SAP Business Applications StreamWork brings people, information and processes even closer

JohannesburgSAP continues to deliver on its strategy to bring collaborative capabilities to every application and facet of the work world. The leading business software company announced that the cloud-based collaborative application SAP StreamWork is now available and ready to integrate with SAP business software.

SAP StreamWork, like many other SAP solutions, enables individuals, teams and entire organisations to collectively enhance problem-solving, idea generations and make decisions immediately, with the information they know and use every day. This means no need to switch to another disconnected collaboration solution or having to rely on mountains of e-mail to drive projects forward.

SAP StreamWork is our way of bringing business focused social media to the enterprise. It includes integration to Google docs, Evernote and a number of other solutions. SAP StreamWork supports collaborative business decision-making for the enterprise; it improves and supports transparency and good governance. It really does improve decision-making – it is not merely collaborative software – it is a business solution, populated with additional decision-making tools like RACI, DACI, SWOT Analysis and Mind Mapping,” said Frank Naude, head of PreSales for SAP Business Analytics, South Africa.

SAP StreamWork comes with additional advanced security and integration capabilities in the enterprise edition; it has been used by thousands of people in cities around the world. The new added integration capabilities expand its reach even further to cater for all levels, meaning that employees, clients, partners and suppliers  can now have the opportunity to benefit from the secure social collaboration in the context of their work. This integration can be standardised across complex landscapes with many applications, eliminating the management of multiple collaborative solutions with differing technology and security capabilities.

SAP and partners have already delivered integrations with SAP StreamWork, and additional integrations are in development. SAP StreamWork can be integrated easily into SAP applications with the help of a consultant, SAP partner or by a customer’s own IT department.

“Social and collaboration capabilities have the potential to improve the quality and transparency of decisions and drive positive outcomes if they can be married to a user’s existing applications, information and business processes,” said Rita Sallam, Gartner research director.

“Collaborative decision-making applications that are linking with existing business processes like performance management, CRM, forecasting, and procurement, bring the right people together and provide the tools they need to make better decisions. For example, BI users, such as sales managers evaluating sales performance across regions or products, or product managers deciding which new product ideas to fund, or finance managers allocating capital expenditures across strategic projects now have an efficient way to bring the right people together to analyse and discuss results and agree on a course of action – and capture the entire process – rather than the disconnected manual efforts of the past.”

SAP StreamWork, enterprise edition, now offers integration with several SAP applications, including the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application for social CRM, enabling sales leaders to bring teams together — sales, customer service, consultants and more — to help close sales opportunities more quickly. Sales teams can also collaborate directly with their customers to help ensure the products and services are delivered when expected and to help address the requirements defined.

Other integrations for SAP StreamWork have already been delivered for the SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application, helping drive product ideation and uncovering insights to bring innovative, differentiated products and services to market, as well as the SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management application, helping companies become more productive, agile and risk-aware by collaborating and defining key performance indicators (KPIs) across the organisation. Additionally, SAP is currently planning for the integration of SAP StreamWork with the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform, which would give customers the ability to deliver collaborative BI throughout their organisations, giving end-users the freedom to data hypothesise, analyse and make fast, informed decisions with the team.

SAP StreamWork is currently available in enterprise, professional or basic editions. For more information, visit the Business Analytics newsroom. Follow SAP BusinessObjects on Twitter


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