Having a smoothly running SAP platform in place is essential to survive in the modern business landscape. But it’s only the beginning. Did you know that SAP offers nearly limitless ways to take your organization to the next level? By selecting and implementing improvements to offer the right information to the right people at the right time, you can reach your peak.

When considering ways to further optimize business flows, make sure to focus on:

8 paths towards continuous improvement

As the IT landscape continues to evolve, the possibilities for enhancing your business environment grow. Explore 8 ways to get started below.

Although SAP is a robust ERP engine, it can be a bit complex for those who only use it occasionally. It’s important that they too can easily get the information they need when they need it. Unleash the power of SAP with apps, portals and dashboards founded on SAP, featuring the latest and greatest in user experience design and frontend technology trends.

Learn more about building apps, portals and dashboards. 

With SAP, you can create workflows and monitor them on the spot, both on premise and in the cloud. Orchestrate and automate cloud-based processes and integrate multiple applications and systems into a single workflow. SAP Fiori My Inbox, for example, enables flexible mass approvals, backups, forwarding and attachments, all based on your company’s organizational chart.

Discover more about SAP Fiori’s opportunities for your business. 

Make your business rules – including company policies, governmental regulations, pricing, decision tables, etc. – more transparent and allow your (IT) staff to modify them in real time, for instance, with SAP’s Business Rules Framework Plus (BRFplus) or SAP Cloud Platform Business Rules Service. This helps you keep your system simple, flexible and maintainable. 

Simplify, personalize and mobilize any SAP transaction without coding, thanks to SAP Screen Personas. It’s part of every S/4HANA system and can easily be installed on an SAP ECC system free of license. It enables you to:

  • remove fields, buttons or entire screen elements that are not used in your processes;
  • add fields and functionalities to screens to create simplified dashboards for complex actions;
  • automate repetitive actions using screen scraping or scripting;
  • revamp the look and feel of SAP to fit your organization.

But that’s not all SAP Screen Personas does. 

Provide your employees, suppliers, customers and partners with the data they need to do business with you and their customers. Indeed, data is the gold of the 21st century. Out-of-the-box APIs and tools like SAP API Business Hub, SAP Cloud Platform API Management, SAP NetWeaver Gateway and Core Data Services provide you with everything you need to unleash the power of your data.

Discover how to get the most out of valuable data and connect your business to tomorrow. 

SAP’s inherent flexibility allows you to adapt your business flows to your specific needs with tailor-made processes, applications and transactions. And with the Enhancement framework, you can upgrade functionalities in a future-proof way.

Get started on building your own SAP applications with training sessions in ABAP debugging and programming and support from senior ABAP experts, who perform code reviews and set up system code quality checks. 

In today’s fast-changing environment, working from a single source of truth using real-time data that can be consolidated on the fly is an absolute prerequisite. SAP HANA – SAP’s revolutionary in-memory database – makes this possible through multiprocessing and columnar storage technology.

Simplification is a surprising yet logical result: the technology allows you to throw away any redundant data. It also fundamentally transforms the way you work, e.g. through real-time MRP. What’s more: new and powerful technologies such as Core Data Services enable you to exploit the power of HANA in your own tailor-made SAP applications.

Create invoices, purchase orders, audit reports and more with SAP’s Adobe Documents toolkit, run ‘Adobe Document as a service’ with the SAP Cloud Platform and create fully interactive forms that can be shared easily – even offline. Set up SAP output processes using SAPscript, SmartForms or Adobe Forms and leverage both NAST and BRFplus in S/4HANA for business rule customization. 

Do you want to improve and extend your current SAP environment and elevate your organization to the next level?

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