SAP TechEd 2015: Key take-aways

This week in Barcelona was great, we had a lot of fun experiencing new technologies from the SAP Labs…

From an interfacing/application integration point of view, those are the main topics that will drive our 2016:

  • On-Premise
    • SAP NetWeaver 7.5 is available! We are excited and wait for SP1 to update our landscape!
      • New main feature (besides JDK 8 compatibility): HCI runtime
      • iFlows designed in HCI can be deployed on SAP Process Orchestration, meaning any PI (central/decentral) Adapter Engine with release 7.5
    • Operational Process Intelligence (running as native SAP HANA application on HANA only) is becoming more and more interesting: Collect and monitor business processes based on SAP business events (e.g. from Process Observer) and Non-SAP data sources in nice Fiori Dashboards – super flexible!
    • SAP´s new business suite S/4 HANA comes with cool functionality, such as Core Data Services who enable OData access natively without additional setup via SAP Gateway!
  • Cloud
    • SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) is becoming a complete IPaaS, providing many services – especially
      • Middleware features (HCI)
      • OData Provisioning (HCI)
      • API Management
      • IoT Message Hub
    • The Integration Advisor is almost public.
      • This great tool within HCI to achieves really fast time-to-value via crowd-based B2B mappings for e.g. EDI <-> IDoc content.
      • Soon, the content and mappings for SAP Enterprise Services (based on GDTs) will become available…
      • The designed mappings can be also executed On-Premise (PI/PO) and not only in the Cloud (HCI).