Last Friday, 19 November, I hosted approximately 15 participants from the industry and public institutions on our Dutch Excellence Seminar on Process-Driven SAP. This was just a couple of days after a visit from SAP's Ann Rosenberg to IDS Scheer in the Netherlands. She conducted a condensed SAP BPX training to our Dutch and Belgian SAP consultants. In that training we learned about SAP's and IDS Scheer's shared vision on integrating BPM with SAP implementations as implemented in ASAP 7.
Thanks to Ann's inspiring training session, I had difficulties sharing the highlights of a Process-Driven SAP implementation project in just one Friday afternoon session. Besides discussing and demonstrating the new methodology, including the Business Add-ons based on ARIS, I demonstrated that ARIS is not only a tool to do process design at the Blueprint phase, but also supports the full ASAP project cycle and helps organizations reducing complexity when having improvement projects parallel to a sustain phase.
Based on the lively discussion with the audience, I can only conclude that integrating SAP and BPM is becoming a hot topic in the market.