SAP Teched is not only for geeks, and the impact is not only for those either. I normally only make a presentation for people that already know alot about SAP Integration platform. Integration is an important topic in the future where customers will be using cloud products and mixing them with their existing systems.
I do recommend watching the video below where I’m covering all the things.
The first part is about SAP Strategy for their integration products. It is crucial to understand when working on your own strategy. They use the ISA-M method to learn from what you are doing to what platforms you should be working with in the future.
API is a big topic that is important to how we are opening our landscapes. They are like BAPI where the B is removed. So it is a common language that all developers can understand and use. You can see all the API SAP has created at http://api.sap.com
The integration product PI/PO that most people are using is not the one SAP has most focus on. The biggest focus is on SAP Cloud Platform Integration (Cloud Integration, CPI or what was HCI) the biggest benefit is that you can get pre delivered content if you want to integration with SAP Cloud Products like Ariba or SuccesFactor. Or for E-Invoicing scenarios for some locations.
SAP Leonardo is also a big topic. For Integration there are 3 important topics
- IoT(Internet of Things) is about connecting billions of devices, manage and analyze data from them. This is one of the things that SAP is focusing on, they have a platform that allow users to handle all the devices.
- Machine Learning is about finding algorithms for handling complex tasks and automate them. It could be finding what is on a image or how to book a payment. SAP has some pretrained models that can perform some tasks. Customers can take the models and train them on their own data so they match their requirements.
- Blockchain is also one of the hyped technologies. SAP has a server you can run and connect with your partners. Then blockchain allow you to have one shared truth of what is happening and everybody agrees on it.
You can watch the slides below