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Alloy by SAP & IBM

  1. 1. AlloyTM Software by IBM® and SAP® Access SAP Information and Processes from IBM Lotus Notes
  2. 2. 1. Key trends and issues 2. Alloy software by IBM and SAP solution overview 3. Why choose Alloy? Agenda
  3. 3. People Have Different Roles Within Organizations  Sample roles: payroll administrator, customer service representative  Area expert with defined tasks  Conducts repetitive, structured transactional work  Uses single or a few enterprise applications  Interface of choice: SAP Portal, SAP GUI Business User Task Worker SAP “Power User” Typical Lotus Notes User  Sample roles: business manager, sales representative, HR manager  Knowledge worker or people manager  Manages exceptions and coordinates activities & resources  Synthesizes many sources of information  Interface of choice: e-mail, desktop productivity tools
  4. 4.  More workers in decision making roles – need better access to business information  Need transparency to improve compliance with policies  Business users have a low tolerance for complicated interfaces  Working on many activities concurrently – new tasks must fit in, not slow everything down Business Users are Disconnected From Enterprise Information and Processes
  5. 5. SAP UI Strategy: UIs That Fits The Way The User Works  Visibility to orders and issues  Shorter purchasing cycles  Easier to work with than your competitors Access and Visibility  Reduced overhead  More accurate data, more quickly  Easier to predict and adjust supplies and services Simpler Processes  Easy to process information as you work  Reduced training costs  Easy access to critical information More Users, Better Fit
  6. 6. SAP Helps IT to Empower Every User Increasing productivity and performance Enterprise Portal Business Client Alloy Forms SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Search Mobile External Portal Custom
  7. 7. Moving from it interrupts their workflow and introduces opportunities for distraction. Business User’s Inbox is a Catalyst for Productivity Instant Messaging E-mail, Calendar, Contacts Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets Social networking – blogs, mashups, activities Personal content library Feeds, My Widgets, Live Text Collaborative and business applications
  8. 8. Alloy: Bringing SAP Software to Lotus Notes © SAP 2007 / Page 8  Business processes  Industry expertise  System of record  Email and Calendaring  Collaborative Business Applications  On every Business User’s desktop
  9. 9. Agenda 1. Key trends and issues 2. Alloy software by IBM and SAP overview 3. Why choose Alloy?
  10. 10. © SAP 2007 / Page 10 Alloy Executive Summary Ensure rapid adoption and minimal training for end users Add functionality needed for each unique business user group Rapid Deployment Extensibility Familiar Working Environment Deliver SAP information and applications into Lotus Notes to improve productivity of managers
  11. 11. Familiar Working Environment Provide business users with easy access to key enterprise processes and information  Workflow Decision Management  Out of the Box Workflows  Travel Management  Leave Management  Reports Management
  12. 12. Workflow Decisions Management Manage SAP Workflow decision steps in Lotus Notes  Bring decision steps from workflow to Lotus Notes  Simple configuration-no customization needed; no changes to existing workflows  Transparently supports multiple decision options  Extensive customization options for specific requirements  Generic template for any user interaction approval workflows scenarios
  13. 13. © SAP 2009 / Page 13 Workflow Decisions Management Details Manager Collaboration Manager reviews contextual Information and collaborates Manager makes a decision without leaving Inbox Workflow continues in SAP Lotus Notes SAPSAP Workflow runs in SAP and arrives at a decision. Decision email is delived to Manger‘s Inbox
  14. 14. Alloy Workflow Approval Requirements Choosing the right workflow © SAP 2007 / Page 14  Runs on SAP Business Workflow Engine  Involves user interaction  Includes decision task of approve/reject Workflow Checklist Approval Examples Leave Approvals Invoice Approval ERP Marketing Funds Approval CRM Shopping Cart Approval SRM Travel Approval Purchasing Order
  15. 15. Purchase Order Workflow Manager can make decision right from Lotus Notes Contextual Information Details
  16. 16. Sales Approval Workflow Manager can make decision right from Lotus Notes Contextual Information Details Contextual Collaboration
  17. 17. Hiring Approval
  18. 18. Building Alloy Workflow Approval IMG and Custom Handlers Configure IBM Lotus Domino Server with the application id and bound type created in step 2 Step 1 Step 2 Configure SAP Backend Configure IBM Lotus Domino Server The IBM Lotus Domino configuration generates a user role on SAP Alloy Add-on. Assign user to this role. Step 3 Configure SAP Alloy Add-on Magnify and enrich the decision UI with additional information in the decision body and the Alloy sidebar Opt: Step 4 Magnify Decision UI IBM Lotus Domino Server IBM Lotus Domino Designer SAP Business Workflow SAP Backend SAP Alloy Add-on
  19. 19. Travel Management Request, review and approve trip details quickly  Schedule and approve trip requests  Links to key information, e.g. travel and expense policies  Link to collaboration tools to discuss and resolve quickly  Ensure data consistency and compliance
  20. 20. Leave management Manage vacation from your Lotus Notes calendar  Schedule and approve leave requests  Links to key information, e.g. vacation policies  Link to collaboration tools to discuss and resolve quickly  Ensure data consistency and compliance
  21. 21. Reports Management Give users information to make good decisions  Easy access to BI, ERP and line of business reports  Self service subscription and personalization  Forward or access reports off-line  Links to related reports and information
  22. 22. Reports Management Give users information to make good decisions Step 1 Step 2 Open Reports Catalog Select Report Step 3 Personalize Report Step 4 Schedule & Run Report View Report Step 5
  23. 23. Benefits of Decision Steps & Reports in Lotus Notes 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Purchasing Approval Leave Approval Travel Approval Sales Quote Approval Invoice Approval Processing Time Before Alloy Processing Time After Alloy 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Purchasing Approval Leave Approval Travel Approval Sales Quote Approval Invoice Approval Processing Cost Before Alloy Processing Cost After Alloy  Process Compliance  Quick Decision Making  Integration  High User Adoption  Simplification & Efficiency
  24. 24. Rapid Deployment Alloy can be rapidly deployed without extensive customization to support key business processes.  Simple but Robust Architecture  Intuitive Design
  25. 25. IBM Lotus Notes Client IBM Lotus Notes Client IBM Lotus Domino Mail Servers IBM Lotus Domino Mail Servers AlloyTM Software by IBM and SAPAlloyTM Software by IBM and SAP SAP Business Suite SAP Business Suite SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse IBM Lotus Domino Alloy Add-on IBM Lotus Domino Alloy Add-on IBM Lotus Domino Server IBM Lotus Domino Server SAP NetWeaver Application Server (J2EE) SAP NetWeaver Application Server (J2EE) SAP Alloy Add-onSAP Alloy Add-on Alloy 1.0 Architecture Straightforward Deployment
  26. 26. Intuitive Design Build on what Notes users know and expect Side bar adjusts to current user context Simple action buttons for decision maker Embedded directly into calendar, e-mail One-click collaboration
  27. 27. Extensibility Companies can easily extend Alloy to integrate additional business functionality in SAP software with Lotus Notes.  Workflow configuration  Custom integration
  28. 28. Workflow Integration Transparently expose workflow decisions in Lotus Notes  Configure which workflow decisions to expose in Alloy  Add further SAP information by using ABAP workbench  Modify the decision user interface in Domino Designer  Integrate additional helpful information into the sidebar
  29. 29. Custom Integration Bring contextual information to facilitate better decisions  Bring contextual information from SAP Business Suite  Use standard customization tools like Lotus Notes Designer, Lotus Script, SAP Implementation Guide  Integrate additional helpful information into the sidebar  Customize email and document forms to fit your needs
  30. 30. Agenda 1. Key trends and issues 2. Alloy software by IBM and SAP solution overview 3. Why choose Alloy?
  31. 31. © SAP 2008 / Page 31 Better decision making  Easy and intuitive access to relevant, contextual business information allows business users to make more informed and faster decisions. Higher compliance with corporate policies  Alloy reduces the hurdles to compliance by making it easier for employees to adhere to processes, follow workflows, and act on essential information. Increased productivity  Alloy increases productivity by bringing information and processes to business users in IBM Lotus Notes and avoiding application switching distraction. Lower training cost  Alloy is easy to use, and requires no training since SAP applications and information are available to business users through their familiar IBM Lotus environment. Value Proposition for Alloy Benefits
  32. 32. © SAP 2008 / Page 32 Value Proposition for Alloy Key Differentiators Jointly developed and supported by SAP and IBM  Alloy is the first product jointly developed and supported by SAP and IBM Lotus. It delivers seamless access to SAP applications through IBM Lotus Notes. Greater ROI by leveraging existing investments  Alloy software fully leverages existing investments in SAP and IBM Lotus applications out of the box, eliminating the need to build and maintain expensive new custom programming or interfaces. Easy extensibility  Alloy provides a flexible and powerful environment that allows in-house developers and system integrators to customize and extend Alloy functionally to better serve the unique needs of the company Value Creation + Sustainable Competitive Advantage Value Creation + Sustainable Competitive Advantage Seamless Integration Seamless Integration Leverage Business ProcessesLeverage Business Processes Leverage existing Investments Leverage existing Investments +
  33. 33. Customer Support for Alloy “We expect the new Alloy software from IBM and SAP to help us drive down IT management costs and boost productivity by allowing employees easy access to SAP reports, procurement, data and product lifecycle management tools directly from their Lotus Notes e-mail,” Colgate-Palmolive. “Alloy will enable our senior management immediate access to critical information residing in SAP system directly from Lotus Notes. This will enable them to improve the quality and timeliness of their decisions, leading to superior business outcomes for Alra Foods.” Arla Foods
  34. 34. Why NOW? Just Completed ERP Upgrade?  Alloy is a great way to extend the benefit of the upgrade to business users. About to roll out new workflows?  With Alloy, bring decision steps in the workflows right into Lotus Notes Upgrading Lotus Notes?  Leverage sidebar and Sametime integration with Alloy Business is dissatisfied with usability issues?  Hide the complexity from end users and bring SAP processes and information right into the application users live in-Lotus Note Hidden cost of custom integration eating away at your budget?  Alloy is strategic offering from SAP and IBM and is the platform of choice for integrating Lotus software and SAP software with lowest TCO possible.
  35. 35. © SAP 2008 / Page 35 Thank you!
  36. 36. Software Requirements for Alloy 1.0 IBM Lotus Notes Client Release 8.02 IBM Domino Server Release 8.02 SAP ERP SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 14 running on NetWeaver 7.0 SPS17 with the Enterprise Service Architecture (ESA) Add-on: ECC-SE 602 or higher SAP BW (optional) BW (Business Warehouse) 3.5 – SP 23 or BW (Business Warehouse) 7.0 - SPS 17 Alloy Server Software - SAP Alloy Add-on 1.0 running on NetWeaver 7.0 SPS17 Java and - IBM Lotus Notes Alloy Add-on 1.0 running on an 8.02 Domino Server The operating systems of the SAP Business Suite software and the IBM Domino Mail Servers are not restricted but the Alloy software requires the following: IBM Lotus Notes Client - MS Windows XP (Professional editions) or - MS Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise editions) IBM Lotus Notes Alloy Add-on - MS Windows 2003 Server (32 bit) (Standard, Enterprise) SAP Alloy Add-on All NetWeaver 7.0 java stack platform constellations. For example: - AIX with MaxDB or - IBM zLinux with DB2 or - MS Windows X86_64 with MS SQL or - MS Windows X86_64 with MaxDB or - AIX with Oracle 9.2
  37. 37. Alloy Beta Program: Colgate-Palmolive  Company  Colgate-Palmolive, US, New Jersey  Implemented Functionality  Reports Management  Workflow Decision Management – Purchasing Approval  Implementation Project  Implementation time: 2 Weeks  Implementation support: 2 Consultants  Highlights  Purchasing approval workflow approval was exposed to Lotus Notes in four hours – including customized UI and additional customized data  Feedback  “We expect the new Alloy software from IBM and SAP to help us drive down IT management costs and boost productivity by allowing employees easy access to SAP reports, procurement, data and product lifecycle management tools directly from their Lotus Notes e- mail.” © SAP 2007 / Page 37
  38. 38. Alloy Beta Program: Coca-Cola  Company  Coca Cola, US, Atlanta  Implemented Functionality  Reports Management  Workflow Decision Management – Address change approval  Leave Management  Implementation Project  Implementation time: 2 Weeks  Implementation support: 2 Consultants  Highlights  Address change workflow approval was exposed to Lotus Notes in four hours – including customized UI and additional customized data  Feedback  “Our IT goal is to help our people to be more responsive, productive and effective, and SAP and IBM Lotus have helped us get closer to that goal. The partnership between IBM Lotus, SAP and The Coca- Cola Company promises to deliver additional value to our associates and improve the tools they use every day.” © SAP 2007 / Page 38
  39. 39. Alloy Beta Program: Arla Foods  Company  Arla Foods, Denmark  Implemented Functionality  Reports Management  Workflow Decision Management – New Material Approval by Product Managers  Leave Management  Implementation Project  Implementation time: 2 Weeks  Implementation support: 2 Consultants  Highlights  Material workflow approval was exposed to Lotus Notes in four hours – including customized UI and additional customized data  Feedback  “Alloy will enable our senior management immediate access to critical information residing in SAP system directly from Lotus Notes. This will enable them to improve the quality and timeliness of their decisions, leading to superior business outcomes for Arla Foods.” © SAP 2007 / Page 39
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