For SAP-powered enterprises looking to optimize their customer experiences and operational excellence, adopting an agile business process transformation (BPT) methodology has become critical.
However, due to the rigidity of SAP-centric software architecture, driving agility in BPT may seem challenging.
To help large enterprises accelerate their business process transformation in SAP-centric environments, Pillir–the leading provider of low-code supply-chain solutions–has released a comprehensive guide.
According to Pillir, as a business starts growing, so does its need for real-time visibility, remote collaboration, and efficient management of irreplaceable supply chain disruptions. As a result, large enterprises may find it challenging to embed business process intelligence across their company.
On top of this, because of their sheer size and scale, empowering enterprises with BPT can be a difficult undertaking for these organizations.
However, any enterprise trying to build a more resilient and sustainable business, optimizing its business processes is inevitable, claims the company.
“This is because dynamic markets exert evolutionary pressures on individual firms. To survive and thrive, companies need to adapt,” explains a spokesperson from Pillir. “This entails self-regulatory changes that can only be done by optimizing and creating new business processes to make the whole firm more robust against untoward market forces–and to cement its significance to the market.”
While large businesses continuously update and enhance their digital command center as part of their BPT efforts, these centralized SAP-centric software environments lack the flexibility that users need to address their changing business specifications.
On top of this, even though these environments can efficiently manage interconnected business processes with complicated co-dependencies, they fail to provide the higher level of customization large enterprises require, explains Pillir.
Case in point–while 48.6% of evaluated organizations implemented their software with moderate customization and process modifications, 15.7% heavily customized their software to fit their business processes, according to a report by Panorama Consulting Group published in 2020.
And for large enterprises with unique SAP-centric environments, software stacking and SAP modernization can be the most viable options when it comes to achieving proactive BPT by heavily customizing their digital infrastructure, explains Pillir.
According to the company, cashing in on specialized software stacks that can cater to specific business processes in rigid SAP environments can help large companies power their BPT efforts. However, this strategy requires enterprises to integrate multiple softwares into the ERP core that can lead to an integration spree.
On top of this, developing and operating these highly configurable software systems can be expensive, which can significantly increase the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Pillir stresses the importance of leveraging a single BPT software to accelerate the business process transformation of a large enterprise.
By providing no-code/low-code tools, these BPT platforms enable large enterprises to develop and continuously upgrade business applications for changing business processes on top of their current software architecture. In addition, by eliminating the need for customization from the core system, these tools provide a cleaner, easily maintainable digital core.
In addition, by offering agility while enabling users to create custom logic, rules, and application interfaces with easy drag-and-drop functionality, high-end BPT software makes application optimization as seamless as possible–with minimal coding skill. As a result, businesses can efficiently avoid technical debt which leads to a lowered TCO.
Moreover, because this process involves only a single LC/NC platform that modernizes the already-enabled core ERP architecture, the cost of ownership drops further, adds the company.
Such a high-end SAP-centric BPT solution like Pillir allows users to develop mobile and web apps that work both online and offline–ensuring seamless user experience and the same workflow regardless of internet connectivity.
Pillir’s low-code platform helps companies modernize and digitize their SAP systems 20 times faster while sustaining their legacy business process–regardless of the stage of digital transformation.
To quote a client, “The Pillir platform is a powerful portion of our overall enterprise suite of solutions. Using their platform we’ve developed and deployed high-quality web and mobile applications that provide great usability, specific features, and capabilities that much higher-cost options typically deliver. The native, real-time, in-and-out integration to our core S/4HANA SAP transactional system is one of the key strengths of Pillir, and the speed and agility in which we can get these solutions deployed.”
More about Pillir’s guide to different business process transformation methodologies is at https://www.pillir.io.
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