SAP xApps enable business improvement and innovation through
cross-functional, end-to-end processes that work across heterogeneous systems.
SAP xApps provide a technology solution for people-driven processes that help
enterprises execute corporate-wide strategies with greater ease and efficiency.
SAP xApps run on the open mySAPô Technology platform, which masters
heterogeneity by aligning and unifying people, information, and business
processes across technologies.†
Business Benefits of SAP xApps
Increased competition and the overall volatility of business are placing
demands on corporations to innovate, execute, and refine their strategies more
rapidly. To be successful, companies must align strategic objectives and IT
execution, yet most organizations working with a multitude of heterogeneous
processes and systems lack the agility to quickly respond to daily competitive
pressures and new business realities. SAP xApps address these issues on all
fronts: users, data, and processes.
SAP xApps provide a robust role-based portal, secure access
to internal and external business information, and people-centric collaborative
functionality that speeds and improves decision making.
Provides state-of-the-art data warehousing, knowledge
management, and business intelligence functionality that aggregates data and
delivers role-based access to business-critical analytics across functional
SAP Exchange Infrastructure and Business Process
Management capabilities drive processes across a heterogeneous environment using
a hub-and-spoke architecture for low cost of integration.
Key Functional areas of SAP xApps
To help companies remain competitive in today's challenging environment, SAP
xApps enable business improvement (doing things better) and business innovation
(doing new things) Unique in their ability to achieve this vital mix of
business-critical functionality, SAP xApps are cross functional, composite,
collaborative, and content driven. With these characteristics, SAP xApps
facilitate the business improvement and innovation cycle across functional,
organizational, and technical silos.
Cross-functionality. SAP xApps run across multiple existing applications and
information sources, driving critical end-to-end processes across heterogeneous
systems in accordance with strategy.
Composite functionality. SAP xApps execute flexible workflow and business
processes irrespective of underlying infrastructure, driving a process across
existing applications while adding new solution components. SAP xApps
synchronize with and enhance existing business processes, enabling a flexible
enterprise and accelerating its ROI by leveraging existing investments.
Collaboration. SAP xApps support rich communication within the enterprise,
empowering teams to collaborate and make intelligent decisions. The
collaboration capabilities range from unmanaged to managed collaboration and
from asynchronous to real-time collaboration.
Content-driven. SAP xApps enable smart processes, driven by actionable
business intelligence. This allows an enterprise to assess, refine and flexibly
execute its processes in alignment with innovative opportunities.
With SAP xApps, you get the most out of what you already have: employees,
knowledge, products, business relationships and IT, and that maximizes your
corporate-wide return on assets. With SAP xApps, you can:
Drastically reduce the time horizon for formulating and executing corporate
Identify and exploit innovative opportunities through smart collaboration
within and outside the enterprise
Quickly respond to new business realities with highly adaptable business
Improve efficiencies by unifying formerly isolated business units
Implement corporate-wide initiatives by cutting across vertical hierarchies