Platinum DB BTP Story:
Day in the Life of a Developer Designing and Developing an Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management "Field App".
Story 1 of 10…Join Us on Our BTP Journey.
Story 1: BTP Field App Development Story
Overview of PDB BTP Field App
Overview of BTP Architecture
Overview of Field App Application Flow Chart
BTP Field App Demo
For More BTP:
OVERVIEW | Why SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) ?
This is the SAP Future Roadmap
Demand from SAP Pre-Sales and Engineering Construction Customers
Support a Field App that is:
Standalone and Loosely-Coupled ($)
No Need for SAP Infrastructure ($$$$)
Low Code Implementation: Data Model and Annotation-Driven, CAP with Node.JS
Our journey started from a Field App developed in Fiori to BTP
OVERVIEW | Field App Features
Create/Edit/Delete Project, Line Items (Cost Code), and Email List
Workflow for status change
Create (link) project and line items in a third-party system (SAP)
Daily Diary Navigator
Create/Edit/Delete Daily Diary
Reporting capability (PDF)
Workflow for status change
SAC Analytics Integration
SAC Planning and Forecasting
The goal was to develop the Field App and share lessons learned along the way .
OVERVIEW | Roadmap: What’s Available and Down the Road (Graphic Below).
The journey started with the design and development of a project structure that was not integrated with Project System, a Stand-alone product.
BTP ARCHITECTURE | Standard Components
Standard BTP Architecture components will be leveraged for our BTP journey.
The components utilized are below.
BTP ARCHITECTURE | Platinum DB Utilized BTP Architecture
Field App BTP Components Utilized for Our Story
The BTP components marked with yellow stars are leveraged for our EPPM BTP journey.
One key ingredient is CAP “Cloud Application Programming”
APPLICATION FLOW CHART | Platinum DB Data Model
A critical phase of our BTP journey was the Field App Data Model.
Our S4 Rise Data Model was re-designed for BTP.
*Detailed application flow available.
DEMO | “BTP Journey Begins”
BTP FIELD APP JOURNEY UPDATE | Status May 2023
As of May 2023, Project and Daily Diary components have been developed.
We are delivering customer demonstrations.
Interested in a demo?
BTP APPLICATION | Project Navigator
Project Navigator provides a project status dashboard.
The application can be accessed via an iPad.
Project Navigator allows you to drill down into the project form.
BTP APPLICATION | Project Form
The form allows you to edit project data and create cost code updates for materials and services installed in the field.
BTP APPLICATION | Daily Diary Form
The project will be integrated with the SAP Project System structure via Build Process Automation.
BTP APPLICATION | Daily Diary Navigator
The Daily Diary Navigator allows you to view material and services KPI’s and pictures taken of field activity.
A daily diary report can be published once it is approved
FUTURE | “ What’s Next ? ”
BTP FIELD APP JOURNEY UPDATE | Status June 2023
In June, we focus on the Daily Diary attachment features.
Pictures taken in the field activity can be loaded and used for reporting.
Notes can be attached to the pictures.
BTP FIELD APP JOURNEY UPDATE | Status July 2023
In July, we focus on project workflow utilizing the Build Process Automation Engine.
Using this engine, we will auto-create a PS project in S4 HANA.
BTP FIELD APP JOURNEY UPDATE | Status August 2023
In August, The Daily Diary reports will be the focus.
Formatted Daily Diary reports will be produced in a PDF format.
BTP FIELD APP JOURNEY UPDATE | Status September 2023
In September, the Daily Diary Analytics will be the focus.
Daily diary analytics will be available via SAC analytics.
BTP FIELD APP JOURNEY UPDATE | Status October 2023
In October, the Field App will be integrated with SAC Forecasting models.
More to come on this topic