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The Extraprise Information Factory - An architecture for Collaborative Business Applications

Naeem Hashmi

Founder

Information Frameworks


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Race to real time is On…


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Introduction

  • Founder and CTO of Information Frameworks, an author, thought leader, speaker and world-renowned expert on emerging Information Architectures, Integration and Business Intelligence Technologies.

    • Author of the best selling book titled,

      SAP Business Information Warehouse for SAP, 2000.

    • Technical Editor

      SAP BW Certification Guide, authored by Catherine Roze,2002

    • Co-AuthorSAP BW Handbook, 2002

  • Member of Intelligent ERP magazine's board of editors

  • 25+ years of experience in emerging Information Technology research, development, and management; Information Architectures; Enterprise Application Integration e-business; ERP applications; Data Warehousing; Data Mining; CRM; Internet, Object and Client/Server Technologies and Strategic Consulting.

  • Email- [email protected] url: http://infoframeworks.com Tel: 603-432-4550

Naeem Hashmi


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Agenda

  • Business Applications - Today and Tomorrow

  • Technical Information Architecture

    • Evolution of The Extraprise Information Factory

  • The SAP Technology Framework

    • The Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal and Exchange

  • Framework for Successful Collaborative Applications

  • Q&A


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Agenda

  • Business Applications - Today and Tomorrow

  • Technical Information Architecture

    • Evolution of The Extraprise Information Factory

  • The SAP Technology Framework

    • The Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal and Exchange

  • Framework for Successful Collaborative Applications

  • Q&A


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Internet & e-Business

Intelligent Collaboration

Legacy

Applications

Portals

Business, Internet, & Intelligence Convergence!


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Technical Architectures

Dictionary/

Reference

  • TA1

  • TA2

  • VITAL

Data

Collection

Left Side

Data

Access

Right Side

*

End User

Services

Business

Applications

Data

Warehouses (Corporate Information Factory)

*

Virtually Integrated Technical Architecture Life cycle


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The eBusiness @ Work Today

Thank You.

Today

Source: The Computer World, July 2000


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Today

Wow. Banker must be in a good mood today. Donations were much higher than the past 3 years! Gee.. Thanks

2

3

I should i-fax charity Tax-credit info to donor’s Tax Attorney

Source: The Computer World, July 2000

4

Tomorrow

BUT, First, Let me also check banker’s Donations to others compared to me!

Not Good. Donor has given more to the others sitting around the corner.

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6

THE Big Question? Why

What am I doing wrong here?

Am I not dress well? or

Am I not cute? or

My Business Services Provider is not sending me right information to target right donors at the right corner at the right time !

A big cultural, business and technical challenge:Providing intelligence services to the masses…Just like a Utility

An extremely complex task to implement Integrated and Business Intelligence-aware Internet Centric Environment

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Let me check Banker’s giving History

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… And Tomorrow


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Collaborative Applications - Major Challenges

  • Intelligence

    • Internal, External

    • Structured, Unstructured

  • Integration

    • Applications, Data, and Functions

    • Internal, external

  • Infrastructure

    • Portals, Security, Workflow

    • Hardware/Software/Applications

    • Operations and Management


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Evolving to new Information Architecture

New Architecture

TA2

Strategic

Dictionary/

Reference

Content

Intelligent

Infragistic

Data

Collection

Left Side

Data

Access

Right Side

CRM

Analytics

Tactical

End User

Services

B2x

Integration

Information Flow

Portal

Collaboration


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Agenda

  • Business Applications - Today and Tomorrow

  • Technical Information Architecture

    • Evolution of The Extraprise Information Factory

  • The SAP Technology Framework

    • The Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal and Exchange

  • Framework for Successful Collaborative Applications

  • Q&A


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The Extraprise Information Factory

Definition

“The Extraprise Information Factory is a Technical Architecture to construct and deploy scalable, extendable, distributable and integrated solutions needed to support integrated critical applications.”

Under this architecture, the Strategic, Tactical, eBusiness, Business Intelligence and Operational applications are tightly integrated under common infrastructure.


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The Extraprise Information Factory

  • Defines four types of Information Integration Layers to construct collaborative business application components

    • Tightly Integrated

    • Loosely Integrated

    • File Based Integrated

    • On-Demand Integrated


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The Extraprise Information Factory


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The Extraprise Information Factory


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The Extraprise Information Factory


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The Extraprise Information Factory


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The Extraprise Information Factory


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Collaborative Applications - Major Challenges

  • Intelligence

    • Internal, External

    • Structured, Unstructured

  • Integration

    • Applications, Data, and Functions

    • Internal, external

  • Infrastructure

    • Portals, Security, Workflow

    • Hardware/Software/Applications

    • Operations and Management


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Agenda

  • Business Applications - Today and Tomorrow

  • Technical Information Architecture

    • Evolution of The Extraprise Information Factory

  • The SAP Technology Framework

    • The Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal and Exchange

  • Framework for Successful Collaborative Applications

  • Q&A


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SAP Technology Stack

PortalInfrastructure

User Centred Collaboration

Web Application Server

Web Services

J2EE and ABAP

Business

Intelligence

Framework

CRM

E-Procurement

SCM

PLM

SAP R/3 Enterprise

Non-SAP Applications

External ...

Exchange

Process C Collaboration

Source: SAP

SAP Technology Framework


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Business Intelligence is a process to monitor key indicators about business environment, customers, partners, suppliers, regulations, competitors, industry trends and their impact on the business strategy and help define/improveprofitable business model

Traditional Business Intelligence Applications

• Executive Information Systems

• Decision Support Systems

• Enterprise Information Systems

• Management Support Systems

• OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing)

as well as technologies such as:

• Data Mining

• Data Visualization

• Geographic Information Systems

Today, Business Intelligence goes beyond traditional definition that includes:

• Balanced Score Cards

• Click-Stream Analysis

• CRM Analytics

• SCM Analytics

• Closed-Loop Analytic

• Full-Circle Analytics

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOLS

What in Business Intelligence?


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Business Intelligence Process

Industry Trends, Regulations, Economic Climate

Competitors, Financial Drivers, Research

Customers

Partners

Suppliers

Sales/Marketing

Services

EXTERNALRESOURCES

Partners

Suppliers

Customers

Collection Management Consolidation Aggregation Integration and Delivery

COLLABORATION

KNOWLEDGE MGMT

BUSINESS PROCESSE INTEGRATION

Business Intelligence

TIMELY

ACCURATE

RIGHT PLACE

SECURE

Users

Systems

Integration

Business Units

R&D

Employee

INTERNALRESOURCES

Business Applications, Data Warehouses, Research

Expertise, Knowledge Repositories, Libraries


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+420 InfoCubes

+1700 Queries

+90 ODS Objects

SAP Business Intelligence

SAP Business Intelligence consists of the following four solutions:

  • SAP Business Information Warehouse

    • Data Warehousing Solution

  • Business Analytics

    • Business Content

  • Knowledge Warehouse

    • Knowledge Management

  • Enterprise Portal

    • Information Integration and Delivery


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Reporting and Analysis

Reports

Data Access

Data Warehouse

Data

Extraction

Transformation

Data Sources

SAP Business Information Warehouse

A complete Data Warehouse Solution.

Analytical Applications Platform

Integrated with SAP Business Applications

Source: SAP

Source: SAP


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SAP BI Integrated Framework & EIF


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Portal client

Information

Consumers

Portal Content Dir

Portal Builder

User/Role Mgmt

iViewServer

Information

Management

BI

Unifica-

tion

KM

Y!

Enterprise Portal Solution

Information

Sources

CRM

....

Business Application

Groupware

Web

SAP

Information sources

Source: SAP

SAP Enterprise Portal

  • Personalization

  • Customization

  • Presentation an Navigation

  • Aggregation

  • Categorization/Taxonomy/Search

  • Unification

  • Collaboration

  • Workflow

  • Administration& Single Sign-on

  • Integration

  • Business Intelligence


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Portal client

Portal Content Dir

Portal Builder

User/Role Mgmt

iViewServer

BI

Unifica-

tion

KM

Y!

Enterprise Portal Solution

CRM

....

Business Application

Groupware

Web

SAP

Information sources

Source: SAP

SAP Enterprise Portal - Unifier

  • Unification

    • Ideal for providing an Integrated Information view across applications

    • Consolidation of structures/unstructured content

  • Not an EAI Tool

  • On-Demand Integration

    • Very important for Collaborative solutions

UNIFIER


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SAP Exchange

  • Technology for Collaborative applications

  • Based on XML messaging model for business process driven information exchange across applications

  • Integration Mode:

    • Loosely Coupled applications

    • Not for true real-time application Integration

    • Scalability

    • Ideal for Event centric applications – not for large data oriented applications


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SAP Exchange Infrastructure

Share CollaborationKnowledge

Execute CollaborativeBusiness Processes

EnsureCollaborationReliability

to 3rdparty or SAPcomponents

Integration Server

IntegrationRepository

IntegrationDirectory

Integration Engine

AdditionalIntegrationServices

IntegrationMonitor

configured knowledge

to businesspartners

to other publicor privateexchanges


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Agenda

  • Business Applications - Today and Tomorrow

  • Technical Information Architecture

    • Evolution of The Extraprise Information Factory

  • The SAP Technology Framework

    • The Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal and Exchange

  • Framework for Successful Collaborative Applications

  • Q&A


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Recipe for Successful cBusiness

  • Tight Integration with Business Intelligence

  • Supports Integration modes

    • Tightly Integrated

    • Loosely Integrated

    • File Based Integrated

    • On-Demand Integrated

  • Business Process Driven

  • Flexibility

  • EIF helps identify information Integration classes to construct right collaborative applications


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Web AS

SAP xApps

People (Enterprise Portal)

Web AS

Information (Business Intelligence)

Processes (Exchange Infrastructure)

MicrosoftProject

Docu-mentum

Oracle11i

People-soft

mySAPCRM

LotusNotes

R/3

Web AS

Web AS

Source: SAP

Collaborative Solutions - SAP xApps

New paradigm to develop new web-based application on top of existing business and applications.


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SAP xApps

  • BENEFITS

    • Extend the value of existing systems

    • Business Intelligence Driven

    • Can adapt to changing business drivers

    • Quick design and implementation life cycle

  • ISSUES

    • Latency

    • Security

    • Performance


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Closing Remarks

  • If you want your information supply-chain to adapt to the changing business drivers, the Business Intelligence has to be at the center of your cBusiness universe and infrastucture supports solid integration capabilities to drive information flow across the enterprise.

  • The EIF offers a good Information Architecture to formulate future cBusiness applications.


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Agenda

  • Business Applications - Today and Tomorrow

  • Technical Information Architecture

    • Evolution of The Extraprise Information Factory

  • The SAP Technology Framework

    • The Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal and Exchange

  • Framework for Successful Collaborative Applications

  • Q&A


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