The SAP Global Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) Network hosts and facilitates a broad range of events and activities to foster project based co-innovation, enabling and extend the capabilities of our partners and SAP. Joint achievements of projects are showcased as packaged deliverables to gain broader momentum around their co-innovation and to make the topic more tangible. The COIL projects pages provide further insight.
The following list outlines a high-level perspective for some of the events already successfully completed since its inception in 2008 and spanning the entire global COIL network.
All partners are from the Brazilian ecosystem and all projects highlighted are 2012 COIL activities. Press coverages includes articles from Jornal do Comércio RS, InformationWeek, Baguete, and the offical SAP Press Release, that covers the event and the partner solutions in detail (originals are in Portuguese).
- Applications: FirsteamAgro with SIA, a solution for agricultural production management (management of planting and harvesting)
- Applications: HMSWeb with Handover Management System, a solution for commissioning integrating into SAPs PM Module
- Mobility: Formers with Franch mobile, a solution for the management of Franchises
- Mobility: CI&T with Mobile Sales Force Automation
- Mobility: ITS Mobile with Mobile Sales Force Automation
- Mobility: Ilegra with Management 360, a solution to improve decision making in companies based on indices for managers
- Analytics: COSS with Visibio, a dashboard solution to provide data and visibility about all traceable resources in the enterprise
- Analytics: Cybertecnica with Advanced Lab Reports, a dashboard solution to visualize managerial reports for laboratory managers
- SAP HANA:Choice with Revenue Intelligence for electricity fraud – running 1.123 times faster with HANA
- SIGGA won the Co-Innovation Partner 2012 price, for their outstanding efforts as 1st co-innovation partner in Brasil, 1st EBS on SUP, 3 years consecutive COIL Member, joint successful customer engagements with COIL, etc.
- NetApp and Cisco (Global COIL Sponsors) talking about their offerings in HANA and their collaborations with COIL
- SAP Keynotes: Stefan Wagner (speaking about SAP Labs LA), Luis Cesar Verdi (speaking about Innovation at SAP), Axel Henning Saleck (speaking about Co-Innovation at SAP)
Due to the strong interest of the Brazilian Partners on SAP NetWeaver Gateway and the new possibilities of integration to the SAP Business Suite, COIL São Paulo with collaboration from SAP CSA Team and local support from SAP Ecosystems & Channels and SAP Education, has promoted 3 Gateway Workshops in São Paulo. During the Workshops, attendees have learned about Gateway, it’s features and architecture. and did some hands-on exercises.
Each Workshop hosted more than 20 attendees on a 2 day training session. In total there were more than 70 attendees from more than 30 different companies, joining from different states in Brazil. The Workshops were held by Jeff Gebo, one of the top experts and contributors to SAP NetWeaver Gateway in SCN. The feedback from the participants was most positive.
SAP NetWeaver Gateway Workshop in São Paulo
Due to the strong interest of the Brazilian Partners on the SAP NetWeaver Gateway and the new possibilities of integration to the SAP Business Suite, COIL São Paulo with the local support of Ecosystems & Channels and SAP Education, offered a two day Gateway Workshop within SAP Brazil in São Paulo. 25 attendees learned about Gateway, and did some practical exercises within the COIL landscape specially enabled for the Workshop. Some participants joined from others states in Brazil (Curitiba/PR, Belo Horizonte/MG and Vitória/ES), and the feedback from the partners was very positive.
The SAP Brazil Localization Summit & ASUG Meeting 2011 took place at the SAP Labs in São Leopoldo during 29 and 30 November, where the newest SAP localization solutions and services are presented to customers and partners. COIL has participated with two sessions during the event.
The Co-Innovation Day 2011 in São Paulo demonstrated the Brazilian SAP ecosystem innovation and how partners move broadly towards our new technologies, one year after the opening of the Co-Innovation Lab São Paulo. Besides information delivered by keynote speakers on Ecosystem, Research, Co-Innovation, and Globalization, the highlights were live demos (not videos) by Brazilian partners engaged with the Co-Innovation Lab São Paulo:
- Solutions with SAP Mobility Technology on Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and iOS
- the first Endorsed Business Solution worldwide on SUP
- a Gateway solution among the first to be certified by SAP worldwide, and last but not least:
- the first HANA prototype by a Brazilian partner with Nota Fiscal eletronica via BOE on iPad
Following the results of previous year, which was "Hands on Experiences of SOA system deployments", Technical SIG of JSUG held the SOA/BPM Working Group workshop 2011, with a tremendous help from COIL Tokyo.
This year, we held the hands on session for BPM system deployments on top of the SOA technologies of NetWeaver, on the Discovery Systems 7.2 offered by IBM-Japan's courtesy. With more than 14 the seasoned SOA specialists, the session started to create the use case based on the real "Customer Master
Creation" business processes with the Credit checking business logic rule engines behind. Since the use case was real one, the participants who already
had several experiences on SOA itself, found and understood the real effectiveness and flexibility of establishing the Business Process Systems on BPM technologies, which was a great accomplishments of the session.
After the session, one of the participants presented the latest success story of SOA/BPM deployments on iPad application. Thus, this SOA/BPM working group now fully recognize the power of SOA/BPM with Mobile environment, not to mention the desk top business processes. Also, COIL Tokyo provided the latest technical presentation of NetWeaver Gateway for the enhancements of mobile connectivity at the last session. Altogether, we are now envisage the next agenda for the year of 2012 to evolve this workshop to the next higher level in accordance with SAP technology, namely mobile and cloud technologies with the latest NetWeaver environments. (by Kiyoshi Masubuchi from B-EN-G, Leader of SOA/BPM WG, JSUG technical SIG.)
The SAP Inside Track São Paulo 2011, held on the 7th October 2011 at the SAP office in São Paulo, has contributed to spread the knowledge and awareness of SAP's newest technologies among the SAP Ecosystem. The invitation phrase "Come to learn and share your knowledge with your peers as well as make a few friends in an informal atmosphere." catches the spirit of the event which had the participation of approx. 90 attendees.
The event had presentations about HANA, SUP, and COIL São Paulo has contributed with a Gateway presentation and Live Demo, which gave the participants a technical overview of Gateway and its application. The Q&A session at the end of the presentation was very productive.
More information can be found on the content site for SITSP 2011.
All sessions were presented in Portuguese and recorded for replay, the COIL Gateway session is also available.
The lack of experienced consultants, and knowledge in Extended Warehouse Management in Brazil with increased customer demand, triggered a collaboration between SAP EWM Solution Management, SAP Brazil and SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) Sao Paulo. Joint goal was to increase the implementation expertise of the ecosystem via a combination of SAP education training and hands on experience, combined in a joint bootcamp. The consultants obtained the standard training and created real customer scenarios, customized those, and performed various kinds of tests.
During the period of the bootcamp in September and October 2011, SAP COIL São Paulo hosted the required technical landscape (a SAP ECC 6.0 EhP5 IDES system with SAP Extended Warehouse Management solution). COIL's main task was to host the system and support the EWM team for requests and issues during the bootcamp for Brazilian / Latin America partners.
The Global Co-innovation Lab Network has been able to significantly support its partners activities towards this year's SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, Florida. Clear focus topic has been the On Device element of SAPPHIRE:
paints, and AkaaRa Consulting, a strong player in the area of mobility.
On March 22-24, over 6000 participants, 40 partners and over 160 presentations made up the largest IT event in Latin America, the SAP Forum 2011 in Säo Paulo, Brazil. The SAP Co-Innovation Lab had a strong presence during the event to showcase joint achievements with various partners and also inspired the interested audience with a presentation on how to build innovative solutions within the concept of co-innovation. Co-Innovation partners who were present during the event include Accenture, Cisco, FirsteamAgro, HP, Intel, LexConsult, SIGGA, Sonda, and Infoschema. LexConsult and SIGGA presented their joint engagement with COIL during co-hosted presentations and therewith drew a broad audience to their sessions. Cisco and CPM Praxis demonstrated a live demo within their booth featuring - as one part - the results of the joint Partner delivered Enterprise Services initiative. SAP COIL São Paulo openly invited interested partners to the COIL booth that was shared with SIGGA, to host various discussions on innovation and to incubate ideas on
potential joint engagements with new partner prospects.
with JSUG [COIL Tokyo, December 2010]
Based on the survey of Japanese SAP User group, we found that among the SAP users, the knowledge and understandings of SOA technologies were still in need of cultivation. This findings lead us-SOA study Working Group to plan "Hands-on" session of SOA technologies, and fortunately, 15 enthusiastic members joined the session. We toured the full stack of SOA technology components within SAP's service Marketplace and scenario of SOA demo system using Discovery System which IBM-Japan and SAP's Coil-Japan kindly offered us the environment.
With the lead of SOA specialist from IBM-Japan, and SAP-Japan, we covered basic course starting from Enterprise search service to Service Enablement within BPM. Although the time and resources were not enough to cover up to create customized services, all of the members had an experience and understanding of fundamental deployment skills of SOA technology. At the 2nd Focus day of JSUG, our SOA study group presented the outcome of "Hands-on" session.
[COIL Palo Alto, December 2010]
SAP Labs Palo Alto Energy Efficiency Showcase Day in December 9, 2010 brought together a select group of leading organizations to share experiences and expertise in executing a business case for sustainability. We at COIL are excited and proud that COIL and SAP Labs Palo Alto took center stage as exemplar, enabler, and catalyst in sustainability.
Check out the COIL blog on this event.
with various partners [COIL São Paulo, November 2010]
On November 16th, SAP COIL São Paulo hosted a presentation on SAP's Technology Platform Strategy to the local ecosystem. The presenter was SAP Technology Standards and Open Source Program Director, Claus von Riegen, from the Technology Strategy Group. 12 partners were present, including Service Integrators, Independent Software Vendors and Technology Partners, as well as SAP Brazil employees interested in the technology topic. Claus focused on the following 4 topics:
- In Memory Analytics: HANA 1.0 & the new class of analytical apps, BI 4.0 (Aurora);
- Consumption/Mobile: Sybase Unwired Platform, NetWeaver Mobile Infrastructure & Gateway 2.0;
- On Demand: Business ByDesign, new LoB OD apps, Personal productivity solutions (e.g. Streamwork);
- Cloud/Virtualization: SAP Landscape Manager, Certified cloud partners.
In the end, there was a warm round of discussion among the partners and SAP on how to push forward the technology topics in the Brazilian market, especially SOA adoption.
with HP, Intel, NetApp, Cisco, VMware, F5, SIGGA and Lexconsult [COIL São Paulo, October 2010]
On October 27, the Global SAP Co-Innovation Lab Network officially launched its fourth location in São Paulo, Brazil. With an investment to date of approximately 1 million Euros in setting up the new COIL location, the local COIL team kick-started its operations and already has projects underway with two national partners, Sigga and LexConsult. Have a look at SAP's official press release (Brazil, Global) as well as a voice from the Brazilian press (Journal do Comércio, 22.10.2010, Portuguese).
with BlueCoat, Brocade, Citrix, F5, HP, IBM, NetApp, OSISoft, Sentilla, VMware [October 2010]
On this year's SAP TechEd's in Berlin and Las Vegas, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab is pleased to share information and results from a number of compelling projects pursued in our lab this year.
In a series of expert sessions, roundtable discussions, on interactive stations and at the Innovation Lab Exhibit, COIL and select partners demonstrate the value of joint co-innovation.
Check out the COIL contributions page to SAP TechEd 2010.
In September 2010, COIL successfully hosted and supported the Sybase boot camp workshops for mobility sales and solution engineers in North America. Over 100 of SAP mobility solution architects, value engineers, sale and presales people got trained with Sybase solutions in this week long boot camp.
Partner-delivered Content for SAP Manufacturing (SAP MII) Workshop
with Accenture, Cognizant, HP, IBM, Mindtree, Sarla Tech and TCS [COIL Bangalore, December 2009]
SAP Manufacturing Solution Management and COIL Bangalore teamed up to coach 8 partners in defining high-value business processes based on the latest release of SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII 12.1).Various global and regional SAP partners submitted their solution proposals targeting typical manufacturing operation needs. SAP Solution Management experts reviewed the proposals and invited the qualified partners to a focused enablement and design workshop. In this workshop, the solution architectures were finalized according to the recommended SAP methodology and best practices. A follow-up series of project will focus on the implementation.
with HP and JSUG - [COIL Tokyo, September 2009]
On September 8th 2009, SAP officially opened the Co-Innovation Lab Demo Corner in Tokyo. Located in the heart of SAP Japan's executive customer area - the 31st floor of Sankei Building - it offers around 2800 visitors every month a chance to see co-innovation in action. This collaboration between SAP Japan Field and COIL is targeted to make innovation within SAP more tangible directly at the storefront. Around 70 individuals joined the opening ceremony, including representatives from Cisco, F5, HP, Intel, NEC, NetAPP, NTT Data group, Tecnos, B-EN-G, VMWare and JSUG. Short speeches have been given by Garret Ilg (CEO SAP Japan), Yutaka Yasunaga (JSUG Chairman), Koji Murakami (HP Japan Director & General Manager), Axel Saleck (VP SAP Co-Innovation Lab Network), Elbert Bailey (VP Ecosystem & Partner Group SAP APJ), and Michael Bannert (VP Active Global Support SAP Japan).
The Co-Innovation Lab Tokyo will continuously showcase project deliverables that have been validated within COIL projects on two 65 inch monitors, as well as hands on demos featuring a glassed-in server booth. Yet, this demo corner will not only be SAP focused but furthermore highlight our partner's integrated products and solutions. Customers are thus able to not only see but also experience the latest fruits and possibilities of SAP's growing ecosystem.
The first project to be featured is the "COIL SAP Solution Manager / SAP Quality Center by HP integrated Japanese E2E Test Management project" with the joint collaboration of the Japan SAP User group JSUG, HP Japan and SAP Japan team (AGS, CIC, COIL and Field Services). Further information on the project can be found on the project information site.
with Arteria Technologies, Asian Paints, Intel and Wipro - [COIL Bangalore, April 2009]
On Friday April 24th 2009, SAP inaugurated the third SAP Co-Innovation Lab, at SAP Labs India in Bangalore. In operation since October 2008, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab Bangalore has successfully finalized 13 projects with seven different partners und will initially closely engage with 16 partners. The opening ceremony was attended by executives from more than 30 regional and global partners and customers, SAP senior management, as well as representatives from the Indian media.
In their respective keynotes, speakers from Arteria Technologies, Asian Paints, Intel and Wipro laid out how SAP Co-Innovation Lab Bangalorehelped solve
pressing business challenges. Attendees were invited to the lab itself and witness project results from Arteria Technologies, Asian Paints, F5, KLG Systel, Mindtree, Mobile One, Wipro in the lab itself. Further information can be found in the press release on SAP.com or the news article on CIO.com.
On 20-22 April 2009 SAP customers, partners and SAP colleagues meet for the third annual SAP Virtualization Week
at the SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Palo Alto to learn
- how customers use virtualization in their SAP landscapes, what is working well, where they still see pain points and which functions and features they would see in the future,
- which virtualization products and technologies are offered by our partners
- and how SAP's virtualization strategy does look like.
- The initial step: Methodology
- The understanding of the context: Documentation
- The fundament has been built, so how can it be leveraged: Search
SAP NetWeaver Mobile Integration on SAP’s World Tour
application demo for World Tour 2009 Seoul.
This mobile application demo has since then been used in a variety of sales related activities to prospect customers in Korea. Based on the outcome of this engagement, COIL and BSG started to create a SAP NetWeaver mobile application in the area of business workflows for sales roles, targeting pipeline customers in 2009. Further information can be found in the overview presentation (PDF 432 KB).
A workshop has been offered within the SAP offices in Tokyo and Osaka. Approximately 70 customer and partners participated. The title has been "Introduction of Disaster Recovery Solution over virtualization, which improves the investment effect by resolving issues in mission-critical systems in Japan - the land of earthquakes". The event introduced partners and customers to the findings of the project:
- A sophisticated SAP system setup on one single server (including ECC, BI, EP, XI and MDM) can smoothly be started at primary and recovery site.
- All transactions occurring on the primary site are reflected 1:1 on the recovery site.
- The amount of services on the recovery site is possible, through utilization of the Intel Xeon processor 7400 series.
Philipp Morris International visits Co-Innovation Lab
According to PMI's SAP Global Account Manager, Natalia Parmenova, the time PMI spent in Palo Alto was well worth it. They benefited from the presentations, and especially from seeing the results of real-world engineering and analysis, and having interactive discussions with SAP product teams and partners in one forum. "I really appreciate the work of the COIL team putting the workshop together" she said. "To have SAP organize so many partners and such great content in an integrated and value-added way for the customer highlights our customer focused ecosystem advantage. This will help make sure PMI's plans for new SAP solutions and upgrades are supported by an optimized infrastructure that can run with lower TCO, and that is good for all of us." Further information on SOA management, virtualization or network can be found on SDN.
- SOA for the SAP Business Suite: Find and Test-Drive Enterprise Services (SOA 103)
- Applying SOA in Heterogeneous Landscapes (SOA 205) Co-Existence of Enterprise Service Buses From Multiple Vendors in Your SOA Landscape (SOA 300)
- Enterprise Virtualization Map - Your Guide Through the Virtualization Jungle (LCM300)
- Infrastructure for SAP Applications: Results from SAP's Co-Innovation Lab (SOA110)
Partner-delivered Enterprise Services Workshop Series
In 2008, the SAP Global Ecosystem and Partner Group drove the Partner delivered Enterprise Service (PdES) initiative to a huge success by piloting the PdES concept. Highly committed SAP partners successfully finished the complete path from scenario identification via service modeling and definition into implementation.
The Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) project team leveraged the Global COIL Network by carrying out knowledge-transfer trainings and individual partner workshops all around the world. Discover the resulting partner solutions and scenarios in which SOA methodology-compliant partner services play an essential role on the PdES SDN pages. Workshops have been conducted in the following locations based:
- Bangalore, India in July 2008
- Seoul, Korea in July 2008
- Walldorf, Germany in August 2008
- Tokyo, Japan in August 2008
- Palo Alto, US in August 2008
Approaches to Enterprise Service Enhancement
In August 2008, Joachim von Goetz from the Co-Innovation Lab Tokyo and Mischa Keil from the Vocational training in SAP AG offered a comprehensive introduction towards enhancing Enterprise Services (ES). This topic has become a crucial topic for customers and partners embarking in their service-oriented architecture journey.
It forms the basis of naturally enhancing SAP's business functionality or exposing additional fields of business objects within the (Enterprise) Service signature. The following partners joined the workshops in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea Abeam: Accenture, b-en-g, Fujitsu, IBM, NEC, Tecnos, IdSTrust,
BnE, NorthStar, ASPN, Lapha&Company, SK C&C, aMplus and BSG.
Attendees learned how to use the Enterprise Service Repository as well as the ABAP Proxy and backend implementation to enhance existing services with new (optional) fields in their own namespaces. Additionally, Joachim and Mischa introduced the possible to adapt services after consumption using SAPs
Composition Environment and Java. For further information on the topic you may refer to the official Enterprise Service Enhancement Guide published via SDN. Live demos and walkthroughs have been provided for a variety of tools, including,
- Enterprise Service Repository, ABAP Proxy, Backend Implementation
- Visual Composer
- SAP NetWeaver Composition Framework
- Service Adaption Tool available with NW CE 7.1.2
- Pure J2EE Implementation
Fundamentals on SAP NetWeaver BPM
Shortly after the opening of the Co-Innovation Lab, Juergen Opgenorth provided an introduction to SAPs Business Process Management (codename Galaxy) to selected frontrunner partners from Japan and Korea in the eSOA adoption space.
Juergen shared latest information on concepts, features, limitations, as well as the product roadmap to Fujitsu, NEC, B-EN-G, Abeam, Accenture, JSOL, IBM/IBCS (all from Japan) and IdSTrust, BnE, Samsung SDS, aMplus, SK C&C, BSG, Lapha&Company, NorthStar, ASPN (from Korea), as well as to interested colleagues from SAP Japan and SAP Korea. In total over 50 externals participated in this hands-on workshop. In the following the major comments received from Partners after the event:
[COIL Tokyo, April 2008]
On April, 14th and 15th 2008, Japanese and Korean partners jointly participated in SAP's Co-Innovation Days 2008. The two days workshop and hands-on experience was centered around the concepts of Co-Innovation on SOA and the benefits partners can harvest through the mutual synergy.
The following outlines the major themes of the workshop days: