Business content like Invoices, Purchase Orders, Employee Forms and Maintenance Manuals are always tied to SAP transactions, yet SAP alone does not provide or fulfill the complete content lifecycle management requirements such as capture, storage and compliance. Complicating the document challenge is that SAP itself has a complex user experience that requires specialized users to manage. All of this results in limited use and adoption by end-users that are required to participate in the document-centric business processes.
Organizations need to integrate business content natively for SAP users, and at the same time enable non-SAP users to participate in related business processes, without the high costs and poor usability of legacy ECM systems, that simply linking content to SAP but provide no other benefits.
ERP-Link Suite allows Microsoft SharePoint – on-premises and Office 365 – and Microsoft Azure to become the primary content repository for SAP content and provide information management services, data and records archival, plus collaboration and governance functions in support of native SAP business processes. With ERP-Link Suite, incoming and outgoing documents can be automatically connected to specific SAP business objects and processes and stored directly in SharePoint. The utilization of SharePoint can be transparent to the SAP user and the SAP business processes themselves.
ERP-Link Suite increases productivity and enables expanded business process automation. With ERP-Link Suite, non-SAP users can link documents to an SAP process with one click of a button directly within SharePoint. ERP-Link Suite enables more users within an organization to participate in SAP-based processes from the intuitive user experience of SharePoint, increasing efficiency, productivity and reducing training and administration costs.
ERP-Link for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Features and Benefits:
Lower Infrastructure Costs by up to 80% by replacing your legacy content repository with SharePoint
Expand the Usage of SAP by exposing it to your enterprise in SharePoint
Increase Compliance and drive adoption by leveraging Gimmal Information Governance Suite to assure your SAP content is being managed against a lifecycle and compliance requirements
Leverage your IT Investments in SharePoint as the content management solution for SAP
Extend your Business Processes from SAP to include SharePoint users and vice versa
Decrease Training Costs by presenting SAP content in the familiar SharePoint user experience
Easily Capture Content from popular Scanning systems, email or drag and drop to SAP business processes
Enable Solutions built on SAP and SharePoint for Invoice Processing, Employee Records, Contract Management, Plant Maintenance and more
The ERP-Link Suite for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP eliminates barriers between your SAP and Microsoft environments, enabling users inside and outside of SAP to collaborate and work on the same SAP document-centric business processes. SharePoint users are able to contribute to shortening business cycles for key functions that rely on SAP – without having to log into SAP.
Learn how Gimmal helped this Major International Food Producer's SAP A/P process by utilizing Microsoft Cloud hosted Office 365 / SharePoint Online and Gimmal’s ERP-Link Suite software.
Watch how together SAP and SharePoint bring more value to your organization and you will understand how solutions for accounts payables, contracts management and HR can now be deployed and leveraged in the Microsoft Cloud environment.
Learn about the challenges native SAP has when dealing with document content in their user experience, storage strategies and extension architecture and helps the reader understand the need for advanced SAP content integration and interoperability products such as Gimmal's ERP-Link for SharePoint & SAP.