SAP NetWeaver BPM integrates well with SAP environment
March 22, 2018

SAP NetWeaver BPM integrates well with SAP environment

Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP NetWeaver BPM

We use it for SAP projects and it works well with SAP products and use it mainly to automate procedures and avoid manual process/procedure where possible and can be integrated with ERP/CRM. It helps orchestrate the business processes very well and integrate them.
  • Integrated well with SAP ERP/CRM
  • Comes with adequate tools that help define business rules/processes and also monitoring them and managing exceptions
  • Strong dependency with SAP portal is a drawback as it means that one needs to have SAP portal implemented
  • When there are certain workflows that run for a lengthy period of time, running more workflows can become slower
  • Strong SAP skills required
  • Helped us harness integrated benefit from having SAP ERP/CRM by leveraging NetWeaver to define business processes/rules and monitor exceptions
  • Did not have any negative experience except for the fact that at times when multiple rules run, it can be somewhat slow
I found the initial setup of NetWeaver is much simpler than other products especially in an SAP environment where we have SAP ERP/HRM/CRM as it can be well integrated with other SAP products. The only drawback is the need/dependency on SAP Portal. It is better suited in an environment where SAP ERP is running.
It is well suited when we need to integrate business processes with SAP ERP and SAP CRM - the solution can be integrated with business rules/procedures defined in SAP ERP/CRM and NetWeaver can be used to monitor the rules and flag off exceptions. When there are multiple workflows running, it tends to slow down running of these processes. Also, it entirely depends on SAP portal for it to run efficiently.

SAP BPM Feature Ratings

Process designer
7
Process simulation
8
Business rules engine
8
SOA support
8
Process player
7
Support for modeling languages
6
Form builder
7
Model execution
7
Social collaboration tools
6
Dashboards
7
Standard reports
7
Custom reports
7
Content management
7