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Integrate SAP processes with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Integrate SAP with PowerApps and Flow

Check out our new SAP integration Scenario with Microsoft PowerApps and Flow.

In this business scenario material master data can be maintained and created from a PowerApp. All changings are posted to the SAP system via Microsoft Flow. The connectivity with SAP is realized with cloud connector ECS Core.

Why process integration?
Handling transactional SAP processes from other platforms or employee portals than SAP can bring a lot of advantages. Most users don’t need or want to spend time in the SAP GUI, they want an easy, intuitive and user-friendly user interface. Training users for SAP-centric processes is costly and time consuming. Platforms such as SharePoint or Office365 are much better suited for handling such processes. Apps running there are embedded in a collaborative ecosystem employees are familiar with. Furthermore users should be only involved where it matters here, the rest is all automated, that’s the basic idea. If implemented properly, development and training costs, as well as maintenance and support tasks are much lower there than in SAP. In the end you save time, nerves and money.

Why integrate with PowerApps?
SAP is not the best platform for business process modeling (BPM). Even simple, predefined workflows such as leave or travel requests can only be adapted through complicated coding. That’s why BPM and workflow solutions such as PowerApps, Flow and Nintex are an interesting alternative here. These tools were specially invented for this topic and are very powerful and flexible when it comes to building a process. A huge amount of connectors are available in Microsoft Flow for example which allows countless use cases such as the example shown in the video and many more. All this is possible with low or no code and, once created, the apps can easily proliferated to as many users as required.

Advantages of SAP integration with Theobald Software
In general all SAP connectors have a really straight-forward integration, the tools are easy to install and to configure. Furthermore no installations or add-ons are necessary in SAP. For process integration, pre-built scenarios for common use cases and different SAP modules (Sales, Procurement, HR,..) are provided by Theobald Software what makes it easy for customers to get started. The business content covers processes such as creating and changing sales orders, purchase orders, goods receipts, material master data and many more.

Interested in this scenario?
If you are interested in this use case or SAP process integration in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us under info@theobald-software.com.
You also find the video in the Theobald Software Youtube channel.

About the Author:

Christian Tauchmann

Christian is the first point of contact for our customers on any matters having to do with SAP / SharePoint integration. Apart from that he lends assistance to technical support. He has a qualification in administrative studies. Before joining the Theobald team in 2015, he had spent some years as an SAP applications consultant. A native of Esslingen, he favours outdoor pursuits when it comes to free time – on trails, at marathons, cycle racing or mountain climbing.

Reference

Tauchmann, C. (2019). Integrate SAP processes with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. Available at:
https://blog.theobald-software.com/2019/07/04/integrate-sap-processes-with-powerapps-and-microsoft-flow/ [Accessed 11th July 2019].

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