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Cloud extensions

Cloudoplossingen op maat van uw organisatie

  • David Pierre
    David Pierre

More and more companies opt for cloud applications, because they go live fast, are user-friendly and up-to-date. In addition, they offer unparalleled flexibility and agility. But do they also offer the freedom to make adjustments to ensure they seamlessly match your business processes and your company's needs?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform provides tools and technology to easily extend existing cloud applications or develop new custom applications: "extensions". 

What are the advantages?

  • Full integration with existing applications
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Uniform user experience
  • Independent from the release schedule of the original cloud application 

What are the possibilities?

There are lots of possibilities that could mean an enormous added value for your business. A few examples:

  • Mobile services (offline services, notifications, hybrid and native apps, etc.)
  • In-memory HANA services (predictive & geospatial analytics, etc.)
  • Linking of real-time data from the hardware to processes and applications

Figuur 1: SAP HANA Cloud Platform provides tools and technologies both for building custom extensions to SAP cloud solutions, as for integrating SAP cloud solutions into your existing infrastructure

Templates, for a smooth development

In the past, Flexso was often asked to produce the same type of extension, which prompted us to develop a set of templates. They can be used to adapt the extension to your processes and systems in no time and allow you to quickly experience its benefits:

1. Company Car Management extension

We developed a specific application for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central that helps companies manage company cars: the "Company Car Management" extension.

The advantages?

  • Easy management / administration of the entire fleet
  • Complete integration with SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Includes easy and user-friendly "Manage My Car" mobile platform
  • Seamless integration of user experience and technical link via e.g. single sign-on

Technical background

This extension was developed with SuccessFactors Meta Data Framework in conjunction with SAP HANA Cloud Platform tools.

Figure 2: Flexso Company Car Management extension from the SuccessFactors EC homepage

Figure 3: Flexso Company Car Management extension template for HR administrators

Figure 4: Flexso Company Car Management extension template self-service app

2. Templates for Cloud For Customer extensions

Cloud For Customer is the SAP CRM solution in the cloud. Flexso has developed a number of templates for this solution:

Customer/contact browser app

With this user-friendly app every employee can access all customer and contact information in Cloud For Customer. This information is available anywhere, anytime. Consequently, the Customer/contact browser app is ideal for employees (also those without access to Cloud For Customer) who want to check the details of a contact person outside the office.

Web2Lead app 

The user-friendly Web2Lead app – for smartphone or tablet – helps sales and marketing staff easily generate leads in the CRM system. They can input the data in a jiffy using the app, and everything is then available in real time in Cloud For Customer. The application, which also works offline, is an ideal tool for a trade show, a networking event, when travelling, etc.

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