This coming Wednesday (15 July), I’ll be presenting at the Brisbane SharePoint User Group (#BSPUG) on SAP/SharePoint interoperability. I will cover the motivations behind bringing SAP enterprise data and functionality into SharePoint and give an overview of available interoperability options.
One of the key features of SharePoint that enables integration with back-end business systems is the Business Data Catalog (BDC). This session will include live demos of solutions showcasing the different ways of utilising the BDC. There will also be examples of concepts like custom search results rendering, enterprise mashups and portlet syndication.
Although the demos are based on scenarios where business data is sourced in SAP, the concepts covered can be applied to any ERP back-end or other line-of-business applications. In other words, do not hesitate to come along even though your company or clients are not running on SAP.