If important functions for consumers, planners or purchasers are missing in SAP and if, at the same time, the SAP system is to be the leading system where the digital core is located, there is no way around process integration. In line with the "best-of-breed" approach, it is important to get the best out of all solutions and to interconnect them by means of a business process integration. FUTURA@SAP ensures a synchronous database and a seamless document chain in SAP and at the same time overcomes many of the limitations imposed on purchasing services in SAP as a consequence of simplification.
Mapping business processes in an integrated manner across system boundaries means: enriching the transaction data of the procurement process – tender, purchase order, billing with organizational data – in such a way that documents are generated in SAP immediately and in real time. FUTURA@SAP ensures a seamless document chain in SAP. No matter which process you are currently involved in as a consumer, purchaser or auditor and no matter what type of service you are dealing with, you can access the SAP system via FUTURA in the same way as with the Fiori Apps, without having to jump back and forth between the systems.
✔ Data consistency in the systems involved
✔ Avoiding multiple data entry
✔ Real-time controlling and compliance
✔ Better decision criteria for controllers and management
The connection via up- and download of information from files only ensures a data import and export. Data exchange can be initiated automatically on a regular basis at a certain time or manually if necessary. A manual data exchange must also be verified manually, as there is no automatic feedback whether the import or export was successful. This type of interface often lacks data that still needs to be maintained in the SAP system. In addition, changes cannot be made in SAP in this way.
The interoperable work between FUTURA and SAP is based on the automated and interactive triggering of changes in business processes. To do this, FUTURA directly calls function modules in the SAP back end, be it ECC (R/3) or S/4HANA, and ensures a seamless and complete document chain in the background in SAP. Depending on the process flow, various standardized integration modules – single or in combination – from the areas of strategic procurement, operational procurement and procurement of capital goods are used.