StreamWork integrates with Applications brings people, information and processes together
Enterprise application software provider SAP has released the cloud-based collaborative application SAP® StreamWork for integration with SAP business software.
The new integration capabilities expand the reach of the offering so that all types of people — employees, clients, partners and suppliers — can have the opportunity to benefit from secure social collaboration in the context of their work, said the company.
For IT, SAP StreamWork delivers a secure, social offering that companies can standardise on across complex landscapes with many applications, eliminating the management of multiple collaborative offerings with differing technology and security capabilities, the company added.
SAP StreamWork, which is currently available in enterprise, professional or basic editions, can be integrated easily into SAP applications with the help of a consultant, SAP partner or by a customer’s own IT department.
Gartner research director Rita Sallam said social and collaboration capabilities have the potential to improve the quality and transparency of decisions if they can be married to a user’s existing applications, information and business processes.
"Collaborative decision-making applications that are linking with existing business processes like performance management, CRM, forecasting, and procurement, bring the right people together and provide the tools they need to make better decisions," said Sallam.
SAP StreamWork, enterprise edition, also offers integration with several SAP applications, including the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application for social CRM.
Other integrations for SAP StreamWork have already been delivered for the SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application, as well as the SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management application, said the company.
Additionally, SAP is currently planning for the integration of SAP StreamWork with the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform.
SAP Global Collaboration and Cloud Analytics global vice-president Jack Miller said increasingly customers demand for offerings which they can use collaboration strategically in their businesses.
Miller added, "With SAP StreamWork, we’ve delivered a contextually-relevant approach that’s easy for business people to learn and use within their current processes, while at the same time serving the security and flexible management needs of IT."