Date Added: Nov 2010
Businesses recognize the value of making the rich data that resides in their SAP systems available to more users and integrating it with other enterprise applications. However, extending SAP can be challenging, especially when enterprises pursue custom development, or attempt to use general collaboration solutions that do not integrate deeply with the ERP system. Such solutions can be expensive and time-consuming to develop and difficult to maintain as the SAP system is upgraded or new user needs emerge. Microsoft SharePoint provides both deep integration with SAP and a proven front-end interface to users' favorite productivity and collaboration applications. This white paper identifies leading challenges for extending SAP, highlights different options, describes the business advantages of integrating SAP and SharePoint, shows how real companies have benefited.