Bringing together two worlds: EASY PCM
What is a business process, anyway? It’s a question you might ask yourself from time to time – especially when you need to combine the transaction-oriented world of SAP with the document-based world of an ECM. We believe a huge potential for added value is lurking in these connections. That’s probably why EASY garnered so much interest in February when we publicized additional details on EASY PCM at our first Partner information event of 2016.
SAP? Another story altogether
SAP can sometimes seem like its own little world. Skilled SAP users can find all the information they need within the system. But it’s a common misunderstanding that projects can be mapped fully within SAP. The reality is quite different: users initiate most business processes outside of SAP, then continue them within the SAP system. They often even conclude processes outside the system too. The question, then, is how SAP-based processes can be more easily defined, controlled, and integrated into an ECM, and how they can be made available to many users through a variety of mobile devices. There’s a simple answer to all these questions: EASY PCM.
Sleek architecture, simple processes
PCM stands for Process Content Management. It always works based on one of the SAP solutions SAP NetWeaver, SAP S/4 HANA, and the SAP HANA Cloud. With standard tools from these three solutions and the EASY platform EASY nextPCM Process2Design, users can draw up processes in a flash. For example, they can use EASY nextPCM Process2Go, a toolkit packed with lots of ready-made processes for finances, personnel management, and logistics.
Works on all platforms and devices
User demands have changed over the past few years. Today, users place a high level of value on modern interfaces – including in the SAP system. That’s why more and more EASY PCM processes work on every device, right from the start – no matter if it’s a desktop or a tablet. SAP Fiori and SAP UI5 make it possible.
Here’s a tip that’s particularly interesting for our partners: while users normally sketch out business processes in a meeting, then implement them later, EASY PCM makes it possible to launch an operable prototype even during a customer pitch. When a process generates document, EASY PCM provides textual building blocks, layouts, and workflows too. It also adds decision-making aids that help users generate compliant documents, then store these in an archive. Sales kits and training documents for EASY PCM are also available now.