B-synergy SAP-LowCode bureau

LowCode Technology for SAP

If you are considering implementing new software to support or enhance your business processes running in SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA or SAP Hybris, you may have the option of buying an off-the-shelf product instead of developing your own program in SAP. Many SAP solutions to enhance your business processes are available from SAP partners running on a SAP stack. Most of them come at a staggering price and do not bring a flexible layer that can change quickly along with your business processes. While it might seem logical to choose an immediate off-the-shelf solution, it can come with advantages and disadvantages that you should consider before making a decision. Software packages running on a LowCode platform have the benefit of changing the packaged software to your exact requirements quickly without losing the benefits of packaged software, like lower costs.

SAP comes packed with functions to create or update your business objects, like sales orders, purchase orders, plant maintenance orders, etc. B-Synergy has implemented the functionality in LowCode platform OutSystems,  in close collaboration with OutSystems, to consume those functions directly from SAP. OutSystems Partner B-Synergy has 10 years of experience building SAP-LowCode solutions. All packages delivered by B-Synergy come with a worry-free service contract for implementation, maintenance and upgrades of your custom-configured packaged solution like the mobile plant maintenance platform or the e-commerce platform.

Some packaged solutions cover non-functional requirements such as security or data caching. These modules can be installed separately and come for free with the platforms. However, B-Synergy is very much aware of security and the risks that insecure SAP-LowCode integration pose to companies. Therefore, the security modules can be implemented when required after a thorough analysis of your SAP-LowCode installation. For more information, contact B-Synergy. You can find more information about SAP-LowCode on this website.

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Economy-of-scale cost benefits

Buying off-the-shelf OutSystems packages is typically cheaper than paying for bespoke development. Even though development in OutSystems is fast, in reality most software is complex and the TCO (total cost of ownership) goes up exponentially.
The main reason for rising TCO with OutSystems applications is that companies fail to muster the required patience and discipline to build an architecture that can handle change. Isn't it so that most companies buy LowCode to deliver software quickly? A very common effect we see in LowCode development is that companies build their own legacy quickly.
Re-using architectural knowledge and developed modules spread over several customers offers economy-of-scale benefits, but also reuses best practice architectures. If you outsource development to a third-party company or use internal developers to create a program in either OutSystems or any other LowCode platform, your business has to bear all the costs, including increasing cost of change.

Proof of concept and demo

As a part of our offer, we can provide a demo or proof of concept on very short notice. The prerequisites for a proof of concept on your LowCode system with a connection to your SAP test environment through VPN. Once this is set up, we can roll out our packages in two weeks, including security modules. This means in two weeks' time you can start working and testing to perform a fit/gap analysis between our packaged software and your business requirements.
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Access to support and upgrades

B-Synergy lets you choose different levels of support before you buy off-the-shelf SAP-LowCode packages. We offer user training materials or proof of concepts along with help and troubleshooting services. B-Synergy continues to develop our packaged OutSystems software modules, and we offer upgrades when they are of interest to your business. If you use a third-party developer to create a bespoke system, they may not offer ongoing support or upgrades - or may charge more for these services.
As part of the service contract for the packaged OutSystems solutions, B-Synergy offers extended support for your existing OutSystems applications.

Immediate implementation and proven technology

Off-the-shelf SAP-LowCode modules should be good to go as soon as you pay for them and load them onto your LowCode platform. B-Synergy uses proven technology and has a track record with customers. Unless the SAP-LowCode Solution Packages are newly launched, our software will have gone through extensive research and development procedures and pre-launch testing, so you shouldn't have to waste any time dealing with bugs. If a program meets one or more of your needs perfectly, there may be little point in investing time and money in developing a version of something that already exists.

Standard SAP, but faster and more flexible to meet customer demand

Standard SAP enhanced with our B-Synergy packaged OutSystems solutions will save time and cost. Packages can be rolled out in two weeks so you can test run the software on your premises. This should give your end-users the chance to find gaps with their requirements. Since it is sometimes hard to align people on the exact requirements, and to focus them on the business goals that the software should meet, we advise and promote implementing the software off-the-shelf first, to let people work with it, gather requirements, prioritize them and then decide which ones should be implemented. This keeps business managers in control of budget, and IT managers in control of development.

When the gathering of requirements is efficiently organized, your business process now running in your SAP backend can be mobilized in six to eight weeks.

Interested in a test run of our modules or in learning how our customers have experienced our services? Contact Thierry van Schie.

T: +31 6 55691600

Lack of focus on requirements

Packaged SAP-LowCode software offers a general solution to all your users. However, there is no guarantee that it will be an exact match for your particular business requirements. In some cases, a module may lack some features or incorporate others that you'll never use, and you might have integration issues with your existing SAP systems. Our packaged solutions based on LowCode technology allow us to customize a program to an exact fit for your business requirements and your technical infrastructure.

Further business requirements that are not part of our solutions yet can be implemented additionally with visual programming using a low-code platform. Multiple users with different access rights can use the applications simultaneously. All packaged solutions are designed with a omni-channel vision, meaning they can be accessed through web, smartphones and tablets. In some cases, the smartphone and tablet application will even run perfectly well when users are disconnected from the Internet. With our packaged LowCode solutions, we can customize our packaged software rapidly  to perfectly fit your business processes.

Our packaged software solutions allow you to focus on your most important functional requirements, while all the technical and non-functional requirements have been taken care of. 

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For building these standard software packages, B-Synergy uses a blend of LowCode and rapid development tools that are best  in the market. For web usecases, B-Synergy choose OutSystems, because OutSystems runs on a standard Microsoft architecture with C# and .NET. For simple mobile usecases, OutSystems can be used, but as there are limits to LowCode in combination with native mobile, for more complex mobile scenarios we tend to prefer Google Flutter for mobile development. Another benefit for our customers is that Flutter does not require a LowCode software licence. Flutter is free to use, fully open source and very easy to extend with plugins.