Having established that Maextro met BAE’s requirements, the solution development process commenced with two workshops. The scoping and build became clear with the main objective of replacing the previous manual (largely Excel) ways of working. This established new & re-enforced existing business rules for SAP data as well as integrating with non-SAP systems (e.g. Salesforce). BAE and Bluestonex jointly established that there were opportunities for quick wins on productivity savings as well as data accuracy and to streamline processes.
The initial scope was focused on new customer requests, with approval steps and data enrichment via business rules as well as changes to existing customers.
We used Maextro’s native technology of SAP ABAP core engine as well as SAPUI5 (Fiori) Apps for create and approve requests.
Deployment was very quick and the Maextro core engine was deployed within a day together with the Fiori apps. The Fiori enhancements BAE required were challenging from a build perspective due to limitations in the SAPUI5 technology but the UI5 apps deployed received very good feedback.
Using the Maextro core engine, we quickly established templates to hold the various business rules and also the ability to generate mass creation of account groups in one request. For example, a PMO could request a new customer and at the same time capture different billing addresses. Within SAP this process can be tedious with the set up of the initial “sold to” party & subsequent partner functions (ship to, bill to, payer) and then the creation of additional account groups (e.g. additional “bill to’s”).
Create request – SAP UI5 App
Approve Request – SAP UI5 App
Data Gather & Data Approval – SAP GUI
Integration with sales force