The days of standalone business applications are not going away. But the most successful companies know that innovation and creative thinking come from many places. The challenge lies in bringing these independent, often proprietary architectures, and integrating these to work seamlessly.
At a time of heightened global uncertainty, SAP customers are integrating trusted SAP Solution Extensions into their technology platforms to accelerate customers’ digital transformation and increase agility.
The following are three such third-party solutions that have been validated, approved and supported by SAP.
Drive productivity and efficiency with OpenText
The ability to centrally store, manage, archive and retrieve the growing volume of data and documents, whether structured or unstructured, SAP or third-party, maximizes enterprise productivity, fosters cross-departmental collaboration, helps ensure compliance and lowers costs significantly.
Simplify finance operations with BlackLine
The BlackLine SAP Solution Extension standardizes and streamlines the financial closing process using templates, rules-based automation and predefined workflows. It supports continuous accounting practices in the cloud, enhancing key steps throughout the close cycle to increase efficiency, productivity and data integrity.
Simplified and coordinated end-to-end closings then provide a foundation for decision-making and compliance.
Upskill and reskill the enterprise workforce with Skillsoft
Facing constant change, organisations can close widening skill gaps with curated on-demand training assets from Skillsoft. Employees get access to immersive learning experiences from any device, with a simple Web interface, personalized learning playlists and the ability to choose how they want to learn, with videos, audiobooks and more.
In conjunction with SAP SuccessFactors, enterprises can assign learning paths according to the competencies they need most, choosing from thousands of proprietary SAP and third-party courses.
Streamline digital transactions with DocuSign
With SAP e-signature management, enterprises can allow employees and partners to electronically access, sign and send important documents, anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Delivered as software as a service (SaaS), this secure, standards-based solution can be adopted to extend the functionality of SAP Customer Experience by simplifying digital sales and marketing and e-commerce processes or integrated with SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Ariba to optimize operations.
Migrate data faster with Syniti
Natively integrated with SAP Data Services, this Syniti SAP Solution Extension helps organisations get their data ready to migrate into SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors and other SAP applications.
It uses automation, prebuilt content and expert services to make it faster to connect, prepare and validate data, overcoming the integration and governance challenges common in today’s complex data environments.
This helps keep data migration on track, on time and on budget, accelerating the go-live of SAP applications.
“The tumult of the past year has fundamentally changed the business landscape. Enterprises running their operations with SAP solutions are well placed to evolve for this fast-moving new world,” said Fabian Padilla Crisol, managing director, SAP Hong Kong. “SAP Solution Extensions further help customers take advantage of their existing digital capabilities and execute their business processes. By elevating the performance of key systems—from human resources to data management, finance and beyond—these solutions help drive significant value for companies transforming into intelligent enterprises.”