SAP ERP. Additionally a client-side integration was developed based on the lord/Web Dynpro technologies, which realizes a tailored user interface for the ready-mix industry comprising the SAP order dialogue as well as the Transvision planning system.
Secure Business Workflows with Digital Signatures and SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe
Arteria Technologies has built secure business workflows using digital signatures and SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe (SIFbA). With this, paper-based processes can be turned into automated digital processes that ensure the same level of data integrity and user verification. As proof points, two B2B scenarios have been implemented: supplier quote management and sales order entry. The project explored and implemented various ways of securing Adobe Forms in Offline and online scenarios, such as Single and multiple signatures, including send for changes. The solution underlines how Digital Signatures work with Adobe Forms, to provide document authenticity, imposter prevention and verification of identities of senders and recipient.
SAP Solution Manager and HP Quality Center
This evaluation project proves the value of SAP Enterprise Support with customers selected out of the Japan SAP User Group (JSUG) by means of an end-to-end test management scenario. The project has been initiated by HP Japan and mutually engages with the following SAP teams: SAP Japan Active Global Support, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab Tokyo, SAP's Customer Innovation Center and SAP field services. With this it combines all forces into one team of SAP and the SAP Ecosystem.
The SAP Quality Center by HP and the correlated adapter are not only subject of SAP service and license sales but are also a key element in the Run SAP methodology and the value of SAP Service and Support. Further information can be found in the related article or the project description. A press release from SAP and a Nikkei article are available in Japanese.
Transport Concrete – Ready Mix Integration
In this co-innovation project with Command Alkon and the SAP Mill Products industry solution a pilot implementation of a SOA based integration of Command Alkon's ready-mix concrete application (COMMANDseries 3.8) with SAP's industry solution for Mill Products (based on SAP ERP 6.0) was developed. The SAP Process Integration 7.11 was used to connect the two solutions. The data exchange between the applications were realized through
Enterprise Services. The pilot implementation of this integration was also certified for Integration via Enterprise Services (ESOA-Bundle). Further information can be found in the press release.
Manufacturing Excellence with SAP MII: Business Process Orchestration
In this SAP Co-innovation project, pilot implementations were made by SAP Labs India in the area of tank farm management, modeling shop floor execution rules and building dashboards for KPI reporting and shop floor execution, to help Asian Paints to develop the information architecture for its manufacturing operations.
Further information can be found in the COIL Bangalore Opening press release on sap.com.
Process Integration between B+Plus and SAP ERP
with Tecnos [COIL Tokyo, September 2009]
Further information can be found in the project summary presentation (in Japanese) as well as in the explanatory result videos.
J-Model SOA Project
The Japanese retail industry has recently undergone dramatic changes through especially mergers and acquisitions that resulted in radical changes of the long established distribution channels. J-Sol's J-Model, an ERP based template for the retail industry, thus had to adapt to this industry transformation. J-Model is now required to support various business processes to communicate with each distribution channels in a flexible and agile manner.
This project was thus geared to investigate possibilities in adapting the existing ERP template to the new requirements through the introduction of a service oriented architecture. J-SOL thus leveraged SAP's Discovery System within the COIL facility to start the investigation. COIL provided SOA design and implementation methodology workshops ( e.g. PdES and ES Enhancement) to further facilitate J-SOL with the required knowledge and expertise. J-SOL ultimately started a proof of concept and ultimately develop a demo for SAP event (SBS Tokyo 2008). In August 2008, J-SOL released their results as part of a press release in English or Japanese.
Manufacturing Excellence with SAP MII: Seamless Interoperability
This co-innovation project linked Asian Paint's existing shop floor control systems with SAP's flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP® ERP, to enable better reporting and effective decision-making. Asian Paints worked with SAP and KLG Systel to connect its batch control system with the production planning and plant information functionality in the SAP landscape using the SAP® Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence application (SAP MII).
Interactive Advantage - Business Scenario Packages Using SAP Interactive Forms
The Interactive Advantage solution offers pre-packaged workflow scenarios coupled with SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. The focus is on core business areas such as procurement, corporate service, sales, materials management and human capital management. The solution supports offline mode of operation and includes scenarios for - dealers, suppliers and customers as well. The supplier quotation scenario from the package is SOA enabled and
leverages Enterprise Services from SAP and Arteria. These pre-packaged forms have been developed in SAP Co-Innovation Lab and are designed for a rapid go-live with deployment time of 3-4 weeks per scenario.