This page lists the latest ES bundles that have been added to the ES wiki. Note that ES bundles are added to the wiki before their services are released so that interested customers and partners can read about their functionality.
October 16, 2008: Inventory Management. The Inventory Management ES bundle provides important pieces of inventory functionality, including services to handle physical inventory counts. This bundle is related to some 20 other bundles, more than any other bundle to date.
October 6, 2008: Interactive Selling. This CRM ES bundle relates to proposing related products to customer for cross-selling or upselling, product configuration, and maintenance of price specifications. It features 6 use cases.
October 4, 2008: Product Master Data Management. This CRM ES bundle streamlines the handling of product master data for different product types, including Material, Individual Material, Service Product, and Warranty. It includes services for working with product data in bulk.
October 3, 2008: Item Unique Identification. This ES bundle allows companies that work with the defense industry to register items using globally unique identifiers called IUIDs. It provides registry communication, master data maintenance, and B2B interfaces for working with IUIDs.
October 2, 2008: Cross-Industry RFID-Enabled Core Logistics Processes. This ES bundle provides a detailed description of how SAP Auto ID Infrastructure (SAP AII) and SAP ERP can work together via enterprise services to enable many processes using RFID tags or other types of identifiers. Despite its name, the bundle's capabilities extend well beyond RFID. The bundle and SAP AII can support many kinds of standard and custom unique identifier schemes, not just electronic product codes. SAP AII is Auto-ID technology agnostic; it can be used for RFID as well as linear and 2-D barcode data capture.
September 16, 2008: Records and Document Management. This ES bundle service-enables SAP Records Management and supports such diverse potential use cases as Outlook integration (allowing mail messages or even entire folders to be stored) and creation of logistic assessment reports for defense.
August 27, 2008: Complaint Management. This CRM 7.0 ES bundle service-enables the handling of customer complaints.
July 25, 2008: Procure to Pay for Fashion. This ES bundle provides the enhanced services that fashion customers need to handle the procure-to-pay process to the detailed level of style, color, and size. The services in this ES bundle are planned for release with an update to SAP AFS in first quarter 2009.
July 17, 2008: Credit Management (update). As of Enhancement Package 4, this ES bundle handles credit limit change requests.
July 15, 2008: Integration of Manufacturing Execution Systems (update). Four new use cases that highlight forthcoming Enhancement Package 4 functionality have been added to this popular manufacturing bundle. The ability to keep MES and ERP systems synchronized using enterprise services that send notifications of important events is a new piece of functionality that you can read about in use cases 5 and 6.
July 8, 2008: Activity Management. This ES bundle service-enables the activity management functionality of SAP CRM 7.0. Activities such as emails, appointments, phone calls, and meetings form the core of managing customer relationships, and these activities take place in a wide variety of applications on a wide variety of devices. This ES bundle provides enterprise services to allow tasks, emails, meetings, and appointments to be propagated to and from SAP CRM.
June 30, 2008: Agency Business. This ES bundle is literally a bundle that bundles, in this case, invoices. The Agency Business ES bundle provides business-to-business enterprise services that allow a wholesale distributor, cooperative, or franchiser to receive information related to an individual invoice from a vendor, confirm the receipt of that data, and then create and aggregate individual invoices into a single invoice for each of the vendor's customers for periodic settlement.
June 21, 2008: Opportunity Management. This ES bundle service-enables the opportunity management functionality of SAP CRM 7.0. This release of CRM will be accompanied by numerous ES bundles; this is the first one highlighted on the ES wiki. For more information about the service-enablement of CRM, see Tim Faught's blog, "Enterprise SOA - An important piece of CRM's future".
June 16, 2008: Dispute Management. This new ES bundle service-enables SAP Dispute Management, enabling composite applications to open use cases either through an integration with CRM or with a dedicated composite app. A customer-facing portal could also be developed to allow customers to open dispute cases themselves. Integration between SAP Dispute Management and SAP Quality Management is also possible using the services in this ES bundle along with those in the Integration of Quality Management Systems ES bundle.
June 12, 2008: Demand Planning (update). Gerlinde Graewe did an excellent job of updating this ES bundle with additional use cases and the latest information for demand planning using SAP Demand Planning. Use case 5 shows how demand planning can be used with Excel spreadsheets using Duet (of course, the enterprise services can also be consumed in other ways as well).
June 12, 2008: Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (update). This popular ES bundle gets an update in anticipation of Enhancement Package 4. This updated bundle enables customers to update and add credit card information and to print a detailed invoice.
June 2, 2008: Vehicle Management System. This ES bundle service-enables SAP Vehicle Management for Automotive and provides services to enable importers and distributors to provide composite applications for dealers to use to help them sell vehicles, including vehicles that are made-to-order.
May 28, 2008: Convergent Invoicing. This ES bundle helps companies with complex billing requirements, such as those in the telecommunication, public transport, electronic toll collection, and postal services industries, present their customers with bills that summarize multiple events, multiple types of services, and multiple billing accounts. It provides tight integration between SAP CRM and SAP ERP and can also be deployed with other CRM systems if desired.
May 10, 2008: Integration of Rights Management. This ES bundle helps media companies easily manage IP rights using familiar third-party tools that, through the services in this ES bundle, interface with SAP Intellectual Property Management (SAP IPM).
May 10, 2008: Advanced Meter Infrastructure (update). This ES bundle uses enterprise services to communicate between SAP backend systems and a metering system platform that is connected to smart meters, allowing information to flow back and forth between the call center, customer service department or backend office of a utility, and a customer's electric meter. This ES bundle handles technical data exchange, disconnection and reconnection, and meter reading processes.
April 30, 2008: Order to Cash for Fashion. This ES bundle enables businesses in the fashion, apparel, and footwear industries to execute each task in the logistics chain that begins with creating a sales order for goods and ends with transferring funds party-to-bank. This ES bundle provides the level of granularity to support detailed product attributes, including season, collection, theme, color, size, quality level, country of origin, and prospective delivery location.
April 29, 2008: Credit Risk Management - Credit Portfolio Management. This ES bundle helps banks to actively manage the credit risk in their portfolios by gauging risk and return levels. Using the credit portfolio data processing tool from SAP, which is part of SAP Bank Analyzer, in conjunction with a third-party party credit portfolio management system such as Risk Frontier from Moody's KMV, managers have a tool with which they can quantify and align risk and return level of portfolios, subportfolios (for example, region or industry branch), and even individual deals.
April 26, 2008: Merchandise and Assortment Planning Integration. This ES bundle provides retailers with enterprise services to facilitate the transfer of assortment planning data and master data created during the planning process in the following ways: 1) from the planning application SAP Merchandise and Assortment Planning to the core retail execution system, SAP ERP; 2) or from a third-party planning-system to SAP ERP; 3) or from SAP MAP to a third-party ERP system.
April 21, 2008: Market Communication. This ES bundle provides companies in the utilities industry with the enhanced functionality and enterprise services they need to run business processes in the liberalized energy market. The liberalization within the utilities industry leads to a number of different market parties who have to interact with each other in various business processes, such as registering for and canceling access to energy grids, billing for services, and exchanging technical master data.
April 20, 2008: Easy Inspection Planning. This ES bundle simplifies the process of creating inspection plans that clearly state the characteristics that a quality product must possess.
April 9, 2008: Batch Traceability and Analytics (update). This ES bundle enables businesses and plant personnel to analyze and find the root cause of the faulty materials in products quickly and easily across the entire supply chain without logging into multiple enterprise and plant systems or modules that track the parameters and flow of materials and products.
April 4, 2008: Bill-to-Cash. This ES bundle serves the billing needs of the utilities industry, in particular enabling them to do mobile onsite billing as well as resolving issues with utilities bills that are anomalous – before they are sent to the customer.
April 4, 2008: Insurance Claims Handling (update). This ES bundle handles two important functions relating to insurance claims. First, it enables companies to provide authorized employees and third parties with access to insurance claim information, providing access to just the information that such users require and no more. Second, it offers a way for insurance companies to automatically send or receive a First Notice of Loss (FNOL) or First Report of Injury (FROI) from most notice-of-loss service providers or agency management systems and seamlessly transform it into a claim notification.
March 19, 2008: Integration of External Warehouse Management System. This ES bundle enables communication between SAP ERP and existing warehouse management systems. There is a connectivity kit available that provides additional technical information of use to system administrators. See the Connectivity Kits wiki for more information.
March 18, 2008: Patient Administration This ES bundle uses application-to-application (A2A) services to seamlessly integrate SAP Patient Management (based on SAP ERP 6.0) with the many third-party systems typically deployed in today's healthcare facilities in the areas of Patient Identification and ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer).