Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Building a Fiori application on SAP Netweaver

2017 is about to start, and all we hear at SAP TechEd is HANA, Big Data, UX design and Fiori.
All great, all nice, but how can we benefit from all these innovations quickly without the big investments of moving to S/4HANA, HCP, IoT and HANA analysis.

What if we want to leverage the Fiori user interface to create a ‘delightful user experience’, with our current backend.

All you need is a SAP Netweaver stack with SAP Gateway (standard component in recent SAP netweaver releases), a HCP (Web IDE) account, this 3 step tutorial and some development skills.

Let’s take a look.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Email campaign automation in C4C

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could create campaigns, send outbound emails, track and analyse customer click behaviour and define automated follow up actions to trigger your account managers, all from one single system? If this sounds as the perfect scenario for you, setting up the extended marketing functions in SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer is the way to go, in this blog I will explain how to do this.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No explanation needed

In our projects we sometimes stumble upon little features (often undocumented) that have immediate value for SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer end users. In this blog I would like to share one of these features.

Explanation texts

A few releases ago SAP introduced the use of explanatory texts. These texts can be created and used to give a short explanation within screens regarding the specific functionality. Users who are unsure about the actions they need do to in a specific process are assisted by these explanation texts.

To create an explanation text follow these simple steps:
  1. Log on as administrator to C4C in the HTML5 client
  2. Go to Adapt-->Edit Master Layout
  3. Select a tab (facet)
  4. Click on the + icon (3rd from the right.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Great IoT opportunities with SAP and LoRa

In our blog on Internet of Things (IoT) and big data of Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Pieter described IoT as a popular term for an ecosystem of machines, sensors, chips, vehicles, servers etc exchanging information. The information sent from these machines is all gathered, and depending on the defined processes, can lead to an automatic action. E.g. ‘The container is moved > Update the shipment document’. IoT data is not only used for specific actionable events, but also exist for research and analysis reasons.

The digital mouse and rat trap case

In a co-creation project together with Dimo Systems, Acorel showed the strength of the SAP solutions and the Lora network. The Dutch start-up Dimo Systems brings mouse and rat traps on the market that are connected to the Internet of Things. Xignal is the name of these digital traps and they are equipped with sensors that send a notification as soon as an unwelcome rodent is caught. Pest control is a labor intensive activity. In addition, by law many companies (e.g. food processing industry or medical sector) have to prove that their facility is free of rodents.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer - Rule your Cloud!

“When field X has value 1, than field Y should become visible and mandatory”... a question that C4C consultants or administrators didn't like to hear! Simply because it was or not possible or it was a hell of a, time spending, job to meet these requests through creating page lay-outs. One of the new C4C functionalities in the 1611 release, called Model Rule Property, enables Key-Users to fulfill these much heard requests in a simple way!